Tailscale never appears as an update in the macOS App Store

We noticed that going from 1.28.0 to 1.30.0 and 1.30.1, Tailscale never appears as an updatable app. The only workaround I have found is to search for it in the App Store, open the app listing and then it is eligible for update.

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I’ve experienced the same. I think there might be a bug related to updating running VPN apps. The Apple review process also adds an indeterminate amount of time. For this reason I switched to installing via the standalone binary at https://pkgs.tailscale.com/stable/#macos.

That’s not perfect either though. For some reason the standalone build is still at 1.30.0. And really you’re still manually checking for updates either way.