AppFresh

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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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157 Opinions

new version 1.0.5 is available

The Exclude option would be useful, but it's BROKEN. Whenever I try to exclude an app (or something that AppFresh thinks is an app), instead of removing it from the list, it does a RESCAN of all apps. And then the app is still there! It's been this way for months or years now. Please fix!

Only used this app during my OCD moments, or when I had more important things to do but couldn't pull myself away from my computer addiction. In other words, I'm saving the 15 bucks and AppCleaner-ing it. Am also saving that time of obsessively watching apps update, as gratifying as it was.

I've moved on. mac.informer.com is free and pretty much does what AppFresh should be doing.

The price for a license would be more reasonable if the app actually worked. It does not. It doesn't even recognize its own version number correctly. Becoming shareware in this state is just a bad joke.

I'm going to point out that each of the comments regarding version 1.0 are similar: it still doesn't work well and it's too expensive. I totally agree:

1) It still doesn't handle version numbers robustly

2) It relies on each program's admin on iusethis to update version numbers rather than appfresh reporting them so that iusethis can be up to date (come on guys, there should be a little coordination between you two -- it's the top used app on this website (of course because it auto-reports itself) with almost 3x as many users as the next highest app, perhaps have an "unofficial" latest version number as reported by appfresh?...)

3) $5 would be a much more reasonable asking price for something of such limited usefulness (a program that only alerts you to new versions of your software).

Even though I very often support small time developers with my money, I will also not be purchasing it for the above reasons.

Beta version cannot update itself, and often incorrectly reports apps as out of date but I lived with that because it was in beta. Now it's released, and is $15. Problem is it's still beta quality.

I used to use it because MacUpdate Desktop was $20 a year. I understand that the developer wants to make money, but for an extra $5 I will go with MacUpdate Desktop. At $5 I would have stuck with AppFresh… maybe.

@macjean iusethis is still free. We are not affiliated with Appfresh, even tho they use our API.

MacOS Moutain Lion : 15,99 euros
Iusethis : 14,99 dollars...
No comment : it's a shame

Another weenie little app that now the dev thinks is worth $15. Guess what..it's not.

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