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This Commercial File Manager for Windows is Now Freeware 2 months 18 hours ago rhiannon

Hmmm I wonder why that happened. I'm sorry it doesn't work for you any more.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago Gil Mensch

I use Greenshot also - almost every day. This tool, ShareX, looks awesome. I'm going to give it a try. Nice find! My only concern is the inevitable trade-off between functionality and ease of use. Greenshot is quick and dead easy. I'm curious to see how ShareX compares to Greenshot in that area.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago crombierob

If any of you are feeling depressed or suicidal, I would wait a few days before trying this.
For those that will never upload images, getting the settings right will be annoying

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago tommyzulu

Surprised that you don't mention the free snipping tool which comes with Windows and works very well. Not sure why I'd need anything else!

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago pvilan

Thanks again Rob.
I'am also a long-time user of Greenshot (may be it was your advise).
But, no doubt, I'm going to install ShareX and compare with Greenshot.
Regards,
Peter

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago Anupam

Why would another software be mentioned on an article about a particular software. This isn't a review :).

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago Australia

Thanks Rob
I had downloaded ShareX before, but you have reiterated what a nice program this is
I personally use the free program ScreenHunter, reviewed on TechSupportAlert, which only uses 17MB memory footprint

Regarding ShareX:
1)I particularly like the ability JUST to copy the image to the clipboard (some screenshot utilities insist on saving the image to the hard drive)

2)The text capture function (also known as "OCR"), is achieved with the setting: "After Capture Task / Recognise Text (OCR)", and works well
Very few free screenshot capture programs can perform OCR on text from the screen
This is handy when you have a scanned image, say from a photocopied document, or a textbook, and you want to copy/paste a certain section for use in a Word Processor document
This OCR function works very well, so makes ShareX a very impressive free utility

3)Excellent program layout/GUI, straightforward to use
4)The program has a portable version, which is always a great feature
5)Open source, with a long history of development and support, another great feature

A few drawbacks:
1)Has a larger memory footprint (at least 75MB) than more basic screenshot utilities, but given the large number of features, this is reasonable
2)Some of the functions did not work on my computer, for example : "Capture / webpage capture" didnt work properly
3)The program relies on NET Framework (relatively minor drawback)
- the best programs are completely independent
- I have found NET Framework dependent programs sometimes malfunction, insisting you install the latest version of NET Framework, often a large download (another reason to avoid NET Framework dependent utilities)
4)Presumably the portable version cant be used on a computer that doesnt have NET Framework

However the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. ShareX is a definite winner of a program. Thank you

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago George.J

ShareX is all that Greenshot is but better with more features & excellent usability. 

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago r0h1t

Have been using ShareX for years now, and never knew it could capture videos too. Found this on a comparison of Greenshot vs. ShareX here: https://www.slant.co/versus/11892/11895/~greenshot-for-windows_vs_sharex

This ranks ShareX over Greenshot quite easily. Interestingly, ShareX uses the Greenshot editor for editing the captured image.

Definitely agree with crombierob that setting up some of the options on ShareX can be really frustrating. It's just not intuitive on that front.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago emmbeedee

I love ShareX. Been using it on all my WIndows machines for a couple of years now. I especially love the way it uploads all captures to the places I choose online and gives me the short url in the clipboard, ready to paste elsewhere.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago beergas

Thanks, worth a look. For just simple shots I still use Nov. 2011 v 2.7 of Ducklink. http://www.ducklink.com Works on Windows 10 x64 Pro w/ tiny footprint, size. Nothing fancy, basics to stretch/capture.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago hpearce

I have found the main drawback to most screencapture utilities is the inability to capture consecutive shots to append to the prior one so as to create a mural-like oitput that can be save as a single file

Instead you have to capture them individually and then find a utility to attach/merge them

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago Henry Winokur

Why go to all this trouble? The *Snipping Tool* part of Windows since at least v7 can clip the entire screen or portions, as necessary. Admittedly it's more functional in Win10 than 7, but it's also part of the OS, so one may not need to go outside the OS if their needs are less. I've never found it necessary, and I use the tool a lot when I'm updating curriculum materials I need for classes I teach or when I need to explain something via email...I don't know if a picture is worth a thousand words, but it's certainly more helpful than words alone.......

