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Right now in the market you have to manually update each app, is there an app that automates this?

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Users can update several apps at once using Android version 2.2. An answer in the Android support forum says:

They have added this already but this is probably limited to market client app on Android 2.2 aka FroYo and higher firmware.

Also, I don't see anything in the market would bring this out for pre-2.2 phones, but it could be out there.

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On 2.2 (all I have access to) use the Marketplace app, open the menu, select My Apps. All your installed apps will be shown, any with available updates will be shown at the top.

I don't see a way to then Actually update all that have available updates though. And apparently on older versions this feature is not available as a part of the marketplace.

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At the bottom of the screen will be a button that says "Update All". –  Al E. Dec 22 '10 at 20:36
    
I don't see it on 2.2. –  jbdavid Dec 22 '10 at 20:55
    
If you've got the newly redesigned Market app (with the curved green area at the top) the Update All button is now at the top of the My Apps screen, if you've got pending updates to be installed. –  GAThrawn Dec 23 '10 at 1:20

If you're after apps that automatically update themselves when an update is available, as of Android 2.2 there is an option to mark an app to automatically update. Then you'll never be bothered by an update alert for that app again (unless the security profile changes).

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The only catch to this is that if you are rooted, you may experience difficulties with automatic or manual updating from time to time, especially with system applications. I suppose that does apply to any version though. –  mfg Sep 30 '10 at 13:53

I use AppBrain it automates the install procedure a bit.

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+1 for AppBrain. I use it and love it. –  Al E. Sep 27 '10 at 12:17
    
+1 for plusing 1, I also use and love AppBrain. –  Matt Sep 27 '10 at 14:58
    
But you still can't update all at once without 2.2, right? ;) –  gary Sep 27 '10 at 15:00
    
No, the AppBrain app works just fine with older versions. It merely goes through each app in turn. You do have to press buttons at each step, but it will at least go through each one without you having to go back to the market each time. –  Al E. Sep 27 '10 at 15:07

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