Good news: we've set things up on our update server so that the Beta version will now automatically tell you when there's a new beta ready, using our regular update mechanism.

Here's how it works:

  • You "opt-in" to the Beta by installing one of the beta releases from the blog.
  • The update server knows what versions are Beta versions. When you check for updates, and if you're running a Beta, it returns the current Beta, rather than the current production release.
  • At the end of the Beta, we set the final "Beta Update" to the production release as shipped. Everyone with the Beta automatically updates to the production version, and future updates are normal, production updates.
  • If you want to participate in a future Beta, you can do so by downloading and installing a Beta version, and the process repeats.

Hopefully this will make it easier for everyone to keep up with the current Beta releases.

Don't forget, though: if you're running schedules, you won't notice the updates unless you launch SuperDuper! manually... so, if you want to be sure, check for updates manually.

Thanks to all the testers—we really do appreciate your help.