SUMo 3.5.2.195

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 ! Unlike build-in auto update features, SUMo tells you if updates are available before you need to use your software.

Features:

  • Automatic detection of installed software
  • Detects required updates / patches for your software
  • Filter / authorize Beta versions (user setting)
  • Ignore list : only tracks software YOU want to track
  • More compatibility and less false positive than others Update Monitors (according to users feedback ;-)
  • Internationalization support.

What's new in this version:
- 0001929: [Refactoring] "%Installation" in Product Name shall be filtered
- 0001931: [Bug] steam
- 0001932: [Bug] steam
- 0001934: [Refactoring] "PDFForge" company name rationalization
- 0001928: [Refactoring] "2BrightSparks" company name rationalization
- 0001930: [Bug] Shockwave 12 not detected

This is the portable version, 'sponsor' free - without spyware, adware or any other form of malware.

Download portable: SUMo 3.5.2.195 | 667 KB (Freeware)
View: SUMo Website

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They are 2 very different products. Patchmypc gives you a 1 click solution to update a clients PC. They don't have as large of product catalog but patchmypc defiantly updates the important ones.

IMO PatchmyPC is far superior to this, whilst as warwagon says, it doesnt have as many products, those it does support it updates automatically, all sumo does is do an internet search for the latest file names and displays the results, which is pretty lame imo and is a complete mess, try it and see what I mean

BeLGaRaTh said,
all sumo does is do an internet search for the latest file names and displays the results ...

That's not true in the least bit. The SUMo database is built automatically by the users running the client. The client has a variety of methods it uses to detect software installed on your PC as well as version info. New programs are detected automatically and added to the online database. Likewise, new versions are detected because a user had a newer version of the software installed on their PC. The result is a software update checker with the largest database and broadest support, able to detect updates for tens of thousands of programs, and continuously growing.

However, because the database is built largely autonomously, the client isn't able to gather all the necessary information. This is where the internet search comes in - it's merely an attempt to find the products website where you can download the latest version. Several programs have official websites submitted by the users, and users are able to report other problems as well. If you watch the changelog, you'll see a lot of "refactoring" to fix inaccurate information.

So what I said remains true, it doesn't update the apps, it just shows a list of where to download the updates (based on other users experience) ... So not worth bothering with. plus the crap that gets installed if you don't use the slim version. Karl Katarn or whatever his name is stopped posting because he was called out on this several years ago.

This program does have a place, but I don't think repair technicians is one of them. For instance, with Patchmypc either via remote assistance or on my repair desk, I run the application (No install required). Then click update and walk away. Patchmypc will then "Automatically" download and update all of the programs in it's list. The most common out of date ones being

Silverlight
Adobe Reader
Flash
FIrefox
Quicktime
Itunes
Java
ccleaner
and so on. all with just 1 click. It's a MASSIVE time saver for any technician.