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View Poll Results: Which is your favorite download manager reviewed in the Best Free Download Manager?
Gigaget 7 10.61%
Free Download Manager 26 39.39%
Orbit Downloader 14 21.21%
FlashGet 2 3.03%
Download Accelerator Plus (free) 3 4.55%
Star Downloader Free 0 0%
MetaProducts Download Express 0 0%
DownThemAll (Firefox extension) 12 18.18%
GetGo Download Manager 0 0%
None of the above 10 15.15%
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Old 28. Feb 2009, 12:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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in the Techsupportalert Best Free Download Manager article, it says Gigaget is the fastest, is this actually true?
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Old 28. Feb 2009, 09:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I had tried out Gigaget years ago. It makes the downloads fast, by searching for the mirror sites, and using them to accelarate the download. So yes, that way, it can be the fastest. Coz, i remember, it was quite fast, and it took quite some bandwidth and made my internet slow.
But, that was years ago, and i havent tried it out in recent times.
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Old 02. Mar 2009, 10:40 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If you are not happy to just save a web page with say opera or Firefox why not try a full blown website ripper? Most are selective with what you can save or you can copy the whole site and browse it later just as if you were on line.
I agree with the previous post about FDM which has been my choice for a long time but also worth mentioning for people who are moving to Rising Antivirus (and there are quite a few!) - a Firefox+Flashgot+Flashget combination will enable the embeded scan feature in Rising which makes the whole process of checking downloads completely automatic. Flashget is still "sort of" adware but it's not intrusive and you can restrict it's connection opportunities using your firewall if you feel this is necessary.
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Old 10. Mar 2009, 01:58 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I use the download managers built into my browsers. Opera and the manager built into the IE7 Pro addon for IE7 do great jobs.
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Old 26. Mar 2009, 09:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Tried GetGo Download Manager today. Wasn't really impressed with it. While installing, it asks to install an optional toolbar. Even if you say no to it, after installation, it installs its own toolbar for the browsers. I have IE and Firefox on my PC, and it installed the toolbar on both of them. Thankfully, I was able to uninstall the toolbar from Firefox, but not from IE.

Secondly, GetGo was not able to integrate with FlashGot extension and that was a major setback, as I like to use FlashGot. Even after manually pointing out the exe of GetGo to FlashGot, I wasn't able to start download with GetGo using FlashGot.

I think I will stick with Orbit and FDM for now.
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Old 26. Mar 2009, 11:24 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Before, I had used Gigaget, but it had bad integration with Firefox. I solved that by using FlashgGot. When I started using SandBoxie, it's very annoying waiting for Gigaget to startup, because it will always do that within a sandbox even if it was already opened. Now, I use DownThemAll, and is satisfied with it's performance and features. I had tried the Free Download Manager, but it just doesn't seem to be compatible with my computer, and doesn't work at all. As for FlashGet and Orbit, I wasn't satisfied enough. That's why I shall vote for DownThemAll.
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Old 18. Apr 2009, 06:54 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Hi to everyone here

I use Free download manager as it is the only one that can monitor from Iron browser. It is reasonably fast: from fast websites, it downloads at 75% of my internet download speed, which is good enough for me. I have also used gigaget, it is a tad bit faster for it finds lots of mirrors, but I found a little bug in it. It will not download if it finds no mirrors, it refuses to download just from the original website. So not using it anymore.

On the same note, IEpro add on for internet explorer has an excellent little download manager called MiniDM. It is actually quite impressive, as fast as gigaget for me. And no bells and whistles, just download, stop, resume in a clean interface. I'm using it more and more to monitor and download from the clipboard. It can be started up without Internet Explorer. Wish they would release it on its own. Does anyone know of any similar simple download managers without the drop baskets or other extras?
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Old 29. Apr 2009, 10:21 AM   #18 (permalink)
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TRY jDownloader, the best one..... YOU CAN DOWNLOAD from MU, RS, and hundreds of websites... as Free or Registered users


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Old 30. Apr 2009, 01:02 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I use DAP (free). I have used just the standard download manager in Firefox as well and they both seem to preform about the same. I have a 7MB connection so a download manager does not seem to do much for me (every download is fast for me). All downloads appear to max my allowed bandwidth using a manager or not. I wonder at times if download managers other than what comes with your browser have any benefit outside of appearance or perhaps interface.

My first post as well.. Hello to the forum
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Old 30. Apr 2009, 03:18 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I use DAP (free). I have used just the standard download manager in Firefox as well and they both seem to preform about the same. I have a 7MB connection so a download manager does not seem to do much for me (every download is fast for me)...
My first post as well.. Hello to the forum
Welcome to the forum, Ocdave67. Give Gigaget a try and see if it is faster, and just for testing, try to download a few more files in bigger size say about 10 to 50 Mb or so and see which completes the download in the shortest time. Would love to have your feedback.
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