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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Anyone having problems with current or older versions of AppFresh, please feel free to contact the devs and describe your issues. We'll be happy to help.

"The version of AppFresh you're using has expired"

0.7.2 was greater than any 0.8. shame on you.

I just tried this out, but now it just keeps crashing after I scroll down list of updates. I trashed prefs, and now it crashes on launch. Too bad, it was a great idea.

@zxspectrum to my best knowledge, that only happens when the iusethis API is not responding – and there is not much Metaquark can do about that.

AppFresh could not connect to osx.iusethis.com to load your profile. timed out (-1001).

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AppFresh could not connect to osx.iusethis.com to load your profile. timed out (-1001).

Please fix this already!!!

The program can not even define their own version!

I like AppFresh, even with all its bugs, it's a tempting idea and (despite its rough edges) a pleasant implementation, but the problem I see for me is that they're planning to go 'commercial' once its done: I can't see myself shelving more than 5 € over to the devs, not because I don't appreciate their work but because i don't really need a third party tool for this task, its not difficult to me to update the few programs i need (which don't use Sparkle already). I would put this on some of my less technically savvy friends' macs in order to help them stay up to date, but as they rarely see the value of free updates (not even for the sake of security, like in web browser/system updates) 'selling' them an app which does update tracking for them seems unreasonable - why should i want to do this again, for the sake of humility towards Metaquark? As I've said, I respect their work, and it even comes in handy at times, but I don't see this as a viable commercial option.

Let me be frank... iusethis.com is far from the best source on current software versions - versiontracker and macupdate are vastly superior (that said, iusethis is great for other things).

Secondly, the little widget App Update does the same thing, uses application date information from the developers, and has been out of Beta and bug free for years

A lot of mistakes about the last versions app....

Also, If the developers could check to see if what you are downloading is an update or a downgrade. I just downgraded half my apps before I realized that I was downgrading!

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