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  • DownThemAll icon


    DownThemAll (or just dTa) is a powerful yet easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension that adds new advanced download capabilities to your...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Firefox

    • does not download from any hosters like mega or
      Guest 9/13/2015
  • Free Download Manager icon

    Free Download Manager

    FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously. In addition, Free Download...

    Free Mac Windows

  • aria2 icon


    aria2 is a multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility. The supported protocols are HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Xfce

  • Internet Download Manager icon

    Internet Download Manager

    Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive...

    Commercial Windows

  • uGet icon


    uGet is a lightweight and full-featured Download Manager for Linux and Windows. uGet allows you to download in multiple parallel...

    Open Source Windows Linux Android Xfce aria2

    • No automated downloading from hostings. Only a bit improved WGet, in fact it cannot even use parallel processing to mirror.
      Guest 2/24/2016
  • Mipony icon

    Mipony Warning

    Mipony, is a free software specially designed to download easily files from free hosting pages like Rapidshare, Fileserve, Hotfiles...

    Free Windows

  • pyLoad icon


    pyLoad is a fast, lightweight and full featured download manager for many One-Click-Hoster, container formats like DLC, video sites or...

    Open Source Windows Linux GitHub

  • FreeRapid Downloader icon

    FreeRapid Downloader

    FreeRapid Downloader is a simple Java downloader that supports downloading from Rapidshare and other file-sharing services. Main...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • EagleGet icon


    EagleGet is a free all-in-one download manager; it can be integrated to Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera, offering support for HTTP, HTTPS...

    Free Windows

  • FlashGot icon


    FlashGot is the free add-on for Firefox and Thunderbird to capture embedded links for all types of files (not just flash movies). ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Thunderbird Firefox

  • Xtreme Download Manager icon

    Xtreme Download Manager

    Xtreme Download Manager is a powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%, save videos from video sharing sites and integration...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • FlashGet icon

    FlashGet Discontinued

    FlashGet is a download manager that uses the MHT technique and supports various protocols.

    Free Windows

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  • Orbit Downloader icon

    Orbit Downloader Discontinued Warning

    Orbit Downloader is a Download Manager for Windows with special focus on downloading content from social media websites like Myspace...

    Free Windows

  • Tucan Manager icon

    Tucan Manager Discontinued

    Tucan Manager is a free file sharing application designed for 1-Click Hosters. Fast and lightweight, Tucan is fully open-source and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • can decrypt streaming websites, even if only a few
      Guest 5/10/2016
  • axel icon


    Axel tries to accelerate HTTP/FTP downloading process by using multiple connections for one file. It can use multiple mirrors for a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Not able to automatically download from file hostings
      Guest 2/24/2016
  • Bulk Image Downloader icon

    Bulk Image Downloader

    With Bulk Image Downloader you can download full sized images from almost any web gallery. Supports Flickr, Imagevenue, Imagefap and...

    Commercial Windows Chrome Firefox

  • Internet Download Accelerator icon

    Internet Download Accelerator

    Internet Download Accelerator effectively solves three of the biggest problems when downloading files: speed, resuming broken...

    Free Personal Windows Chrome

  • plowshare icon


    plowshare is a command-line downloader/uploader for some of the most popular file-sharing websites. It works on UNIX-like systems and...

    Open Source Mac Linux

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  • TubeMaster++ icon

    TubeMaster++ Discontinued

    TubeMaster++ is a powerful tool which can capture multimedia files you are watching or listening from your internet browser...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Download Ninja icon

    Download Ninja

    Download Ninja is a 100% FREE Internet Download Manager & Accelerator that dramatically increases download speed and allows you to...

    Free Windows

  • CryptLoad icon


    CryptLoad offers a comfortable possibility to download from One-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare and MegaUpload as well as regular sites....

    Free Windows

  • flareGet icon


    flareGet is a full featured multi-threaded and multisegment download manager for Linux, Windows and Mac. It supports browser...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • TotalD icon


    Download manager that supports Torrents, Direct Download and online videos. It manages the download and upload of files from the...

    Freemium Windows

  • YTD icon

    YTD Bundleware

    YTD allows you to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Google Video, Yahoo Video, and many others and convert them to other video...