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago pecarroll

I'm a long time user of [commercial product], but the ability to capture other than square or rectangle images is a bonus. Will gladly give ShareX a try.

{Moderator's note: Commercial product name edited out. Not allowed as per site rules.}

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 8 months 3 weeks ago not recognized

I have always used [commercial product]: none better,even though Ducklink Screencapture is alive in the systray to capture irregular shapes if desired, which it never has been.

The one thing that makes [commercial product] indispensable for me is the 'capture scrolling window' facility. If something comes along that does that better I'll grab it, but so far nothing has. Does Sharex do this?

{Moderator's Note: Commercial product name edited out. Not allowed.}
twas free when i first got it

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago George.J

You can record a gif using ShareX for the same. 

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago George.J

Yes it has the capability to capture scrolling window & webpage capture, and better still it can also record screen as a video/gif

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago pecarroll

Tried it yesterday. Exceedingly encumbered with waaaay too many things to click just to capture a pic.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago Hengist_Ludd

Both PicPic, free for personal use, and ScreenShotCaptor (SSC), donationware, can capture scrolling pages. Both struggle with complicated pages. *YMMV*. SSC gave me better results (the one time I tried them), but is harder to use, needing more user input. It even does a 'pre-scan' of the page to check things.

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This Could Be My Favourite Screen Capture Tool Ever. 2 years 4 months ago Hengist_Ludd

I wanted something like that too... an electronic corkboard so I could pin images in position, edit them, move them around and overlay them if required, then collapse everything into a single image.

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This Could Just Become My PC Troubleshooting Tool Of Choice 7 years 2 weeks ago MSquare29322

May be the nut behind the wheel, but when I loaded the program, it muted the computer's audio and I could not get the program's control panel to display, which made it sort of useless. Looked at it under Task Manager and was amazed to see it was eating about 50% of the computer's resources. I am running Win 7 Pro on a HP/Compaq 6000 Pro SFF PC with Total system memory 12.0 GB RAM System type 64-bit operating system Number of processor cores 2 and Total size of hard disk(s) 2329 GB Disk partition (C:) 863 GB Free (931 GB Total).

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This Could Just Become My PC Troubleshooting Tool Of Choice 7 years 2 weeks ago olad

I have just downloaded and run the software in Windows 8. Got no adverse system problems. It took almost no memory (3.8Mb) and CPU 0.7%. Can't think why there was a problem on a Win7 machine.

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This Could Just Become My PC Troubleshooting Tool Of Choice 7 years 2 weeks ago Rick Grunwald

I can't even get it to load. The initial splash screen comes up, but after that there is nothing in the tray or in taskmaster. I am using Win 8 x64

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This Could Just Become My PC Troubleshooting Tool Of Choice 7 years 2 weeks ago tboneman2

This is one of the geekiest of geek programs. Not a bad thing if you're a tech or programmer. But for the rest of us non tech folks, this is massive information overkill.

Alex did a nice programming job. I had no trouble loading it in Win 7 64 bit. It's just that the program provides far more information about your computer than you and most people will ever need, or understand.

If someone would sit down and write 3 or 4 practical examples of the use of the program, it might make it more desirable to have on the hard drive.

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This Could Just Become My PC Troubleshooting Tool Of Choice 7 years 2 weeks ago keithr386

Wow, cool! Loaded up quick and easy and gives meaningful feedback, updating about every half second. Nice!

I have just added to my portable apps drive.

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This Could Just Become My PC Troubleshooting Tool Of Choice 7 years 2 weeks ago DonsEars

I have been using Glint for several years. Because it is portable it is on every computer I touch.

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This Could Just Become My PC Troubleshooting Tool Of Choice 7 years 2 weeks ago Haraldg

Tried the program and it crashes each time I try to run it. So far no system information.

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This Could Just Become My PC Troubleshooting Tool Of Choice 7 years 2 weeks ago MidnightCowboy I first used this years ago when the pretty lights gave me more pleasure than what I understood about the data.:D I do remember having compatibility issues with the HIPS component in my firewall at that time though so maybe security software interference is still relevant. MC - Site Manager. view
This Could Just Become My PC Troubleshooting Tool Of Choice 7 years 2 weeks ago MartyMtl

...T400 W7 here , flawless... Thanks for this one Giz ! ...and all those who have problems with it, take a minute to read through the whole page, there are issues raised. this being said, good luck !!

