While your Mac should automatically alert you to updates downloaded from the Mac App Store, you may not be aware of updates available for software purchased elsewhere. MacUpdate Desktop 6 alerts you to updates on thousands of software titles, as well as enabling one-click installation of new apps.

The software and corresponding MacUpdate account are free – for up to five updates a month. Unlimited updates will cost you $20 a year.

The video below gives an overview of how it works, and you can download the software here.

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4 Responses to “MacUpdate app keeps your non-Mac App Store software up-to-date – at a price”

  1. mpias3785 says:

    I have learned to avoid MacUpdate whenever possible. I have purchased app bundles from them and then found the apps to have huge update fees, that if conventionally purchased would have been free. I no longer trust MU and would never purchase any product or service from them.


    • toshoklabs says:

      That’s BS – the licenses for the apps in the bundles has always been the same as they are if you purchased the apps separately. Upgrades to new versions would have cost the same, but at least with bundle apps you save like 90%.


  2. I would never pay an annual fee for such a program. One fee, would be ok, anything else is just stupid for such a program.


  3. Reblogged this on Taste of Apple and commented:
    This is definitely a great idea.