CNET TechTracker for Mac

Average User Rating:
1.9
out of 177 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.2a
  • Total Downloads:
    627,225
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 11, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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  • Current Version

    2.0

    out of 49 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 24
  • All Versions

    1.9

    out of 177 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 20
    • 2 star 34
    • 1 star 99
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5 stars

"Valuable assistance to keep software updated."

February 01, 2011  |  By drrugendorff

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 1.3.2a

Pros

Easy and fast downloading software.

Cons

No way to contact CNET TechTracker by email for questions or assistance regarding software.

Summary

Much better than VersionTracker.

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4 stars

"Good Software tracking software"

January 27, 2011  |  By micwong8888

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 1.3.2a

Pros

Tracking most of my software

Cons

Cannot really tracking some open source software

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3 stars

"Works OK and it's Free"

January 22, 2011  |  By ChuckOG

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 1.3.2a

Pros

Tells me when there's updates to the software I have installed.

Cons

Doesn't differentiate between UPDATE and UPGRADE.
Alert window should close after clicking on the button to bring you to the tech tracker page. You always have to click on "Remind me later" even after you acted on the alert.

Summary

Not bad for free. There are some annoyances, but it basically works.

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3 stars

"Works just so so."

January 08, 2011  |  By deckstro

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 1.3.2a

Pros

I like to keep up with changes and it does a good job of listing what's changed. It is also easy to get the replacements.

Cons

This shows changes but doesn't account for software updates that DON'T run on older machines. It should be able to distinguish if the update will run on my system.

Summary

Will keep using but have had to hide a lot of items that no longer run on my system.

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2 stars

"Compared to Version Tracker, it STINKS!"

January 06, 2011  |  By bobgregg--2008

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 1.3.2a

Pros

Nothing positive

Cons

It doesn't have a clue! Read the other reviews - I second all of the negatives.

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1 stars

"Not worth the time and effort."

December 30, 2010  |  By vgmitchell@mac.com

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 1.3.2a

Pros

BOASTS wonderful capabilities!

Cons

The bounding icon in the dock is annoying.
Software lookups are mostly erroneous.
Does not perform software installations.
Sports an extremely cluttered interface full of invalid or useless information.

Summary

I faithfully renewed my annual subscription to Version Tracker Pro because it really worked and it did what it said it would do. CNET TechTracker is so disgusting, that upon completing this review I am going to remove it from my both my MAC laptops. I will reconsider the software when I am convinced that the free version is worth my time because the "soon to be released" pay version must do a much better job.

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1 stars

"Total waste of time"

December 29, 2010  |  By rlinsurf

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 1.3.2a

Pros

Would be great -- if it worked.

Cons

It doesn't.

Summary

It's so convoluted it asks to be downloaded several times, even though it was already up to date. It has an application, *and* a pref pane! Installs and connects to the site, but somehow misses letting the site know that it's already installed. Then complains that it isn't installed. Total garbage.

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3 stars

"Great for finding upgrades for Applications"

December 28, 2010  |  By ianmorris

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 1.3.2a

Pros

Very easy in use, it scans your Applications finds available updates and the list of updates are presented to you.

Cons

The main annoyance is it's failure to distinguish between updates and upgrades.

Summary

I generally like the product.

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2 stars

"i am not happy by cnet.for two hours i download office"

December 26, 2010  |  By mohbagheri

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 1.3.2a

Pros

i wrote too many appreciations about CNET.i download office 2008 mac.but does nor
install.it says ,wrong mac.

Cons

i did not sleep last night.i download about one gig office 2008 mac,but it says ,wrong
mac.it is not for snow, it is for summer.

Summary

i introduced ,CNET TO 300 of my friends in facebook.but i download two times ,office
mac 2008 , but i can not install it.you better ,before downloading,check my mac model.
i lost two giga bite.and one night.for nothing.it was my last time to open CNET.

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3 stars

"OK, that;s all"

December 17, 2010

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 1.3.2a

Pros

I like having a reminder that some of my more obscure software needs updating.

Cons

I am dissatisfied with this software's inability to inform me of my current version and with its tendency to keep advising me of the need to update when that is clearly in error.

Summary

I'm hoping the long promised revision of the software is soon available for my Mac.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3.2a
Version 1.3.2a corrects an issue related to installation of the TechTracker preferences pane on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard).
General
Publisher CBS Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.cbs.com/
Release Date August 11, 2010
Date Added August 11, 2010
Version 1.3.2a
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • OS X 10.5 - 10.6
  • Apple Safari 3+ or Mozilla Firefox 2+
  • At least 512MB of RAM
  • Broadband connection
Download Information
File Size 1.37MB
File Name cnet_techtracker_2_11_48b.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 627,225
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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