There are several free products that do what TechTracker does.
I have used SUMo in the past it finds ALOT of software, however their database is based on how many people submit their versions to their server not based on an update from a company that makes and publishes software. So you will find the version numbers of other people that have used SUMo but no links to download the new software. Im not sure if im making sense.
Anyways, TechTracker wont find software unless its added to download.com and there is a link to download it from their service.
Same goes for Filehippos service, they dont list as much either but have the download links.
I like how filehippo has a beta listings window and shows the install path of your software.
Right now TechTracker doesnt show Java versions installed or Super-anti Spyware and cant tell between Flash Player Versions on Firefox and IE.
So after rambling the answer is use both until TechTracker adds more features or use SUMo and search for the updates using a search engine.
What's the difference? I've read the reviews on both the TechTracker and FileHippo's update checker, but I've seen better reviews on FileHippo's program (even on your own site). What's the incentive to make people choose this over that program, exactly?
Thanks a lot,