Actual Updater - Free software update creator
Add the "Check for Updates" feature into any Windows program with ease
Actual Updater is a simple tool that was designed to help software developers to easily provide latest versions of their applications to users. Implement the Auto-Update feature into your program to keep it up-to-date. With a feature "Automatically Check for Updates", your program will be able to update itself automatically. Available options for updates - at Windows startup, daily, weekly, or monthly.
The process of adding the "Check for Updates" feature into your application takes just a few steps. All you need to do is add two files into your app's main folder, and upload one tiny file to your website. Here is described step-by-step tutorial.
The Actual Updater package contains only two files: Updater.exe and Config.exe . First file is the main updater file that will be used for checking for updates and should be distributed along with your application. Second file is used to generate configuration files: Updater.ini and update.txt .
Actual Updater Free Edition
Supported OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Package size: 10 MB
Version 4.1 - September 05, 2019
- Improved the feature Automatically Check for Updates - tasks now have the flag "Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed";
- Use the same title as the caption in the taskbar;
- Command-line /AUTORUNAPPON;
- Improved the feature Smart Notification;
- Files that downloaded during update are deleted from TEMP folder on next launch of updater;
- If translated text "Check for Updates" is more that 20 characters, long button will be used.
- Bug with the feature Automatically Check for Updates - tasks are not created on non-English Windows;
- Little bugs.
Version 4.0 - March 14, 2019
- Options for the feature "Automatically Check for Updates" Every Day, Every Week, Every Month;
- A feature that allows users to change the frequency for updates: daily, weekly, or monthly;
- A feature that allows users to enable and disable the checking for updates at Windows Startup and at Main Executable Launch;
- A command-line parameter to open the "Options" dialog and to set default frequency for updates: /O 1;
- Command-line parameters to enable / disable the "Automatically Check for Updates" features. More details here.
- A bug with auto-updating when using Downloader;
- Little bugs.
Version 3.3 - September 01, 2018
- Improved functionality;
- Added feature "Automatically check for updates on Main Executable Launch";
- Added "Options" dialog - allows the user to disable auto checking for updates.
Version 3.2 - April 02, 2018
- Smart Notification - if a user decline the update notification for two times, the program will prompt to not notify for the current version;
- While using the parameter "/Q" and Downloader, the program will download a file in silent mode and then launch it;
- Command-line parameter: /L "file" - Automatically launch a file when the updater is started. More details here;
- Command-line parameters: /CHECKAUTORUN and /AUTORUNOFF - Checks if Autorun is enabled; disable Autorun. More details here.
Version 3.1 - April 12, 2017
- Ability to use Downloader;
- Command-line parameter: /Q - quiet mode, no messages, only exit codes;
- Messages are now displayed on the top;
- Option to set Product Name as Updater Title.
- Bug with quick flashing the program on startup in the silent mode;
- Bug with checking for updates on Windows startup;
- Little bugs.
What Users Say
"I have successfully tried the Actual Updater program and found it very appreciated." - Adisorn, from Australia
"What an excellent product. Great work! I recommend this product to all my peers." - Rudy, from USA