Software Informer

Software Informer Free

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Video tutorial & screenshots

  • My Apps
  • Software Giveaways
  • IT Articles
  • Personalized Recommendations
  • Trending Software
  • Filtering list of updates feature
  • Installer
  • Settings Window
  • Recommendations

Editorial review

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Tom Cooper Senior editor

The new version of the Software Informer desktop client brings the most notable changes so far, deeply affecting both the user interface and functionality.

The GUI has been revamped once again, and it is more than easy to get used to the new layout and understand it from the get-go.
The tabs have been moved from the top of the window to the left side, which resembles the way you would interact with a mobile or tablet app. And it feels like the right choice, the previous version got a new Web-style UI but kept the conventional Windows-like file menu which was a little disorienting. This interface is consistent from top to bottom. Each tab has a beautiful little icon and hints you where to click when you're working in a minimized window.
Let's move on to what's new in the way the client works. First of all, the good-old updates are not only still there but are promised to be delivered faster than before, making use of a new multi-threaded download system. Since that has always been the first and foremost goal of the application, I'd say it's a considerable improvement.

The new Trending tab is pretty self-explanatory, I would take a peek there every now and then to find out "what's hot" lately. The Recommendations tab doesn't seem to have evolved, but personalized recommendations are still present.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there's now a tab called "Giveaway". Naturally, I immediately went there to check out what it was. Turns out it's a tab where you can check out shareware that is available free of charge for a limited time. But you don't have to stop at just reading the description or review, you can download it right from the interface. When the download is complete, you just click "Install" to install it and follow the provided instructions on how to activate the product. However, if the installation package is distributed as a ZIP archive, you will still have to leave the interface, unpack it, and double-click the installer yourself. I guess it's not that big of a price to pay when you get to have a paid product for free.

During my testing, I was lucky enough not to encounter any bugs and found the new features to be working just fine. Overall, the new UI and features brought better experience and made this free utility more convenient and useful.

Pros

  • Intuitive and clear new interface.
  • Fast updates.
  • Instant access to limited-time shareware giveaways right from the interface.
  • Personalized recommendations.

Cons

  • Doesn't update drivers.

What's new in version 1.4

- Completely revamped the UI
- Faster updates with a new multi-threaded download system
- Instant access to limited-time FREE offers on shareware in the new Giveaway tab
- New Trending tab
 

Publisher's description

Software Informer will detect your installed software automatically, and it will display available up-to-date info about your programs.

Account synchronization between the Client app and the website allows you to use the whole range of Software Informer services effortlessly.

Software Informer will keep your software up to date. You will know about new updates the moment they come out. Your drivers are also kept updated, along with your programs.

Various subscription options allow you to aggregate all the info you're looking for in one feed.

Based on your preferences, Software Informer will suggest other programs that you may find interesting. It's very simple: the more programs you use, the better suggestions you get.

Reviews and comments written by our experienced editors and common users will help you form educated opinions on various programs.

Learn new things and share your knowledge on program pages, or by commenting on articles and reviews. Intricate questions can be tackled by seasoned professionals.

Software Informer will keep track of your questions and comments, and you will never miss a single reply. You will also get notifications about articles and other new info.

Latest comments

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  • 0
    Guest 2 months ago

    I have been using Sofware Informer for a long time and it has become the unique part to get the last updates of all my apps.

  • 0
    Ris.s 3 months ago

    The software's just super good, I've just tried it and it's simply best, it updates all the software installed on your puter.

    • 3
      alireza yousefi 2 months ago

      The Baidu PC app store is also a good app to download new programs.

    • 4
      Guest 2 months ago

      It sorted out a long list of problems in my W8.1 - wonderful to work with!

  • 8
    David H 4 months ago

    I found this tool after searching for my company's app and decided to give it a try. Pros: Software Informer allows native Windows apps to be made known thanks to a review and rating. That would be very difficult at Windows Store at present due to technical challenges of getting an app to their store. Con: After my Internet connection dropped out, I could not find a way to restart the update of an application and had to restart the program.


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