is AppFresh effective?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hehe299792458, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2008
    Is it worth it, or is AppFresh like the plethora of Windows applications that claim to update your software (but in reality are useless)?
  2. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2005
    I had it for quite a while and found it quite effective. However, in looking to cut some "bloat" from my system, I switched to the nice little widget App Update. It doesn't actually download the apps for you, but it takes you either to Macupdate, Versiontracker, or the Apple site to download. It keeps just as up-to-date as AppFresh
  3. rainydays macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2006
    Doesn't most apps check for and install updates themselves nowdays? At least most of the apps I use does.
  4. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2005
    If they use Sparkle. But a ton of apps don't use it.

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