Thank you very much, very nice feedbackI'm quite a fan of SUMO - I used the free version for some time but now use the pay version, IMHO it's worth every penny, I check it every couple of days & most of the time it's accurate. The rare time it's picked a beta up I inform them & I get a 'fixed' mail back. I've actually tried all updater(s) & I have found at the risk of sounding like I've been bribed love SUM - Also I find it has the largest software database I've found.
I prefer semi-automatic updates. SUMo satisfies that for me. Often when SUMo shows an available update for a program that has a builtin updater (for example, Evernote), I'll use SUMo to launch the program (ex., Evernote) and run its internal updater. Otherwise, I'll use the vendor's download site linked by SUMo to pull the current update.Thank you very much !
May I know to key reason for which you consider SUMo as a better product to keep your system up to date and safe ?
I'll assume this is meant as a "I'm using Chocolatey and laughing at you for using inferior products" statement. If that's the case, I'll just say this: I've tried all three, and while SUMo and PatchMyPC are both very limited and have poor support, they at least seem to work without any major issues. Conversely, Chocolatey, which is much broader, has many, many issues and support isn't much better. I've wasted a LOT of time on it, first in getting various things working, then in actually doing installs, only to have it break and be rendered useless, leaving me now with having to remove it, and all the programs, then reinstall them all and manage them in another way, hence my dilemma with using SUMo and/or PatchMyPC.*laughs in Chocolatey.
Any good large scale endpoint like patch management software as a freeware/open-source?SUMo fills a unique gap for me.
I have a number of folders with loads of portable programs. I include the folders I want and SUMo will let me know if there are any updates.
PatchMyPC is very neat - use that also, but does not have that same coverage.
Great at updating installed programs though.