App Updater

JPT

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May 4, 2006
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Hey, I remember a while back on TUAW (I think) There was a link to an application that will basically find all the applications installed on your machine and check to see if there are any updates for those applications.

I used it for a bit, not sure what happened to it though. And I can't remember what the name of it is... :(

Anyone have any idea what application I am talking about?
 

MisterMe

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Jul 17, 2002
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Hey, I remember a while back on TUAW (I think) There was a link to an application that will basically find all the applications installed on your machine and check to see if there are any updates for those applications.

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You may consider VersionTracker Pro. However, I am not liking VersionTracker's quality of service under the ownership of c|net.
 
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jackc

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Oct 19, 2003
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Unfortunately AppFresh relies on iusethis, which is a nice site but often very slow in updating apps.
 
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rogersmj

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Sep 10, 2006
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MacFreewareUpdate is another similar one. Anyone used both it and AppFresh before? Is it worth switching over?
I've used both, MacFreewareUpdate is nice but not nearly as comprehensive as AppFresh. AppFresh also seems to give you more control and has a better interface. The one thing MFU has is the auto-run daemon that sits in the background and periodically checks for updates, but that's not worth all that much to me.
 
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mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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^^ Thanks, I might give it a try too then. I only run MFU in my admin account, so it doesn't work in the background. Also MFU seems to fairly often fail to install apps, so that I'm left wading through "Not-installed" image files and installing them myself.
 
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rogersmj

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Sep 10, 2006
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I'll throw in my two cents about this one as well, since I used it for awhile...it's ok, in that you get a couple of source options, but it's pretty lame in comparison to AppFresh. Why work within the confines of a Dashboard widget when you don't have to? Again, the AppFresh UI for separating, excluding apps, and manual installations (for those inevitable times when these updater apps just can't apply the updates) is far easier to deal with in my opinion.
 
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zweigand

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Oct 19, 2003
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I just posted App Update because AppFresh said directly on the page that they wouldn't even consider it "beta" yet.
 
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