Have you updated your software lately?

One of the most dreaded chores for most computer users is finding and installing updates for your software and operating system. There are programs out there to make this process easier, and many programs have built-in update checkers.

One of the top programs for updating your software is FileHippo, which works on PCs only. However, VersionTracker works on PCs, Macs iPhone and PalmOS.

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No matter which program you use, it is important to look at the settings for your software first and see if it has the capability to check on its own for updates. You might have to manually check for an update or set the program to check for updates periodically, but at least you’ll be prepared to update your software quickly!

Another great thing to do is to follow software developers on Twitter – and see when updates are released and the company tweets about it. Evernote, my favorite notetaking software, has an account on Twitter and posts updates to their profile.

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2 Comments

  1. I too am a huge fan of Evernote! Just got into it pretty hardcore recently…

    @loyaleagle

  2. @Jimmy – I love Evernote. It is a great piece of software and keeps me on my toes. I love the handwriting recognition!