AppFresh For Mac Publisher's description
AppFresh helps you to keep all applications, widgets, preference panes and application plugins installed on your Mac up to date.
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. AppFresh works by checking the excellent osx.iusethis.com for new versions and lets you download and install available updates easily.
How do you keep track of the latest versions for all your installed applications? AppleвЂ™s built-in Software Update helps keep software like iTunes and Mac OS X updated, but what about the rest? A lot of applications on your Mac donвЂ™t include their own update checker and even if they do, they donвЂ™t work from a central place. We believe updating an application should not be done at the moment you want to use it. ThatвЂ™s why AppFresh 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, Adobe Updater, osx.iusethis.com and more.
We want you to spend your time using your applications, not keeping them up to date!
AppFresh integrates native update checking for Apple software and system updates, so you donвЂ™t need to run AppleвЂ™s Software Update separately.
By fully supporting RSS based Sparkle updates a great percentage of self updating applications can be updated using AppFresh.
We check for Microsoft AutoUpdate 1 and 2, so you wonвЂ™t need the update checkers shipped with Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008. (Adobe will be available in AppFresh1.x)
Download and Install
AppFresh enables you to download any number of updates and automatically install them if you want. It also helps locating downloads and sends Growl notifications when the jobs is done.
Widgets, PrefPanes, Plugins
Update applications as well as widgets, preference panes and plugins. Supported plugins include InputManagers, Mail, Addressbook and iPhoto plugins as well as some kernel extensions.
AppFresh uses osx.iusethis.com to check for updates of all applications that are not natively supported. It also shows information about all applications based on the excellent iusethis database.
Using AppFresh itвЂ™s possible to create and manage your iusethis profile. Start rating and sharing the applications you use and love with your friends and explore the ones you donвЂ™t know yet!
Keeping your profile up to date will enable AppFresh to automatically install your used and loved applications, for example when reinstalling your Mac!
System Requirements:AppFresh works great on Mac OS X Tiger (10.4), Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) and Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6).
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall