Computer Software Updater WinApp Updater

24 Mar/10

Computer users who are working both with the Windows and Linux operating system usually list the missing computer software updater as one of the major missing features of the Windows operating systems. Windows users have no option to automatically update software that they have installed on their computer system.

The only valid option for users who want to automate the process is to make use of one of the third party software updaters like Sumo, UpToDate or the FileHippo Update Checker.

WinApp Updater is another computer software updater. It is a portable Open Source application that is currently offered as a beta version. The program lists the installed software programs on startup and checks their version against the version in the updater’s online database.

Not all apps report their version and it sometimes means that the user needs to manually check the version to see if an update for the software is available.

Each program is ideally listed with the installed version, the latest version that has been retrieved online and the description. WinApp Updater displays a menu in a sidebar that can be used to filter the software programs and drivers.

All programs with new software versions available can be upgraded by clicking on the upgrade button in the main toolbar. It is here possible to perform normal or silent installations of the updates.

Another option is to right-click a computer software program to upgrade only that program or perform other options like retrieving the latest version of the application or setting the installed version of the software to the latest which is handy for applications that do not report their version to WinApp Manager.

The settings can be used to define the install and upgrade modes. The user will be asked by default which can be changed to silent or attended.

A major disadvantage of WinApp Manager in its current state is the low amount of computer software programs that are supported. Many popular applications like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Skype or ICQ are supported but it does not support other popular programs like Opera or CCleaner.

WinApp Manager is an interesting computer software updater. The developer’s need to add support for more applications to make it a serious contender in the niche. Windows users can download the software updater from Sourceforge. It is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of windows. (via Troublefixers)

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