Soft Organizer Version History
v. 9.26 08/09/2022
- Fixed: The Soft Organizer command did not appear in the Explorer context menu under Windows 11 Insider Preview, Dev channel.
v. 9.25 07/21/2022
- Some enhancements to the applications uninstalling window's interface.
- Dark theme visual improvements.
- Bugs fixed:
- Under the dark theme, some auxiliary windows were displayed in colors matching the light theme.
- The program could hang when pressing the Uninstall Application button or selecting the Install with tracing command.
v. 9.20 06/16/2022
- Optimization for high DPI monitors. Larger interface icons are now used under the systems where the higher system fonts scale is set. This helps to keep the interface proportional. Applies to the status bar and other places across the program.
- Increased accessibility: The buttons are correctly recognized by the screen readers programs like JAWS.
- Dark theme minor visual improvements.
- Windows Vista is no longer supported.
- Bug fixed: The Windows Script Host error could occur when using the application uninstall with reboot function.
v. 9.19 03/24/2022
- Applications' traces lookup algorithm changes. It is used during the applications' complete removal.
- Social sharing blocks have been updated (not available for all languages).
v. 9.18 03/16/2022
- The built-in updater has been improved.
v. 9.17 03/07/2022
- Applications' traces lookup algorithm improvements.
- Bug fixes and improvements.
v. 9.16 01/08/2022
- Applications' traces lookup algorithm improvements that is used in the complete applications removal function.
v. 9.15 12/13/2021
- The new Windows 11 context menu integration supported.
- Installer: In the "File version" field of the file properties the actual product's version is now displayed.
v. 9.12 10/27/2021
- Applications' traces lookup algorithm improvements that is used in the complete applications removal function.
- Bug fixed: Enabling the "Windows context menu commands" option under Windows 11 sometimes led to the restart of the Explorer process (explorer.exe).
v. 9.10 10/04/2021
- The new function "Removal tools from the developers". The developers of some applications are providing a special utility for the complete removal of the applications from the system. This function allows you to download such a utility, if one is available for the application, and produce complete removal of the application with it.
- The applications installing with tracing function algorithm has been improved.
- Bugs fixed:
- In the removed applications traces window the context menu command for opening the registry key does not work.
- Enabling the "Windows context menu commands" option sometimes leaded to the restart of the Explorer process (explorer.exe).
v. 9.05 08/18/2021
- Getting the application's traces before uninstalling as well as determining the sizes of the installed applications has been accelerated.
- The Applications installing with tracing function bugs fixed.
v. 9.02 06/11/2021
v. 9.01 06/01/2021
- It is shown on the final applications uninstall step how much space has been freed.
- An ability to choose any of the program's unofficial translations variety has been added to Settings.
v. 9.0 05/25/2021
- It is now possible to launch applications from the list as well as open their installation folders. The corresponding commands have been added to the context menu.
- A command to open the uninstall registry key has been added to the application's context menu.
- More accurate application sizes are now displayed. When calculating the application's size the data files it has created are also considered.
- Improved the multiple applications handling support. If you mark an application in the list, a floating panel appears that displays how many applications are marked and helps you to execute removing or updating them with one click.
- A new "Background Functions..." command has been added to the tray icon menu.
- A new "Refresh Window Data" command has been added to the Settings and Commands menu.
- The applications' traces lookup algorithm has been improved.
- Usability improvements.
- Bug fixed: When viewing some backups in the Undo Changes Center window the list of files included in the backup was not complete.
v. 8.18 12/26/2020
- Some icons were optimized for the dark theme.
- The new "Re-Show the Interface Hints" command in the HELP section of the Main Menu.
v. 8.17 11/26/2020
- Bug fixed: The icons for some applications in the list does not displayed.
v. 8.16 10/20/2020
- All data is now downloaded over a secure protocol (https).
v. 8.15 09/15/2020
- The minimal size for which by default the application is considered large has been increased to 200 Mb.
- Visual interface changes (the search field and menu button icons).
- The applications installing with tracing function improvements.
- Bug fixed: Some elements colors haven't corresponded the scheme in case of using the Classic Windows 7 theme.
v. 8.11 08/11/2020
- The algorithm of searching for traces of the application being uninstalled is improved.
- Windows XP is no longer supported.
v. 8.10 07/13/2020
- The complete application uninstall window look has been refreshed.
