Keep Up to Date With App Update

App Update is a free Dashboard Widget that automatically checks for updates to your installed software. It supports Apple’s software directory, MacUpdate and Version Tracker. It will present you with a tidy link list of all the updates found, enabling you to read release-notes and download the updates you want quickly and painlessly.

App Update comes with plenty of features such as Growl support, ability to manage application versioning data, support for preference panes, quicktime plugins and frameworks, and more. It also has a built-in help function that you can access at any time by pressing “Shift+H”.

You can specify the directories in which you keep your applications on App Update’s back (use the ‘i’ button to flip it over).

You’ll also be pleased to know that App Update is free, available right here.

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13 Responses to “Keep Up to Date With App Update”

  1. Trevor on March 22nd, 2007 7:14 am

    Thank you for showing me this. I have been looking for something like this for a while now.

  2. Yohannes Wijaya on March 22nd, 2007 7:16 am

    Another app in my arsenal that i use frequently. you guys also want to check out widget update from the same developer

  3. Alec Feld on March 22nd, 2007 8:20 am

    Most of the apps I use have built in updating. Plus, I’m not much of a widget person.

  4. Sam on March 22nd, 2007 9:32 am

    This should be a standalone app, not a widget. There are many of us that have long since disabled Dashboard, but could benefit from a program with this functionality.

  5. William on March 22nd, 2007 9:45 am

    This widget is pretty interesting, I’m downloading it now. However, most apps nowadays update themselves with the click of a button.

  6. Keenan on March 22nd, 2007 12:08 pm

    The problem with widgets like this is that I don’t want to have a whole widget taking up space on my dashboard. I’d rather it was an app that I could fire up whenever I wanted to check, then quit when I was done. I don’t like having extra widgets on the dash.

  7. Yohannes Wijaya on March 22nd, 2007 4:01 pm

    @Keenan, you can call upon the widget, use it, and then close it down. you dont have to leave it running all the time.

    @Alec feld, yes all app developers should adopt Andy Matuschak’s excellent sparkle

  8. Techzi » Blog Archive » Download of the Day: App Update Widget (Mac) on March 23rd, 2007 10:20 pm

    [...] App Update has several configurable options (for example, you can define your app directory if you don’t use the default Applications folder), but in the end the value lies in how well it helps you keep your apps up-to-date. On that front – let’s just say I did a whole lot of downloading once the scan was complete. If you have a hard time keeping up with the latest and greatest versions of your giant directory of apps, App Update is a really useful widget. — Adam Pash App Update [via MacApper] [...]

  9. Download of the Day: App Update Widget (Mac) at SoftSaurus on April 5th, 2007 10:40 am

    [...] App Update has several configurable options (for example, you can define your app directory if you don’t use the default Applications folder), but in the end the value lies in how well it helps you keep your apps up-to-date. On that front – let’s just say I did a whole lot of downloading once the scan was complete. If you have a hard time keeping up with the latest and greatest versions of your giant directory of apps, App Update is a really useful widget. — Adam Pash App Update [via MacApper] [...]

  10. Updates: Download of the Day: App Update Widget (Mac) at SoftSaurus on April 27th, 2007 5:20 pm

    [...] App Update has several configurable options (for example, you can define your app directory if you don’t use the default Applications folder), but in the end the value lies in how well it helps you keep your apps up-to-date. On that front – let’s just say I did a whole lot of downloading once the scan was complete. If you have a hard time keeping up with the latest and greatest versions of your giant directory of apps, App Update is a really useful widget. — Adam Pash App Update [via MacApper] [...]

  11. Download of the Day: App Update Widget (Mac) [Updates] at SoftSaurus on October 29th, 2007 5:12 pm

    [...] App Update has several configurable options (for example, you can define your app directory if you don’t use the default Applications folder), but in the end the value lies in how well it helps you keep your apps up-to-date. On that front – let’s just say I did a whole lot of downloading once the scan was complete. If you have a hard time keeping up with the latest and greatest versions of your giant directory of apps, App Update is a really useful widget. — Adam Pash App Update [via MacApper] [...]

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