Allmyapps Reviews

Lovechild of AOL and Norton

about Allmyapps · ·

This baby is bloated. I feel like my fairly powerful computer struggles just to render the interface of this app, much less run it. This is silly. Something as utilitarian as an update utility shouldn't be this slow. But, it is.

I tried this app because unfortunately a dispute between Ninite and Piriform means Piriform apps aren't available through Ninite. Believe it or not, it's worth manually installing those apps than having to deal with Allmyapps, which squanders its significantly wider app selection on its absurd bloatedness.


Stay away from this

about Allmyapps · ·

This thing is crap. It tried to "update" existing apps on my laptop which were already up to date ie. Firefox, Freemake, Open Office, and iTunes, and guess what, it really messed up everything!

After "updating" my iTunes which I really don't know why it had to, as my iTunes is always up to date, my iPhone could no longer be recognized and iTunes prompted me to Uninstall and Reinstall iTunes.

It added 2 new toolbars to all my browsers, without asking permission if I needed those toolbars in the first place - marketing bulloney!

I also had to reinstall my Freemake video downloader because it became very slow., plus it added a new toolbar to my browsers aside from the auto download icon.

I cannot even simplify removing all these updates as it refused to let me Restore from an earlier time even if I had System Restore Points before the installations took place.

This is a ton of work! Stay away from this! You are better off downloading apps from cnet or better yet, from the app owner's respective websites, just to be sure.

I thought I found a way to make my life easier, but this is a total wreck.

[Edited by LaniGarcia, June 17]_


The design of allmyapps borrows heavily from that of iTunes ...

by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Allmyapps · Jun 2011 ·

The design of allmyapps borrows heavily from that of iTunes (and more recently, that of the Mac App Store). In fact, allmyapps is nearly identical to iTunes in both function and looks. Unfortunately, it's also just as laggy as iTunes. The navigation isn't too great-- pages take a bit too long to load, and the window even froze on me once while I was using it.

Also, there's not that many apps. Allmyapps says they have 1555 (or something like that) applications listed, but in reality, that's not a lot. All of the basics are there (e.g. the major web browsers, important plugins like Flash, PDF readers, video players, etc.), but the less popular programs that you might use certainly won't be available. I only recommend using allmyapps when you're setting up a new computer. This way, you can download all of your important programs in one place, which will save you a lot of time. But when it comes to day-to-day use, allmyapps loads too slow and doesn't have enough applications to be worth the effort.