- Earlier when installing a new version of Soft Organizer if the file could not be replaced, the error message "DeleteFile failed - code 5" used to be displayed. Now you will be prompted to restart the system in order to complete the update instead.
v. 8.02 06/23/2020
- Windows shell context menu commands integration has been rewritten and improved. You may use them to install the application with tracing or to perform the complete uninstall directly from the folder's context menu of the Windows shell.
v. 8.01 06/08/2020
- Fixed: While installing the applications updates Soft Organizer could request to enter the license key despite the fact that it was already entered.
v. 8.0 06/07/2020
- You no longer need to manually run Soft Organizer to completely remove an unnecessary application from the system. Just run the applications' uninstallers in any convenient way, for example, through the Start menu, Apps and Features section of Windows, or manually launch the application's uninstaller from its folder. To start using this feature, enable it via the program's settings.
- Dark interface theme is supported.
- When running the programs' standard uninstaller, the quiet uninstall mode is activated, if it is supported. In quiet uninstall mode, asking the questions by the uninstaller is disabled.
- The program has been moved to the 64-bit architecture (the previous program versions were 32-bit, but 64-bit Windows was fully supported). This gives a speed increase of up to 20% on specific operations, such as working with the system registry (if your Windows is 64-bit too).
- Installing application with tracing function improvements.
v. 7.52 01/21/2020
- Cloud service optimization.
v. 7.51 12/02/2019
- Optimization of the main menu that is available through the button with the three horizontal lines ("sandwich").
v. 7.50 11/22/2019
- The Universal Windows Platform applications list generation was accelerated by two and a half times. To view them, expand the folder titled "Windows 10 Apps".
- A new setting "Skip the User Account Control warning" added. When enabled, you will be able to launch Soft Organizer using the Desktop shortcut without the User Account Control warning.
- The progress is displayed directly on the Taskbar during the long operations.
- Bug fixed: The Universal Windows Platform apps' sizes were not displayed.
v. 7.46 08/07/2019
- A compiler has been used.
- Bugs fixed.
v. 7.45 07/26/2019
- Visual enhancements.
- Bugs fixed.
v. 7.44 03/19/2019
- Bug fixed: Right-click on the folder in the applications list did not lead to showing the context menu.
- Bug fixed: The command "Windows context menu commands" has missed from the settings.
v. 7.43 02/06/2019
- Installer improvement. Added the ability (by setting a corresponding flag option at the uninstall) to remove all Soft Organizer's data and settings from the system when uninstalling it.
v. 7.42 01/09/2019
- Added the ability to show those of your applications that you use rarely. In the settings it is easy to change the number of days after which an application should be considered rarely used in case it is not launched at least once (60 by default).
- Fixed bug: If to open the application install with tracing window and then immediately press the Close button or click the cross at the window corner the window had closed with the noticable delay.
- Fixed minor bugs.
v. 7.30 09/13/2018
- Improved the deleted applications traces lookup algorithm.
v. 7.29 08/28/2018
- Improving the unofficial translations gear work.
- Problem fixed: The program did not run under Windows XP.
v. 7.26 07/05/2018
- The modern-style Windows 10 Action Center's notifications are now used for the installed applications updates informing.
- Improved program's stability.
- Minor improvements and enhancements.
v. 7.21 05/29/2018
- The installations tracing feature slowdown that arose after updating to Windows 10 1803 (April 2018 Update) has been eliminated.
- The "Run Installer in Silent Mode (If Supported)" command during the installation tracing is now works in more cases.
- Fixed bugs related to the notifications about the installed applications updates.
v. 7.15 05/03/2018
- Visual improvements.
- The installed applications updates check can be performed even when Soft Organizer is closed.
- Bug fixed: In case the By Developer applications grouping mode was selected, it could work incorrectly.
v. 7.10 03/22/2018
- Improved installed applications updating function. If an application supports automatic update, after you click the Update button, the new version will be installed without showing any dialog windows.
- A Search Online context menu command to open the search engine with the selected application query.
v. 7.0 02/25/2018
Reg Organizer 7.01 (March 06, 2018)
- Bug fixed: The Windows 10 applications folder could not be opened.
Reg Organizer 7.0 (February 25, 2018)
- Forced uninstall support. If uninstalling an application in this mode, its standard uninstaller will not be launched.
- At the top of the window, buttons were added to display the applications that matched some criteria, for example, large applications or recently installed ones.
