I need a freeware download manager, any recommendations?

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by Jayro, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Jayro
    OP

    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Jayro is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,979
    2,688
    Jul 23, 2012
    United States
    Octo Canyon
    Needless to say, I'm 'borrowing' Wi-Fi from my neighbor, but my downloads keep dropping, and it's infuriating. I need a download manager so I can resume the downloads, instead of hopelessly restarting them over, and over... I keep ending up with incomplete files. So are there any good FREE ones out there that aren't garbage? Google has failed me tonight. :/
     
  2. locolol

    locolol Member

    Newcomer
    42
    7
    Sep 13, 2009
    Mexico
    Mexicali,BC
    I've using Jdownloader for years :) Great and very customizable
     
    cearp likes this.
  3. Arras

    Arras GBAtemp Guru

    Member
    5,865
    2,683
    Sep 14, 2010
    Netherlands
    If you use Firefox, Downthemall is a pretty awesome download manager available as an addon. Otherwise jDownloader is nice, but the last time I tried finding and installing it I just ended up with some crapware and not the program I wanted so I'm not sure what's up with that.
     
    Celice likes this.
  4. ResleyZ

    ResleyZ Swiggity swaggity swooty, I love my own booty

    Member
    528
    119
    Oct 11, 2013
    Netherlands
    Silicon Valley
    I used Flashget for a while, since I too had terrible download speeds. This was a pretty useful program which I mainly used for centralizing all downloads (chrome, firefox, opera, torrents, etc)
     
  5. dragonmaster

    dragonmaster THE WALKER

    Member
    502
    112
    Sep 9, 2005
    Greece
  6. FireEmblemGuy

    FireEmblemGuy Celebrating a decade of shitposting

    Member
    2,440
    440
    Jul 6, 2007
    United States
    Michigan, USA
    I'd recommend JDownloader for files from download sites (Mediafire, Zippyshare, MEGA, etc.; it's excellent for batch downloads) and Flashget for anything else, personally. Flashget even works as a very shitty torrent client.

    EDIT: JDownloader might have a 'sponsored' installer, so read very carefully before clicking anything if you install it.
     
  7. Jayro
    OP

    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Jayro is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,979
    2,688
    Jul 23, 2012
    United States
    Octo Canyon
    Okay, so it sounds like I need jDownloader and Flashget. Thanks guys, I really appreciate the help! :)
     
  8. GamerSince83

    GamerSince83 West Coast Pimpin'

    Banned
    225
    42
    Feb 15, 2014
    United States
    On The Wild Plains of the Interweb...
    Another I have been using for years is freeware FreeRapid Downloader works with everything captures links and folders too has multiple DLs per Link :)

    http://wordrider.net/freerapid/
     
  9. Jayro
    OP

    Jayro MediCat USB and Mini Windows 10 Developer

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    Jayro is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    4,979
    2,688
    Jul 23, 2012
    United States
    Octo Canyon
    All I need is to be able to resume downloads when the wi-fi drops out, that's all. :)