IDFusion Software has announced Bodega 1.1 (http://appbodega.com), an update of its “corner store” for Mac apps. The new version boasts a completely revamped application updater.
Bodega 1.1 now keeps tabs of nearly all applications installed on the user’s Mac. So long as an application is a part of the Bodega library or supports the open source Sparkle auto-updater framework, Bodega will keep continuous tabs on its version. When a new version for such an application becomes available, Bodega notifies the user and makes it extremely intuitive and easy to download the update. In the majority of cases, Version 1.1 even automatically installs the update for the user.
Also new with Bodega 1.1 is the Wishlist feature. With it, users can keep track of any application they want, for any reason whatsoever. Users can, for example, use the Wishlist to track applications they’ve downloaded via Bodega and are considering for purchase. Users can also use the Wishlist feature to bookmark product description pages within Bodega for retrieval at a later time.
Bodega is designed as an one-stop shop for software needs. Users can browse the top- rated and most-downloaded applications. The storefront gives users links to press clippings and blog postings, so they can see what tech writers have to say about an app. Bodega lets customers buy directly from developers.
When Bodega finds outdated apps, downloading an update takes a single click. It requires Mac OS X 10.5 or higher.