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Though many users neglect this aspect, keeping your apps up-to-date is actually an important job, as it helps you avoid performance issues and security vulnerabilities and enjoy various improvements and new features. Unfortunately checking all your apps for new versions manually, without specialized help, is quite difficult and tedious. The good news is that there are plenty of specialized tools that help you perform the app updating job in a much easier and faster way.
Update Detector is such an application that lets you quickly determine which programs that you have installed on your system are outdated. It quickly scans the computer for installed apps and displays the ones that have newer versions available on a webpage automatically opened in your default web browser. From there you can also access links that let you download those newer releases.
Update Detector is also lightweight, neat, easy to use, and best of all, free. It also comes with more uncommon features, such as the possibility to customize the scan results so that certain apps and updates are no longer included in this list.
In conclusion, Update Detector is a nice choice if you want some effective help at keeping your installed apps up-to-date.
- Small, neat and lightweight
- Allows customizing the scan results
- Doesn't scan for driver updates
- Lacks advanced scan scheduling options