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. Why do I need this software? You can see the status of all of your installed software with direct download links for each one.
Reviewing 22.214.171.124 (Apr 9, 2010)
Does not work. Sumo found 2 programs requiring updates while Update Notifier just sits there.
Reviewing 126.96.36.199 (Mar 19, 2010)
This hasn't worked in some time now. Not only is it not scanning my system correctly, but it isn't showing the latest versions of apps from the list that it's allegedly retrieving online. For example, I'm looking at WizMouse 188.8.131.52 on my system, but somehow Update Notifier believes I still have 184.108.40.206 and that 220.127.116.11 is the latest version. Most of the apps in the list that it has built from my system have been upgraded since it last successfully checked, but it doesn't realize this. Nor does it realize that even if those were the versions that are installed, updates have been issued for all of those. Totally 100% broken. I've e-mailed the developer to ask whether this is still being maintained and in the meantime I'm uninstalling in favor of something else. I'll try FileHippo as others are recommending, but I also recommend the CNet TechTracker as another alternative. Perhaps between it and FileHippo we can stay up to date.
Reviewing 18.104.22.168 (Jan 16, 2010)
I used FileHippo's update checker for a couple of years when I stumbled on Update Notifier. I have tried it for a couple of months and liked the interface so much I uninstalled FileHippo. However, during the 2 months, I noticed that it never came up with any new updates. So today, I downloaded and installed FileHippo and let it scan for updates. It found 4. One of those was the latest Java RE; the others were minor. My conclusion: Update Notifier misses a number of needed updates. I will probably uninstall it in the next week or so.
Reviewing 22.214.171.124 (May 11, 2009)
Finds more updates than the FileHippo.org updater. The only slight annoyance is the download site, which has an unnecessary second page you have to click through to get to the actual download. For the ads, I guess.
Reviewing 126.96.36.199 (Mar 11, 2009)
I think it could be nice to do some Update Notifier forum instead of comment all problems here. Here you have one by techsupportalert: http://www.techsupportal...rum/showthread.php?t=83.
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