Insider UpdateAgent X 10.1 is now out and boasting support for, as the name gives away, Mac OS X 10.1. There’s also beefed-up support for FTP and HTTP protocols for downloading Mac application updaters, as well as several maintenance fixes.
UpdateAgent brings applications and operating system programs on a Mac system current with the latest updates. After determining precisely 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.
Version 10.1 attempts to download first via FTP, then via HTTP if FTP fails, according to Rio Sabadicci, president of Insider Software. The Internet service brings all Mac applications up-to-date including traditional Mac Classic apps, Classic apps carbonized for Mac OS X and Cocoa applications written specifically for Mac OS X systems, he said.
“By providing support for both protocols within UpdateAgent X, we’re delivering sure-fire performance and reliability,” Sabadicci said in announcing the update. “This way we can guarantee that UpdateAgent customers connect directly to our update servers with state-of-the-art transmission protocols.”
Insider UpdateAgent X 10.1 is free to all existing users. The full version downloads updaters for all applications and costs US$49.95 for a full year of Internet-based updates. There’s a demo available if you’d like to try it before you buy it. All the versions can be downloaded from the
Insider Software Web site.
UpdateAgent X requires Mac OS 9 or Mac OS X, 3MB of memory to run on the Mac system being updated, as well as whatever disk space is required to store the relevant updaters.