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Update Notifier 1.1.6.141 for Windows

by Clean Softs Professional Association

Avg. Rating 4.2 (143 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 9,676
Publisher Clean Softs Professional Association
Homepage Update Notifier

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

henrypeck

henrypeck reviewed v1.1.6.141 on Apr 9, 2010

Does not work. Sumo found 2 programs requiring updates while Update Notifier just sits there.

reidyn

reidyn reviewed v1.1.6.141 on 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 1.0.0.6 on my system, but somehow Update Notifier believes I still have 1.0.0.2 and that 1.0.0.2 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.

KNRover

KNRover reviewed v1.1.6.141 on 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.

speedwaystar

speedwaystar reviewed v1.1.6.141 on 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.

emil.sekula

emil.sekula reviewed v1.1.5.133 on 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.

JWvanLohuizen

JWvanLohuizen reviewed v1.1.4.125 on Feb 7, 2009

This is a great little free and simple to use utility, but what you may not know is that 2 great guys gladly and diligently maintain a great website that contains all of the programs and has lots of great information about all of them.

They are very open to suggestions and appreciate of the the user input that also helps adding more software to the site. Cleansofts.org.

This software is still portable but now includes an install file to help a user browse to the location that they want to store the program and run it. This was added after a user suggestion.

After another user suggestion, the latest release added the ability to display all the programs and versions currently installed on your computer and reports when they are up to date as well. This allows users to submit their installed software for inclusion on the website, thereby being reported in Update Notifier.

This is a must have for every computer user of every level of tech knowledge.

innerspirit

innerspirit reviewed v1.1.3.109 on Jan 22, 2009

It's looking good, it found some out of date software on my system and it was very easy to download the updates.

eviljolly

eviljolly reviewed v1.1.3.107 on Dec 21, 2008

Runs fine in Vista x64. Nice little utility. Found some programs I didn't expect to see.

andrewtheart

andrewtheart reviewed v1.1.3.107 on Dec 20, 2008

I'm not the kind of person that would typically use a too like this, but on a whim I downloaded/installed this. It works great! It found updates to a lot of software I had sitting on my machine, including more obscure programs (Notepad++, Opera, Pidgin, MediaCoder, 7-Zip, etc). Saves me a lot of time having to search for updates myself. Great job guys.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v1.1.3.107 on Dec 20, 2008

The X caption button now closes the main window, but there is an exit confirmation--just in case you happen to struggle with a bout of indecision when you decide to close the window. (Personally, I can't stand needless exit confirmations. I think they belong on serious software such as real-time AV monitors, but even there they should be optional.)

Overall, though, this is a helpful utility. It would be nice if it detected updated drivers, but I can understand why they dont--because that's a whole other mess.

Avg. Rating 4.2 (143 votes)
Your Rating
henrypeck

henrypeck reviewed v1.1.6.141 on Apr 9, 2010

Does not work. Sumo found 2 programs requiring updates while Update Notifier just sits there.

reidyn

reidyn reviewed v1.1.6.141 on 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 1.0.0.6 on my system, but somehow Update Notifier believes I still have 1.0.0.2 and that 1.0.0.2 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.

KNRover

KNRover reviewed v1.1.6.141 on 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.

speedwaystar

speedwaystar reviewed v1.1.6.141 on 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.

emil.sekula

emil.sekula reviewed v1.1.5.133 on 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.

JWvanLohuizen

JWvanLohuizen reviewed v1.1.4.125 on Feb 7, 2009

This is a great little free and simple to use utility, but what you may not know is that 2 great guys gladly and diligently maintain a great website that contains all of the programs and has lots of great information about all of them.

They are very open to suggestions and appreciate of the the user input that also helps adding more software to the site. Cleansofts.org.

This software is still portable but now includes an install file to help a user browse to the location that they want to store the program and run it. This was added after a user suggestion.

After another user suggestion, the latest release added the ability to display all the programs and versions currently installed on your computer and reports when they are up to date as well. This allows users to submit their installed software for inclusion on the website, thereby being reported in Update Notifier.

This is a must have for every computer user of every level of tech knowledge.

innerspirit

innerspirit reviewed v1.1.3.109 on Jan 22, 2009

It's looking good, it found some out of date software on my system and it was very easy to download the updates.

eviljolly

eviljolly reviewed v1.1.3.107 on Dec 21, 2008

Runs fine in Vista x64. Nice little utility. Found some programs I didn't expect to see.

andrewtheart

andrewtheart reviewed v1.1.3.107 on Dec 20, 2008

I'm not the kind of person that would typically use a too like this, but on a whim I downloaded/installed this. It works great! It found updates to a lot of software I had sitting on my machine, including more obscure programs (Notepad++, Opera, Pidgin, MediaCoder, 7-Zip, etc). Saves me a lot of time having to search for updates myself. Great job guys.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v1.1.3.107 on Dec 20, 2008

The X caption button now closes the main window, but there is an exit confirmation--just in case you happen to struggle with a bout of indecision when you decide to close the window. (Personally, I can't stand needless exit confirmations. I think they belong on serious software such as real-time AV monitors, but even there they should be optional.)

Overall, though, this is a helpful utility. It would be nice if it detected updated drivers, but I can understand why they dont--because that's a whole other mess.

penguin22

penguin22 reviewed v1.1.2.89 on Nov 17, 2008

I recently started using this along with filehippo's Update Checker and find that Update Notifier does find more obscure software and helps keep my system up to date. Not since CNet had their free update checking service has a good viable option appeared.

I have to agree, it would be nice to have the application X close the entire app, including the tray icon.

Brian49

Brian49 reviewed v1.1.2.89 on Nov 16, 2008

Not bad, but for me it's a drawback that it doesn't search for updates to installed software other than programs - drivers, in particular. I agree that closing the main window should also result in exiting the program; and that it shouldn't generate application data which has to be manually deleted if the program itself isn't wanted.

Ian C.

Ian C. reviewed v1.1.1.83 on Nov 11, 2008

Doesn't seem to work at all in x64 Vista. It runs, just doesn't detect anything.

nickbrown

nickbrown reviewed v1.1.1.83 on Nov 10, 2008

Undesired Username,

We would like to thank you for the feedback, even it's not very positive :).
Regarding your comments:

a) single .exe vs. installer (like you can see, the opinions are different from person to person (see dalmiroy2k's response). But in the near feature, we'll have on our website 2 versions (installer & standalone .exe)

b) exit application vs. tray icon. We'll implement this option in settings.

c) ignored versions. We already have the option to ignore/un-ignore (just use the Filters). I'm wondering why you didn't notice the functionality, especially that you seems to have a high experience in software design?

d) About the resize, I have to disagree you. All major software have fixed size (to look the same on different OS)

Thanks

dalmiroy2k

dalmiroy2k reviewed v1.1.1.83 on Nov 8, 2008

It really helps if you manage several pcs specially your family's and you don't have time to search for program updates one by one.
The program itself being a standalone exe helps. I carry it in my pendrive.

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