What are the best resources for updating apps on a PC?

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    #1[TUTORIAL] How to Automatically Update Everything on Your PC

    [TUTORIAL] How to Automatically Update Everything on Your PC

    How to Automatically Update Everything on Your PC is a PCWorld article that gives you step by steps instructions for updating apps on a PC computer.

    Articles

    Free

    Dylan Thomas
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "A quick rundown of how to update a few of your major applications and operating systems. Most likely, you already have the few resources listed set to automatically update. If you're not sure, or just want to know how to check, then the page is worth a look. Don't expect anything in depth or something that would be useful to anyone who isn't very new at working with computers. "
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    #2FileHippo App Manager

    FileHippo App Manager

    FileHippo App Manager is a freeware that will keep your system up-to-date by scanning your computer for installed applications, checking the versions and then sending this data to FileHippo.com to ascertain if there are any newer releases available. If there are any new releases, these will be neatly displayed in your browser window for you to download.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Juan Antonio Ortega
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "I knew how to keep my computer secure but I wanted to do it without thinking. I had searched to see if there was a way that the computer would automatically check itself. Not finding anything great, I stumbled on FileHippo App Manager. This was able to keep track of anything on my computer, and also kept itself up to date. All without me having to lift a finger. "
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    #3[TUTORIAL] How to Keep Your Windows PC and Apps Up to Date

    [TUTORIAL] How to Keep Your Windows PC and Apps Up to Date

    It’s important to be aware of what’s getting updated on your PC, how to update things that fall outside the Windows Update purview, and to make sure you’re taking the right steps to keep things up to date. The article How to Keep Your Windows PC and Apps Up to Date by How-To Geek shows you how.

    Articles

    Free

    Judy Hunter
    Written on May 25, 2017
    "This is an amazing guide that walks you through the steps of keeping your PC and apps updated. You will also learn about the tools that are available to make it easier to help you through this process. Everything is explained in an easy to understand and detailed manner. This information is vital in order to maintain your updates and safety on your PC! So there it is. Keeping your PC updated can sometimes be challenging task, but there are tools available to make it easier. And it’s task that it’s vital you perform if you want your PC to stay safe and reliable."
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    #4Software Updater

    Software Updater

    Software Updater is a program that will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to Software Updater to see if there are any newer releases. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Echo Xia
    Written on April 27, 2017
    "i was curious about this and, since it was free, i gave it a try. if there's any difference between this and my programs notifying me when they need updates, i didn't notice it."
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    #5[TUTORIAL] How to update Windows 8 apps

    [TUTORIAL] How to update Windows 8 apps

    How to update Windows 8 apps is an article by PC Advisor that gives you a step by step guide that shows you how to update Windows 8 apps on your PC.

    Articles

    Free

    Arjun Jayaraman
    Written on May 31, 2017
    "It was always cumbersome to know if my computer was safe. After reading How to update Windows 8 apps, I knew how to keep it safe, secure, and updated. This article helped me realize all the steps I could take to prevent any invasion on my PC>"
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    #6Ninite

    Ninite
    Ninite is a package management software that lets you install and update all your programs at once. It offers to install popular applications for their Windows operating system and bundles them into a single installer pack.
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Karen Rose
    Written on May 6, 2017
    "This system is genuine and helps a lot and saves a lot of time to update all program at once "
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    #7Turn on automatic app updates

    Turn on automatic app updates

    Turn on automatic app updates is a simple how-to article by Microsoft that tells you how to set up automatic updates for your PC on Windows 10 and 8.1.

    Websites

    Free

    Kevin Duncan
    Written on May 22, 2017
    "Thanks Microsoft for making updates to my PC and Laptop even easier by showing me how to turn on the auto updates so I can set and forget."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for updating apps on a PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1[TUTORIAL] How to Automatically Update Everything on Your PCArticles 15 Free
2FileHippo App ManagerSoftware 12 Free
3[TUTORIAL] How to Keep Your Windows PC and Apps Up to DateArticles 11 Free
4Software UpdaterSoftware 7 Free
5[TUTORIAL] How to update Windows 8 appsArticles 5 Free
6NiniteWebsites 4 Free
7Turn on automatic app updatesWebsites 1 Free
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