Insider Software announced a new, Carbonized version of Insider UpdateAgent X, a new version of their online service that updates all Mac OS X and OS 9 applications, including Carbonized applications, traditional Mac OS Classic applications, as well as Mac OS X specific “bundled” Cocoa and Classic applications.
UpdateAgent X brings applications and operating system programs on your Mac up to speed with the latest updates. After determining which updaters are required to bring a system up-to-date, UpdateAgent downloads the updaters over the Internet or copies them from CDs. The program can run automatically at regular intervals, maintains the confidentiality of users’ hard drive contents, and provides hot links to vendors’ Web sites.
“The stability, performance and beauty of OS X make using it a joy,” Rio Sabadicci, president of Insider Software, said in a statement. “Now that Metrowerks has released developer tools for OS X, we expect an avalanche of Carbon and Cocoa applications, and we want to make sure users know that UpdateAgent X is the easiest way to take advantage of them.”
UpdateAgent X is a Carbon application that runs under both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9. On Mac OS 9 systems, UpdateAgent provides updates for Apple operating system software and all applications; on Mac OS X it supports Apple’s new Software Update application that automatically downloads new operating system updates over the Internet.
Mac OS X users and users of Mac OS 9 planning to move to Mac OS X should use the new UpdateAgent X, while others should use UpdateAgent 8.1, Sabadicci said.
Insider UpdateAgent X software is free to all existing users of the updating service. New users can try a demo version that displays all files required to bring a system’s applications up-to-date and downloads free Mac OS updates. The full version of UpdateAgent X downloads all updaters for every third-party application and costs $49.95 for a full year of Internet-based updates.
Insider UpdateAgent requires three megabytes of memory to run on the Mac being updated, as well as whatever disk space is required to store any relevant updaters.