I kind of hate it when applications, which I start, at first search for updates. It's not the updates. Well I fire up an app because I want / need to use it (now). I liked the centralized, system wide update which Linux offered. And
SoftwareUpdate just checks Apples software.
Is there a way to centralize the updates of the third party applications?
So far I know about
Fink which update quiet like Linux, but I also use e. g. iTerm, Transmission etc. which would still be left out.
I also heard little about Appcasting, which uses RSS to announce updates, and which is used by some apps I use, but I don't know any URLs.