Downloader for X Alternatives

    Downloader for X is described as 'powerful graphical download manager. It supports both HTTP(S) and FTP protocols and has nice graphical user interface, though some actions can also be performed using' and is a Download Manager in the File Sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Downloader for X for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Android. The best alternative is Wget, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Downloader for X are Free Download Manager (Free), Internet Download Manager (Paid), aria2 (Free, Open Source) and cURL (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 6, 2018
    1. 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 X-Windows support, etc.
    2. 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.
    3. cURL is a computer software project providing a library and command-line tool for transferring data using various protocols with URL syntax: supporting FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, TFTP, TELNET, DICT, LDAP, LDAPS and FILE.
    4. FlashGet is a leading download manager and has the highest amount of users on the internet. It uses MHT(Multi-server Hyper-threading Transportation) technique, supports various protocols and has excellent document management features.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.7, released on November 8th, 2012, can be downloaded from the official website.

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    5. GetRight® is a download manager that simply improves and optimizes how you download files from the Internet through faster download speeds, download recovery and resuming, and better management of your downloads.

      Discontinued

      The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 6.5, released in January 2011, can be still bought from the official website.

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    6. TubeMaster++ is a powerful tool which can capture multimedia files you are watching or listening from your internet browser (FLV,MP3,MP4). Captured files can be saved directly on your computer or converted to other popular video or audio formats (AVI, MPEG, MP3, MP4, IPod, PSP ..

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer maintained and the official website is no longer available. The last version, v2.7, can be still downloaded from Softpedia and the source code is available on SourceForge (v2.5).

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    7. iGetter is a full featured download manager and accelerator. It resumes broken downloads and recovers from download errors. It is excellent utility for files that you want to download at ease. Key Features: * iGetter resumes broken downloads, checking date and size.
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    8. Progressive Downloader is a free download manager for your Mac that supports multi-thread downloading and mirror search. It's also capable to download files from the most popular file hosting services. Key features: * HTTP(S), FTP and SFTP(SSH) protocols support.
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