MacUpdater History:


1.3.10 (25 Nov 2018):

• IMPORTANT: fix bugs related to the scheduled scan


1.3.9 (24 Nov 2018):

• IMPORTANT: fix bug where scheduled scan would not be performed

• Improved support for a few apps


1.3.8 (13 Nov 2018):

• MacUpdater is now 'notarized' for increased security on 'Mojave'

• Add support for updating apps that would previously fail due to double-compression

• Fixed very rare crash when scanning some apps with broken version information

• Improved performance of scanning installed applications

• Reduced CPU-usage for scans performed in the background

• Show app-path in tooltip when placing mouse above the app-name

• Don't offer 'Open app homepage' choice when no homepage is available

• Don't show 'All apps up-to-date' when they are just hidden due to a search-filter

• Don't perform a scheduled scan after each launch but use selected interval

• Fixed rare problem updating some apps


1.3.7 (07 Nov 2018):

• Added new FAQ entry about whether MacUpdater will re-name apps upon update

• The ReadMe has been expanded with more info about ignoring apps and updates

• When upgrading an app, use the filename of the new update and not of the old version

• When launching an installer, make sure it is brought to foreground

• Show correct 'Latest Version' even for mislabeled versions with higher version numbers

• Fixed problem where some apps could not be updated but would show a 'download error'

• Show info in app-info-window when an app is installed multiple times

• Don't bring MacUpdater to the 'foreground' when updating an app has finished

• Work around a rare possible crash due to system bugs in systems older than Mojave

• Work around an extremely rare possible crash due to operating system bugs

• Fixed inability correctly show download sizes for updates larger than 2GB

• Fixed rare problem receiving from or submitting to the MacUpdater database

• Added new FAQ entry about the maximum possible manual re-scan frequency


1.3.6 (19 Oct 2018):

• Added possibility to open the homepage of many more apps

• If release-notes are unavailable, offer to view the homepage for convenience

• Fixed possible crash during purchase of MacUpdater

• Fixed possible crash during self-update of MacUpdater

• Fixed problem where homepage URL in app info-window can not be clicked

• Scan the ~/Applications/ folder by default - can be turned off in the settings


1.3.5 (09 Oct 2018):

• Fixed issue where MacUpdater could not be used for free anymore

• Fixed issue where 'Mac App Store' updates could show up delayed

• Improved usability for free users by not opening the purchase window each start

• Improved stability while perfoming some updates

• Improved reliability for launching some 'Update Installers'

• Improved the explanations for updates that moved in, into or out of the Mac App Store

• Improved support for hiding updates that are incompatible with the current OS version

• Release notes of apps will now be displayed in the correct language (if available)

• Fixed cosmetic problems in 'Dark Mode'


1.3.4 (26 Sep 2018):

• Fixed issue where MacUpdater would not start scanning on the first launch

• Added explanation regarding the 'Microsoft Office 16.17' update

• Added full support for macOS 10.14 'Mojave' and the 'Dark Mode'

• Improved support for displaying correct version numbers for some apps

• Improved support for hiding updates that are incompatible with the current OS version

• Fixed multiple issues where it was impossible to send feedback for some apps

• Improved display of release notes of some apps


1.3.3 (04 Sep 2018):

• Fixed issue where updates could missed due to caching by the operating system

• Add option to auto-relaunch apps that have been 'Quit' in order to apply the update

• Made 'Upgrades' easier distinguishable from normal 'Updates' through bold font

• If notifications are enabled, show a notification when scanning has finished

• Display info when launching installers for apps that are installed multiple times

• Reworded on-screen notifications so that they'll fit even when using the 'Alert'style

• Add ability to detect the actual 'Norton Security' version despite its broken updater

• Fixed a problem where some URLs from the app-info would not be clickable for some apps

• Fixed issue where feedback that an update should be ignored couldn't be sent

• The folders-lists in the settings are middle-truncated now to differentiate long items


1.3.2 (23 Aug 2018):

• Improved support for some apps

• Prevent display of wrong version numbers due to temporary network or server failures

