Milouz Market is a simple and free software manager to help you find popular free software, install and update it.
Just install and launch the program and it'll immediately display a report on your installed applications. There's now 187 on the "officially supported" list, and they're well chosen, including 7-Zip, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, avast! free antivirus, AVG Free, CCleaner, Dropbox, FFDShow, Freemake Video Converter, GIMP, Google Chrome, Java, K-Lite Codec Pack, LibreOffice, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Thunderbird, Opera, Picasa, Recuva, Skype, UltraVNC, VirtualBox, VLC Media Player and µTorrent.
At the top of this report is a list of any programs which have updates available. Just click the Update button for anything you like (or use the Update All button to select everything) and Milouz Market will download and install these for you. It'll try to do so silently, too, although this depends on the individual application (some will require you to manually work your way through an installer).
Your system is fully up-to-date? You can also use Milouz Market to find and install programs you might find useful. Suppose you need to create PDF files, for instance - scroll down the report and you'll find "PDF Creator", which looks like it might be relevant. Clicking its Help icon displays more information about the program, and if you decide it's right for you then clicking Update will download PDF Creator and install it, without you having to do anything else at all.
And if you decide you don't need a supported application any more, after all, again Milouz Market can help. Just find it in the list, click Del and it'll be removed for you.
The interface issues we'd spotted before seemed to have been resolved now. The English version doesn't still have remnants of the original French text, for example, and if you click Del then the program now properly asks for confirmation.
The latest editons include some worthwhile improvements, too, with the program now automatically trying to install updates silently, monitoring the process, and launching a manual installation if there are any problems.
Put it all together and Milouz Market is a very useful tool. If you're looking to set up a new PC any time soon then the program could save you a lot of time.