- It is now possible to merge multiple applications within a folder or to set any application as the child item of any other one. This allows you to shorten the applications list.
- Ability to group the applications by size: Large applications are displayed in a separate group. You may specify in the Settings which applications to consider as large.
- The applications in the list can be sorted in ascending or descending order.
- A new Delete from the List Without Uninstalling context menu command. Allows you to delete the information about the traces that are not associated with any application registered in the system. Such records may occur as a result of the unsuccessful tracing of the application's installation.
- If multiple applications were installed during a single trace they will be merged into a folder.
- In case of a quick removal of a traced application, the traces are not deleted but stored for the future removal as a record titled "Traces of %App name%".
v. 6.15 09/26/2017
- Improvements and correction of problems.
v. 6.11 07/26/2017
- The deleted applications traces lookup function has been optimized.
v. 6.10 07/26/2017
- Updating of some interface elements.
- Check for update: You may disable notifications about beta and alpha versions.
- The Settings window can be resized.
v. 6.07 02/22/2017
- Bugs fixed:
- Incorrect colors have been displayed on the left-hand panel under the classic Windows theme.
- Sometimes after installing a program with tracing, in the list on the programs installed with tracing in the current session the same program could be shown twice.
- No value was shown in the Size column for many applications.
v. 6.06 02/22/2017
- Improving the accuracy of the applications installing with tracing function. Fixing the several possible cases when the entries not related to the traced application are added to the traced changes.
- Bug fixed: It was not possible to execute more than one install with tracing without restarting Soft Organizer.
v. 6.05 11/29/2016
- Improvement to the algorithm of searching for the applications' traces in the system.
v. 6.04 11/28/2016
- The delay eliminated in the main window when you select in the list the traced application, which has a lot of changes.
- Improved stability.
v. 6.03 11/14/2016
v. 6.02 09/29/2016
v. 6.01 08/30/2016
- The multi-language support module improvements.
v. 6.0 08/22/2016
- The procedure of installing an application with tracing has been greatly accelerated.
- Now the size of the applications is displayed and there is an ability to sort by size.
- Fixed bug: When uninstalling a traced application if the tracing data had contained the created registry values they have not been removed.
v. 5.12 08/12/2016
- Fixed bugs, improved the program's stability.
v. 5.11 06/10/2016
- Fixed bugs:
- The incorrect version number 184.108.40.206 could be displayed in the about window on some systems.
- Soft Organizer could crash if you switch the uninstall of an application to the quick mode (without searching for traces).
v. 5.10 06/09/2016
- The removed applications leftovers search function has been improved. Now Soft Organizer is able to find more leftovers in the system.
- The Settings window now appears more quickly. Saving the settings by pressing OK in this window has been also accelerated.
- Improved the multi-monitor systems support.
- Bugs fixed:
- When searching for the applications' traces in the system, superfluous "?" characters might be presented in the paths.
- If larger system fonts are enabled in Windows 10/8.1, the program's windows were blurred.
v. 5.03 01/19/2016
- Fixed bugs:
- When uninstalling the universal Windows 10/8 apps (also known as Windows Store apps) the uninstall stage have not been shown in the top of the window.
- For some universal apps the icons have not been displayed in the main window's applications list.
v. 5.02 11/17/2015
- Improved algorithm of the removed applications leftovers searching function.
v. 5.01 11/12/2015
- Update of the applications traces in the system lookup algorithm.
v. 5.0 10/29/2015
- We have added a new feature allowing you to search for the leftovers of the applications that have been already removed from system. It allows you to find and delete the files, folders, and registry entries which are useless because they belong to the applications which are no longer present in the system.
- Bug fixed: In some cases, flickering could be seen during the uninstalling of an application when the traces search in the system was being performed.
v. 4.13 08/17/2015
- Support of users translations of the program into the other languages. If you want to translate Soft Organizer into the another language, please visit http://langs.chemtable-cloud.com.
- Better Windows 10 support.
- Bug fixed: The Download Update button could be shown for some of the applications, while no updates were available for them.
v. 4.12 07/01/2015
- The algorithm of context application removal (via the Desktop shortcut) has been improved.
v. 4.11 06/25/2015
- Now it is possible to completely uninstall any application directly from the Windows shell without the need to first launch Soft Organizer. Here is how to do this:
- If there is a shortcut of the application you want to uninstall on the Desktop, drag it to Soft Organizer's shortcut to begin uninstalling.
