FreewareUpdater

FreewareUpdater 1.2

Free
FreewareUpdater is a software repository for Windows

FreewareUpdater is a software repository for Windows. Taking a lot from operating systems that use repositories for everything, FreewareUpdater now offers a look at this wonderful world of Windows software. The main user interface is a two-pane window, with repositories on the left and applications on the right. The left side of the window consists of the main repositories that are added to the application. You can't download or add more repositories, though.

All the software listed is freeware. So, it makes sense to have a central application where one can find lots of free apps with ease. By default, the right panel shows the 203 applications that are available at the moment. You can scroll down to see the rest of the applications. If you need more information about a particular application, FreewareUpdater offers a "more" button that will take you to more detailed information about the programs.

To install any program from the list, you can simply select it and hit "download". Most applications I tried were downloaded and installed automatically, but I can see that some applications will require a bit of user input.

The one thing I don't like about FreewareUpdater is that it doesn't seem to allow you to install more than one application at a time, and it does not offer a queue for downloads. Once an application is installed, it will appear like that in the interface and FreewareUpdater should keep you updated and tell you when a new version is available.

José Fernández
Editor rating:

Review summary

Pros

  • It is a good place to find some nice freeware apps
  • Good application info

Cons

  • Some installation packages don't work as flawlessly as they should, but that is beyond this application's control
  • A limited number of applications
Info updated on: