MacUpdater

v1.3.1


Description:

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 Launch MacUpdater to see at a glance which of your apps are out-of-date. And with a simple click you can update any outdated app.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!


SCAN: Nothing could be more easy than finding out which of your apps are out-of-date with MacUpdater. Just launch it and let it scan your apps. You'll see a list of all your apps, and apps with updates are listed in red. There are convenient filter-options to display just those apps that are outdated. You can also ignore apps or updates you are not interested in.
UPDATE: Updating apps could not be simpler - just click the "Update" button next to any outdated app and MacUpdater will update the app to the current version automatically. MacUpdater can silently run in the back-ground, check your apps for updates every day and let you know about new updates with with notifications.
PRIVACY: In contrast to competing services, you don't need to register to use MacUpdater. Just launch it, scan & update. Even more important, everything in MacUpdater is designed with your privacy in mind. We don't track you and we don't sell your data - because we don't even have it. In fact we have an industry-leading Privacy Policy that should keep you all warm & snug.
ONE-TIME PURCHASE: MacUpdater is an one-time-purchase – without any shady memberships, subscription crap or adhesion contracts. There is no need to sell your soul or to rob the piggy-bank to use MacUpdater. Its a simple, one-time purchase costing 9.99$/€. And if you just want to scan your apps without updating them, its even free!


System Requirements:

• macOS 10.11 'El Capitan' or later


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: https://www.corecode.io/macupdater/

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


Usage:

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 additonal scan-folders, exclude lists, the scan-interval and notficiations settings.


FILTER BAR:

The filter-bar in MacUpdater's window allows the following:
• You can select to either show all apps, or just the apps that are not up-to-date with the filter buttons
• The filter pop-up button allows you to either show all, hide just apps from the 'Mac App Store' (which can not be updated) or hide all apps that can not be updated. Note that even apps that can not be updated should display correct information about the newest version
• The circular 'refresh' button allows you to initiate a full re-scan of all your apps. This can be handy if you don't let MacUpdater run in the background and scan each day.


APP SUPPORT:

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.


'HIDDEN' FUNCTIONALITY:

If you double-click an app in MacUpdater's app-list, its homepage will be opened. If the homepage is not available, you'll hear a 'beep' instead.

If you drag&drop a app onto the MacUpdater app-list to scan it now, which is useful for newly installed apps, if you don't want to wait until the next scan.

If you hold down the 'Shift' key while clicking the 'filter pop-up button' you'll see an additional option to see just those apps that MacUpdater can not update yet.

MacUpdater will send out so called 'NSDistributedNotification's after performing an update that can be used by other apps or scripts to post-process new apps, check out an example solution here.