If not Gigaget, then what?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by korben, Jun 16, 2011.

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  1. korben

    korben Registered Member

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    I've been pretty satisfied with the oldie called Gigaget, yet recently decided to replace it and that is not an easy feat when the determining factors are:

    1] FREE
    2] really freed from bundled services that we all frown upon I gather

    Free Download Manager?
    Orbit Downloader ? -> Bundled with OpenCandy
    GetGo Download Manager ? -> toolbar

    Which one would you recommend guys? Main purpose: d/l linux distros

    [MOVE]thx[/MOVE]
     
  2. tobacco

    tobacco Frequent Poster

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    I've tested "several" download managers both free and paid looking for 2 important factors:

    #1 - Increased download speed

    #2 - Video "Grabbing"

    The winner hands down is - Internet Download Manager (paid :( ) with their latest beta (haven't tested latest release) working extremely well with Chrome which i can't say for the others :thumbd:

    Of the free options using Firefox - Orbit, GetGo and DAM all work pretty good but poor using Chrome.

    Free Download Manager - well i saw "no increase" in speed and is poor in grabbing video!
     
  3. Ranget

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    I agree Internet Download manager is the Best paid Download manager

    I will advice you to stay with Gigaget
    If you want Video grabbing add a FireFox Addon called " Video Download Helper" it's the Best Free Video Grabbing utility try it you wont regret it
     
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  5. korben

    korben Registered Member

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    My free contenders would be:

    Free Download Manager

    &

    Fresh Download

    Any experience guys?
     
  6. noone_particular

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    I'm not sure of its compatibility with Win-7, but Star downloader meets your requirements. Free and paid versions. I used the free version for years. It was a lifesaver when I had dialup.
     
  7. korben

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    For now I decided to stick with Free Download Manager Lite.
     
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