Appupdater 1.4.1 for Windows

by Nabber.org

Avg. Rating 3.7 (39 votes)

File Details

File Size 10.4 MB
License Open Source
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 2,542
Publisher Nabber.org
Homepage Appupdater

Publisher's Description

Appupdater provides advanced functionality to Windows, similar to apt-get or yum on Linux or like Windows Update for all the other programs on your computer. It automates the process of installing and maintaining up to date versions of programs. It is fully customizable for use in a corporate environment.

Latest Reviews

twanj

twanj reviewed v1.0.1 on Dec 18, 2008

Appupdater has a GUI now, it can be used by anyone easily.

Well worth it for parents or relatives that don't live nearby!

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v0.8.2 on Jan 3, 2008

This has a long way to go... as already noted, it should partner up with BetaNews... as well as other such sites: FreewareUpdates, SourceForge, MajorGeeks, Softpedia, etc.

twanj

twanj reviewed v0.8.2 on Jan 3, 2008

I like this. Keep in mind it's mostly a text interface or a not so pretty graphical one, but it works well for me. I don't have time to keep all my random apps installed, and this seems to cover most of what I use.

Betanews should have a repository and use this program.

nvic

nvic reviewed v0.8.2 on Jan 2, 2008

It did not detect spybot at all, and froze while updating AutoIt. (Tried to run the autoit installer at BELOW NORMAL Priority!)

Also, the interface is quite ugly and disappointing.

reidyn

reidyn reviewed v0.8.1 on Dec 20, 2007

The Windows platform is in desperate need of a good, working application such as this. This one seems to have more promise than any of the others I've tried, as it works more as I think this sort of app should work. However, nothing I did on a run-of-the-mill XP machine could get it working. It was never able to populate my list of installed applications, and only once did I manage to get it to retrieve a list of available apps from the repository. When I got that far, it wouldn't install anything new or do anything else.

I'll give this a 2 -- a bare 1 point for not working at all, but one bonus point for giving a glimpse of what COULD be if this worked. Get it working, and I'll re-rate it.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v0.7 Beta on Nov 6, 2007

After careful review, I've changed my original comment and score.

There's a short list of available "packages" and a separate list that shows the ones you have (that it detects). However, it put the "Uninstall" button beside both Spybot and VLC despite the fact that it's available packages list also show these with the EXACT same version number. So, what are you trying to say?

So for now this program is basically useless. I noticed in Vista that online Updates offered NVidia drivers so it looks like Microsoft is heading in the right direction of a one-stop spot for updating. I do find updating all my extra programs rather tedious (yes, life is hard!).

The program said "packages" which really reminds me of Linux. What I really love about Linux is the package managing. If I'm in Ubuntu and I open the Synaptic Package Manager (which can auto-update now) I can search by genre or name to find other programs. These programs will inform me if I should install other software and I can easily install. Additionally the package manager in Linux can look for "broken" packages and generally auto-fix.

I'd like to see a Microsoft program which works the same way as Synaptic Package Manager with authorized repositories (WHQL) and non-Microsoft software. I suppose you really need to have used Linux to get this.

*Again, this is Beta but I'm not sure how easy it will be to create a good application updater. It's a noble job, yes (unless the lists are tailored for advertising purposes). I really think that it's best to create your own Favorites folder with links to software updates sites and do it yourself as well as use the Microsoft Update site which should improve and offer more authorized non-Windows drivers and other updates.

It should be noted that Google has also created its own software for updating a bundling of software. I noticed at least one of those programs in the list. I think multiple updaters could get too complicated. Don't forget, also, that not every program SHOULD be updated. Some video drivers have unknowingly created an issue where none existed.

**You really want to read Release Notes and possibly set a Restore Point when installing updates.

Ian C.

Ian C. reviewed v0.7 Beta on Oct 26, 2007

Yet another lousy attempt at a windows package manager. Does a very poor job of detecting installed applications, and the GUI is very ugly. On the upside, it lists several capabilities witch go far beyond the other four windows package managers I've tried, although it, like the others, doesn't seem to work well enough to say for sure if the features are of any use.

Edit: Was gonna bump it up a point because the command line is very nice, even though the GUI is bad, except it can't uninstall programs, due to incorrect quotes:

Removing Notepad++...

start /B /WAIT /BELOWNORMAL "" C:\Program Files\Notepad++\uninstall.exe /S

The system cannot find the file C:\Program.

Virginia_blueman

Virginia_blueman reviewed v0.5 on Jun 30, 2007

Very useful program. So far it has worked without any problems. This isnt something for for the basic computer user. Id like to see a GUi for this program.

twanj

twanj reviewed v0.5 on Jun 30, 2007

This is a great app, helpful for keeping all your other apps using the latest version.

It mainly has a command line interface right now, but there is a very BETA GUI in appupdaterw.exe. So it's not for everyone yet, but it is already very handy.

flyingmetalspatula

flyingmetalspatula reviewed v0.5 on Jun 29, 2007

wtf is this monstrosity!?!

