plowshare Alternatives

    plowshare is described as 'command-line downloader/uploader for some of the most popular file-sharing websites. It works on UNIX-like systems and presently supports Megaupload, Rapidshare, 2Shared, 4Shared, ZShare, Badongo, DepositFiles and Mediafire' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 25 alternatives to plowshare for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Firefox and Google Chrome. The best alternative is JDownloader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try DownThemAll or Free Download Manager. Other great apps like plowshare are Persepolis Download Manager (Free, Open Source), pyLoad (Free, Open Source), FreeRapid Downloader (Free, Open Source) and Multithreaded Download Manager (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 23, 2021
    1. JDownloader simplifies and improves the process of downloading files from sites like YouTube or Mega. JDownloader offers downloading in multiple parallel streams, CAPTCHA recognition, and automatic file extraction. It support CCF, RSDF and DLC files.

      Bundleware

      The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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    2. DownThemAll (or just dTa) is a powerful yet easy-to-use browser extension for Firefox, Chrome and Opera that adds new advanced download capabilities to your browser.
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      DownThemAll vs plowshare opinions
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      DownThemAll is a download manager for Mozilla browsers, plowshare is a set of command line tools to get links to files in file-sharing websites. plowshare just gets a link that then other download application (like DownThemAll) can use to download the file.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    3. FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously.
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    4. Persepolis Download Manager is utility for download easier and faster with aria2 and improved it. - It supports HTTP(S) & FTP. - Persepolis configures aria2 automatically for maximum speed and it have a GUI for using easier.
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    5. 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 aims for low hardware requirements and platform independence to be runnable on all kind of systems.
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    6. FreeRapid Downloader is a simple Java downloader that supports downloading from Rapidshare and other file-sharing services.

      Discontinued

      the latest version was published in 18th May 2014. See http://wordrider.net/download/changes.txt

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    7. This is an experimental Firefox 57 download manager with multithreading support. It can download files with multiple connections to the server. Depending on the network condition, this may increase the download speed.
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    8. Mipony, is a free software specially designed to download easily files from free hosting pages like Rapidshare, Fileserve, Hotfiles and many others.
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    9. DownZemAll is a free and open-source mass download manager for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It helps you to select, organize, prioritize and run your downloads in parallel. Based on the Qt5 framework, DownZemAll! is written in C/C++.
    10. 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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