Download App

Download App

Average User Rating:
2.3
out of 275 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    10,840,576
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 25, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

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  • Current Version

    1.4

    out of 39 votes

    • 5 star 0
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 27
  • All Versions

    2.3

    out of 275 votes

    • 5 star 43
    • 4 star 37
    • 3 star 22
    • 2 star 36
    • 1 star 137
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1 stars

"If I could give it a zero, I would"

May 21, 2013  |  By StAnneAdmin

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.1

Pros

I don't know of any. I can't get it to run.

Cons

It starts and then dies, so it's pretty useless right now.

Summary

If they can ever get it to run like they say it will, this might just be a good app to have. CNet does, after all, have a reputation. But right now, I say wait for another release or two before you even try downloading and installing because for me, first it wouldn't download, then it wouldn't install, and now it won't run. It starts and then dies. Maybe the next release will be better.

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1 stars

"If I could give it ZERO stars I would have done so!"

May 14, 2013  |  By angelakeen

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.1

Pros

No pros. I haven't had a good experience with this program.

Cons

This is worthless! It is updating my software with OLD VERSIONS.

Summary

I had no problems with CNET Tech Tracker. I have no problem with change IF the change works. I was notified my CNET Tech Tracker will end on May 31 and that I will need to switch to the "Download App." So I downloaded and started using it. BIG MISTAKE. It is constantly telling me I need to update software. I update the software and Download App is giving me OLD software. What's the deal? Please fix this problem. This is more of a hassle than what it's worth.

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1 stars

"I guess they made the UNINSTALL program for a reason."

May 14, 2013  |  By Deb_Dakota

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.1

Pros

I just downloaded Download App today (5/14). It looked nice & I (mistakenly) assumed it would work the same as Tech Tracker, which I loved and counted on. Ahh, my hoped for "Pros" were just a temporary illusion.

Cons

After having read the current 37 reviews from peeps that sound like they know what they're talking about, it appears Download App sucks. But my beloved Tech Tracker is going away at the end of the month - will CNET back down, update it and give it back to us? Somehow I seriously doubt it. HELP! Is anyone aware of a similar monitoring & warning program? I tried Secunia's PSI several years ago, but could never get it to work.(If it makes a difference I'm running Win 7 Home Premium with Firefox as my browser.) If there is some kind person out there who would help a disabled damsel in distress, I would be MOST appreciative - and will even send you seductive photos - of my Service Dog who is an AKC German Shepherd who beguiles all who behold her with her thick, long lustrous coat & feathers & furries & flounces as she sashays down store aisles swinging her hips to make her super fluffy petticoats sway & her long bushy squirrel tail drag on the floor - NO ONE can resist her every desire...

Summary

I am now going to uninstall Download App, go back to Tech Tracker with it's cool lists and go down with the ship on the 31rst - unless some kind person who wants to see those pics has a better solution than what CNET has forced upon us....or CNET comes to their senses and realizes what a winner they had in Tech Tracker and resurrect it from the grave before the 31st.

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1 stars

"Worthless. Don't bother."

May 12, 2013  |  By Sand-Lizard

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.1

Pros

None at all.

Cons

List software that I just updated via Techtracker as out of date. List software that is not in my computer as out of date. List some software as out of date and further down the list as ok (up to date).

Summary

After reading the other reviews I almost decided to pass on this. Changed my mind when I saw that CNET reply to one of the reviews said they fixed specific problems, they did not.

Techtracker shows a couple pieces of my software as out of date after an update but they are the same ones all the time. Download app shows a lot of them, even ones I dont't have.

I thought it was funny to see Realplayer as the first sponsored ad after it was listed as being out of date.

When Techtracker goes away on the 31st I will just have to revert back to the old way. I will not try to use Download app because it is totally worthless. I uninstalled it without trying to update from it because everything is already up to date.

