I usually use this page before I log onto the game, files.wowace.com, and recently something has changed with the Timestamp column. It's now formatted with the day name first, which means when I try to sort by it it's all screwy.
I prefer sorting by file name.
This way I can easily (for me) look for all the mods I have loaded.
Yes I do have a txt file that lists them, lol, I can't remember them all.
I check at least once a day.
If a mod has been updated the link changes back to the default link color. If it has not been updated the link stays, im my case, red.
I only grab the ones with their links set back to default color.
If a mod has not been updated in over a week the link will change to default color any way, but thats not a big problem. If that bothered me too much I could just click every link of the mods I use once a week, whether they changed or not, just to reset all the link timers.
Ya, ya it's crude, but it works for me.
I could use the auto down loader, but I like to decide on each update instance whether to update any particular mod or not. That usually happens during the process not before so changing what the updater does before hand won't always work.