CNET TechTracker for Mac

Average User Rating:
1.9
out of 177 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    627,225
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 07, 2011
  • Price:
    Free; CA$19.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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  • Current Version

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1 stars

"Useless junk."

May 19, 2011  |  By fazzari

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.2

Pros

Can't think of any.

Cons

Doesn't do anything more than provide you with the number of things that need updating - you still have to go to the (awful) website to figure out what actually is out of date. And there isn't an uninstaller for when you want to get rid of it.

Summary

If you want something more like VersionTracker Pro used to be, check out MacUpdate and avoid this program.

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1 stars

"It finds software nicely but to get an update is a pain"

May 15, 2011  |  By swenron

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.2

Pros

Nice detection of software

Cons

Update process doesn't work well.

Summary

I have the plus version but it is a pain to use as it hasn't updated any of the software I have.

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1 stars

"Didn't work"

May 02, 2011  |  By azloafer

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.2

Pros

There are no pros.

Cons

Didn't work properly and when it did work (almost) it caused problems. I had to do a restore after getting rid of it.

Summary

Poor app, one to stay away from.

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1 stars

"Where is the Free?"

April 29, 2011  |  By WheatGardener

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.2

Pros

None, None, None

Cons

I was to get it free as this email states, but I have received neither free.
Get CNET TechTracker Plus for FREE
when you start a one-month free trial with Netflix.

Summary

Netflix charged my account right away. What gives with this?

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1 stars

"Gets Worse on each update"

April 24, 2011  |  By man290663

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.2

Pros

good Idea - fails to work

Cons

doesnt work, installs copies of updates (99 of them) for apps you dont even have (imovie 9 for example), doesnt put updates in same place, doesnt recognised when files updated

Summary

DO NOT install, versionTracker was great - this is useless. support non existent. IVE deleted it now..

sticking to buying programs via AppStore and letting apple update them PROPERLY

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1 stars

"It sucks. Bring back Version Tracker!"

April 21, 2011  |  By Fredcritter

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.2

Pros

As far as I can tell, there are no "pros".

Cons

Intrusive and irritating. Can't tell which items have updates without opening a browser. I haven't been able to figure out how to tell it to hide/skip updates.

Summary

I would give this product =zero= stars if I could.
I've reduced the autochecking cycle to monthly to cut down on the annoyance factor and am trying to figure out a different method of ensuring that my software is current.

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1 stars

"Doesn't do what it's supposed to!"

April 11, 2011  |  By bemcgeeb

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.2

Pros

Clean interface, unobtrusive.

Cons

Several applications were up to date, but TechTracker doesn't recognize this. It doesn't direct me to the correct update.
This app is also impossible to uninstall. CNET instructions for uninstalling don't work either.

Summary

Don't waste your time with this app.

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2 stars

"Often says software needs updates when it does not."

April 09, 2011  |  By Al_Q--2008

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.2

Pros

Found a lot of outdated software on my Mac and downloaded the updates more conveniently than going to all the web sites.

Cons

- Often installed programs in the wrong place or said update was needed when the advertised version was already installed.
- Keeps asking you to review anything you have updated, long before you have a chance to try the new version.

Summary

Can be useful, but not nearly as clever as it should be.

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2 stars

"Not up to my expectation coming from CNET!"

April 07, 2011  |  By Simolious

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.2

Pros

Easily downloaded and ready to run!

Cons

After deciding TechTracker was not for me, I found that it was not possible to uninstall. The uninstall program was not found. Instructions from CNET were ineffective. Tech help proved to be no help at all.

Summary

I have had viruses easier to deal with than this program. Look elsewhere for a more user friendly app.
I'm a MAC guy. Maybe it's better on a PC!

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4 stars

"Good program but spammy"

April 03, 2011  |  By Dayyaud

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.2

Pros

Comprehensively tracks programs that have updates available.

Cons

On my 3rd set of requests for upgrade reviews. Some programs I haven't even used eg Easus Partition. If I don't review in two requests, I'm probably not going to .

Summary

Ease up on the emails.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.2
This update to CNET TechTracker for Mac contains the following bug fixes and feature enhancements for Plus users.
  • Added messaging in Activity pane when downloads are pending to indicate when the download tasks will begin
  • Fixed a problem that would trigger the uninstaller when an application updates itself
  • Restored functionality to Stop/Resume/Trash icons after clicking the Scan Now button in the CNET TechTracker software
  • Fixed an issue with TTEngine that may have caused crashing and performance issues for some users
General
Publisher CBS Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.cbs.com/
Release Date March 07, 2011
Date Added March 07, 2011
Version 2.0.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements 512MB RAM, Firefox 3+, Safari 3+, Chrome current version, 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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