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MacUpdate Desktop Alternatives

MacUpdate Desktop is described as 'makes managing and updating your applications easy and automatic. It helps you organize your favorite applications and keep track of them when new versions become available. Download and install new updates. Find out whats new. Stay up to date like never before' and is an app in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MacUpdate Desktop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Online / Web-based, Linux, Mac and Advanced Package Tool. The best alternative is MacUpdater, which is free. Other great apps like MacUpdate Desktop are Ninite, SUMo, Ketarin and AppAgg.

MacUpdate Desktop alternatives are mainly Software Updaters but may also be Package Managers or App Discovery Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MacUpdate Desktop.
This page was last updated Jun 24, 2022
  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Mac

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  1. MacUpdater is an application that can scan your Mac and display which of the apps that you have installed are not up-to-date. MacUpdater can also update those outdated apps to their newest versions with a simple click.

    MacUpdater vs MacUpdate Desktop opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MacUpdater is a great alternative to MacUpdate Desktop.
    JonnyTSpeed

    because it works and it is cheap

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    It is very accurate, low priced, well maintained and it is not subscription based.

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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    JasonFrovich

    It's really the ONLY alternate on MacOS for keeping your apps updated.

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    javacrossknit

    It's inexpensive. It works simply. It's well-maintained. No bloatware, nothing hidden: just software that does what it does exceptionally well.

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  2. Ninite

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Ninite is the easiest way to install software. Pick the apps you want, and the Ninite installer will download and install all of your selected apps at once, automatically. It is 100% hands-free; Ninite automatically rejects browser toolbars and other prepackaged junk.



  3. SUMo stands for Software Update Monitor. Thanks to SUMo you'll be able to keep your PC up-to-date by using the most recent version of your favorite software !.

  4. Ketarin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Ketarin is a small application which automatically updates and optionally installs setup packages by monitoring web pages for changes.

    Discontinued

    last changes on github 3 years ago

  5. AppAgg

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Nintendo Switch Online
    • Playstation

    A web based Application Aggregator. Support all major platforms: Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo.



  6. Software Informer is a programme, whose primary aim is to give you the up-to-date information about the software you actually use. Whenever a more recent version of any programme becomes available, Software Informer notifies you and offers a link for downloading the update.

  7. Snap Store

    • FreeProprietary
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Ubuntu
    • Advanced Package Tool

    The Snap Store gives you instant access to thousands of free and open-source applications. And now you can buy apps from some of the leading providers too. All our software is easy to find and install so you can have a customised desktop that suits you in no time.

  8. GNOME Software

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Chrome OS
    • Linux Mobile
    • Advanced Package Tool

    Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions.

  9. Latest

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Latest is a free and open source app for macOS that checks if all your apps are up to date. Get a quick overview of which apps changed and what changed and update them right away.

  10. Homebrew Cask

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Homebrew

    Homebrew-cask provides a friendly homebrew-style CLI workflow for the administration of Mac applications distributed as binaries.

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    Homebrew Cask vs MacUpdate Desktop opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Homebrew Cask is still a legitimate alternative to MacUpdate Desktop, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Homebrew Cask is great for finding UNIX apps to run on the Mac, but it does not monitor locally installed Mac apps for updates. This is a major feature of MacUpdate Desktop.

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