Is There Any Way To Easily Update Widgets?

SkippyThorson

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One thing I loved on my iBook was with the Widgets, I had MacUpdate available to tell me when certain Widgets could updated. Natively in Mac OS X, I know of no easy way to update each Widget, no easy way to see which ones may need updating.

I wanted to see if anyone had a good solution to this. Widget management, or the lack thereof, is one of the only things I don't like about OS X.

(I should also add that I'm not interested in the MacUpdate Desktop paid service at all. (Reference post 5.))
 

SkippyThorson

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Surely Widgets individually indicate if an update is available.
Unfortunately, that's not the case. I typically had many Widgets out of date which MacUpdate's Widgets (AppUpdate or WidgetUpdate) would pick up. Unfortunately, those are PowerPC-only Widgets that do not work at all under Lion.

Many of my Widgets are often behind on updates, so I don't bother updating any of them unless prompted; which is rare.

(I'm now equally curious why most of my questions constantly seem to be the difficult, unanswerable kind. :p)
 
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