Alternatives to cURL for all platforms with any license

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  • Wget icon

    Wget

    GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP(S) and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive command line tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • aria2 icon

    aria2

    aria2 is a multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility. The supported protocols are HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE), and Metalink. aria2 can download a file from multiple sources/protocols and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Xfce

  • Transmit icon

    Transmit

    Transmit is an FTP client for Mac OS X and Mac OS Classic (which is unsupported). Developed by Panic, Transmit is shareware - after a 7 day trial period, some features of the product are disabled until it has been purchased. The...

    Commercial Mac

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    HTTPie

    httpie - HTTPie is a CLI, cURL-like tool for humans. HTTPie (pronounced aych-tee-tee-pie) is a command line HTTP client. Its goal is to make CLI interaction with web services as human-friendly as possible. It provides a simple http...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • axel icon

    axel

    Axel tries to accelerate HTTP/FTP downloading process by using multiple connections for one file. It can use multiple mirrors for a download. Axel has no dependencies and is lightweight, so it might be useful as a wget clone on...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Yummy FTP Pro icon

    Yummy FTP Pro

    Yummy FTP Pro is an FTP/S + SFTP + WebDAV/S file transfer client which focuses on speed, reliability and productivity. Whether you need to transfer a few files or a few thousand, schedule automatic backups, or perform website...

    Commercial Mac

  • cliget icon

    cliget

    Download files using curl or wget. This addon generates curl/wget commands that emulate the request as though it's coming from your browser allowing you to download protected files directly to a separate machine (e.g. server).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • lftp icon

    lftp

    lftp is a command-line file transfer program which besides FTP, also supports FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, HFTP, FISH, and SFTP. A BitTorrent client is also built-in as torrent command. In addition to features common in advanced FTP clients...

    Open Source Mac Linux Xfce

  • Free FTP icon

    Free FTP

    Free FTP is a simplified, intuitive, and best of all free FTP client! It uploads and downloads files quickly and reliably, keeps your FTP server settings in one place, and allows you to pause or cancel transfers. Make CoffeeCup Free...

    Free Windows

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    RESTClient

    RESTClient can be used to test variety of HTTP communications and RESTful webservices. Friendly GUI, rich functionalities.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • AbsoluteTelnet

    AbsoluteTelnet / SSH is a secure flexible terminal client with rock-solid emulations that is suitable for developers, administrators, or deployment across the enterprise. It includes the industry standard SSH protocols to secure...

    Commercial Windows

  • nugget

    A lightweight, VirusTotal -enabled command-line downloader. Knowing of no cURL -like tools that directly leverage the native Windows API, I thought it would be fun to make my own, and throw in quick automatic...

    Free Windows

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  • Blue Crab icon

    Blue Crab

    Blue Crab is a versatile app that you use to download the contents of a website to your Mac, in whole or in part, and then search it.

    Commercial Mac

  • Guzzle icon

    Guzzle

    Guzzle is a PHP HTTP client that makes it easy to send HTTP requests and trivial to integrate with web services.

    Open Source Windows Linux GitHub

  • Windows RestClient

    A Simple Windows application to help developers debug REST based services.

    Open Source Windows

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