The Updates page of the Preferences window includes options to help keep the app up-to-date.
Time Out is updated periodically, adding new features, improving existing ones, and fixing issues. It's important to keep the app current so you get the benefit of these improvements.
- Note: the following controls are only included in the direct edition of the app.
- The Mac App Store edition is updated via Apple's App Store app.
Automatically check for updates: Check this box to periodically query the Dejal server. If there's an update, you'll be notified.
Via SSL: Using secure communication is preferred, so this should be left checked, but if for some reason this doesn't work, it can be unchecked.
Desired releases: With this pop-up menu, you can specify whether you are interested in Only General Releases, or both Beta & General Releases. The default is Only General Releases if you have never used a beta release of Time Out, or Beta & General Releases if you've used a beta release. It is disabled when using beta releases.
Automatically download and install updates: If this checkbox is on, Time Out won't bother you about updates; it'll install them for you. Useful to ensure you're always using the latest release (which is a good idea). It's off by default.
Check Now: Click this button to look for a new release immediately. It is equivalent to the Check for Updates... command in the Action menu.
Below these controls are displayed the release notes for the latest release, including pop-up menus to choose the range of versions included. A useful reference. This is the only thing on the page for the Mac App Store edition of the app.