MacUpdate Desktop 5.0.5 adds background checking

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[prMac.com] Traverse City, Michigan - MacUpdate has launched MacUpdate Desktop 5.0.5, adding automatic background checking of your apps and continues to improve upon the auto-download and install features and we continue to expand and support as many possible variations of installers and application update processes.

Full release notes:
* Added automatic/background update checking (every 2-hours)
* Updated scanning engine to be faster, use less resources
* Scan for Updates will now force-check all installed software rather than using cached data
* Added support for web browser plug-ins
* Improved authentication - non-admin accounts will need to authenticate less often
* Added better support for some installers
* Custom scan folder or download folder can now be cleared in the preferences
* Added support for installing Safari extensions
* Improved version matching
* Improved application matching
* Improved installer engine
* No longer display Windows application aliases created by Parallels Desktop
* Bugfix - scanning appeared to stall when application was hidden
* Bugfix - downloads did not work if custom downloads folder was set to volume not currently mounted
* Bugfix - download install stopped working due to corrupt preferences
* Bugfix - sorting by file size incorrect
* Bugfix - keyboard shortcut for Download only not working
* Added Spanish localization
* Added Russian localization
* Added Danish localization
* Added Korean localization
* Added Portuguese localization
* Added Vietnamese localization
* Other performance improvements
* Other UI changes
* Other bug fixes

Pricing and Availability:
MacUpdate Desktop has a 2-week trial and then costs $20/year. It includes website membership features for free as well. Download MacUpdate Desktop online.

MacUpdate was founded in 1997 and has since become the leading Mac software site on the Web. The site remains independently owned and operated and represents one of the largest Apple communities online. MacUpdate Promo was launched in 2006 and delivers 24-hour daily software deals and periodic bundles.

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