Tracking Module Status

A "site" you might want to build on your PC is a "catch-all" site for monitoring module and theme status with the Update Status< module.

This module will check with the Drupal site and let you know if newer releases of your modules are available.

Before you pooh-pooh this idea, let me suggest this additional tip: Many people eventually find that they need (want) to patch, tweak, or otherwise modify modules or themes. If you create a "catch-all" site, you can place unmodified code here so that you always have a "clean" copy to fall back on. You can then copy it to the correct site before changing it. Now, not only do you have the fall-back plan, but you get the added advantage of knowing if it needs to be updated.