A average computer user has at least 25 different applications installed on their PC, on the other hand power users may have more than 100 applications installed on their PC. Though downloading and installing softwares can be quite easy, keeping them updated is definitely a hassle, what with many software publishers releasing regular updates to fix bugs or enhance features.
Though it is not easy to keep your applications updated all the time, there are several tools / utilities which will show you how which softwares are outdated and provide you with a option to download and install the latest version of the software.
Here is a list of 7 utilities/tools that will help you keep your softwares and applications updated with ease.
UpdateStar is the program that lets you stay up-to-date with all of your personal software you are using on your computer. You can use UpdateStar to look for available updates and manage all of your installations, install updates or uninstall programs on your computer.
FileHippo Update Checker
FileHippo Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases. These are then neatly displayed in your browser for you to download.
The Update Notifier is a small utility that scans your computer for installed software and displays a list of updates. Also you can see the latest updates for applications from your Watch List. Update Notifier does not require any installation and runs out of the box.
SUMo Software Update Monitor
SUMo (Software Update Monitor) will allow you to keep your PC up-to-date by using the most recent version of your favorite software. Unlike build-in auto update features, SUMo tells you if updates are available before you need to use your software.
AppSnap is an application that simplifies installation of software. It automatically figures out the latest version, downloads the installer and then installs the software in one seamless step. AppSnap is primarily designed for Windows which does not have any decent package manager such as APT and RPM as in the Linux world.
Appget is a version-control-program. Appget will show you a list of your installed Applications. When an update is available for one of them, it will be shown in Appget. There you can update the specific applications in seconds.
The 7th software is a open choice for readers to tell us about, do you use one of these softwares or do you have something other’s should know about, tell us about it and we will add links to the software along with crediting you with it, so go ahead and fill in the void for us, leave a comment about the software you use to keep your PC softwares up-to-date.