Slimrat Alternatives

    Slimrat is described as 'command-line and graphical application for automated downloading from file hosters like RapidShare, MegaUpload, Deposit Files and many more' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are four alternatives to Slimrat for Linux, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is FreeRapid Downloader, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Slimrat are Tucan Manager (Free, Open Source), plowshare (Free, Open Source) and FatRat (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 6, 2018

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


      the latest version was published in 18th May 2014. See

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    2. 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, and MacOSX.


      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.

    3. plowshare is a 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.
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    4. FatRat is an open source download manager for Linux written in C++ and built on top of the Trolltech Qt 4 library. It is rich in features and is continuously extended.


      The project is still developed as of 2018, but latest version, 1.2.0_beta2, dates back July 2012. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

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