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MacUpdate Comments


Comment by jpmhouston
about MacUpdate Apr 2016

I originally switched from versiontracker to macupdate because the former started using obfuscated links and annoying tricks to increase page views, whereas macupdate was simple at the time. Now macupdate is everything that sucked about versiontracker and worse, and started wrapping downloads in their own installers which either already installs unwanted malware, or i expected it to soon.

I no longer recommend macupdate and am looking for an alternative, although with more apps shipping on app stores or having their own self-update mechansims, the need for such a service is becoming less and less.

[Edited by jpmhouston, April 09]


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Positive Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about MacUpdate Jan 2012

I never actively browse this site for software, but whenever it shows up in my Google searches, I know that it's good. In this regard, MacUpdate is a really helpful website for finding obscure Mac software.