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updating windows applicationSoftware packagers like Ninite Ninite - Easily Install All Your Favorite Free Apps In One Go Ninite - Easily Install All Your Favorite Free Apps In One Go Read More are at an uptick in popularity now that the old seek-and-download method is quickly drawing close towards extinction. Imagine what your kids will think when you tell them that you actually had to search for and manually update certain essential software in the future. Crazy, right?

iOS and other platforms come built around automatic updates to core functionality and additional software that you should install. That’s one huge benefit of having the App Store. Windows isn’t quite there yet. However, that hasn’t kept certain third-party developers from molding that sort of a feature for you. As mentioned before, Ninite makes that easy on you. Soft2Base makes it even easier, and I’ll show you how today.

Click here to check out Soft2Base!

Soft2Base is a software manager for Windows that scans for over 60 of the most popular applications and ensures that your computer is running the very latest version. If not, Soft2Base can silently download and automatically install them for you.

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On launch, Soft2Base makes it easy for you by displaying all of their supported software. As you can see at the bottom left, there are display filters that will allow you to narrow down the listed software by installed or not, need to be updated, already up to date, and more recent than listed. In the next screenshot, you’ll see that I’ve filtered to only see software on my system that needs to be updated.

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You can then check off the software you’d like to update and click Next. Here, you’ll notice more important options at the bottom left of the screen. You’re able to choose if you’d like to install without comparing, install silently, or download without installing. I never recommend running through silent installs, as that is how you can get toolbars and other bloatware stuffed onto your system.

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Soft2Base will automatically begin downloading your software and the installation prompts will automatically pop up if you’ve chosen to install them manually.

self updating windows application

I’ve yet to run into any issues on Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) and it’s worked like a charm thus far. Additional features include the ability to create and save a profile that consists of only certain software that you’d like to monitor and keep up to date. The software supports English, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish, and is completely portable. You’re also able to view logs and downloaded files, all within the interface.

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Simply put, Soft2Base does everything that we’d be doing manually in an automatic way. Running Soft2Base also means that you’ll be able to disable annoying system services, like iTunes’ auto-updater, Google Update, Java’s update process, and more. This could mean, if you’re on a less beefy system, a faster computer.

As Soft2Base grows, look forward to a larger base of software being supported. From what I’ve read, there are no plans to support Linux and Mac versions of applications yet. Let me know what you think of this neat little tool in the comments!

  1. HLJonnalagadda
    September 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I use something similar by cnet.. Will give this a go and see how it is

  2. pyrextv
    August 10, 2012 at 7:31 am

    just what i need

  3. Igor Rizvi?
    August 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

    nice,there is also a program called patch my pc ...also great stuff

  4. Charlie Player
    July 31, 2012 at 12:59 am

    awesome software..going to update my media players, and game drivers..thanks

  5. Mike Green
    July 28, 2012 at 9:58 am

    SecuniaPSI and Allmyapps is better by far

    • HannibalCat
      August 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Can't get Allmyapps to play properly. Keeps hanging, won't allow any other program to be seen unless it is minimised - stops the taskbar appearing - and doesn't always recognise when it's updated an app even though it just did. A good idea, but needs work.

    • Titou
      September 20, 2012 at 6:27 am

      Can you automatize multiple install in foreign lang with PSI ?

  6. Gian Singh
    July 26, 2012 at 7:22 pm


  7. musicphann
    July 26, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Been using the update checker for a while. It does a good job finding what needs to be updated. Only catch is you have to install the updates 1 at a time.

  8. Kenice Noel
    July 26, 2012 at 12:55 pm


  9. Dany Bouffard
    July 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks, its interresting, but I still preer Ninite, caue ninite eleminate the toolbars when it install stuff. But if that program add that fonctionality I will probably try it and compare with Ninite, until then I will stay faithfull to Ninite.

  10. Tanguy Djokovic
    July 26, 2012 at 11:39 am

    isn't filehippo way better?

  11. Elaheh Sadegh
    July 26, 2012 at 9:26 am

    sound really interesting , specially because we don't have download-install and update our software one by one. saving time and energy ;)

  12. Shakirah Faleh Lai
    July 26, 2012 at 8:42 am

    This software can help me a lot.

  13. Steven Kim
    July 26, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Kinda dragged but after a while it worked..awesome!

  14. HildyJ
    July 26, 2012 at 2:49 am

    I use a similar program - Secunia PSI (free for personal use). I don't know how the number of programs compares but one extra thing it does is check for Windows patches.

  15. Dylan Brendan
    July 26, 2012 at 2:45 am

    This was great! Thank You!

  16. MerVzter Balacuit
    July 26, 2012 at 2:30 am

    thanks for another idea of program like this..

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