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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sil3nc3, Jan 8, 2008.
Does anybody know of a free MacUpdate Desktop alternative?
I use the App Update widget. Not exactly what you're looking for, but maybe it'll work for you.
Is this something AppFresh would be useful for?
Same question? No Mac Store Apps tracking and updates. Any new apps?
Not free as the OP requested. It looks like it's no longer developed either, it's weird it never made it off v1.0 since release at the beginning of 2012. I certainly wouldn't outlay money on it.
The only substitute for MacUpdate is Apple's App Store.
I came across something called aploader.com but I don't know whether to trust it. I googled "is aploader.com safe?" and got nuthin'... Anybody know anything about this product/website?
If it's free and it isn't clear how they make money, then YOU are how they make money. This site is most likely selling your information, injecting adware/malware/spyware into your downloads, etc. I wouldn't use it.
People are making a big deal out of MacUpdate's installer right now, and it's mostly overblown "Internet rage." Create a free account and log-in to MacUpdate and you won't get the MUDesktop installer when clicking download on your favorite app. Problem solved.
MU has been providing a fantastic service for free for a really long time. They make it clear how they're making money, they don't try to hide it, they make it easy to "opt out" of taking part in it. I'm not sure what else you can ask for from them if you're not willing to pay a monthly fee to avoid all of it. And we all know nobody is going to pay a monthly fee, so let's not pretend we would if it were only available as an option.