Software Informer

Software Informer 1.3 Free



This program received 6 awards

Video tutorial & screenshots

  • Filtering list of updates feature
  • Installer
  • Settings Window
  • Recommendations
  • User's Profile
  • Activity Feed

Editorial review

All comments (596)

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.

Latest comments

  All comments (596)
  • 6
    David H Last month

    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.

  • 20
    Guest 5 months ago

    It's awesome even now I figured that we can zoom just like in web browsers by clicking Control + Scroll up/down.

  • 2
    Vojta 5 months ago

    Nice piece of software that provides you with a lot of info about software other people are using. Wouldn't use it outside of a virtual machine, though.

    • 4
      Takis k 2 months ago

      And what's the reason about not using it outside a VM?

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