Last modified on 12 September 2010, at 14:59

Sidux/Useable applications/Download managers

A download manager is an application that helps you to download files faster (especially big ones); it re-starts downloading after breaking connection.

WgetEdit

Wget is a kind of console applications but you can use GUI for it called Gwget.
1. Installation:
apt-get install gwget
a. Run it from: Menu-> Network-> Gwget Download Manager.
b. Copy downloading file link from a web browser.
c. Add it to Gwget
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and wait for finishing.
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2. For KDE there is KGet Download Manager as a part of the environment.


Wget home page: http://www.gnu.org/software/wget/wget.html
More about Wget on Wikipedia: Wget
Gwget home page: http://projects.gnome.org/gwget/
Gwget on Wikipedia: GWget
KWget on KDE home page: http://www.kde.org/
KGet on Wikipedia: KGet


Quick DownloaderEdit

Small but system independent applications works with Java.
1. Download "OSIndependent" file from: http://qdown.sourceforge.net/ and extract it.
2. Get in the new created "OSIndependent" folder in Termial as an user and run it:
java -jar QuickDownloader.jar
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DownThemAll!Edit

Firefox web browser add-on install from: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/201/
Running the add-on first time just choose download folder
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and click on "Start".
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Home page: http://www.downthemall.net/


FireDownloadEdit

It's another Firefox add-on and it makes downloading 10 times faster as the add-on maker says,
install from: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10615/
Home page: http://www.fireaddons.com/