CNET TechTracker for Mac

Average User Rating:
1.9
out of 177 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    627,225
  • Date Added:
    May 19, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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  • Current Version

    1.9

    out of 27 votes

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    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 17
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    out of 177 votes

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    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 20
    • 2 star 34
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5 stars

"Efficient utility"

December 04, 2011  |  By Jmollster

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.3

Pros

Small footprint.

Cons

None. Recognizes all installed software.

Summary

Would recommend this utility to every consumer.

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4 stars

"A bit buggy still but very useful"

November 20, 2011  |  By raw38vt

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.3

Pros

Still it does keep me up to date on less used software and immediately lets me know on major. It has also helped on double and sometimes triple copies on my very large system. Keep refining it.

Cons

A bit buggy on connection to some downloads. I also notice a lot of related download junk in my download folder. I still have not figured out how it is cased or even related to TT. Was not there before when I went directly to sites and downloaded updates.
Oh, it does crash once in a while after it has been up on the desktop for a long time. Causes no damage and reinstalls quickly.

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1 stars

"Buggy as hell."

November 10, 2011  |  By DISOttawa

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.3

Pros

The concept is good but the execution is poor.

Cons

After I downloaded a couple of updates the tech tracker identified, the app wouldn't allow me to log back in. It said my ID wasn't valid, although it was.

Summary

Good idea, but buggy. I've deleted it from my computer.

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1 stars

"Impossible to uninstall"

November 09, 2011  |  By shodgshon

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.3

Pros

There are none

Cons

Cannot uninstall.
No help from CNET.
Software causes huge problems for my mac.

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4 stars

"Works pretty good"

November 06, 2011  |  By rjpeet

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.3

Pros

Works pretty good

Cons

Not Perfect

Summary

works pretty good

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1 stars

"The gift that keeps on taking."

October 25, 2011  |  By fred1480

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.3

Pros

Does seem to do a thorough scan of your applications and provide regular notifications of available updates.

Cons

Sometimes says updates available when they are not. Reported updates for upgraded versions of apps I never upgraded. I used the error reporting mechanism but no noticeable improvement.

I decided it was not worth the effort. Then tried to delete it. There are launchd elements all over the computer. There are installed files all over the computer. You google "how do I get rid of this" and you get some info, but all are incomplete. You need to check your Console messages to make sure everything is gone.

Summary

CNET said they are offering the premium version of this for free. If they don't fix it, no one will want it even for free.

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1 stars

"cnet review not complete"

October 05, 2011  |  By bgstock

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.3

Pros

0000000000

Cons

I cannot uninstall, delete, or delete from trash cnet techtracker on mac os x leopard.
It cannot be used on Mac os x because it keeps saying that it does not recognize the computer.

Summary

CNET SHOULD DISCLOSE the problems.

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1 stars

"A piece of ****"

October 01, 2011  |  By gceccaldi

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.3

Pros

none, nothing works

Cons

any, nothing works

Summary

Learn to do a Mac software !

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1 stars

"Confusing + Doesn't work + Wastes your time +A bad joke"

September 11, 2011  |  By krainin

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.3

Pros

Can't think of anything good. Believe me, I wish I could.

Cons

The ludicrous thing is that they first advertised this software as being created by the same people who created VersionTracker and that it was as good or better than VersionTracker. At least VT mostly worked. This "software" doesn't!

Summary

This is like early beta software from 1989. Conceptually it is confusing, and as a practical tool it is inefficient, and barely works correctly some of the time, if at all. Shameful!

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1 stars

"Mac Version downloads OutOfDate Apps w/o ProMembership"

September 07, 2011  |  By MaxLeopold

 |  Version: CNET TechTracker 2.0.3

Pros

Mac Version 2.0.3 downloads out of Date Programs even without having a PRO Membership

Cons

Does not find all Programs in my Application Folder,
highlights Programs as out of date like iMovie, although it is up-to-date.

Summary

Waiting for the new Version,
apparently TechTracker Pro is due to become a totally FREE of Charge & only one Version of Tech Tracker will be available.

Until then I trial MacUpdate.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.3
This update to CNET TechTracker contains the following bug fixes and feature enhancements:
  • Changed the "My Software" button to "View My Software"
  • Removed marketing tab from application interface for Free users
  • Changed application behavior for first-time users
General
Publisher CBS Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.cbs.com/
Release Date May 19, 2011
Date Added May 19, 2011
Version 2.0.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Macintosh
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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