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CPInteract
08-18-2003, 05:30 PM
Should get some program that lets you resume your download place and boost up the download speed at the same time.

i.e. Download Accelerator (has a lot of spywares)
but something with no spywares.

locustfurnace
08-18-2003, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by CPInteract@Aug 18 2003, 04:30 PM
Should get some program that lets you resume your download place and boost up the download speed at the same time.

i.e. Download Accelerator (has a lot of spywares)
but something with no spywares.
are you wanting software for downloading?

Gozilla is a download resumer.
GetRight is the same
both are available on the main site.

JohnT
08-19-2003, 10:35 AM
Another full-featured one that is extemely reliable is .....StarDownloader (http://www.stardownloader.com/)

CPInteract
08-19-2003, 07:57 PM
Oh there was getitnow <_<

I miss the Download Accelerator Beta that had no spyware.

Dookie
08-21-2003, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by locustfurnace@Aug 18 2003, 08:32 PM

are you wanting software for downloading?

Gozilla is a download resumer.
GetRight is the same
both are available on the main site.
Carefull with Gozilla.

Several versions ( 3.1 did for definate ) record where your leeching from and pass the data back to GoZilla.com . I think the excuse they used was "We use it for building a search engine". I cant find their "search zilla" function on their webpage now. Perhaps its no longer used.

locustfurnace
08-21-2003, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by Dookie@Aug 21 2003, 01:02 PM
I cant find their "search zilla" function on their webpage now. Perhaps its no longer used.
Yes, they did in fact have a search engine. which I had not used gozilla in about a year or more now. So I am not sure if they still have this offering. But it used to be on search.gozilla.com
I do not see a reason for worrying about legit programs you are downloading, such as files from tucows or Cnet or any of the other large repositories.
It did help out when a file you were looking for was running slow or on a dead server. Gozilla would then offer you an alternative location (mirror site) to download the file you were wanting.

nails
09-03-2003, 10:17 AM
if you need a download resumer, you&#39;re probably using ie. mozilla and opera both have this function built in. plus they&#39;re free...

but if you cant be bothered getting one of these, use freshdownload , cos its got no ads or anything... :)

i think the url is freshdevices.com - or something like that....

locustfurnace
09-03-2003, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by nails@Sep 3 2003, 09:17 AM
opera both have this function built in. plus they&#39;re free...


Opera is free to download, but is not FREE. its shareware, Mozilla is free, and all others built from Mozilla are generally free. But for downloading, I am not sure they have the benefits that a download manager has. Such as being able to bookmark the file and download it later, or parital downloads, or even splitting the download into smaller sections or the ability to add mirrors sites of the same file and then chose the fastest download.
Since i&#39;ve parted ways with dial-up access a long time ago, download managers really dont ever get installed anymore.

Goslow
09-04-2003, 05:39 AM
i think the url is freshdevices.com - or something like that....
Yep :-)http://www.freshdevices.com/
I to like Freshdownload for the lack of ads/spyware & it is excellent for the novice user, its drag & drop basket did tend to crash I.E occasionally though I would still recommend it. I&#39;m now trying "Net Transport" because of the cooler sounding name lol.
Has more features though not as newb friendly the most useful of which is the way you can dedicate some bandwidth to downloading and some to browsing & it hasnt conflicted with my other apps yet .Havent seen any ads or spy&#39; though maybe someone else could comment if the chinese goverment has access to my files :-)
I like it :-)Net Transport Official Site (http://lycos26486.l78.lycos.com.cn/default.htm)
BTW I hope I dont have to mention theyre both Freeware

locustfurnace
09-04-2003, 02:55 PM
Star Downloader
http://www.stardownloader.com/
Star Downloader is a download accelerator that can increase download speeds by up to 400 percent. Unlike similar applications, it is completely free. It does not contain any banner ads or spy-ware.

