SUMo (Software Update Monitor) keeps your PC up-to-date & safe by using the most recent version of your favorite software!
Unlike built-in auto update features, SUMo tells you if updates are available before you need to use your software.
- Automatic detection of installed software
- Detects required updates / patchs for your software
- Filter / authorize Beta versions (user setting)
- Automatic self-update (PRO only)
- Direct access to software developer’s web site (PRO only)
- Ignore list : only tracks software YOU want to track
- More compatibility and less false positive than others Update Monitors (according to users feedback ;-)
- Internationalization support.
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Reviews for SUMo PRO
This is a weak and inefficient program as it CANNOT update your programs automatically.
It only shows a partial, not complete list, of available programs updates.
You must download each program update yourself….. this makes this program a weak and unnecessary program to have.
Get IOBIT Software Updater as it can update more programs and ALSO it does download and install any updates automatically.
SUMO is a poor program….pass it up.
I had a very different experience than most users here. After running the program it states that 291 products loaded and 2 updates available. However I ran Glary Utilities and it shows 17 updates available. In the generated list under the Update heading there are only two that say “OK” one is a codec and the other is SUMo itself. It shows two video codecs available for update. All other programs are blank under the update heading. For an example SUMo lists Glary Utilities but under update heading it is blank. When I opened Glary Utilities to do a comparison , the first thing it did was notify me of an available update. I used to Use Glary and File Hippo in conjunction but File Hippo has not been working lately and I was looking for a replacement. I do not think that this is it.
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This is the program for me, free of charge! I am using this for years now!
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SUMo is a good quality software update verification program installed.
Initially it scans the installed software. Then you ask SUMo to check for updates.
The result allows you to choose which software you want to update, which you want to exclude from scanning (always, 1 day, 1 week, 1 month), where to download the update file (from the SUMo website, when it is available or from the developer website) .
SUMo evaluates updates as ‘small’ or ‘important’.
Anyway, it is a program with good resources, works well, has great support.
I like programs that detect the need for software updates.
Installation was easy, and the interface is simple and to the point.
I would like to choose between an auto-update and a manual update – SUMo only offers a manual update.
I have one concern – it detected the need to update itself, so if I do this does it void the license received via SoS?
While it did identify a lot more programs that needed update compared to similar products, it lacks the ability to automatically update them. Which is a huge minus for me. I don’t wanna manually update every single program.
Im a Big Fan of Software Updaters especially where they give you total control. This one is by far THE BEST for advanced computer users. It has the highest software detection rate of installed software. Doesn’t scan Microsoft software as these are updated via Windows update, but does gives you the option to include. Provides a Google custom link to search for the identified updates which is no problem really. Just an extra step. The paid Pro version downloads the updates automatically if you need this. However its better to use Secunia PSI 3 (Its free) if you prefer an automated software update process without the need to capture the update file.
SUMo can save you a bit of time in identifying programs with available updates. Unfortunately it is unable to distinguish between stable and beta releases, from one upgrade to the next. Every single reported update requires manual investigation. Unless you actually want beta releases, then you’re looking at an avalanche of false positives. I don’t totally regret buying it, but it certainly isn’t the time saver I hoped it would be.
This software is good, but it requires improvements.
It opens the page to download the update, but it is not direct as it leads to the other page.
In addition, it can not properly evaluate the version number in some cases, however this is a problem for all similar programs.
I have already tested several programs and all have flaws.
One option is WebSite-Watcher, whose evaluation process is a bit different.
If you live in an area that has extensive internet connection, one of the things that will cause you little worry is software updates. However, when using a limited internet connection, you will definitely be aware of the usage. Instead of letting program auto-update themselves before you know it, I found a software that can be handy. SUMo PRO will check if updates are available for programs installed and let you decide if you want to update them right away or not.
At a Glance
Downloading and installing SUMo PRO was pretty smooth and it took me a few minutes. Based on its system requirements, the program supports both 32 and 64 bit systems for Windows Vista and later. SUMo’s interface focuses mainly on the functionality and less on any fancy layouts. However, the available options are still straightforward and easy to use.
