Allow updates from within the app - auto check for update

Would be nice to have the ability to update from the app itself instead of having to go to the website to see if a new version is available. A daily check for new update and notify if there is one. *make that configurable to turn on or off the update check*

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In 1.8.5, you can go to settings/advanced and turn on early access version notifications. After that, a notification will pop up on the dashboard when new version is available on the website.  Currently notification just points to download page, it will not install new version automatically

This feature is for users who want to get newer versions as soon as possible. If you don't turn this on, you will still get an auto-update with one-two week delay.


Thanks for suggestion. The app already has a built-in auto-updater, but we release updates with some delay, usually one-two weeks. In future, we plan to have several update channels, so you can choose if you want to have latest features sooner or work on a more stable version.

How does it update? Can we see when it last checked? I hope it is doing some sort of signature check of the resulting binary...

We use Squirrel.Windows installer/updater that is bundled with Electron - https://github.com/Squirrel/Squirrel.Windows . Updates are checked several times per day. Update files are differential and are quite small. Usually auto-update is released with a delay of several weeks after new version is available on a website.

What about Mac OS X?