AppFresh

Version: 1.0.5 || Release Date: 2014-01-01 || License: Shareware ($14.99) Developer: metaquark.de | App Owner: metaquark

AppFresh helps you to keep all applications, widgets, preference panes and application plugins installed on your Mac up to date. All from one place, easy to use and fully integrated into Mac OS X. It provides a central place to control the software updates available to your Mac, integrating most popular and most common update checking technologies such as Apple Software Update, Sparkle, Microsoft AutoUpdate and osx.iusethis.com. We want you to spend your time using your applications, not keeping them up to date!

AppFresh not only gets update information from iusethis.com. If you have an user profile at iusethis.com you can manage it from within AppFresh and control which applicationsit contains, even automatically. Using your iusethis profile also enables you to install applications you don't have on your computer. This comes in handy when you need to reinstall your computer and want your basic set of applications installed. Using AppFresh and an up to date iusethis profile makes this an easy task.

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tried it on 10.5.1 and leaked memory like a sieve. it consumed 1.5GB and brought my machine to it's knees.

It only shows 10 of the 208 installed applications on my system, no filtering.

AppFresh 0.5.5 was just released with Leopard compatibility fixes. Everything should work on Leopard now, including Apple Software Update. Please also have a look at the <a href="http://metaquark.de/blog/archive/AppFresh-Leopard-Fixes/">blog</a> for a screenshot of the new Preview 6 with a new user interface and lots of new features.

Appfresh, isnt very fresh. Its not getting a leopard update in a timely manner.

For the most part, this app does what it claims. It is a bit annoying that it uses modal dialogs for pretty much everything, causing the system to bounce the icon on the dock and announce via speakable items that it needs attention. I hope the developer can adjust this behavior in the future.

However, there is one big issue with this app -- it relies on iusethis data being up-to-date, which it seems is not true currently. Earlier in the week I manually checked a handful of apps I have, and found that two were not up-to-date. One was coincidentally released the day before so I can understand it not being updated here yet, but the other was updated weeks ago.

I filed "new version" reports for both of these apps, but I don't know how long it will take to be made live on the site. So until then, AppFresh will continue to report outdated versions as being up-to-date.

Good...but why make the downloader a modal dialog? Why should the whole app become unusable just because it's downloading one file? This should be done in the background (like every web browser does).

I like this app. We are in need of one central update program. Some apps don't autoupdate or always ask to install or you have to go back to website to find another version. Many people never update their programs because they forget or are too lazy. This is bad because updates can fix security holes, system freezes & or file corruption/deletion. AppFresh is not complete but is a great start on something that will become very useful.

@ velocet

What is AppDate and where can I find it/compare it to AppFresh?

Haven't updated my mac apps in quite a long time, several months at least. This was invaluable to me this evening and will continue to be so.

It launched without a hitch and updated over 90 apps, with no problems whatsoever.

Absolutely love the feature where you can chose the download link, very clever indeed!

Thank you Devs =)

captsaltyjack, check out the new release, the problem you had has been fixed.

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