AlwaysUp

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 6 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
8.8
File Size:
4.22MB
Date Added:
July 02, 2014
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $49.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
3,511
Downloads Last Week:
9
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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  • 4 stars

    "Works like a charm."

    October 04, 2013   |   By CPedersenGL

    Version: AlwaysUp 8.5

    Pros

    Allows access to the same functionality as other service wrappers, but with better options for configuration, checking and debugging.

    If you have legacy software, or software not designed to run as a service, this product has a good chance of solving your problem.

    Quick response to questions posed via. email.

    Cons

    Not a silver bullet. Have encountered a program that so far still won't run even under AlwaysUp.

    Summary

    In a perfect world you should not need software like AlwaysUp, but when you do, and you do not have the budget for a complete rewrite of a poorly designed (or just plain old) program, AlwaysUp can be a time saver.

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  • 3 stars

    "sweeping under carpet only makes your domain dirtier"

    June 18, 2013   |   By SamEnglish

    Version: AlwaysUp 8.5

    Pros

    - false sense of security (feels warm and fuzzy - like morphine before an amputation!)

    Cons

    1. Doesn't resolve underlying instability issues
    2. Introduces a system dependency on a new 3rd party module
    2.1 that cannot be debugged
    2.2 that may introduce new errors and issues into your system
    2.3 that cannot necessarily be relied upon into the future
    3. Further encourages bad system design
    4. Further encourages bad management decisions regarding quick fixes in general. Problems need solutions. People need work. Clients need robust solutions. Managers need to spend the money and manhours necessary to achieve desired results PROPERLY.
    5. Using this "solution" denies the workforce the opportunity to legitimately work an additional x number of hours. Ironically the underlying instability problems and system-wide bad design decisions will probably resurface as astronomical maintenance costs that the managers blame on their technical staff. Net effect is disappointed clients, technical staff that can't do their jobs PROPERLY, and managers that sabotage their own workers.

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  • 5 stars

    "convenient and easy to use"

    August 06, 2008   |   By xerces555

    Version: AlwaysUp 6.7.3.45

    Pros

    We've been using this great little package on our servers since 2006. Setup is easy and it just works away in the background. Having it send emails when something goes wrong is super convenient.

    Cons

    Nothing so far

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  • 5 stars

    "Works well, very reliable"

    June 19, 2008   |   By a.guy35

    Version: AlwaysUp 6.5

    Pros

    One of the few shareware progs that I have actually PURCHASED. It just works. Since installing it we don't even care when our crappy software hangs up, Always-Up just restarts it. Saves me a lot of hassle.

    Cons

    30-day trial wasn't enough

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  • 1 stars

    "Restarted the app, but did nothing when it was frozen or hung up. "

    June 17, 2008   |   By IBMMAN

    Version: AlwaysUp 6.5

    Pros

    Does restart failed applications.

    Cons

    The corporation that I work for bought this thinking that it would stop and restart hung apps. We have purchased another venders product in it's place.

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  • 5 stars

    "Set it and forget it"

    June 08, 2008

    Version: AlwaysUp 6.5

    Pros

    We have Alwaysup on 6 PCs running our mission-critical software (billing app). We have had virtually 100% uptime since installing. No more 3am calls for me!

    Support is friendly and these guys knows their stuff.

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