With the immediate availability of AppFresh 0.8 we finally released a great set of changes and bugfixes that aim at making AppFresh more stable and usable. The list of installed applications as well as the toolbar have been completely redesigned. AppFresh now lists all applications in a nice table view, making it easy to customize the attributes of interest, to browse groups or to use drag&drop. For downloading and installing updates, AppFresh now uses an integrated download manager, making it easy to add and cancel downloads in the background.
While preparing the upcoming release of AppFresh 1.0 we also started thinking about its licensing. We always wanted to keep AppFresh free while under development and change to some commercial licensing with release 1.0. But at this years WWDC we were encouraged in many talks we had, to go a different way and have been thinking about it ever since. We are not yet sure about all details, but we want AppFresh to be used by as many people as possible. Thats why we want to keep AppFresh free for personal use, even after release 1.0. We will get into more detail by the end of the year, but we still thought its of some interest already.
With AppFresh 0.8 we also introduce a way to follow beta versions more frequently. In the preferences you can now choose to follow beta builds.