Software Informer

Software Informer 1.3 Free

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Francisco Martínez Senior editor

Software Informer’s new extensively revamped interface will not leave you indifferent. It’s still the same old and reliable free software tool that notifies more than one million users about all the new updates available for our applications. But, far from being a simple updater, it also provides you with extensive information and recommendations about your favorite tools.

This brand new version of Software Informer’s client looks now more impressive than ever, and it comes with a new dedicated website, too.
Dressed on its Sunday’s best, it will remind you (a lot) of the new tile-based operating system developed by Microsoft. It not only looks familiar, it is also simpler and much more intuitive than the tiny and crowded window of the previous version. You will probably welcome the possibility of reading the latest Software Informer reviews about the applications installed on your system without leaving the program or opening a Web browser…
You may also miss the old feature, though, as the new version of the SI client seems to have left behind its driver updater. At least I couldn't find it anywhere! Not that I used it a lot in the past or that I can’t do without one now, but some veteran users may find it a bigger loss. The recommendations, however, have been greatly improved. You get loads of updated information about tools that Software Informer believes you may be interested in. They are based on the programs installed on your system: those you have recently uninstalled and all your latest software-related activity. The more you use the SI Client, the more accurate recommendations you get. You can download the recommended tools directly from here, browse some of the users’ comments or read all the information about it right from the SI site.

Still the new SI client has also some small flaws to work out. For one, the program has problems refreshing its list of installed programs after uninstalling one of them. The deceased application keeps showing up for a while until it finally disappears. Nothing sufficient and certainly nothing that might make you think twice before trying this highly improved new version of an old and efficient friend.


  • Clear and intuitive new interface.
  • Offers you personal recommendations.
  • Shows extensive information about your latest software-related activity.
  • Reads the latest Software Informer reviews from your SI Client's main window.


  • Notifications about driver updates are no longer available.

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  • 2
    Vishal Bakhai 6 months ago
    Pros: Revamped interface with faster updates.
    Cons: No driver updation. Does not open offline (launching requires internet connection)

    I would suggest that you give the app a offline launch option, cause not everyone can have free bandwidth and don't update a software daily. On top of it, why did you remove the drivers details page? Get it back, as the page really helps to know the drivers I have. Oh and there are still glitches, as it does not capture beta update availability, even after it being there.

  • 3
    Guest 9 months ago

    Good app for downloading PC apps.

  • 5
    Mara R 9 months ago

    Very useful and convenient application.

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