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This Could Just Become My PC Troubleshooting Tool Of Choice 7 years 5 days ago brian99

This might help the less experienced users like me to understand Glint.

Glint Video Review - Glint Video Trailer - Glint Screenshots -
http://www.softoxi.com/glint-video-trailer-screenshots.html

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 years 2 weeks ago PhilR_SoT

The excellent - and also free - Thunderbird email program can handle any number of Gmail accounts.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 years 2 weeks ago rolou

Very nice program thanks and I prefer it to Thunderbird which may be finishing if the reports are correct.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 years 2 weeks ago Frank D

Thunderbird does it very well for me.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 years 2 weeks ago Rick_S

I use Mailbird, for all my email accounts, and I am pleased with it.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 years 2 weeks ago PhilR_SoT

That's fine if you only have a Gmail account : I have a personal non-Gmail account but also a Gmail account for a community group with which I'm involved. Therefore, for me, it has to be Thunderbird.

Although it has been stated that developnent of Thunderbird is not continued, updates are still being issued - the last only a couple of weeks (?) ago.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 years 2 weeks ago minijopoo

I have been using this program for 2 days with one gmail account. I already have been notified that I will need to buy the program after this week if I intend to to continue using it. That's not fair. Bummer! And after I set it up just the way I like too.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 years 2 weeks ago jmjsquared

POP Peeper, available at www.esumsoft (dot) com, is THE email aggregator. It works *perfectly* not only with unlimited GMail accounts but with every other POP or IMAP server out there; including Yahoo, Outlook.com, Hotmail and private domain servers.

Its feature-rich interface is well thought out and efficient and the program is constantly being developed by a very responsive and accessible.

I've used it for approximately 7 years and it is still one of the first installations on all my computers, despite my having looked at other "pretenders" since, including the disappointing, overly cutesy and obnoxious Mailbird.

POP Peeper, folks. Plain and simple.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 years 2 weeks ago njrich

Hi,
This sounds nice but when I went to the site, it says the SW is just an email notifier? I thought it was able to replace looking at each separate mail product? It seems to notify me of new mail across products but thats it ?
Thanks!

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 years 2 weeks ago jmjsquared

No, it is WAY more than just a "notifier". Please, take the time to look more carefully and you will never again need to visit a web page to access your webmail (or any other email) accounts. I use it for approximately 25+ GMail, Outlook, Yahoo (and an even the old .MSN) email accounts, as well as all my own, private-domain accounts and even the RSS feeds I subscribe to, including GIZMO's. :)

At the risk of sounding like a cheesy TV commercial for a product to which I have no relationship other than as a very satisfied user, I say: "Give it a thorough look/see and you will not regret it".

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 3 years 2 weeks ago cmling

Thank you! A very useful recommendation.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 2 years 10 months ago sbouniol

FYI, it got blocked by kaspersky when I tried to access it.

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This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 2 years 10 months ago MidnightCowboy Whatever security software you use is of little use unless you understand how it operates. Check the user guide for Kaspersky and that will (should) explain why this was blocked. Alternatively, use one of the free security solutions that are just as effective and do not rely on "reputation scoring" to assess product safety. MC - Site Manager. view
This Dedicated Gmail Client Is Fantastic 1 year 5 months ago crombierob

You got me all excited.
HOWEVER I use XP for 90% of my computing, and I fail (getting the free program) on 2 counts -
1) We have to have W7 or newer
2) Their FAQ has this entry -
Do you offer a free version?
Kiwi for Gmail Lite is free and available in the Mac App Store. The Lite version of Kiwi for Gmail supports one Gmail account and lacks some key features, such as the Do Not Disturb switch, important-only notifications, keyboard shortcuts, and account themes.
Our Windows version offers a 30 day trial after which a purchase is needed to retain all features.

"It''s not easy being XP",
Rob

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This Digital Binder Is A Real Challenger For Microsoft OneNote 3 years 8 months ago wildweaselkeeper

you forgot to mention system requirements; it would have been nice to know that XP is not supported.

