Keeping software updated is one of the most important ways to keep systems secure, because updates often include security improvements. On a Mac (like many other systems), many apps check for software updates, but only when they’re opened. If you have apps you don’t open often, they may not be updated frequently enough. For these reasons, I use MacUpdater to keep my Mac’s apps updated.
If you want MacUpdater to update your apps for you, you need to buy a license. But if you just want MacUpdater to check for outdated apps, and you update them manually, you can use it for free. This is what I do.
I run MacUpdater weekly. It scans all apps and lists outdated versions. For most outdated apps, I can simply open the app, tell it to check for updates, then install. For some apps, I need to go to the app’s website to download the latest version.
If you use a Mac, consider whether MacUpdater can help you keep your apps updated, improving your Mac’s security.