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CNet drops TechTracker for Mac

by jve1 / May 20, 2013 / 3:50 PM UTC

Am I the only Mac guy that will miss TT?

I've used this product for several years and will miss it greatly.

Does anyone at CNET have a logical explanation as to why the Mac platform is being dropped?

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We apologize for the inconvenience here.
by CNETSupport / May 21, 2013 / 1:31 PM UTC

For several years, the predominant trend for Apple developers has been to distribute their software through the Mac App Store. At the same time, Apple's Mac App Store policies prohibit from offering our software through the store. As a result, we have seen our Mac users slowly but steadily decline as they begin to use the Apple ecosystem exclusively for their software needs. When the question came up about continuing to develop software for the Mac, we had to make a tough decision based on where we saw opportunity for our services in the future.

We appreciate and strongly value the Mac user audience, and will continue to serve them through the site as we have for over 15 years.

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No Mac, so sad!
by jve1 / May 22, 2013 / 1:11 PM UTC

Hi Jen,

Thanks for the heads up.

I agree, the App store has changed things, but they never tell you there's updates for FireFox, Adobe Flash Player and Reader, TT and Flip Player just to name a few.

I'll really miss your telling me about all the updates that I need.


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Why is it still active then?
by mrtn242 / June 10, 2013 / 6:50 AM UTC
In reply to: No Mac, so sad!

I had the prompt for new updates show up, I thought TechTracker was done!
I will miss this app, and Apple's app policies just aren't right. Most of my software I got from here.(my 2 cents)

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Sorry for the confusion.
by CNETSupport / June 18, 2013 / 12:25 PM UTC

Although the TechTracker software still functions for the time being, it is no longer being supported or further developed, and it will eventually shut down completely.

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Suggestions for replacement?
by XttinaGarnet / July 10, 2013 / 9:42 PM UTC

Thank you for the heads up! For those of us mac people who use a lot of freeware/ open source/ content software, not in the apple store, can you suggests any alternative version trackers?

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