As announced, MacUpdate will begin to charge a $20/yr subscription fee in January 2004. New features will include the ability to turn off ads and use a desktop application that will scan your hard drive for applications and notify you of updates. These new features place MacUpdate next to VersionTracker Pro, which currently has a $49.95/yr price tag.
Hmmm… it’s been a good free ride…time to pay. I love MacUpdate and rely on the menu bar widget and email updates to keep me up to speed on the ever evolving software landscape.