It just takes one click to batch download or installs updates in OUTDATEfighter.
It's easy to quickly tell the difference between applications that are already updated and ones that are outdated because the green titles indicate up-to-date software, while the red ones show outdated programs.
You can update all of them at once, or uncheck the ones you don't want to patch (or, of course, let the scheduled auto-updates do it for you automatically).
Thor Free (previously called Heimdal) is useful if you want to keep your security-critical programs up-to-date without having to think about it.
This program will automatically and silently download and install patches when necessary.
Everything is done from inside the program, and you can clearly see the old and updated version numbers (and sometimes release dates) for comparison.