Software Director

Software Director 7.0

Free
Check for software, drivers and BIOS updates automatically
 
7.0.0 (See all)

Software Director helps the end users check for software, drivers and BIOS updates automatically. Likewise, it can be used by software developers and vendors as well as hardware manufacturers to provide upgrades to their customers. Unfortunately, the product´s web page is poor in terms of both design and the information provided. However, there is a notice that says that it will be updated as soon as their product is distributed in a commercial version.

The tool is very easy to use. It checks the installed software, driver and BIOS versions against the latest versions in the developer´s online database. When the results are ready, you can also read about the product. Then, it offers to download any available upgrade for you. Luckily, there is a built-in download manager for this purpose, which lets you know what is being downloaded as well as the progress.

If you are worried about any sensitive information being available to third parties, you should know that Software Director follows strict security norms for that not to happen. In this respect, it is good that Authenticode integrity checks and TLS connections are used for data transfers.

Regrettably, this product leaves junk data in your registry after it has been uninstall, so I recommend cleaning those traces with appropriate software.

All in all, Software Director is an advanced content management and delivery tool that saves you from the effort of manually finding and upgrading the software installed on your computer. Likewise, it should not be ignored by developers, vendors and hardware manufacturers. The product is currently free to use.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Supports scheduling checks for updates
  • Built-in download manager
  • Secure data transfer

Cons

  • Leaves registry data behind after uninstalling
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