UCheck is a software management utility that helps you download and install new software as well as update the already installed software. While it does not cover all the software that you might have installed on your PC (for example, it does not cover Windows updates), but it provides update support for many of the popular programs.
This utility is available both as an installer and as a portable application. If you choose the portable application version, then you will have to download separate 32-bit or 64-bit editions of the program depending on whether you are using 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.
After launching the UCheck utility, you have to click on the Start button so that it can quickly find how many programs you have installed on your PC, how many of these programs need to be updated, and how many new programs are ready to be installed on your PC. A summary of these statistics is displayed in the interface and if you want details, then you can click on the respective links.
You can select all the programs that you want to update or install and then click on the Update Selected button. This will make UCheck download the installer packages of these programs and initiate the installation. Similarly, you can install new programs from under the Available section.
But if you have a look at these available programs or updates, you will find that the download file size is more than double of the ones available from the websites of those programs. For example, the latest version of Firefox 32-bit is only around 43 MB, but the UCheck program shows the download size to be 96 MB. The same is true for many other programs available for installation. Why there is so much difference in the file size is not explainable.
Conclusion: UCheck provides easy installation and update for many of the popular software. But the download size for the installers differs hugely from the official downloads of the same programs. It is better in these instances download the programs directly from the official download sites of those programs.
You can download UCheck from http://www.adlice.com/download/ucheck/.