Free Software And Driver Update Checker: awdit

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awdit Desktop is a free software and driver update checker. It scans your computer and makes two lists, one for software and other for drivers. After that you have the ability to view your software and driver version and to view the newest versions of your software and drivers. Free version of awdit Desktop can only preview updates list, driver and software updates can only be checked.

awdit default window

In the screenshot above we can see the main user interface of awdit Desktop free. First you will definitely notice is that it says; [UNREGISTERED] next to awdit Desktop. This is because this is a free version which lacks aforementioned option. If you want to register your copy of awdit Desktop you can click on Register and then enter your key which you have received by e-mail when you bought the copy.

Similar software: Soft4Boost Update Checker.

You can see that its user interface is somewhat compact, it only has two tabs; Software and devices (for device drivers). Under them there is a list where your software or drivers will be shown. There is a small difference between Software and Devices tab, in Software tab there are several buttons at the bottom of the user interface. When you click on one of your software, you can see its info by clicking on the More info button and if you want to uninstall it, just click on the Uninstall button. Also, there is a Refresh button which is shown in both tabs. Some of the key features of awdit Desktop are:

  • Free with a simple to use interface – easily check software updates
  • Ability to show you your software and drivers list
  • Option to view their current and newest versions
  • Embedded uninstaller for your software

How this software and driver update checker works:

It’s very easy to use awdit Desktop, the only thing you have to do is to actually open it. When opened, it will scan your computer for your software and drivers (this scanning is shown in the first screenshot). This option will take some time so be patient. When it’s done, you will be left with complete list and this is shown in the screenshot below.

awdit scan finished

Now you can see what versions you have installed and what versions you could install. In Software tab you have Installed version, Latest version, Vendor and Date columns which are pretty self-explanatory. In Devices tab you have Manufacturer, Driver Vendor, Driver version and Latest version columns which are also self-explanatory. Newer version will be marked with bold letters so you can notice them more easily. Sadly, like said earlier, you can only see whether you have the newest versions or not and you have to download new versions manually.

Conclusion

awdit Desktop free is a very useful program. It can be very hard to find out do you have the newest versions of your software and drivers, but awdit Desktop free will show you all that on to complete lists. Even though free version lacks option to automatically redirect you to the new version download page, it is still very useful. Free download.

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Works With: Windows
Free/Paid: Free