Helpful Settings Options
On opening Settings under Options, you will get a window with a load of options to help you choose how you want the program to work. For instance, I was able to configure the Host and Port for my HTTP proxy for the program to work. In addition, the software has a range of check boxes to let it Load at startup, Scan for new software at startup, and between Normal and In-depth scans for updates.
Easy Exportation of Results
After performing the necessary scans, SUMo PRO will display the results on its main window. The list of results shows details of each software and if there is an update available for it. If you want to refer to the list at a later date, quickly head over to Tools and choose to export either to a Text or Spreadsheet file.
Easy Update Checking for Specific Programs
Apart from hitting the Check button at the bottom left side of the main window of SUMo, which checks available updates for installed apps, you can drag and drop the executable file of a particular app to check for its update. You can also opt to use the Add button at the bottom of the interface.
Incomplete Scan Results
SUMo PRO has the Scan option. After initiating this option, it scanned for all the installed applications and listed them. However, the Update column did not show which applications were up to date and which ones required updating. It just showed me a summary of how many of the installed apps were up to date.
If you are looking for an application that provides an easy way to check which of your installed programs require updating, the SUMo can be a good consideration. It runs pretty smoothly and it is easy to use despite its rather plain and less engaging interface.
Keeping software in your PC up to date can be quite the nightmare. I personally use a physical approach to software that doesn’t have an automated update checker, meaning that I have to manually look for updates when I feel like. SUMo (Software Updates Monitor) promises to keep me up to date the easy way. The big question is, does it work or is it just a painful piece of junk that does nothing but get in the way?
SUMo looks and feels light enough to be a bother to any system. This is my top priority in software that will be running in the background since I don’t like wasting resources for no apparent reason. The developer seemed to have taken the cue and created something light that still gets the job done mighty fine.
An Intelligent SUMo Wizard that Works Like a Charm
When I first launched the app, I was greeted with a welcome wizard that is actually useful. It lets me automatically detect installed software (did this very fast, could be because my test PC had a handful of programs installed). You can run the auto test or skip to settings. If it finds software, you will have the option checking for updates at the click of a button.
This will categorize your apps in up to date, minor update and major update categories. This is simple work but it is pretty neat the developer thought of putting it on the wizard.
Strict Control Over Virtually Anything
The options panel is a practical marvel. You can let the app check for updates automatically on startup and scan for software updates at the same time. You can show the path to software and limit the installation of Bata versions. You can stick to quick normal scans or stay with in-depth scans for better results.
The most amazing thing about these features is that they all work. They will identify your software and tell you if there is an update or not.
Takes Care of Proxy and Password Protected Network
This is a common problem to people running on corporate networks. SUMo takes charge of this by creating a dedicated connection tunnel using the proxy and password details set in the options pane. This makes it very useful if you are monitoring or updating corporate or company computers.
The Update Procedure Isn’t so Seamless
I expected something neat after clicking the update button. I would have loved it more if SUMo handled everything without launching my default browser and forcing me to download the latest version of the software and manually install it. It could be too much to ask for but this makes the update process very manual and is a definite deal breaker.
SUMo is a great tool that will let you check for updates the easy way. It is light, simple and functional. Its execution in scanning for installed software, ignoring software you don’t want to ever update or even the drag and drop .exe to add is flawless. This makes it a great tool if all you want is a notification. The only problem is the ‘Get Update’ button leaves you hanging forcing you to do everything else ‘manually.’
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Thank you VERY much for the real-live-person’s review that, although familiar with SUMo, DUMo and the like, I found useful and informative.
As to The Vedict, your Honor :) , would you really want any updater to be fully automatic? I have in mind, for example, the frequent Microsoft updates that break applications and even Windows itself. And, last month or so, even Adobe published an update that broke several of its Cloud-based applications. Isn’t it better to invest (I guess some might say, “waste”) the time in knowing EXACTLY what is being done to your computer?
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