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This Digital Binder Is A Real Challenger For Microsoft OneNote 3 years 8 months ago Geekomatic

Is there a limit on the number of docs, per tab?

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This Digital Binder Is A Real Challenger For Microsoft OneNote 3 years 8 months ago Gil Mensch

Come on, dude. Why should Rob mention OS's that themselves are no longer supported? XP is 2 1/2 years beyond its expiration date. You can still use XP if you want, but don't expect a software review today to devote any space to it. If you're still using XP, you're on your own.

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This Digital Binder Is A Real Challenger For Microsoft OneNote 3 years 8 months ago EldonW

As per the website...
"Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit with the latest service pack.
Microsoft Windows 8 Desktop 32-bit and 64-bit with the latest service pack."
I presume the latter means Windows 8.1.

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This Digital Binder Is A Real Challenger For Microsoft OneNote 3 years 8 months ago kgkwilts

Thanks so much for this Rob. I downloaded the free version when you posted it and was pleasantly surprised to get a free upgrade to the full version because I already had a key from the free version. I have visited here for over 10 years and am constantly amazed by the wonderful work you all do. Ever so grateful for this site!

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This Digital Binder Is A Real Challenger For Microsoft OneNote 3 years 8 months ago wildweaselkeeper

Com'On Dude, because listing system requirements is SOP and that not only includes Windows OS, but also MAC & LINUX. This site used to mention system requirements not only in their "Best Freeware" lists, but with every article. I visit "Giveaway of the Day" almost every day; they list system requirements for every giveaway they offer. I use Softpedia almost exclusively for downloads and update/upgrade notifications; they list system requirements for every program on their servers. System Requirements is SOP.
As for XP; the last time I checked nearly fifty percent (50%) of Windows OS users where still using XP. Why? Because XP is hands down the best all around OS Microsoft ever developed. Why haven't I upgraded? Because I'm Financially Handicapped and I not only need a new OS, but a new computer which I have not been able to afford up to this point. And when I can afford it (put enough money aside to pay cash for it) I will upgrade to "Windows 7", but will also keep XP; you can keep Windows 8 & 10. If I want a mobile OS I'll get a Smart Phone or Tablet. You guessed it; I do not own a mobile device. As such I want an OS for my computer, not a mobile OS that I can use on my computer. Nuff said. My Considered Opinion.

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This Digital Binder Is A Real Challenger For Microsoft OneNote 3 years 8 months ago MidnightCowboy

Not sure where you got your figures from but the market share for XP is just over 8%. MC - Site Manager.
https://www.netmarketshare.com/report.aspx?qprid=11&qpaf=&qpcustom=Windo...

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This Digital Binder Is A Real Challenger For Microsoft OneNote 3 years 8 months ago Gil Mensch

Lol, he did say "last time I checked". I guess he hasn't checked for quite awhile.

News flash for Weasel: It isn't all about you. It doesn't matter how great XP used to be. It hasn't been supported by Microsoft for 2 1/2 years. If you're going to continue to use an obsolete OS, the onus is on you to deal with it, not on everyone else to cater to your decision. And your financial circumstance doesn't change the discussion.

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This Digital Binder Is A Real Challenger For Microsoft OneNote 3 years 8 months ago Remah

Yes, XP usage share dropped below 50% back in 2009.

Windows XP usage share was dropping 10% a year from 2007 (Windows Vista available) when it peaked at 80%. By early 2009 it was at 50% but then dropped 15% (Windows 7 available) so that year ended at 35%.

Usage share of operating systems graph

 

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This Disk Activity Indicator Has An Incredible Additional Feature 6 years 1 week ago Faziri

I use DiskLED, a tiny systray light that can be set to measure any WMI event (disk read/write, network traffic, ram usage, pagefile hits, etc)

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This Disk Activity Indicator Has An Incredible Additional Feature 6 years 1 week ago BearPup

I've been using this program for some time now as I can't see the hard drive light on my computer. But this was a trick that I didn't know existed in the program. Thanks for 'expanding' the capabilities of this tool.

