While infrequent updates are probably worse (at least when the software is buggy), many applications roll out new updates constantly. This means installing and restarting the app almost every time you open it—if you want the latest version, anyway. Fortunately, you can often find a quick fix.
While many applications will just ask you if you want to be notified of new updates and then set the frequency of checking for updates to something as frequent as daily, you can often change this. Most apps have an “Updates” tab in their preferences/settings that allow you to specify the frequency of the update and allow you to check for updates manually at any point. Evernote is a great example of an app that has a new update virtually every day, but you can avoid being bothered too often by setting the check-for-updates schedule to Weekly or Monthly.
This is something you’ve probably discovered if you’ve found this annoying and have looked around for a solution, but it’s also something I’ve seen a lot of people miss. But what about apps that update all the time and don’t let you set how often they check? You can always opt to check manually and turn off auto-updating all together, but that’s not really a great solution. If you know of any other ways of solving this problem, let us know in the comments.