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Keep your Mac apps up to date effortlessly


Keep on top of Mac app updates the easy way with MacUpdater.
Keep on top of Mac app updates the easy way with MacUpdater.
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This Mac utility post is presented by CoreCode, maker of MacUpdater.

Keeping all your installed apps up to date can be time-consuming and annoying, unless you’re that one person who manages to never use any apps, or that other person who exclusively downloads them from the Mac App Store. But if you’re a typical user, MacUpdater is the easiest way to keep your Mac apps up to date effortlessly, no matter how many you have or, to some extent, where you got them.

Automatic Mac app updates and more

MacUpdater automatically checks for available app updates, and in most cases the utility can also download and install the update for you. You can queue as many updates as you like. When MacUpdater can’t perform an update automatically, it can still help by launching proprietary updaters (like Adobe’s), launching apps that have built-in updaters, or opening the app’s download website for convenience.

The app even detects when Mac App Store apps need an update. While MacUpdater can’t update those apps, it can open the Mac App Store, enabling users to get the update there. What’s more, MacUpdater can show you updates to major new versions of your installed apps that have been uploaded as separate new apps to the store, which is something the Mac App Store itself can’t do.

Revert to a recent version and keep on top of changes

Every so often, an update is not your cup of tea. You don’t like the functionality, the new layout — whatever the case may be. MacUpdater can make backups of the old version of the app, which will come in handy in case you aren’t happy with the new one. Backups of the downloaded installation programs can also be made, which helps in case reinstallation is necessary.

MacUpdater can silently run in the background, check your apps for updates every day, and let you know about new ones with notifications. The app identifies your installed macOS and shows updates that are compatible with it.

Updated Mac apps are legion

MacUpdater can detect available updates for more than 40,000 apps, and the list grows daily. The app can automatically update about 5,000 popular apps with the click of a button to their newest version.

A few apps can’t be updated to their newest version because some vendors, including Microsoft and Adobe, don’t allow updates outside of their closed systems. However, even in these cases MacUpdater tries to be helpful and offers to launch the proprietary updater for you. The company even launched a platform at to show all updates that MacUpdater discovers each day.

MacUpdater is permanently free for discovering updates for your apps. Updating more than 10 apps fully automatically requires a one-time-purchase. No subscription is needed.

Get MacUpdater: No registration required

You don’t need to register to be able to use MacUpdater. Just launch it, then scan and update your Mac apps. Even more importantly, everything in MacUpdater is designed with privacy in mind. The company doesn’t track you or sell your data because it doesn’t have it. See for yourself on the MacUpdater privacy policy page.

Price: Free, with purchase required for 10 automatic updates

Download from CoreCode: MacUpdater


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