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This Disk Activity Indicator Has An Incredible Additional Feature 6 years 1 week ago Skrell

I heard that this program uses a TON of resources while DiskLED uses like 4MB of RAM, is that true?

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This Disk Activity Indicator Has An Incredible Additional Feature 6 years 1 week ago MidnightCowboy There are a few configurable meters that enable this too, including the big boys, Rainmeter and Samurize (the latter not supporting current systems). A couple of the simpler ones might interest someone. MC - Site Manager. http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/DriveGLEAM.shtml http://perso.accelance.net/~pesoft/trm/us_trm.html ... and if you like lots of flashing lights... http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Glint.shtml view
This Disk Activity Indicator Has An Incredible Additional Feature 6 years 1 week ago rob.schifreen According to the forum on Sourceforge, this uses 49 MB while DiskLED uses 4. Personally I have 16 GB of RAM on this machine so 49 MB is not a problem. And it's a portable app, so you get the memory back when you've finished using it. view
This Disk Activity Indicator Has An Incredible Additional Feature 6 years 1 week ago Jorpho

Good ol' Sysinternals Process Monitor would be the way I'd go. But this looks nice too.

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This Disk Activity Indicator Has An Incredible Additional Feature 6 years 1 week ago zdub

Yeah, 49 Mb is nothing these days. Thanks for the link!

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago Bluesmanuk

This looked like a very useful tool, so I gave it a thorough testing.

All downloading was at a fraction of the time that it would take through any of the top 3 browsers doing it natively.

The only thing that it would recognise correctly in terms of video streaming was Youtube but again, when a download would actually start, it would take far too long or more often than not, get aborted.

At the moment, from my experience, I could not yet recommend it, albeit being a potentially useful future prospect.

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago George.J Thanks for posting your review. I've tested EagleGet on 150+ video streaming sites and EagleGet was able to capture the downloads flawlessly. I was able to pause and resume the downloads at will. Tested on Firefox, Chrome, Opera and IE. Also the download speed is the same as it was the case with usual file downloads There should be something wrong at your side, which browser were you using? What O.S are you on? Try changing your user agent string (to IE9 or IE10) in the Settings menu of EagleGet to see if it can capture the videos on the sites? Also check the Integration Settings in EagleGet. Even if downloads get aborted from video streaming sites, EagleGet has a unique feature to refresh links by right-clicking on the file in it's interface and then click on Refresh Download Link and the aborted download will resume from the last point. view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago JamesCA

Is EagleGet better than Free Download Manager
James -Win7 Pro 32bit

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago George.J It depends upon personal preference, but certain advantages of EagleGet over FDM are: 1. Due to the Universal Capture mode and clipboard monitoring of EagleGet, it works on many browsers compared to FDM. 2. For videos a "Download Now" button appears on the browser itself and you don't have to copy-paste links unlike FDM. Also EagleGet can batch download videos at once. 3. EagleGet has a unique feature of Refreshing Download links for aborted downloads which is not present in any other freeware download manager. view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago JamesCA

Thank you George.J Seems EagleGet has definite advantages and it is time to change from using Freemake Video Dowloader and Free Download Manager.

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago Pliskin

Portable EagleGet installed extension in my Firefox, probably in IE, too. Thumbs down from me.

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago Anupam It is by those extensions that EagleGet catches the downloads of files and videos. view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago Pliskin

Portable version shouldn't install anything, that's why it is called portable. They shouldn't call it portable if it installs files, new registry key, etc. and leaves them there after quiting the application.

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago Anupam I understand that... but if it will not install the extensions by which it's supposed to work, how do you expect a program to work? Maybe write about this issue to EagleGet themselves. view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago Pliskin

I expected it to work because it has "Universal Capture Mode" which doesn't use extensions.

It doesn't matter, I just don't like extension based downloaders like Orbit Downloader and similar.

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago Anupam I understand. It's the same here. That's why I am not using EagleGet personally, although I think it's a good software. I use Free Download Manager. And I download videos using other dedicated video downloaders, like Freemake Video Downloader. view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago arieshifman

I have been using the Speedbit downloading manager for quite some time to my fullest satisfaction.
completely free, download accelerator, video accelerator, you-tube down-loader and some more.
I strongly recommend.

