Download Manager

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  1. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Registered Member

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    Can anyone recommend a good download manager addon for google chrome?
     
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    I'm using EagleGet since Overkill'member informed us about it.
     
  4. Robin A.

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    Download manager = Internet Download Manager.
     
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    yes, IDM... +1
     
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    +1 :thumb:
     
  8. DoctorPC

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    I didn't know anyone still used these! Back in the day, before threaded downloads(which are now internal to every browser) and downloading installer files they seemed very useful. These days, they don't seem like they have a purpose. GetRight was the best IMO back in the day, but I see little use for them anymore.

    Let's consider - your biggest files are likely in torrent form, or come with their own downloader/installers, such as Steam, or Rift game clients. So what does that leave? In the days of speedy internet, even larger files are done in a fraction of a second, seldom over a minute. Long before a download manager would offer any benefit.

    Edit: EagleGet looks great, I'd use that if I saw a need for a download manager, it has a nice clean Windows 8x style interface.
     
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    OUCH! Basically - it's a malware front end.

    Not to sound negative, but I refuse to use any Chinese computer/security product or service. People need to realize that they lose privacy, and in some cases, legal protection when they do this. A few years ago I installed a well known Email Client, made in China. Then carefully watched my ports, and discovered it was sending a copy of every email to a Chinese IP address. That could be disastrous!

    Also, a well known browser (chrome fork) used by millions and millions of people, was known to contain backdoors. ChromePlus even changed their name to mask their hideous activities - now calling it 'Coolnovo' browser. This has happened with a couple other Chinese companies if I remember.

    Actually, I tend to avoid Chinese, Russian, and US products.(depending) Rather focusing on Polish, German, Finish, and other assorted country products/services.
     
  11. roger_m

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    The ADSL internet I use is sometimes fairly slow, and using a download manager for downloading larger files can make downloading a lot quicker. I download most files with my browser, but if a file is going to take a long time to download, I cancel the download and download it with Download Accelerator Plus or FlashGet.
     
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    I still use it, mostly for downloading torrents.

    However the 3.x releases are completely different to the older releases.

    I used to an old version of FlashGet to check for updates for about 200 programs every day.
     
  13. DaZa9

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    Hard to beat IDM!, if you're looking for a free one that can be a replacement for IDM then go to FlashGet.
     
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    i sometimes use Internet Download Accelerator Portable (Free). Its great.
     
  15. xxJackxx

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    I prefer DownloadStudio but it isn't free.
     
  16. Noob

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    If you dont mind installing Java theres one that rules them all. :D
     
  17. JoeBlack40

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    Disagree,the best free option for IDM is by far EagleGet.
     
  18. Yash Khan

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    What is the company information of EagleGet download manager?
     
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    Hello,

    I just came across a new download manager called Download Ninja available at h**p://downloadninja.com/. I was wondering if anyone has given it a try or havr any thoughts about it.
     
  21. Yash Khan

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    You can read about it on malwaretips.
    It kind of debuted there & have improved a lot.

    Currently there are 2 versions stable & beta.
    I have tried both & to me both seems excellent.

    Currently no internet explorer support.
    Chrome & Firefox support only.

    Tough competition to other well known download managers in my opinion.
     
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    Hello narenbisht,

    Thanks for the info and pointing me over to malwaretips...
     
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    Great download manager.
    And FREE.
     
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