MacUpdater can automatically track the latest updates of all applications installed on your Mac. Launch MacUpdater to see at a glance which of your apps are out-of-date. And with a simple click, you can update any outdated app. Don't waste any more time manually searching for updates, downloading, installing and cleaning up. Let MacUpdater take care of it all for you!

System Requirements:

License & Cost:

MacUpdater is licensed under a proprietary license and is a free download. You can scan for updates for free, and update 10 apps for free. However, to update more than 10 apps, you need to pay 9.99$/€ to unlock the full version.

Contact & Support:

The product website is located here:

Technical support is available only from within MacUpdater, click the "Documentation" tab in the main window and press "Contact support…".


0.) Download MacUpdater from its homepage and once it has finished downloading start it from Launchpad or your Applications folder.

1.) Upon launching MacUpdater, it will scan your Application folder. It will display all your apps in its window. Apps that have available updates are displayed in red and can be updated with a click on the 'Update' button next to them.

2.) MacUpdater is designed to be running all the time and to periodically check your apps for available updates so that it can inform you when those become available. Therefore MacUpdater displays an icon in the menu-bar instead of the Dock by default, to save previous Dock-space. Similarly, MacUpdater is launched by default when you start up your Mac. Both of these settings can be changed from the 'Settings'-tab of MacUpdater's window if you'd rather scan-on-demand. Other configurable preferences include additional scan-folders, exclude lists, backups, the scan-interval and notification settings.


The filter-bar in MacUpdater's window allows the following:


MacUpdater allows you to perform several actions on each installed app, like revealing apps in the Finder, opening their homepage (if available), rescanning them or sending feedback back to us in case something is not working as expected. All of these actions can be performed through the app-menu either


MacUpdater will inform you about all available updates to all of your installed apps. This may not always be what you want and there are several facilities available in MacUpdater that allow you to manage that:

Note, you can manage your ignored apps and updates on the settings-tab of MacUpdater. Resetting your ignore-lists from time to time is a good idea so that you can reconsider whether previously ignored apps or updates should not be updated after all.


If you are wondering how many apps MacUpdater fully supports and how long it can take until the newest app versions are available from within MacUpdater, please read the corresponding FAQ entry that explains our 3 support tiers.