I'm not why i feel worse - for downloading this application or for trusting the write-up and worthiness of this site.

I'm feel so dirty and betrayed

Avg. Rating 3.7 (39 votes)
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twanj

twanj reviewed v1.0.1 on Dec 18, 2008

Appupdater has a GUI now, it can be used by anyone easily.

Well worth it for parents or relatives that don't live nearby!

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v0.8.2 on Jan 3, 2008

This has a long way to go... as already noted, it should partner up with BetaNews... as well as other such sites: FreewareUpdates, SourceForge, MajorGeeks, Softpedia, etc.

twanj

twanj reviewed v0.8.2 on Jan 3, 2008

I like this. Keep in mind it's mostly a text interface or a not so pretty graphical one, but it works well for me. I don't have time to keep all my random apps installed, and this seems to cover most of what I use.

Betanews should have a repository and use this program.

nvic

nvic reviewed v0.8.2 on Jan 2, 2008

It did not detect spybot at all, and froze while updating AutoIt. (Tried to run the autoit installer at BELOW NORMAL Priority!)

Also, the interface is quite ugly and disappointing.

reidyn

reidyn reviewed v0.8.1 on Dec 20, 2007

The Windows platform is in desperate need of a good, working application such as this. This one seems to have more promise than any of the others I've tried, as it works more as I think this sort of app should work. However, nothing I did on a run-of-the-mill XP machine could get it working. It was never able to populate my list of installed applications, and only once did I manage to get it to retrieve a list of available apps from the repository. When I got that far, it wouldn't install anything new or do anything else.

I'll give this a 2 -- a bare 1 point for not working at all, but one bonus point for giving a glimpse of what COULD be if this worked. Get it working, and I'll re-rate it.

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v0.7 Beta on Nov 6, 2007

After careful review, I've changed my original comment and score.

There's a short list of available "packages" and a separate list that shows the ones you have (that it detects). However, it put the "Uninstall" button beside both Spybot and VLC despite the fact that it's available packages list also show these with the EXACT same version number. So, what are you trying to say?

So for now this program is basically useless. I noticed in Vista that online Updates offered NVidia drivers so it looks like Microsoft is heading in the right direction of a one-stop spot for updating. I do find updating all my extra programs rather tedious (yes, life is hard!).

The program said "packages" which really reminds me of Linux. What I really love about Linux is the package managing. If I'm in Ubuntu and I open the Synaptic Package Manager (which can auto-update now) I can search by genre or name to find other programs. These programs will inform me if I should install other software and I can easily install. Additionally the package manager in Linux can look for "broken" packages and generally auto-fix.

I'd like to see a Microsoft program which works the same way as Synaptic Package Manager with authorized repositories (WHQL) and non-Microsoft software. I suppose you really need to have used Linux to get this.

*Again, this is Beta but I'm not sure how easy it will be to create a good application updater. It's a noble job, yes (unless the lists are tailored for advertising purposes). I really think that it's best to create your own Favorites folder with links to software updates sites and do it yourself as well as use the Microsoft Update site which should improve and offer more authorized non-Windows drivers and other updates.

It should be noted that Google has also created its own software for updating a bundling of software. I noticed at least one of those programs in the list. I think multiple updaters could get too complicated. Don't forget, also, that not every program SHOULD be updated. Some video drivers have unknowingly created an issue where none existed.

**You really want to read Release Notes and possibly set a Restore Point when installing updates.

Ian C.

Ian C. reviewed v0.7 Beta on Oct 26, 2007

Yet another lousy attempt at a windows package manager. Does a very poor job of detecting installed applications, and the GUI is very ugly. On the upside, it lists several capabilities witch go far beyond the other four windows package managers I've tried, although it, like the others, doesn't seem to work well enough to say for sure if the features are of any use.

Edit: Was gonna bump it up a point because the command line is very nice, even though the GUI is bad, except it can't uninstall programs, due to incorrect quotes:

Removing Notepad++...

start /B /WAIT /BELOWNORMAL "" C:\Program Files\Notepad++\uninstall.exe /S

The system cannot find the file C:\Program.

Virginia_blueman

Virginia_blueman reviewed v0.5 on Jun 30, 2007

Very useful program. So far it has worked without any problems. This isnt something for for the basic computer user. Id like to see a GUi for this program.

twanj

twanj reviewed v0.5 on Jun 30, 2007

This is a great app, helpful for keeping all your other apps using the latest version.

It mainly has a command line interface right now, but there is a very BETA GUI in appupdaterw.exe. So it's not for everyone yet, but it is already very handy.

flyingmetalspatula

flyingmetalspatula reviewed v0.5 on Jun 29, 2007

wtf is this monstrosity!?!

I'm not why i feel worse - for downloading this application or for trusting the write-up and worthiness of this site.

I'm feel so dirty and betrayed

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