Which is the best download manager???

Discussion in 'polls' started by Thanasis159, Aug 19, 2007.

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Which is the best download manager?

  1. Flashget

    14 vote(s)
    12.3%
  2. GetRight

    6 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. Internet Download Manager

    20 vote(s)
    17.5%
  4. Orbit Downloader

    23 vote(s)
    20.2%
  5. Free Download Manager

    23 vote(s)
    20.2%
  6. Download Accelerator Plus

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  7. Internet Download Accelerator

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  8. LeechGet

    2 vote(s)
    1.8%
  9. Fresh Download

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other ( write which )

    23 vote(s)
    20.2%
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  1. Thanasis159

    Thanasis159 Registered Member

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    I need a good download manager and i think that this is the best place to ask my question... Let me hear your opinions...
     
  2. WSFuser

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    For me its Orbit Downloader. Its free, fast, and it can get media from webpages.
     
  3. TairikuOkami

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    I like Free Download Manager, though I do not use it anymore, it has many features and settings for almost everything. :)
     
  4. gerardwil

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    Don't use any. Tried several of these 500%+ things, just makes me laugh.

    Gerard
     
  5. Thanasis159

    Thanasis159 Registered Member

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    You may be right about that gerardwil but, personally, i don't use a download manager just to increase my downloading speed but in order to manage better my downloads. Resume downloads is an extremely useful feature!
     
  6. zapjb

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    In doze Orbit.
     
  7. Seer

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    Hello.

    I used these utilities back in the 'days of dial-up'. Now I use just Opera's built-in feature or my torrent client (BitComet) for the task. So I voted 'other'.

    Cheers.
     
  8. gerardwil

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    I understand what you are saying. For me it is very rare to have broken downloads. Also I want all my downloads in the same folder before doing anything with them. But that's a personal taste.:)

    Gerard
     
  9. the Tester

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    Same here.
     
  10. TairikuOkami

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    DM is not just to increase speed, which it does, but definitelly not 500%.
    I used it, when I had only 1 Mbit, to resume, download GB files and so on.

    I expected, that IE7 in Vista can download 2-4 GB file, but obviously, it can not.
    Otherwise I download only via IE, but if I need something special, I use FDM for sure.
     
  11. rdsu

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    Orbit Downloader
     
  12. Alphalutra1

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    wget. Stable, very lightweight, can resume downloads, and it just works.

    Cheers,

    Alphalutra1
     
  13. acknsyn

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    If you use Firefox, downthemall is a nice extension. No need for external manager.
     
  14. Arup

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    FDM used to be my favorite till Orbit with its P2P technology came out, way faster, uses full of my allocated bandwidth.
     
  15. Thanasis159

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    Α question for the fdm users... Is any of you downloading lots of stuff ( i am not talking about illegal stuff ) with rapidshare premium account?? I tried it but most of the times it stopped downloading after a while telling me that the server cannot guarantee its resuming capabilities and other things like this... I don't know what to do...
     
  16. TonyW

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    I used to use GetRight in the days of dial-up, but since broadband arrived, never bothered since.
     
  17. 19monty64

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    Me too...
     
  18. vhick

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    im a free download manager before but now switch to orbit downloader i dont like the video download feature of fdm.
     
  19. twl845

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    Why do folks need a download manager? I've been downloading for 10 years by following the download instructions and saving the setup .exe to "My Downloads", then click run. Do these programs have other features? :)
     
  20. Bob D

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    WGET here too, with a twist, though.
    WinWGET with it's GUI (makes it a little more user friendly).
    If you're on dialup and/or have shaky connections, ability to resume is priceless.
    Recently DL'd 200 Mb file, (dialup) took 12 hours! Had to "resume" multiple times.
    Very frustrating to spend half a day to DL 99% of a file and the connection is interrupted. Have to start all over again.
     
  21. WSFuser

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    In addition to what Bob D mentioned. Some download manager let you download files using multiple connections or mirrors, which *may* make downloads go faster.
     
  22. ukchap

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    ok hi all i used IDM and flashget have a problem with both and i hope someone can tell me what settings to get rid or help me.when the download is done and i click on it to open it up it keeps saying the archive is either damage or unknown format.now if i exit both of them and just down load normaly just useing winrar the software works download is good...can some one help with settings.
    thank you..
     
  23. twl845

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    Once you get broadband you'll never go back. Downloads are in seconds to maybe a few minutes.:)
     
  24. Perman

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    Hi, folks: IMO, there is no such thing as the best d/l manager. As long as it can (1) resume connection after interruption (2) provide multiple connection, therefore increasing d/l speed. Then it is a good d/l manager. I am using Internet download Manager, it serves my purposes, therefore I think it is my choice, but does not mean it is the best one.
     
  25. Carver

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    When I was on dialup I had Get Right download manager I had segmented downloads enabled, I NEVER enperenced a faster download because of it. The Idea sounds great but it just doesn't happen in real life. :cautious:
     
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