Some of you might remember CNET CatchUp, a free tool from back in the day that used to scan your computer for installed software and tell you if there were any updates for them. It was a handy little app that ended up being discontinued for some reason.

File Hippo recently released a similar app called the Update Checker to step into CatchUp's shoes. It's a tiny 112 KB executable that does its job in a couple of seconds, and presents the results in a browser window with direct download links to available updates.

File Hippo Update Checker