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Wget Alternatives

Wget is described as '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' and is a very popular download manager in the file sharing category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Wget for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is aria2, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Wget are uGet, cURL, ArchiveBox and HTTPie.

Wget alternatives are mainly Download Managers but may also be Website Downloaders or HTTP Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Wget.
This page was last updated Apr 7, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD

GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP(S) and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It...

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  1. aria2 is a multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility.

    aria2 vs Wget opinions
    Most users think aria2 is a great alternative to Wget.

    Aria2 cannot mirror an entire site recursively.

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    A great download utility with way more features than Wget.

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    Multi-thread downloading, multiple downloads at one instance

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  2. Android, BSD, Linux, and Windows open source multimedia download manager.

    Discontinued

    Last updated: 2021.5.5 (Windows version), 2020.1.9 (Linux version).

    Most users think uGet is a great alternative to Wget.


  3. cURL

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • Haiku

    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.

    cURL vs Wget opinions
    Most users think cURL is a great alternative to Wget.
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    it's terminal based, like wget

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  4. ArchiveBox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Docker

    Because modern websites are complicated and often rely on dynamic content, ArchiveBox archives the sites in several different formats beyond what public archiving services like Archive.org and Archive.is are capable of saving.

  5. HTTPie

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    HTTPie—aitch-tee-tee-pie—is a user-friendly command-line HTTP client for the API era. It comes with JSON support, syntax highlighting, persistent sessions, wget-like downloads, plugins, and more.



  6. WebCopy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Cyotek WebCopy is a free tool for copying full or partial websites locally onto your harddisk for offline viewing.

  7. webui-aria2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • aria2

    The aim for webui-aria2 is to create the worlds best interface to interact with aria2. Very simple to use, just download and open index.html in any web browser.

  8. SiteSucker

    • Mac
    • iPhone

    macOS application that automatically downloads websites from the Internet. It does this by asynchronously copying the site's webpages, images, PDFs, style sheets, and other files to your local hard drive, duplicating the site's directory structure.

  9. xh is a friendly and fast tool for sending HTTP requests. It reimplements as much as possible of HTTPie's excellent design, with a focus on improved performance.

  10. grab-site

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    grab-site is a crawler for archiving websites to WARC files. It includes a dashboard for monitoring multiple crawls, and supports changing URL ignore patterns during the crawl.

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