How to update software in Mac OS X???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kaizer, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. kaizer macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi everybody!

    I've just switched few months ago and I have no complaints so far...

    Now comes the problem. I 've downloaded some software from VersionTracker and it's getting outdated. I know that for system application, I can just click software update, but what about those software that we downloaded ourselves? Shall I do it manually from their website? If that's the case, what should I do with it? Just add in the newer version, or should I delete the old one?

    Thanks for the enlightment!
     
  2. evildead macrumors 65816

    evildead

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    WestCost, USA
    #2
    version tracker

    Apple Update only updates apple software and you system... just like any other system out ther.

    If you have 3rd party software installed there are 3 ways to update.

    1 - it updates its self, many programs go out and automaticly check for updates and prompt you to update

    2 - do it manualy

    3 - VersionTracker.com has a service/application that lets you list your applications you use and it will go out and check for updates for you for all your apps. I have peronsonaly never used it but I have heard good things about it.

    Welcome to the club!

    -evildead
     
  3. jMc macrumors 6502

    jMc

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    ..and in reply to your second question, I generally just replace the old app (or app folder) with the new one by dragging it from downloads to the application directory... simple.

    jx
     

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