Mac Updates Not Updating


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after mojave everythings changed and i went to update the 4 apps here and hit Update All, the thing went around as if it was starting, then it just sat there they dont update. i restarted after i hit update and they still didnt update

what is the deal

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I am now "in" my Mojave environment, and I had no issues at all downloading updates from the App Store for 2 applications I own, iFax and Blackmagic Disk Speed Test. The 4 you noted are all Apple applications, which I do not use. In fact, I do not see them at all in my Applications folder. I did a clean, fresh installation of Mojave, V10.14, and then upgraded "in place" to V10.14.1. Maybe Apple is no longer delivering those applications with Mojave?

This link seems helpful:

https://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac-software/apps-work-macos-mojave-3678735/

Looks like you'll need the iWork 2013 "package". Not sure when that came out, as again, I don't use that package. You might want to consider using either of the free (and excellent) suites LibreOffice, or OpenOffice. Both work with Mojave. In fact, I recently "moved" from Word 2016 and Excel 2016 to LibreOffice, and the "similar" modules in it work very well, and in fact, I am using in both of my :"environments", ie, still am using High Sierra on my two Macs, and testing Mojave on a Samsung External SSD. Here are links for those suites:

LibreOffice: https://www.libreoffice.org/

OpenOffice: https://www.openoffice.org/download/
 
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those are obvious mac apps that come with the system but thanks for the help
 

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Take a look at this:

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/04/18/apple-imovie-garageband-iwork-free-for-all-users/

It seems those applications were initially included when one purchased a new Mac. But since April 2017, to get them (for free), one has to download them from the App Store.

Understand they are "obvious" mac apps, but just as obvious is that they are not in the Applications folder. That was my point. In fact, while I was "in" my Mojave environment, when I clicked on "App Store..." (under the black Apple icon), there were no updates for any of those products (same in my High Sierra "environment). Again, my point is that those applications (did not check iMovie) are not included in Mojave. You can download the newest versions directly from the App Store:

Pages - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pages/id409201541

Numbers - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/numbers/id409203825

Keynote - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keynote/id409183694

You should first check your applications folder to see if any of them are there. As I stated above, in my Mojave "environment", they are not there. (Same with High Sierra, and I can see where iMovie is not there either).
 
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mojave is advanced because the 4 apps did update in like seconds without me noticing and there was nothing there that said they updated
 

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or maybe they were uploading because there was a button that looked like a stop sign like on itunes. but you would never know they were uploading by just looking at it
 
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You never answered the question as to whether the 4 applications were in the /Applications folder, but I surmise they were (would be nice to get accurate feedback). For the two (non-Apple) apps I updated through the App Store, it showed a progress bar as the updates were downloading.

To find out whether the updates you wanted actually downloaded, you can look in 2 places:

1. Your browser should have a "Downloads" menu item someplace (in Google Chrome, it is contained within the Window menu).

2. You could either launch the application and see what version it is, or click once on the application, and go a "Get Info" on it. It should show if there was any update.
 

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