FileHippo App Manager


FileHippo App Manager

A software update checker that is fast and very easy to use


Our rating: 


Pros & Cons:

Easy to use, direct download links, customize search space.
Database limited to software on, sometimes poor software detection.

Our Review:

FileHippo App Manager, previously known as Update Checker, is fast and very easy to use, but detects only a limited number of programs (probably adequate for most users).

It scans quickly and takes you to a webpage that provides a list of the programs it detected and links to the FileHippo download page for the new software. It also allows you to decide whether or not to view Beta software.

In order to detect portable software, you have to add the folder in which the program resides to the custom search space. This makes it slower, and it still doesn't detect all software. Instead it detects only the software that's available on the FileHippo website.

However, the application does allow multiple folders of portable software to be added to the custom search space, thereby potentially reducing the search space and speeding up the search.

Beware though, there have been unconfirmed reports of the application presenting problems to those users that have a non-English version of Windows installed. Further feedback regarding this problem would be appreciated.

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I just installed the latest version - beta 4. Scan completed, 3 applications to update. Unfortunately, when I clicked at tab "Installed Applications" program hang up (irresponsible). Only one way close it. Application did not updated more 1 yr ago.