- Right click on the application you want to uninstall and choose the command titled Uninstall completely with Soft Organizer.
- Increased accuracy of the installed applications updates check function.
v. 4.03 05/12/2015
- A Soft Organizer icon added to its Explorer context menu command for running an application with tracing.
- The problem with the application's digital signature has been fixed.
v. 4.02 04/28/2015
- Improved the program stability.
v. 4.01 04/13/2015
- Update check for Windows 8/8.1/10 (Windows Store) applications.
- Some interface improvements.
v. 4.0 03/31/2015
- The new type of applications for Windows 8/8.1/10 (Windows Store applications) is supported.
- Updated look.
- Bug fixed: If you try to reboot the computer without closing Soft Organizer, a message was shown that latter does not allow to end the session.
- Bug fixed: High CPU resources consumption during the work of the standard uninstaller when removing an application.
- When removing the application traces now the backup is created in the Undoing Change Center. This makes it easy to recover the deleted application traces in case of necessary, for example, if you removed the program's traces, whereupon decided that you wish to continue using it.
- Uninstalling applications is faster due to the fact that the system restore point is not created now before the application's traces removal. (The quickly working Undoing changes center is now used instead to provide the ability to rollback the traces removal).
- If the installer execution tracking agent is enabled, it gets loaded with a 1 minute delay after logging in to the system. (Previously this used to occur immediately after logging in.) This was done to boost the system's moving into the fully working condition by reducing the number of processes executed simultaneously just after the system has loaded.
- The application icons in the tabled view became larger and rendered better (under Windows Vista or higher).
- Increased accuracy of the application installing with tracing function. In some cases the superfluous registry might have been added to the applications traces.
- The search for the installed applications updates function now works faster (significantly faster on some systems).
- When pressing the Download Update button for one of the applications for which the update was found, the new version information page is opened right away now, without the intermediate page. For applications with the verified update only.
- The Installer Execution Tracking Agent has been updated to eliminate incorrect recognition of some launched processes as installers.
- Bug fixed: In some cases the superfluous folders were added to the applications traces.
- Bug fixed: In some cases the superfluous registry entries had been added to the applications traces.
- For each installed application, Soft Organizer now shows the percentage of users who removed the application shortly after installation. This helps to identify the unnecessary applications.
- A change to the installed applications updating function. If an update is detected for some application and Soft Organizer can provide a verified download link for the update, the application will be highlighted in the list with a checkmark.
- Interface improvement: The Notation Conventions window's height was increased which removes the vertical scroll bar.
- Improved accuracy of the application installing with tracing function, so that the system changes which do not apply to the application being installed will not be registered.
- Other minor changes and improvements.
- When uninstalling applications that may change the browser settings, like various browser toolbars, Soft Organizer shows information about how to return your browser's settings to the initial state.
- Soft Organizer is now able to determine the name of the application installed with tracing even if it does not register itself in the registry (in the uninstall keys). For example, such situation may take place for portable applications. Earlier, by default such applications were assigned the "Installed Application" name.
- The Installer Execution Tracking Agent has been improved.
- Fixed bugs:
- When running under the 64-bit system, when running the application's tracing using the Explorer context menu the program to be traced have not been launched automatically if located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
- Hanging-up when showing the main window under Windows XP.
- Entries filtering is accelerated on slow systems when entering the search string in the top right part of the window.
- Ability to read and write comments to the applications. The corresponding command has been added to the context menu.
- Now is it easy to remove multiple applications at once. To activate this function select a program and click at the arrow on the Uninstall Application button.
- The rarely used items have been removed from the applications list. Currently, a larger number of system and service components will not be shown in the applications list by default, but it is easy to enable the displaying of them, if necessary, by using the button on the status bar at the bottom of the window.
- Now Soft Organizer checks for updates for more of programs.
- A right click on every tree-like list in the program now results in selecting the item (not only summoning its context menu).
- A button was added beside the program names allowing you to view what a program is meant for. (Available only for a limited number of programs yet. The database is continually filling up.)
- The Applications list menu now features a command to export the list of installed programs to an HTML file.
- If an application for which installation was traced is removed without Soft Organizer participation (for instance, using its own uninstall tool) the traces data is not erased. You can use it later to clean the system from the uninstalled application leftovers.
- Added Polish language support.
- Fixed bug: If the installed programs updates feature has been disabled through the Soft Organizer settings, the ability to group the programs by the new version existence was still available in the menu.