• Show 'app has been updated' dialog only as notification that doesn't need dismissal

• Re-scanning apps that have been uninstalled will now remove them from MacUpdater

• Improved feedback submission for apps with multiple installations or ignored updates


1.3.1 (9 Aug 2018):

• Improved support for some apps

• Fixed possible crash on older operating systems

• Fixed display of some update version numbers

• Ignored apps & updates have been reset, please re-evaulate them


1.3.0 (6 Aug 2018):

• Added all-new info-button that shows release-notes and info about the app and update

• Added or improved support for hundreds of apps

• Moved to a new database for improved accuracy and fewer beta-versions:

- please allow a week until the previous level of information is available

• Implemented a completely new feedback dialogue for problems regarding apps or updates:

- if you've previously submitted feedback that has not been addressed, please try again

• Improved scan-performance to scan faster and use less memory

• When updating apps that are currently running, MacUpdater will now offer to quit them

• Offers to open app homepages instead of launching apps during a the ‘manual update’

• Don't fail cryptically when updating apps that have been updated outside MacUpdater

• Allow more frequent manual rescans

• Accept drag & drop of apps you’ve just installed, no need for a full re-scan


1.2.10 (3 Jul 2018):

• Move to a faster server for our database backend

• Improved version display accuracy for a number of apps

• Improved detection updates performed outside of MacUpdater

• Fixed wrong date of last scan in menu

• Less beta releases should show up in the future


1.2.9 (15 Jun 2018):

• Fixed problem in v1.2.8 where MacUpdater would depend on installed 'Developer Tools'


1.2.8 (13 Jun 2018):

• Added option to menu in menubar to start a manual scan of your apps

• Fixed problems with many some updates

• Fixed problem with Spotify beta versions showing up

• Fixed updates for Firefox ESR & Chrome's Beta or Dev variants

• Fixed updates of 'Onyx' on macOS 10.14 'Mojave'

• Correctly show upgrades to other apps in the Mac App Store with lower version numbers


1.2.7 (8 Jun 2018):

• Add support for Google Chrome's Beta, Dev & Canary variants

• Fixed inability to launch some installers

• Fixed problems with updating apps on systems older than 10.13

• Fixed problems on systems where 'ruby' complains about insecure folder permissions

• Improved update-detection for some apps

• Initial support for macOS 10.14 'Mojave'

• Clean up created temp-files better


1.2.6 (2 Jun 2018):

• Improved stability

• Fixes for updating some apps


1.2.5 (1 Jun 2018):

• Improved stability


1.2.4 (31 May 2018):

• Improved stability

• Fixes for installing updates

• Fixes for users that use the Mac App Store of another country than their system settings

• Fixed menu-icon for 3-digit update count as well as tight-fit 1-digit update count

• Fixed list of apps with updates in menubar to be alphabetically and not reversed

• Improved version display accuracy for a number of apps


1.2.3 (24 May 2018):

• Fixed problem where updating apps would often fail with an "extraction error" (since 1.2)


1.2.2 (23 May 2018):

• Added support for updating 'Audacity'

• Improved stability

• Fixed inability to update apps with direct .PKG download like MAMP/OneDrive (since 1.2)

• Fixed many possible problems when opening the main window during a running scan


1.2.1 (18 May 2018):

• Fixed problems on Mac OS X 10.11 'El Capitan' where MacUpdater never worked properly

• Fixed many cases where updating an app would fail

• Fixed a crash related to updating apps with Installers or the Mac App Store

• Add option to open the homepage of an app also to the (context) menu


1.2.0 (16 May 2018):

• Added support for updating many more apps like Sonos, Synology, etc

• Fixed errors while trying to update some apps

• Fixed version number display for some apps

• Show download URL while downloading updates

• You can now double-click an app in MacUpdater to open its homepage, if available

• Always display progress when downloading updates

• Made sure not to update non-english Firefox to an english version

• Fix problems related to unavailable config files

• Added support for tracking the Firefox ESR version

• Don't force a full re-scan when removing apps from the ignore-list

• Fixed a rare crash related to apps like 'Wacom Tablet Utility' or 'Pullover'

