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MacUpdate Desktop Reviews6.4.1

19 December 2018

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Eveningclouds
05 December 2019
Version: 6.4.1

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Increasingly ridiculous performance issues on the desktop app. I was caught in an endless update refresh, which is typical: always quit and restart the app or the updates won't be current. And now I can't log in to the app, although the password is accepted online. $20 every 6 months for this kind of unreliable and frustrating performace is simply not acceptable. After many years, time to cancel before the next renewal.
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Stoker1
19 September 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Excellent , Great for multiple apps that can be spotted in need of updates.. It's a time saver. Thanks
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Ededed
16 September 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Does not work with Big Sur at the moment. Crashes immediately with no UI available.
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jhod
15 September 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Update checking program needs serious updates... Uses too many resources for what it does, crashes frequently, has login issues, on and on...
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yguittat-1
11 September 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Problèmes de connexions à chaque fois…
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Thekiwi
11 September 2020
Version: 6.4.1
This used to be great - now it's a giant pita it seems - can't log in with the Desktop app - gives spinning beachball of death, and then tells me the user name or password is incorrect. Attempt to set new password - get the link in the eMail and then clicking that tells me Safari can't establish a secure connection to some giant long URL. Frustrating and seemingly currently a waste of money!
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tree-2
08 September 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Sadly it is no longer the app it once was. Not only does it have update issues - the information offered is often outdated or irrelevant. When there was real competition (version tracker) they were much more intuitive about real user needs. Now it's all about their own subscription update needs. Additionally if you watch Activity Monitor live on startup/restart you will see incredible resources being used - even on a 64gb machine. Echoing the user Eveningclouds words: After many years, time to cancel before the next renewal.
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mikelang
07 September 2020
Version: 6.4.1
3 stars for the App… 7 stars for the support team who really work hard to "do their thing". The App has plenty of issues, and… it has not been updated 12/18/18 (!). That's almost 2 years… But I do know that the company has its hands full just updating all the apps it supports, so… my vote is still completely positive and reinforcing. Besides… to my knowledge, there is no other app that does what it does (!)
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Alexnorwood
04 September 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Where is the update to MacUpdate Desktop, I got charged for? Its been long enough, tell us something.
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Dbrooks787
01 September 2020
Version: 6.4.1
It’s an indispensable service. It’s not perfect, but considering the magnitude of the job, it deserves high praise. Furthermore, my experience is that technical support is usually on top of issues immediately.
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Captlion
31 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
It is OK...
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Charles-Hoard
31 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Great design, poor execution. Could be faster and less of a memory hog.
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i-r4ye216
29 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
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deadnode
28 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
It suddenly started working again for me a few days ago, just before my six months was up, so I thought I'd give it another chance. Not at all impressed really - and why does it need renewing every six months instead of annually like a sensible system?!
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ADIRU
26 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I cannot get it to recognise my details any more and am unable to get it to work...
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Psycleracer15
26 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Crashes instantly when opening in Big Sur.
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Farquhar1944
23 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Hanging in there, but for how long? Have been a long time user.
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Buck1
22 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Great!
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George-Wead
22 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
More trouble than it is finally worth.
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Andrewrodney
19 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
From February of this year (2020), same version as found today (nearly September): "Sorry for the inconvenience. We are aware of this issue. Our development team is informed about this issue with MacUpdate Desktop and will fix it in the next MacUpdate Desktop release. There is a quick workaround for this issue that we use internally and it is to disable automatic startup for MacUpdate Desktop and use it manually once in a while. To do so you need to open MacUpdate Desktop and go to Preferences (Command and comma on the keyboard) and disable Launch at startup." Come on folks, please fix this. ​
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attendiamo
19 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
The idea is good and the application is good enough. The whole thing is quite complicated and sometimes it doesn't work very well.
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Rtaylor913
07 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I tried to download the desktop version 6 times and the page does not work. I find that a disturbing situation for someone who promotes keeping things up to date.
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Wmud
06 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
It does not even support Apple Pay! They should be banned from using "Mac" in their name! They don't really care about wasting their customer's time. I've had enough. I'm off this horrible treadmill ....
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macspectrum
04 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
well worth the money
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dezmiklos
02 August 2020
Version: 6.4.1
