Is VersionTracker Pro worth paying for?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tagq2, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. tagq2 macrumors newbie

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    What do people think of the service offered by VersionTracker Pro? Can it really be used to scan and upgrade _all_ (assuming I don't use anything very obscure, and knowing that I'll use fink's own package management system for fink) software reliably, so I don't have to think about checking updates for any of my software? What's the Windows component like? Are there any things I need to watch for?

    Thanks.
     
  2. zkmusa macrumors member

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    No one ever replied tagq2's question, so I thought I'd bring it up again. The program looks interesting.. I'm just not sure if it's worth $49.99. Are there any subscribers out there who can provide their feedback? Thanks!
     
  3. mcarvin macrumors regular

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    Their Mac software is OK - not awful, but could be better in terms of accurately reporting versions and such. They did have problems where the app would crash while unstuffing/expanding downloaded files. The latest revisions have gotten more stable, from what I understand.

    Another thing that bothers me with VTPro is that their preference to view the site without ads never really worked and I'm not keen on paying $50/year for a bloated ad-ridden site. At least AdBlock solves that problem.

    For strictly Mac needs, I'd like to hear feedback on other services like MacUpdate.
    Never used the Windows stuff, so no idea about that.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You want to use VersionTracker Pro to keep track of Fink packages? Either you don't understand VersionTracker Pro, you don't understand Fink, or you don't understand either. VersionTracker keeps track of MacOS X applications, MacOS applications, Windows applications, and PalmOS applications. Fink is a system for installing and maintaining Unix apps on MacOS X 10. VersionTracker Pro does not keep track of Unix and Linux applications.

    To the general proposition of paying for VersionTracker Pro, I don't see the benefit. I check the VT website at least twice a day. I also subscribe to its weekly email newsletter. If I see an update for one of my installed applications or a new app that gets my attention, I download it. What more do I need?
     
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Read what he said again: "...and knowing that I'll use fink's own package management system for fink"

    He said very specifically that he already knew he was going to use Fink's own management system, not VersionTracker Pro.

    I can't, however, contribute anything since I haven't used it myself.
     
  6. zkmusa macrumors member

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    Thanks mcarvin. I guess Versiontracker Pro isn't worth paying for then. I was hoping it would eliminate all the annoying ads on their site, but I guess that was just wishful thinking.
     

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