Advantages of SUMo Pro over Patch My PC Updater?

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max
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Advantages of SUMo Pro over Patch My PC Updater?

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What is the advantages please ? Thanks.

TM123
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Re: Advantages of SUMo Pro over Patch My PC Updater?

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I don't know why you ask. Did you compare both?!

I was curious and started Patch My PC Updater 4.0.1.4. My first impressions:

1) I don't like the GUI. In my opinion it has a bad structure. Okay, it is not objective. But why does it list software I do not have?!
2) I don't see a way to add folders to search also portable versions.
3) It says "24 of 31 Apps Up to Date". SUMo reports on my computer that 208 of 225 are up to date.
4) No information about the company of the reported software
5) No information (at least I don't see) about the current version number.
6) Doesn't support many tools, eg 'Total Commander'
7) XnView is listed in Media Tool and Irfan View in Graphics. Why?
8) I am missing Photoshop, Lightroom, DxO Optics Pro, Capture One
9) Acobat Reader is in the supported list but not Acrobat.
...

I am not very content with SUMo. But I like it in generally and hope it will become still better. I would give 7-8 out of 10 points.
But for Patch My PC Updater I would give only 2 points. I don't see any advantage for me to use that tool.
I would never allow a strange software to perform updates of other software. I never let Secunia do that and so the only(?) advantage of Patch My PC Updater would be gone.

max
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Re: Advantages of SUMo Pro over Patch My PC Updater?

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TM123 wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:21 pm
I don't know why you ask. Did you compare both?!

I was curious and started Patch My PC Updater 4.0.1.4. My first impressions:

1) I don't like the GUI. In my opinion it has a bad structure. Okay, it is not objective. But why does it list software I do not have?!
2) I don't see a way to add folders to search also portable versions.
3) It says "24 of 31 Apps Up to Date". SUMo reports on my computer that 208 of 225 are up to date.
4) No information about the company of the reported software
5) No information (at least I don't see) about the current version number.
6) Doesn't support many tools, eg 'Total Commander'
7) XnView is listed in Media Tool and Irfan View in Graphics. Why?
8) I am missing Photoshop, Lightroom, DxO Optics Pro, Capture One
9) Acobat Reader is in the supported list but not Acrobat.
...

I am not very content with SUMo. But I like it in generally and hope it will become still better. I would give 7-8 out of 10 points.
But for Patch My PC Updater I would give only 2 points. I don't see any advantage for me to use that tool.
I would never allow a strange software to perform updates of other software. I never let Secunia do that and so the only(?) advantage of Patch My PC Updater would be gone.
Thanks for the detailed analysis that I agree with!

I just thought I was missing something.

Prefer SUMo too and hopefully it becomes better as well. SUMo is definitely a 7 or 8 out of 10.

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Re: Advantages of SUMo Pro over Patch My PC Updater?

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Thank you very much for this very positive feedback on SUMo !

Any great feature you'd love to enjoy in SUMo ?

TM123
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Re: Advantages of SUMo Pro over Patch My PC Updater?

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The almighty Mantis does already know my wishes ;-)

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Re: Advantages of SUMo Pro over Patch My PC Updater?

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TM123 wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:39 am
The almighty Mantis does already know my wishes ;-)
Perfect :)

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