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Robotspacer rated on 30 Oct 2012
[Version 1.3.2]


Robotspacer reviewed on 28 Mar 2010
I wanted to update my previous review, but I can't find any way to do that and give a new score. In short the latest update has addressed nearly all of my complaints. It has not gotten stuck while checking for updates, and the number of available updates is now shown in the sidebar, as a number next to each section, so I can see with one glance if there's anything new. I've had one incorrect match with the latest version, but it's a minor issue and I think MacUpdate fixes these problems on the server side. Overall the matching has been amazingly solid, which is one of the big reasons this app is so much better than the competition.

One small request: I'd love an option in the contextual menu to ignore beta versions of a particular app. It's easy to tell the app to ignore a specific update, but certain apps put out a lot of beta updates.
[Version 5.0.4]


Robotspacer reviewed on 01 Feb 2010
This app is fantastic overall and I'm impressed with how well it works. I've tried every other similar app and widget over long periods of time, and I think this is the clear winner.

I have run into some issues though. The worst is that it will often get "stuck" while checking for updates. The progress bar just stops, it says it's checking on a particular app, and it never proceeds. I have to quit the app and reopen it to get it working again. This happens almost every time I launch the app (about once a week).

Today it's also telling me there's an update to Apple Calculator widget. When I open the MacUpdate.com page, it takes me to the page for MacJournal! http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/7759/calculator This is very strange and makes me nervous what might happen if I update one of my apps to a completely different app. This is the only time I've seen an incorrect match though, which is one of the reasons I prefer this app over the competition.

My last complaint is that the main purpose of this app is to see if your software is up to date. Yet for some reason the "Outdated" filter doesn't stick, and I have to look in four different sections to check on all my software. It would be a tremendous benefit if there was an "Outdated" category in the sidebar, so I could see all of my outdated software in one place. Ideally if I select this view it should take me back there every time I launch the app.
[Version 5.0.3]

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