Software Director provides useful features for users, application developers,
and support sites:
If you are a computer user, the Software Director client allows you to check
for software, driver and BIOS updates, plus news and add-ons for installed software
products, without disclosing any information about yourself or about the software
installed on your computer. Software Director can also help you keep all software-related
files and information accessible from a single place.
If you are a software developer, you can include the redistributable Software
Director components (DLL) with your installation package, and configure your
software to automatically check for updates, or to allow the user to invoke
a manual check.
If you are a software or hardware developer, you can enable version checking
from your web site via the Software Director ActiveX Control.
If you are a hardware manufacturer you can take specific advantage of Software
Director's software, driver and BIOS detection capabilities. Your customers
can be guided to a one-click download of the most suitable and up-to-date files
without leaving your site.
If you are a software vendor, you can offer and sell upgrades and related
products directly from the Software Director interface.
All three application scenarios share the same authoring tools and server-side
Software Director, originally named Software Manager, has been in use by Cloanto
Corporation since 2001. It has been tested on hundreds of thousands of systems,
ranging from Windows 95 to the latest Windows 7, for which it already passed official