R-Updater Alternatives

    R-Updater is described as 'very useful tool to keep your installed programs up-to-date. Upon installation R-Updater creates a list of installed programs and checks on a pre-scheduled time if there are new program versions available' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to R-Updater for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is Ninite, which is free. Other great apps like R-Updater are SUMo (Freemium), Patch My PC (Free Personal), Software Informer (Free) and Zero Install (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 5, 2018

    1. Ninite is the easiest way to install software. Pick the apps you want, and the Ninite installer will download and install all of your selected apps at once, automatically. It is 100% hands-free; Ninite automatically rejects browser toolbars and other prepackaged junk.
    2. SUMo stands for Software Update Monitor. Thanks to SUMo you'll be able to keep your PC up-to-date by using the most recent version of your favorite software !.


      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      Patch My PC is a small portable application that updates third party applications and Windows updates. It’s critical to keep software up to date to ensure vulnerabilities are patched.
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    3. Software Informer is a programme, whose primary aim is to give you the up-to-date information about the software you actually use. Whenever a more recent version of any programme becomes available, Software Informer notifies you and offers a link for downloading the update.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      Zero Install is a decentralised cross-distribution software installation system. Other features include full support for shared libraries, sharing between users, and integration with native platform package managers.


    4. The Linux Mint update manager. Helps installing security updates and new versions of packages.
    5. One of the great things about using open source software is the frequency with which bugs are fixed, security holes are patched, and new features are added.
    6. Update Detector is a free application from Filepuma.com that helps you to keep the software on your computer up-to-date. It is so light and only takes seconds to run.
    7. MacUpdate Desktop makes managing and updating your applications easy and automatic. It helps you organize your favorite applications and keep track of them when new versions become available. Download and install new updates. Find out whats new. Stay up to date like never before.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      NeoSetup is a brand new concept of application installer and updater for Windows. It detects updates quickly and installs them at a click of a button. It will perform automated application installations from a collection of the most popular Windows programs.
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