It can be quite annoying to have to check one by one if each of the installed programs on your computer is updated in its latest version. It’s not usually a good idea to have 50-some auto-update wizards running in the background, putting a drag on your system. To solve this problem there are tools like SUMo and DUMo, two free programs to check your system and show you a list of all the programs and drivers, respectively, that are out of date on your computer.
Once the program is installed, its wizard will ask if you want to analyze the system to search for all your installed programs. Click on the lower ‘Check’ button to see if each version is up-to-date. In the ‘Update’ field you’ll specifically see the version number if there’s a more modern one, with each update rated as more or less critical in accordance with their importance.
You have to keep in mind that the program will not automatically download the new versions, and if you double-click on one of them, you’ll be taken to the official website of developer KC Software, where you’ll find download suggestions directly from their own servers instead of from the respective official webpages. Thus SUMo is more like a reference guide than an automatic downloads system, such that based on the program name and version number you can go to the official webpage to download it. Or here on Uptodown, of course!
This sister tool is the ideal complement to SUMo, as it does the same scan of the drivers for hardware components attached to your computer. By pressing the ‘Refresh’ button you’ll get a list of all the drivers, their manufacturer, and version number alongside the most up-to-date version if a more recent one exists. If you click on it, you’ll be taken to the KC Software page, although you can also usually find the manufacturer’s own webpage by searching the name of the component and the version number on Google.