:apple: Does software update check for all apps and programs or.....?

A1SteakSauce

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Does software update check for all apps and programs or just Mac OS X software? Do I have to go to each program and ask it to check for new software? My MBP hasn't come up with any updates recently.
 

riscy

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No. Software update will not do application updates, but there is a programme called AppFresh which does, you can find a link to it on the site in my signature.
 

SnowLeopard2008

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Software Update does do application updates, but only for Apple software and pre-installed apps, like Mail, Address Book, iLife, iWork, etc. It does NOT update MS Office, Firefox, Adobe apps, etc, only Apple stuff.
 

riscy

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True, I forgot it does iTunes etc, but most applications that are added later ie third party apps, do not update through the Software Update.

Thanks for the clarification.
 

A1SteakSauce

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So does Appfresh replace while it upgrades or does it give me copies of the program. Because it says its downloading the program not like overwriting or updating it.