Check for update

I’ve seen many pieces of different software.

Many of them provide the user with a way to go online and check for new versions of the program.

Nearly all of them have the corresponding menu entry in the “Help”-Menu.

Why is that so? Checking for updates does not provide you with help. Maybe, just maybe it can fix a problem you are having – but it’s nowehre near providing help.

If I wrote software, it would have this option in the Tools menu or – if the application had none – in the File-Menu, though it’s misplaced even there. As is “quit” for example…