It is a necessary evil because it is impossible to keep track of all the app updates. Simple solution and works great.
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mcnite
31 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Being frequently bugged about an update either you can’t install (i.e. I now find I can’t use Adobe Lightroom or CS4 Design because they never followed the Apple protocols) or you have removed the software and now don’t need reminders to reinstall. I’m not overly impressed with how they’ve taken initiative (none) and offered new services.
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Rob-kraanen
28 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Doesn’t work on big sur yet bit tried another app. Way cheaper and works like a charm. The reviews are too bad to actually wait
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Rcfa
25 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
There are several issues with the app: 1) the app database gets corrupted WAY TOO EASILY, I pretty much every second or third time cmd-option launch the app so it rebuilds the database from scratch, which of course also means I have to manually set each time anew which app updates to ignore. 2) the app just crashes on launch with Big Sur betas. One would think, something as trivial as doing a spotlight search for apps and their versions would continue to work across OS versions. After all, MacUpdater (an app distinct from MacUpdate Desktop), has no problem running.
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keith-15
24 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Active Desktop 2 is a backward step from version 1. I used it to primarily get my old dock look back. This version has so much less customisation choices - lack of active app highlights. Also the way it reacts to mouse clicks - some times requiring two clicks. The way it opens and closes apps on the dock is less than intuative and so different to the original mac user experience. Not being able to import my mac dock apps, as in version 1, is a pain. This has been a total waste of money. I would n ot recommend at all except that version 1 was at l,east useable.
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lemppari
23 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Good idea but the desktop app only checks for old applications once. After that you have to stop and restart the application to get it working again.
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andrewhillier261
18 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
great
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davekk
16 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I did not purchase MacUpdate recently, I simply renewed my subscription for another six months. everytime i launch the desktop and fetch apps update it cycles several times to gather updates match
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lep19@mac-com
16 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I did not purchase MacUpdate recently, I simply renewed my subscription for another six months.
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Jerry-Fischer
13 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Paid my money and the product doesn't work. No response.
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Cdy
13 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
They don't seem to respond to queries about Desktop. I think it might be abandoned and/or on auto-pilot. I wouldn't subscribe to it unless they post an update. I'm paying for it and no replies. (July 2020)
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ogomez-s92
07 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Quite shitty. It doesn't work in big sur and I'm wasting my membership.
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halden2714
06 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Not working on Big Sur Beta 1... Otherwise would be a 3-star product.
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sedrickrudolph1
06 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
still learning so far so good
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monogee
04 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I Like It!!!
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zawarhaider351
03 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I have learned all your articles. These were very efficient, better, and informative for me. Thank you so much for sharing the articles
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Larry-R
03 July 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Does not work well with High Sierra. It does not support the scanning of the applications in the computer and to compare the scan with the MacUpdate database easily. Required that I remove the application and to restart the computer. Not happy.
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outer
29 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Rather, what do I not think about MacUpdate Desktop? The incessant number of times that it reports I have pending updates after having made those updates? The number of bread & butter updates it no longer reports? The cavalier & rent seeking profit behaviour of its current proselyter? The list could go on & on & on & on ... __outer
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Postman253
27 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Trial version which never expires, expired and wouldn't let me download any of my purchases. Bought an update that didn't update, so I still can't download anything.
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Maxxfoxx
27 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I prefer Latest 0.6.3
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pimotais75
25 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
d'un usage tres souple
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assuntaimperato44
24 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
ce lo avevo anche io e mi sono tovata benisimo
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Drmarv
23 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Ridiculous price and not worth it.
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johnewygmans
22 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Sorry! My desktop was slow but MacUpdate brought me to a stop. Did not work out for me.
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Samj
19 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
I missed one payment years ago after a death in the family and they doubled the price. The only reason I'm still here for the minute is because there are few alternatives.
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bobjacobson.earth
19 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Can't even renew, its system triggers my bank's online security. Apparently, it has to do with Cyprus. Cyprus?!! I'm going to wait out new updates.
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Frankp
18 June 2020
Version: 6.4.1
Deleted it after trying it. I prefer to do my own downloads.
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