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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 browser. DownThemAll lets you...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Firefox

    • does not download from any hosters like mega or Guest • Sep 2015 • 15 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Free Download Manager icon

    Free Download Manager

    FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously. In addition, Free Download Manager allows you to adjust traffic...

    Free Mac Windows

    • Cant recognize sites like site's files like zippyshare, mediafire or rapidgator. Just like Jdownloader can. Guest • Jun 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • uGet icon


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

    Free 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 • Feb 2016 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Mipony icon


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

    Free Windows

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    • Warning Mipony installer will ask you to install other trial software, but application itself looks clean and does not do anything suspicious.
  • pyLoad icon


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

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • 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). -Capture all links from a page ...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Thunderbird Firefox

  • Tucan Manager icon

    Tucan Manager

    Tucan Manager is a free file sharing application designed for 1-Click Hosters. Fast and lightweight, Tucan is fully open-source and compatible with Windows, GNU/Linux...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued The software seems abandoned and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.3.10, released on January 2011, and the source code can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
  • FlashGet icon


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

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated and the website is no longer available. The last version, 3.7, released on November 8th, 2012, can be downloaded from FlashGet's archived site on Internet Archive
    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation:
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    Bulk Image Downloader

    With Bulk Image Downloader you can download full sized images from almost any web gallery. Supports Flickr, Imagevenue, Imagefap and most other popular image host sites....

    Commercial Windows Chrome Firefox

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  • Ninja Download Manager icon

    Ninja Download Manager

    Download Ninja is an Internet download manager and accelerator that dramatically increases download speed and allows you to resume and restart stopped / broken downloads.

    Commercial Windows

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JDownloader Comments

Comment by Romani
about JDownloader · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

120 MB, that's really good actually! I just took a look at mine, it's currently using 360 MB (with a list of 67 download links, 2 of them active).
I still love the application though. I've stopped caring about excess memory usage, at least since Firefox, which regularly goes into the 2-3 GB range for me with only some 20-30 tabs open. Now that's excessive! Sometimes it crashes because it reaches the memory limit for 32-bit applications (somewhere around 3.5 GB in an x64 Windows).


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

Comment by Kiana
about JDownloader · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

They have a sense of humour :)
Or they want you to experience the pain once more before you're allowed to use JDownloader.
Or, most likely, they make some money off it by taking part in an affiliate program.

Comment by Calin
about JDownloader · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

Comment by tomasnygren2
about JDownloader · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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: