Description: Universal Update Software for PC
Web site: UpdateStar.com / Courtesy of LifeHacker
Ever wished that Microsoft Update could not only keep their own software products in peak operating condition with the latest changes, additions and security fixes, but also update the rest of your software? Since Microsoft aiding rival companies is nothing but a pipe dream, then perhaps the world of Freeware – tech speak for ‘free software’ – can provide a solution. UpdateStar, currently operating in beta mode (test version for all of you non-techies), may be able to provide what you need.
“UpdateStar is the program that lets you stay up-to-date with all the personal software you are using on your computer. This way you make sure you always have the most up-to-date software, maximizing the every-day user experience. UpdateStar covers all of your freeware, shareware, demos, commercial software, and includes special offers.”
Looking like it just dropped out of Office 2007, this snappily skinned program supports a wide variety of software with its updating wizardry, both commercial and freeware. In addition, it will revamp your Add/Remove Program interface with some handy new options while providing in-depth information regarding your installed programs; something that is sorely missed from Microsoft’s vanilla solution. It is under 5 megabytes in size, could save you time usually spent updating and it’s free… so why not give it a try?