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1 stars

"does not work on my system"

May 11, 2013  |  By ckinzie

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.1

Pros

none that I have found

Cons

does not seem to work on my primary computer (Vista OS), possibly not supportive of Vista or possibly because I refuse to add any more clutter by declining to install yet another toolbar. Popup notifies me that it has stopped working because it cannot access Download Store (also unwanted clutter. Have not checked my backup which runs Windows 7. Only worked for a short time when I first installed it. No support that I have been able to find. I am not pleased that CNET is replacing a proven, working app I have used for years with something that DOES NOT WORK.

Summary

I do not recommend this product for anyone who cares about clutter and uses their computer for real computing. I would be willing to reconsider if I can find a way to get it to perform the original purpose that I started using Tech Tracker in the first place, to keep necessary applications current.

Updated on May 11, 2013

The person that suggests deselecting "launch At Setup" doesn't seem to realize that settings can't be accessed if the damn thing won't launch.

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1 stars

"CNET is taxing the software community almost by force."

May 10, 2013  |  By Funvirginian

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.1

Pros

It shows which software is out of date IF it recognizes it, and it registered at CNET.

Cons

A software developer must register their software at CNETs site download.com for the program to recognize it. This is like paying a tax, as such when a company is big CNET will go ahead and allow the program to be installed without adware type programs hiddened throughout the install process. (eg Google Earth has none). But when a company is smaller and has no visable distribution route except large companies such as CNET, CNET shoves several hidden programs into the installer that the user then has to figure out and opt out of and say no to, thus avoiding.

Without this large distributor, many software companies simply wouldn't be noticed. On the other hand, download.com would have been nothing if it were not for the many companies that first put their software on the download site so that people could use it and that download.com could become a large distributor.

Summary

It is very sad that CNET is taxing small software companies and forcing users to dodge what amounts to adware and programs they do not want on their systems. It is almost like viruses and Trojans, except CNET has deemed them safe enough to install without your knowledge.

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1 stars

"Total Rubbish"

May 09, 2013  |  By skycatcher

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.1

Pros

None whatsoever.

Cons

I found no Uninstall - I had to search for it and manually delete it. It fails on each start-up, wants .dll files that are already there and some of these .dll files can't be updated, even in Safe mode. My PC's OS is in top condition and fully updated.

Summary

I went back to Techtracker so I hope you don't delete it. CNET are no longer offering a service with these updates... it's too much of a battle trying to avoid all the Sneaky toolbars and other unwanted JUNK. By all means have an advert but everything should be 'Opt In' only - NOT force everyone to see if they can find a way to 'Opt Out'.

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1 stars

"Doesn't work at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!"

May 09, 2013  |  By KEH1132

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.1

Pros

Can't find any

Cons

Won't update some of my apps and says some of my apps that are up to date it says they aren't!!

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1 stars

"It doesn't work!!!!"

May 09, 2013  |  By WEMJr

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.1

Pros

Good concept.

Cons

Poor implementation! It doesn't work! After 10 times attempting to get Download App to think my programs are current it cannot reach that conclusion, even after going to each site and downloading the latest version, Download App still thinks the are out of date.

Summary

Poor piece of code!
Don't use it! You will be disappointed.

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2 stars

"Disappointment"

May 08, 2013  |  By trschoenborn

 |  Version: Download App 1.0.1

Pros

Has a good look and works.

Cons

CNET Tech-tracker worked better, in my experiences.
This program works best when one lets it automatically download and install programs. But, then installs items I normally reject when manually downloading, such as tool bars and search tools.

Summary

This is a step backwards from CNET Tech-tracker, which has its own failings.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.1
  • Bug fixes to address communications errors reported by users
  • Improved scanning detects and correctly identifies more installed software
General
Publisher CBS Interactive
Publisher web site http://www.cbs.com/
Release Date April 25, 2013
Date Added April 25, 2013
Version 1.0.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
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 10,840,576
Downloads Last Week 161,840
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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