Check Available Mac App Store Updates from the Dock

Feb 17, 2011 - 2 Comments


If the Mac App Store is open and there are updates available, you’ll notice a red badge appear on the icon in the Mac OS X Dock. You can then right-click on the Dock icon and scroll up to “Available Updates” to quickly check what apps need updating.

Selecting one of these apps through the Dock icon then pulls up the apps page on the App Store, although it would probably make more sense to have this launch the update for that app instead.

If you’re new to all of this, you can learn how to update apps through the Mac App Store, it’s extremely easy.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks


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  1. David says:

    You should be able to set App Store to auto-update when something new is available

  2. Gridlock'd says:

    Hey, guys … Am I the only who gets “Sign in to (null) to update applications for that account.” while trying to UPDATE an app purchased through the Mac App Store? … What about you buddies at OSXDaily? Any comments on this matter?

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