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  • 4.0 stars

    "very good thank you!"

    May 22, 2013  |   By jayzey

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    very good thank you!

    Cons

    some times abit slow but very good app !

    Summary

    i reccommend it! sad if you go!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Not completely to rely on"

    April 29, 2013  |   By fotobarje

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    I like to be reminded that there are new versions of app, but I am always suspicious whether to download. Best of all is the users review with exact remarks.

    Cons

    Sometimes shows duplicates or results were false positives. If I use a free version, it is not clear enough that the new is a trial or to-buy.

    Summary

    Generally useful

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  • 4.0 stars

    "easy to use"

    April 28, 2013  |   By hatin1903

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    shows duplicates

    Summary

    still a great tool to use

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works for Me"

    April 25, 2013  |   By 1alexh

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    What Microsoft/Windows Update does for Microsoft products, this does for many others.

    While I think it might be done a bit better, it certainly does help a lot, by keeping the amount of time chasing down updates to a minimum.

    Cons

    Really, I'm not sure there are any. Except that I find the actual interface a bit of a kludge; at times, it is difficult to understand what point has been reached, in an update progress.

    Summary

    It's much better than all the time needed to find out if your apps are up to date. And certainly much better than firing up a utility, or app, then seeing a "you can update this now" or "this app is ready to be updated" and given a now, or later, option.

    Certainly, when a person wants to use something, they do not want to stop and update that something.

    The Tech Tracker helps avoid that untimely interruption.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not reliable and does not cover all rivers"

    April 18, 2013  |   By badfrog01

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Works with stuff it "can do things for" [drivers] but does not do updates on all applications.

    Cons

    Does not do updates on all applications.

    Summary

    Useless ... what's the point in only getting "some" of your stuff tracked ?

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I had to review it - should have done before"

    April 16, 2013  |   By philphil61

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Download App made me do this
    Cnet TechTracker has been a very good updater - it worked effectively but not 100%. You could control apps/update ignores via account online and once setup it was functional

    Cons

    Over the years it's failed to scan a few times
    Over the years it's ahd one or two error update notifications
    I use it inline with filehippo because each miss other software
    Nothing is perfect in this world but it worked.

    Summary

    keep Cnet TechTracker - uninstall/block/avoid Download App
    There are other better options if Cnet TechTracker goes but that means missing out on all the other benefits/knowledge of Cnet

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Better Than Download App"

    April 16, 2013  |   By PHJ4311

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Better scanner than Download App

    Cons

    Could be more accurate

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  • 2.0 stars

    "there are better alternatives"

    April 13, 2013  |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    -large data base
    -did work on windows 7, kinda (see cons), plus seemed a little glitchy.

    Cons

    -results were false positives
    -could not select one update individually to update (would have to do them all, which I did not want - cuz It wanted to update windows live software, which is not installed but comes with operating system)
    -I eventually hit update, and nothing happened - so it doesn't work.

    Summary

    not ready for use. use something else. file hippo, sumo, or update notifier are better.

    Updated on Apr 19, 2013

    ex. of false positive - i use kingsoft writer and this updater said i have an update, but the update was not for the writer, it was for the office suite. close, but no cigar. or as mentioned, windows 7 comes with windows live software installers (but not installed). it wants to update these, even though i haven't installed them (though, this is a common problem with some of its competitors).

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does Download App replace Tech Tracker?"

    April 13, 2013  |   By Jim Brunner

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    I have always liked Tech Tracker, but it seems Download App does the same thing in a more high teck manner.

    Cons

    I have observed none.

    Summary

    Do I need both Download App and Tech Tracker???

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Scans and takes care of most updates but Not all"

    April 6, 2013  |   By dad3243

    Version: CNET TechTracker 2.1

    Pros

    Runs mostly in the background and notifies successfully of the major of updates.

    Cons

    Does not scan for all updates.
    Also it fails to recognize updated software all the time. I've had the tracker say something needed to be updated, even though it was completely up to date. Also the smart install doesn't always work.

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