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The Download App - Update software on your Windows computer - Download Video Previews:

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    2.0 stars

    out of 237 votes

    • 5 star: 18
    • 4 star: 32
    • 3 star: 17
    • 2 star: 36
    • 1 star: 134
  • Current version:

    2.1 stars

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Useful Programme"

    April 8, 2014  |   By josh_hansen

    Version: Download App 1.6.5

    Pros

    Useful Programme

    Cons

    Useful Programme

    Summary

    Useful Programme

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Awful-Even worse after recent 'update'"

    April 8, 2014  |   By atunis58041

    Version: Download App 1.6.5

    Pros

    Can detect a few correct updates

    Cons

    Far too many incorrect update detections - either the software is up-to-date (and the app says it isn't), or software needs updating and the app says it is up-to-date. How can CNET put out such an incredibly BAD app - it is embarrasing!

    Summary

    Avoid this - it is terrible!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Poor ... still not working after many years"

    April 5, 2014  |   By KeeWeeToo

    Version: Download App 1.6.5

    Pros

    Can't think of any

    Cons

    Used it many years ago but ditched it cos it was so bad ... retried it again and still bad ... says my software out-of-date when a quick check shows MY software if far more up to date than what they suggest is the latest ... would be a lot better if they would display both OLD and NEW versions on screen like ***** ... now that product really works EVERY time

    Summary

    Total waste of time

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Broke this with latest release"

    April 3, 2014  |   By Lonnie Barish

    Version: Download App 1.6.5

    Pros

    Used to work pretty well at finding software that need to be updated.

    Cons

    Just plan broken now. I get error messages when I start up machine. Needed to delete the software....

    Summary

    Took a good product and broke it. TOO BAD!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Latest version will not run in windows 8.1"

    April 1, 2014  |   By dcrohlfing

    Version: Download App 1.6.5

    Pros

    There are no pros, prior versions ran in windows 8.1, current version just states that it stopped and there is no fix. Also, program has never properly identified adobe reader versions as current in windows 7.

    Cons

    Doesn't work in windows 8.1, identifies current paid versions of many programs as obsolete.

    Summary

    try something that works!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Works for some software - not for all."

    March 26, 2014  |   By Mahpiya

    Version: Download App 1.6.5

    Pros

    "New" version interface is better than old style.

    Cons

    Some software obviously NOT scanning properly. One program showed "out of date", but even AFTER downloading alleged most recent version, software STILL shows "out of date".

    Summary

    I sort of like this software because it does let me know when new versions are available. I then go directly to the software site to download a "clean" version. That means it doesn't have all the "junk" that cnet includes with their versions. I got stung once by not reading all the offers included in the "free" software. Once burned twice learned. So the download app does have its purpose, but I wouldn't recommend anyone use cnet's downloads without reading each and every screen extremely carefully. A user needs to be aware that the offers are frequently duplicated throughout the download process. If you're not alert, you'll have new default settings on your computer - and some of them are persistent and nearly impossible to get rid of. As an alert system, the download app is worthwhile. As a source of "clean" downloads it's a case of "buyer beware" in my opinion. Whenever possible, use the actual software's official site for updated versions.

    Updated on Apr 6, 2014

    No way to remove uninstalled software. The same goes for the OLD list as well. In addition, there are tons of unwanted junk software included in the downloads.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Ok until latest update"

    March 24, 2014  |   By dorrposter

    Version: Download App 1.6.5

    Pros

    Good for me, since I have no memory... Really helpful.

    Cons

    I've used it for years. Updated the Download App a couple of days ago and it no longer works. It says the program "stopped working".Uninstalled and deleted the file, then downloaded and reinstalled. Didn't help. This program simply doesn't work, since the "update". I'm extremely disappointed!

    Summary

    I suppose it would be very good, if it worked!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "I like it, it helps me"

    March 23, 2014  |   By texasdan

    Version: Download App 1.6.5

    Pros

    It tells me when something is out of date. I'm not good at keeping up with everything, so this is like a personal assistant.

    Cons

    So far, I don't have any

    Summary

    Good app for keeping programs up to date

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  • 3.0 stars

    "It is not the best."

    March 22, 2014  |   By Not-My-Problem

    Version: Download App 1.6.5

    Pros

    It updates you programs fine, and works. You can update your software automatically and receive notifications, too!

    Cons

    It sometimes accidentally installs malware from installers which contain "offers".

    Summary

    The software is bearable, but it only supplies updates for software already on the CNet website. Also, you need to uncheck the Automatic Install function to use this software, or you will get a bunch of crapware on your computer, since CNet defaults to "Accept" and "Next" in installers even if they have malware/adware offers. So be careful if you install the Download App, but it is worth it if you're just curious about your programs' status.

    Updated on Mar 22, 2014

    Forgot: "It only installs updates for programs on the Download.com website, too" is another con.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "version recognition unreliable"

    March 19, 2014  |   By Fedichin

    Version: Download App 1.6.5

    Pros

    One can download and install updates directly from this application.

    Cons

    Often the version displayed by DownloadApp is different from the installed one. Often a program is still marked as "Out of date" after updating it.
    The scanning is slow.

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