IObit Software Updater

IObit Software Updater 3.6

Free
Keep all your programs and apps permanently updated to the latest version
5.0  (3 votes)
3.6.0 (See all)

Keeping all the software tools installed on your computer always up to date is not only convenient, but also a way to guarantee that hackers cannot take advantage of the vulnerabilities left open by outdated versions. IObit Software Updater is designed to check for new versions automatically and to update any outdated app either individually or in batches. Besides, it can recommend new tools and programs and install them for you from their official sites.

Following the attractive dark-colored design of all IObit tools, this updating program opens in a nice interface where all your installed programs are neatly organized in two clear sections – Outdated and UpToDate software tools. The Outdated section will list all those apps that, according to the program’s database which holds information about hundreds of software tools, can be upgraded to a newer version. You can then check them either individually or in bulk and tell the program to perform its magic for you.

The first thing IObit Software Updater does is to create a restore point in case things go south during the updating process or if you decide you’d rather go back to the older version of the updated app for whatever reason. This restore point will be added to any other restore points created by Windows or any other program, so that you can go back to that list in the System Restore section and turn your computer back in time to a safer status. Besides, you can also create a new restore point from here at any time. After securing your system by saving its current status, the tool will update all those apps you selected, downloading the new version from their official site and installing it for you.

As far as updating programs to their newest version, this is as much as IObit Software Updater can offer, and surely as much as any other similar tool can do. IObit offers you some extra features to complement the program’s limited scope. Thus, it comes with a Recommendation section where you can see what’s new in terms of browsers, security tools, social sites, multimedia, and many other utilities and tools. Here you can pick those you are interested in and leave the program to download and install them for you in the background. As a bonus, you’ll find a Store with the latest IObit products.

IObit Software Updater is free to download and use, though there is a commercial PRO version with some extra functionality, such as a useful Auto Update List, where you can include all those programs that you wish to keep always updated, thus granting the program permission to download and install all new versions without asking you first. The free version, however, will keep you informed in real time of any new update that has become available for the programs installed on your computer. If only for this heads-up service, IObit Software Updater is an excellent ally to rely on.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Detects all obsolete apps and programs in seconds
  • Offers recommendations on all kinds of programs
  • Creates restore points
  • Restores your system in case of failure

Cons

  • Auto Update List is only available in the PRO version
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