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago MidnightCowboy Caution. SPEEDbit is not freeware it is Ad-supported and will attempt to change your system settings during install. MC - Site Manager. view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago vitor sequeira

Hi,

next big thing??
no torrents, no program!

Thanks anyway,
Regards

Vitor Sequeira

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago jumba

Does it have a feature to add multiple mirrors for a single download?

For example big files are usually hosted on multiple servers, including that servers limit the bandwidth by one client.

This feature, with automatic mirror management and detection of existing download, would be a real speed increase over the segmentation/"Multithreading".

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago famewolf

Any recommendations for something similar on Linux? I run both and would like to use a "common tool" on both but I'm putting eagleget on my windows HTPC in the meantime.

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago Jorpho

"EagleGet is the only freeware download manager that supports Automatic Refreshing of an expired download link ie it lets you resume any broken downloads."

Leaving aside the questionable grammar of this sentence, automatic resuming of interrupted downloads has been a staple of download managers for decades, all the way back to the days of dial-up. I'm pretty sure Firefox and Chrome will quite happily pick up from where they left off – but then, I can barely remember the last time I had a large download interrupted by my connection dropping or my system crashing, as downloads tend to be a lot faster than they were way back when, and systems are a lot more stable too.

If the media capture is as good as DownloadHelper in Firefox, I might have a look-see, though.

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago dollsey74

Is anyone aware of a way to download MS Silverlight-based videos that are embedded in a webpage? EagleGet isn't able to do this.

Thanks.

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago chishold

My favourite FDM feature is the ability to create a description file for the download. I find this especially useful for software downloads.

The description file will contain the download URL, the date of the download and the description entered; if no description is given, the description file will not be created. The name of the description file is of the form: [filename].[ext].dsc.txt and therefore would be found adjacent to the actual download in an alphabetical folder listing.

A fictional description example:

    Acme Widget 2.34
    Small, fast widget manager. Monitor system for new widgets, manage or remove existing widgets.
    Windows 2000 and above.
    Requires Widget Platform 1.01

The program name and version helps when the file name doesn't change between versions, which is the usual case.

A short blurb can usually be copied from the first paragraph on the "About" web page for the program. It should contain enough keywords to successfully search for later. When I was trying duplicate file finders, I downloaded a dozen installers, many with names like SetupDD.exe and dd.zip, whiich give little indication of their purpose or product name.

I searched on eagleget.com but could find no similar feature. Does anyone who has tried EagleGet know?

P.S. When I'm using Chrome, I have an extension which will automatically insert the text selection from the web page when the download link is clicked.

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago George.J The best I've seen for Linux is FlareGet. view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago George.J The feature has been requested by one of the members on EagleGet forums. http://forum.eagleget.com/viewtopic.php?id=680 Hopefully will be implemented sooner or later. Although it would be useful only for those sites allowing multiple mirrors for download. view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago famewolf

Thanks so much for the info on flareget for linux!

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 10 months ago sicknero

FDM also supports resumed downloads.

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago arieshifman

They have two versions of the down loader.The standard one is completely free, no strings attached.
The ads that pop up every now and then are no bother whatsoever. I hardly notice them.
The premium one cost, I don't know how much, but it is not free.
The only change to the system setting is a request, only a request, during the installation of the program,
to have the default google search go via Speedbit, thats all.
Now, this change is only an option. No one is forcing anyone to go for it.
To conclude, am using Speedbit for quite a few years.
Very good service. No complaints whatsoever.
Just to make things clear, I don't know anybody from the speedbit people and I do not get any cut from their business.

