We have just checked out a handy tool from FileHippo.com which was a Update Checker, and here is a similar tool from another website Apphit.com which seems to be a complete clone of Filehippo.com in terms of design, functionality and features. This website offers you with different modes of keeping your PC updated which ranges from Browser to a downloadable application which when run would let you know with the possible updates needed on your PC.
Desktop Update Checker – This version allows you to download a small exe file to your PC which when installed would display you a report with all the available or required updates for the installed softwares on your PC. This option is not linked with any other installed softwares and is nothing but a reporting tool useful for giving you a list of all the required.
Firefox Add-on Notifier – If you use Firefox then you don’t need to download the desktop version because there is a .xpi version of this update checker which will report you all the updates under a new menu called ‘Softwares’ each of these linking to their respective download links through which you can directly download. I would recommend using this option because you are just installing a small Add-on on your browser and as a rouitine while browsing your emails and websites you can stay updated with all the notifications this tool will provide you.
BitComet – BitComet is a multiple featured application which ranges from BitTorrent, FTP, HTTP download client and also the company behind the free software downloads website Apphit.com, hence in this software too you will find a installed notifier which can give you notifications for your PC. The Update Checker comes preinstalled in BitTorrent which can be removed after installation.
CometBird – This is the last option which Apphit offers to keep you updated with all the notifications. You can go with any of these and make sure all the software’s on your PC are updated regularly.