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A simple app-updater for macOS, checks your GitHub releases for a binary asset once a day and silently updates your app.


  • We make no allowances for ensuring your app is not being actively used by the user at the time of update. PR welcome.
  • Assets must be named: \(reponame)-\(semanticVersion).ext.
  • Will not work if App is installed as a root user.


  • Full semantic versioning support: we understand alpha/beta etc.
  • We check the code-sign identity of the download matches the app that is running before doing the update. Thus if you don’t code-sign I’m not sure what would happen.
  • We support zip files or tarballs.

Support mxcl

Hey there, I’m Max Howell. I’m a prolific producer of open source software and probably you already use some of it (for example, I created brew). I work full-time on open source and it’s hard; currently I earn less than minimum wage. Please help me continue my work, I appreciate it 🙏🏻

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package.dependencies.append(.package(url: "https://github.com/mxcl/AppUpdater.git", from: "1.0.0"))


import AppUpdater

class AppDelegate: NSObject, NSApplicationDelegate {
    let updater = AppUpdater(owner: "your-github-username", repo: "your-github-repo-name")

    //NOTE this is optional, the `AppUpdater` object schedules a daily update check itself    
    @IBAction func userRequestedAnExplicitUpdateCheck() {
        updater.check().catch(policy: .allErrors) { error in
            if error.isCancelled {
                // promise is cancelled if we are already up-to-date
            } else {
                // show alert for this error



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1.1.0 - 2019-05-06 16:06:49

Allows prereleases to be enabled for this updater object.

Affects next fetch.

Up to you to store this in UserDefaults or some such.

1.0.0 - 2019-02-28 23:46:48

1.0.3 - 2019-02-28 23:46:36

1.0.2 - 2019-02-18 17:36:44

Fixed release compilation.

1.0.1 - 2019-02-17 16:07:17