• Fixed a rare crash related to updating apps with Installers or the Mac App Store

• Ignore 'wineskin' apps, which have no comparable versions


1.1.1 (6 May 2018):

• Increased number of free app-updates from 5 to 10

• Updates installed through the MacAppStore are now detected, no need to re-scan anymore

• Change 'Update' button title to 'Upgrade' when we suspect updating might cost money

• Fix very rare crash

• Fix update check interval setting not working

• Fix scan interval setting not working

• Fix number of backups setting not working

• Fix version-display and updates of LibreOffice and Microsoft Teams

• Fix Adobe mixup

• Add new FAQ entry about why there is no 'Update-All' button

• Add new FAQ entry about the roadmap for future MacUpdater versions

• Add new FAQ entry about how MacUpdater protects from Paid Updates

• Add new FAQ entry about how MacUpdater protects from Incompatible Updates


1.1.0 (30 Apr 2018):

• Add option to make backups of downloaded installers

• Add option to make backups of replaced old apps

• Fix updating apps that have a direct .PKG download like MAMP or OneDrive

• Add information about updates to menu when displaying icon in the menubars

• Add option to launch apps via context-menu

• Fixes for crashes related to having misconfigured version 1.0

• Prevent infinite loops during scanning

• Prevent scanning of troublesome folders


1.0.1 (28 Apr 2018):

• Fix crash when trying to update some apps

• Fix crash when subfolders of scanned folders are added for scanning too

• Fix updating some apps with installers

• Made ability to launch Microsoft or Adobe updater apps more obvious

• Fix display of app-icon in the documentation window


1.0.0 (25 Apr 2018):

• First offical stable release


1.0rc (23 Apr 2018):

• Major changes to always ignore beta versions

• Improvements for displaying newest version information for some apps

• Badge icons now really take into account current filter settings

• Properly update summary info text after re-scanning single apps

• Add in-app option to check for updates of MacUpdater itself even when menubar is hidden

• Make sure exceptions don't silently freeze the app but are properly reported

• Add preferences menu item

• Changed 'reset to defaults' button icon and ask before resetting

• Fix 'Show notifications' preference setting

• Fix crash when using some menu-items

• Fix refresh button changing style on every click


1.0b6 (17 Apr 2018):

• Add support for many apps that changed their 'bundle identifier'

• Improvements for updating some apps

• Hide 'Chrome' apps

• Fix problem with ignore folders

• Fix problem with MacAppStore apps that are not available in the US store


1.0b5 (12 Apr 2018):

• Badge-icons will live-update during scanning

• Improvements for scanning or updating some apps

• The summary info text about the app-count will now take into account current filter settings

• Properly ignore MacAppStore updates that require a newer OS version

• Fixed problem where MacUpdater could not be quit

• Open window after launch, if auto-launch is disabled and Dock icon is shown

• Holding down the 'Shift' key while clicking on the filter menu now allows to display only unsupported apps


1.0b4 (03 Apr 2018):

• Improvements for scanning some apps

• Fixed crash trying to update some apps

• Fixed MacAppStore apps sometimes showing an older version as newest

• Fixed problems updating some apps

• Fixed rare crash

• Disabled context-menu during scan to prevent problems

• MacUpdater remembers and restores its window postition now


1.0b3 (13 Mar 2018):

• Major changes to ignore beta versions

• Added support for updating additional apps

• Added support for re-scanning single apps

• Added support for ignoring specific updates

• Fixed possible crashes during scan

• Fixed possible problems with some apps


1.0b2 (28 Feb 2018):

• Remember the current filter settings across re-launch

• Update the icon badges after ignoring additional apps

• Fix app-beta versions being offered for update

• Fix scan timer to run at the specified interval

• Fix crash while trying to update some apps

• Fix wrong update info for some Mac App Store apps

• Fix handling of apps with extra long version numbers


1.0b1 (14 Feb 2018):

• Initial public beta release