Heavy Weight

Keeping my pc software up-to-date should have been easy. I mean, look how easy it is on your smart phone. You go to the app store, it lists all relevant updates, and with a push of a button you have the latest and greatest.

There is no such central place for PCs. This means it’s up to the individual vendors to inform you of updates. Many don’t. What a mess.

Luckily, from time to time someone comes up with a solution. Currently, this comes in the form of Sumo. Sumo scans your computer for installed software and lets you know what updates are available.

Unfortunately, the free version does just that. It doesn’t help you find the download link. That’s on you. But really, for the most part, that’s the easy bit.

Sumo also has a sister app, Dumo. Dumo does the same thing, but with your hardware drivers.

Between Sumo and Dumo, you can once again stay up to date. Shiny!

  • Note: I’ve linked to older versions of both apps intentionally. These seem to be the last versions that are still fully free.

Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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