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    Default Wot's the best Download Manager?

    Season's Greetings all

    Has anyone got any opinions on which is the best download manager to use with Firefox 3.0.5 under Vista Home Premium and why? I know I need to use Flashgot to manage the manager.
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    Default Re: Wot's the best Download Manager?

    Well search for one in its addons and see whats available

    Nothing wrong with firefox's one. At least it can resume

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    Default Re: Wot's the best Download Manager?

    download them all is a FF addon that works well for me

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    Default Re: Wot's the best Download Manager?

    Wouldn't have a clue, but I use Getright.
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    Default Re: Wot's the best Download Manager?

    I Use Freedownload Manager - works well, and it also means you can close off the browsers if you want once the download starts.

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    I find Getright has the best features - No other download manager I have ever used can do multisource downloads like Getright does

    if anyone knows of one, please, let me know!
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    Default Re: Wot's the best Download Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    I find Getright has the best features - No other download manager I have ever used can do multisource downloads like Getright does

    if anyone knows of one, please, let me know!
    I have also used GetRight but recently switched to FlashGet and find it a bit better than GetRight.

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    Default Re: Wot's the best Download Manager?

    Who needs a download manager anyway?

    If you can not create folders or directories the download might end up on your desktop.

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    Default Re: Wot's the best Download Manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweep View Post
    Who needs a download manager anyway?

    If you can not create folders or directories the download might end up on your desktop.
    Incredibly useful if you download a lot and often download large files.

    My main use of getright is due to the mirror function. For example if downloading the latest ubuntu you can get the same file from up to 10 different websites at once, maximising throughput and as a side effect using up less bandwidth per server, which is nice for them.

    Another good reason is when you start downloading from a non-resumable website - if you can add another, resumable mirror, you can safely stop the download and resume from a different site.

    I have tried FlashGet before but while it had almost all the functions I wanted, it did not have multisource/mirror downloading capabilities. It was only possible to have one URL for each file and there was no "mirror search" function.

    It works in a different way, opening more than one connection to the same server on the same file, but that is only useful when the server limits bandwidth per connection, and you can get away with multiple connections to boost speed (and most servers which do limit speed usually limit you to only one connection anyway)
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    DownThemAll is by far the best download manager for Firefox I have ever used - infact it is the best download manager IMO.

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