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago MidnightCowboy By far the biggest number of complaints we receive is when folks end up with changes to their system and/or toolbars + other unwanted software after an install. Even though these are (mostly) optional, the process to avoid them is often made purposely confusing. We will continue therefore to indicate whenever possible if something is not truly free, and being forced to watch ads is a string attached that many users will not want forced upon them. MC - Site Manager. view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago George.J Here I'm talking about expired download links, i.e temporary links (links that cannot be requested twice or expire after some time when session is completed). It's not possible in any other freeware download manager. EagleGet automatically refreshes them to make it possible to resume broken downloads. Read more here: http://www.eagleget.com/features/#!prettyPhoto view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago George.J The Universal capture mode is for URL file downloads only, not the videos. For downloading videos just like any other extension for Firefox or Chrome, EagleGet installs it's own extension, so that a "Download Now" button appears for easily downloading videos. Even if the extension is installed, the major browsers would not enable the extension unless you explicitly do so. The plugins aren't installed in portable version, you can read more about it here: http://www.eagleget.com/download-eagleget-portable/ There is an install.bat file in the folder to install them and uninstall.bat will completely remove EagleGet from the system. view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago George.J Could you post some url's for the same, so that I can confirm whether EagleGet is able to do it or not? view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago mkg_just4u

Please update this page http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-download-manager.htm

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago dollsey74

George.J,

I'd like to save some of the videos from this page:

http://www.human.cornell.edu/hd/outreach-extension/multimedia-resources2...

If EagleGet is unable to save these files, are you aware of any free software that can?

Thank you.

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago George.J EagleGet is able to download the videos for me from the site you've pointed in your post. A "Download Now" button will appear on top of the videos and the downloads started just as soon as you do so. Are you using version 1.1.0.6? Try re-installing the software and what browser are you using? view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago MidnightCowboy Just as a general comment, I use FlareGet with Chrome on Linux and there is interference from my Quick Javascript Switcher extension. Not sure how relevant this might be to EagleGet and Windows but I'm wondering if some of the reported issues at least might be connected with the likes of NoScript and/or ad-blockers, or even interference from the HIPS components in third party firewalls? MC - Site Manager. view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago George.J FlareGet, EagleGet, FlashGot has got video sniffer features that requires you to enable javascript to work properly. EagleGet uses browser plugins, whereas FlashGot uses javascript to download videos. Not sure about FlareGet, but I believe it uses javascript too. For these download managers to work properly, or on sites you need to download files, you'll need to enable javascript. view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago MidnightCowboy Thanks George.J. I know that I need to enable Javascript via my switcher extension for every download link in order for FlareGet to launch. MC view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago dollsey74

Yes, I'm using the most recent version of EagleGet. Re: browser, I use either Comodo IceDragon or Comodo Dragon. Do I need to use a different browser? If not, is there something I'm missing here?

Thanks.

Jason

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago George.J EagleGet works best on IE, Firefox, Chrome and Opera. It works on many other browsers too, but Video Sniffer might not be available in them. Although, the video sniffer feature still works perfectly on Chromium based browsers like SRWare Iron and Comodo Dragon etc. I'm able to get a "Download" button on Comodo Dragon for the videos on the site you've posted. Here's a screenshot for proof. http://i.imgur.com/OjDyv0f.jpg Although EagleGet installs it's extensions automatically for IE, Chrome, Firefox and Opera, the same cannot be said for Dragon.
  • 1. Did you check if EagleGet downloader is present in Extensions menu of Dragon. If the extension is not installed do this procedure: If you're using 64bit O.S go to C:\Program Files (x86)\EagleGet\addon and drag the .crx file to extensions in Comodo dragon and click Add. If you're using 32bit O.S go to Program Files instead of Program Files (x86)
  • 2. Also type "chrome://plugins/" (Without the quotes) and check if there are 2 instances of EagleGet over there.
  • 3. Also in EagleGet interface go to Configuration->Connection and change the User Agent string to Google Chrome. This is not necessary, still it's worth a try.
    • Post back if you've got it working or still having trouble.
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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago dollsey74

Thank you, George.J. I was able to get some of the files to download. However, I'm still having problems with the ones like "Enhancing the Informativeness of Young Victim Witnesses" and "Pretrial Publicity and Jury Decision Making". With those, an additional window pops up and includes a message about MS Silverlight.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

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This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago George.J That's not an issue related to EagleGet, you just need to download MS Silverlight and install the plugin to watch those videos. Only then EagleGet will be able to capture those videos when playing. You can download MS Silverlight from here: http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/. It's around 7MB. view
This Download Manager could be the Next Big thing! 6 years 9 months ago dollsey74

I already have Silverlight installed on my laptop. I am able to watch these videos via streaming. However, I am not able to download these videos.

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