Download App

Download App

Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 272 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.0.82
  • Total Downloads:
    10,390,135
  • Date Added:
    April 03, 2013
  • File Size:
    29.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    118,481
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

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  • Current Version

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    out of 272 votes

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1 stars

"Never stops scanning after 15 mins"

October 30, 2013  |  By dalchina

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

Pros

It installs.

Cons

It doesn't achieve anything except take up disk space and use CPU time

Summary

Useless

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1 stars

"Won't Even Install"

April 25, 2013  |  By StAnneAdmin

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

Pros

Who knows? I can't get the thing to install on my Windows 7 machine.

Cons

You'd think that an organization with the reputation CNet has enjoyed for years could at least make an app that INSTALLS! But no, I've tried twice, on two separate days, from two separate downloads, and both times I've gotten a Runtime error on my Windows 7 machine.

Summary

I sincerely hope the sheer volume of negative reviews here will cause CNet to rethink their decision to stop supporting TechTracker on May 31. At least until they get this new thing FIXED!

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4 stars

"Build 82 works for me with one recommendation"

April 25, 2013  |  By Custnam

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

Pros

Seems to work like the tech tracker did for the most part

Cons

Unable to hide programs from list

Summary

I put off trying this when I first got the notification that it would be changing soon, but decided to try it today. It works well for me, and does almost everything I would want, except that you cant hide programs from the list, unless Im just no seeing how. There are a few programs that I will never want to update, and it was nice to be able to hide them before. So this would be a feature I would like to see added if possible. Other than that it is doing what I would expect.

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2 stars

"Not Needed"

April 24, 2013  |  By terryberryster

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

Pros

I could find no advantage to using this app.

Cons

It comes with the usual load of of adware.

Summary

I want less adware, not more.

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1 stars

"Less functional than TechTracker"

April 24, 2013  |  By dyoungers

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

Pros

None for me

Cons

Misses finding updates that TechTracker found and reports updates that aren't necessary for starters. It also doesn't have the ability to queue downloads for late at night (as I need to schedule downloads)

Summary

All in all, this "upgrade" is worthless to me and when TechTracker goes away (end of May) I'll be switching to something else

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2 stars

"Nonresponsive - No Feedback - False Positives"

April 23, 2013  |  By beadsland

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

Pros

Potentially helpful for keeping software up-to-date, especially when running a system with a number of freeware/shareware applications.

Cons

While running updates, program locks up, gobbling CPU, and refreshing its screen repeatedly, without providing any progress or status information.

The "report problems" screen doesn't actually submit. You can type whatever you want, but clicking the submit button accomplishes nothing, hence my submitting a review here.

More importantly, multiple applications are misidentified, often as paid applications that are not installed. An installation of Erlang 15B01 (an interpreter for a programming language) is identified as Erlios Backup, Powerpoint Viewer is identified as PowerPoint 2010. Meanwhile, I haven't a clue why it continues to insist that NetBeans is installed, when I've even used Revo Uninstaller to wipe out any reference to it.

Other apps, including two Outlook plugins, are reported as still being out of date despite running the install procedure thrice.

Summary

Promising idea, but not ready for prime time. In the very least, there should be a way to mark a false positive so that it doesn't continue to coming up as installed.

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2 stars

"Works too well"

April 22, 2013  |  By momokaachan

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

Pros

After installation, did a good, thorough scan of my hard disk and recognized apps that tech tracker had not (at least recently). Did updates of the apps I requested.

Cons

The first time I booted my computer (after shutoff overnight) the app "took over" my computer. After 10 minutes it still wasn't finished scanning, and I couldn't do anything else while the app was working. I finally rebooted and the app again took over, but finished after about 5 minutes. I rebooted again and tried to change the settings, but nothing seemed to solve the app taking over everything on my computer. I finally removed the app completely. The usual TechTracker app worked fine after that.

Summary

Maybe this app works well for some, but I prefer the "background" work that Tech Tracker does.

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2 stars

"Marginally Usable Tool"

April 21, 2013  |  By GHutfilz

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

Pros

Seems to work most of the time, though it exhibits all the flaws of the old CNET Tracker. I especially hate the pushing of paid versions when free ones are installed.

Cons

The size of the minimum window is insultingly large on my hi-res laptop and unusable on my Netbook. What are these people smoking? A user should be able to size a window down to an absolute minimum size.

Summary

Useful, but of low quality. File Hippo is a simpler, superior tool.

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1 stars

"downloads and runs"

April 21, 2013  |  By sir_ken_g

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

Pros

seems to flag need updates

Cons

after update still flags same programs as needing updated.

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1 stars

"Does not work, fails to scan"

April 20, 2013  |  By micksh1952

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.0.82

Pros

Absolutely none.

Cons

Error message : "Download App failed to scan list of applications: Error receiving update information from server. The latest successful application list to be displayed". Same error with three different installs, and when running ad administrator.
Please kill this rubbish, and give us back TechTracker, which as always worked well.
Why on earth CNET has replaced a reliable product with this rubbish is beyond me.
Had the utmost faith in CNET, but no loner.

Summary

Fix it or kill it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.0.82
  • Get notified and easily install your latest software updates when they become available
  • Remove unwanted software with the Uninstall feature
  • Set the Download App to scan for updates Daily, Weekly, Monthly or manually when you launch the application
  • Customize your applications list by skipping certain updates
  • Launch control setting lets users control whether the Download App launches when the computer starts up
  • Submit information to the Download.com catalog team if there's a problem with a particular piece of software
General
Publisher CBS Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.cbs.com/
Release Date April 03, 2013
Date Added April 03, 2013
Version 1.0.0.82
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Internet connection (high speed recommended)
Download Information
File Size 29.83MB
File Name DownloadApp_1_8_0_209r_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 10,390,135
Downloads Last Week 118,481
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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