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JDownloader

JDownloader is a download manager, written in Java, which allows automatic download of groups of files from one-click hosting sites. JDownloader supports the use of prem...

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Avg rating of 3.7 (35)| 40 comments

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2019-03-11 on Mac
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2019-03-11 on Mac
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2019-03-11 on Mac
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JDownloader Features

  1.  SoundCloud DownloaderJDownloader allows you to download audio files from Soundcloud.
  2.  PortableJDownloader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.

JDownloader information

  • Developed byAppWork Gmbh
  • LicensingProprietary and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.7 (35 ratings)
  • Alternatives120 alternatives listed

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  • English

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Our users have written 40 comments and reviews about JDownloader, and it has gotten 1210 likes

JDownloader was added to AlternativeTo by sasiow on and this page was last updated . JDownloader is sometimes referred to as JD.

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Superbest
  
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You know how those pesky filehosters like RapidShare always make you wait a minute or so before you can download a file, make you fill out tedious captchas (quite irritating for a 35-part file!), enforce quotas by IP, and overall act like irritating jerks? JDownloader fixes that problem, by serving as an interface between you and the hoster: You give it a bunch of links, it resolves them, checks if they are online, solves the captchas (yeah, the ones that are supposed to keep out automated programs =D), downloads with pause/resume support, packages everything in a nice folder, automatically extracts multi-part archives and so on. You can even give it a password if the archive will be passworded.

Another nifty feature is, if your ISP gives you a dynamic IP address (so that you can change it by power-cycling the modem) then JDownloader can do THAT for you as well, automatically, whenever it detects that your IP's quota is up!

Lastly, if you have premium accounts for some sites, you can give the login info to JDownloader and it will automatically use them as needed. In all, this program is an enormous improvement over just clicking the links and downloading things yourself. However...

  • It's in Java. Now normally, Java isn't necessarily slow. But for whatever reason, JDownloader tends to take ages to start.

  • Gets easily confused by HTTP (non-filehoster) downloads, especially if there is some php/redirection business going on. You'll need a separate download manager for that.

  • The captcha recognition doesn't really do much good, as everyone is switching to reCAPTCHA. The JDownloader devs refuse to even consider adding reCAPTCHA solvers (understandable as they think it will undermine spam protection and so on, but rather hypocritical of them to make an exception for reCAPTCHA), so most of the time you have to enter captchas yourself anyway. Unfortunately there's no way to just fill in captchas in advance either, so you get popups whenever a download is about to start, which can be annoying when it happens while you are playing a full-screen game.

  • The extraction plugin is not throttled and is very greedy about resources, you will get a mysterious, minutes-long (depending on archive size) slow down whenever JDownloader finishes a set and begins extracting. Very annoying when it messes up a movie you are watching by causing stuttering.

JDownloader is probably one of your best options if you need to download from file hosters despite the above. I recommend checking out Mipony, though: It is pretty much the same thing, except slightly uglier (not that JDownloader's Java UI is beautiful) and much faster (I believe it is in C++, and it shows).

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not_cool
  
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Allows API integration, concurrent downloads, clipboard monitoring. I would say this is more than a download manager but more of a framework for managing downloads and scraping web content.

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AdminNobleDead
  
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No longer viable and far less safe than previous editions. Switched to web interface and or browser plugins requiring for direct tracking of online activity... first, second and or third party. Ditch this and try something else that's safer.

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Zorkzero1

What is unsafe about it?

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TorQueMoD

It installs Ransomware at the same time as the program. Thankfully it's easy to remove but still annoying.

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balkisanton

Oh i just know this, thanks

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SingingZach

it doesnt come with ransomware, though the installer tries to get you to download some questionable software along with it that could be bad, just be careful and disable all of it and you should be good

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TorQueMoD
  
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It's a great program, but it tries to install Opera Browser which you can untick the install for, and then doesn't even give you a choice and installs some Web Companion BS that tries to ransomware your system by telling you that you're unprotected. It literally closed all my tabs and tried to force me to pay for the software to continue. NOT COOL JDownloader. 4K Video Downloader is a better alternative. 4k Video Downloader icon 4k Video Downloader

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mkdot7
  
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Pretty messy and confusing interface it does the work but too confusing hope to get simplified someday like IDM

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xahkyen
  
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JDownloader is definitely one of the best download managers I tried so far.

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adamo
  
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jdownloader is definitely my favorite download manager!

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JDownloader platform details

Mac

Java Runtime Enviroment (jre/jdk) 1.8 or higher required

Windows

Java Runtime Enviroment (jre/jdk) 1.8 or higher required

Linux

Java Runtime Enviroment (jre/jdk) 1.8 or higher required

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