    Freemium Windows

  • cliget icon


    Download files using curl or wget. This addon generates curl/wget commands that emulate the request as though it's coming from...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • Getright icon

    Getright Discontinued

    GetRight® is a download manager that simply improves and optimizes how you download files from the Internet through faster...

    Commercial Windows

  • webui-aria2 icon


    The aim for webui-aria2 is to create the worlds best interface to interact with aria2. Very simple to use, just download and open...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • wxDownload Fast icon

    wxDownload Fast Discontinued

    wxDownload Fast (also known as wxDFast) is an open source download manager. It is multi-platform and builds on Windows(2k,XP), Linux...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Steadyflow icon


    Steadyflow is a GTK+ based download manager that aims for minimalism, ease of use, and a clean, malleable codebase. It should be easy...

    Open Source Linux

  • NeoLoader icon


    NeoLoader is a download manager/filesharing client, designed to work across network borders. It can download files from various One...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • iSkysoft iTube Studio icon

    iSkysoft iTube Studio

    iSkysoft iTube Studio helps you to download videos (HD included) from YouTube, Facebook, Metacafe, Vimeo, Break, and many other...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • MultiGet icon

    MultiGet Discontinued

    MultiGet is an easy-to-use GUI file downloader for Windows/Linux/BSDs/MacOs. It's programmed in C++ and has a GUI based on...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • LDM icon

    LDM Discontinued

    Linux Download Manager (LDM) is a free and open source download manager for Linux. It has a nice and user friendly interface. Linux...

    Open Source Linux

  • icon

    Download any song from YouTube, Vimeo and SoundCloud for free and without limits.

    Free Web / Cloud

JDownloader Comments

The best app for downloading even does 1080P youtube via ffmpeg

Positive Comment by girlwiththenerdytattoo
about JDownloader Oct 2015

The best app for downloading from premium file storage or free sites even does 1080P youtube via ffmpeg. I use with flashgot. Sometimes it is quicker to use the DTA firefox plugin however .

Java can be slow.


Something new everyday

Positive Comment by Gurudev1000
about JDownloader Sep 2011

Day by day I find new awesome uses of the same features of this download manager. It just makes me feel so powerful not having to directly rely on webbrowsers and websites to download content of huge sizes!!


JDownloader is very good app, but it has several problems : ...

Comment by Romani
about JDownloader Jun 2011

JDownloader is very good app, but it has several problems : 1) Very big memory footprint - for me its 80-120 Mb, when FreeRapid Downloader, also Java, uses only 20Mb
2) No Guiless (daemon) support. Id like to install Jdownloader on guiless linux server to download files overnight, but can't. Pitiful


JDownloader is a lifesaver

Positive Comment by jharel
about JDownloader Jun 2011

Without JDownloader, those fileshare sites would be a pain in the neck to go through. This program is a lifesaver, allowing me to do something else while it waits out those timers for me.


Seriously ?!I have to wait for half an hour on a file-shari ...

Comment by Kiana
about JDownloader Jun 2011

Seriously ?!
I have to wait for half an hour on a file-sharing site to download JDownloader, which "simplifies" downloading from file-sharing sites ?


JDownloader is a great app

Positive Comment by arahman56
about JDownloader Jun 2011

A great app for downloading from File-sharing sites, can also work with other HTTP downloads.


This app is amazing

Positive Comment by Nago
about JDownloader and MegaUpload, RapidShare Jun 2011

This app is amazing for downloading from sites like Rapidshare, Megaupload, etc.

Love it, use it everyday.


Good tool for download, but it's eating some resources on o ...

Comment by Calin
about JDownloader Jun 2011

Good tool for download, but it's eating some resources on older machines, especially some RAM due to JAVA platform.


If one wants to use it with Mac OS Tiger and Java 1.5 (tige ...

Comment by tomasnygren2
about JDownloader Jun 2011

If one wants to use it with Mac OS Tiger and Java 1.5 (tiger does not officially support Java 1.6 which the latest jDownloader require, eventhough a developer preview has been released) the easiset way is start with an older version of jDownloader (like 0.5xx) and update it with the internal updater.

you can get an old version of jDownloader 0.5xx here:


Really good Tool to download all stuff from Internet

Positive Comment by kwoxer
about JDownloader and CryptLoad Jun 2011

Really good Tool for downloading all thinkable stuff from the Internet.

It's so easy without any Captchas and so fast.

A good try for everyone that likes Cryptload.