Goslow
09-05-2003, 07:22 AM
a download accelerator that can increase download speeds by up to 400 percent.

mmmh maybe a little extravagant I wonder what percentage of users it has done this for, sounds a bit like those emails I get offering to increase my breast size.
Whats wrong with good old K.F.C.

locustfurnace
09-05-2003, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by Goslow@Sep 5 2003, 06:22 AM

a download accelerator that can increase download speeds by up to 400 percent.

mmmh maybe a little extravagant I wonder what percentage of users it has done this for,
well, i think it might also have gzip built into it, which can compress UNCOMPRESSED data on the net, that someone is downloading, so if you were getting a large text file, if the server supports gzip compression, and the downloader does as well. it can compress the file, therefore it CAN save you time downloading. the 400% statement, i don&#39;t know where they get that. Prolly from the same laboratory they said a 17inch monitor had really only 15 viewable, that CD-ROM drives could hit 52x (only at the last -smallest part of the CD, maybe). claims, claims its all hype.

locustfurnace
09-10-2003, 08:53 PM
a couple more download managers


Fresh Download (http://www.freshdevices.com/freshdown.html), is an easy-to-use and very fast download manager software that turbo charges downloading files. Unlike any other similar utilities, this software is 100% free, no charges, no banners in the software (which steal your bandwidth) , no spyware.
NetPumper (http://www.netpumper.com/) is a new Download Manager that makes downloading files from the Internet easier, faster and safer.
NetAnts (http://www.netants.com/) allows you to easily perform batch downloads from the Internet, either totally unattended, or while you&#39;re surfing with your favorite web browser.
DLExpert (http://www.gamehippo.com/free_util/dlexpert.shtml) not only can your unfinished download be resumed, but you&#39;ll also find the download time to be shorter, compared to downloading directly with your Internet browser.
Star Downloader (http://www.stardownloader.com/)
Leechget (http://www.leechget.net/)
MetaProducts Download Express (http://www.metaproducts.com/mp/mpProducts_Detail.asp?id=18) FREE, MetaProducts Download Express is a small (about 400 Kb) MS Internet Explorer plugin application.

Pennywise
07-08-2004, 09:52 PM
Hi Guys,

I have been through a variety of download managers, (Getright, DAP, Freshdownload, Leechget 2004, Leechget, Star downloader) and at the moment i am using Getright 5.2 beta 2 and its ok.. But what download manager is the best?

What do you think is the best? Where can i get it? And why you use it?

Kazza-Matazaa
07-09-2004, 05:34 AM
I have tryed heaps of download manager and i cant find one to keep im using getright 5.2 beta 2 at the moment, what ddownload managers do you all like? ands why

Guest
07-09-2004, 06:48 AM
Originally posted by Kazza-Matazaa@Jul 9 2004, 04:34 AM
I have tryed heaps of download manager and i cant find one to keep im using getright 5.2 beta 2 at the moment, what ddownload managers do you all like? ands why
no one can really point you to a good download manager as there are so many all as good as one another,try searching the requests section download managers have been requested recently and many views on them pointed out by members and guests, its a matter of personal preference really. one may think a particular app is great whilst another may think it difficult and not like it at all, many sites such as www.snapfiles.com have a section of both freeware and shareware download managers which all have a decent explanation of their functions, i personally use download express freeware you can try it from this link http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/download...der/fwdown.html (http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/downloader/fwdown.html)

Goslow
07-09-2004, 07:52 AM
Originally posted by Guest Unregistered@ Jul 9 2004, 05:48 AM
try searching the requests section download managers have been requested recently and many views on them pointed out by members and guests (http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=1169&hl=download+managers) exactly ,try to do this always before posting (on any board) otherwise it makes it harder for everyone to find the information they want.Just add your question to an existing post like it says here
Pinned: Howto Request an App
Please Read BEFORE Posting Requests (http://www.oldversion.com/talk/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=1585)

SoberTillNoon
07-09-2004, 12:29 PM
Well, I will not tell you a good dl manager, because I don&#39;t use them, and the mod might get mad at me. However, I will tell you this: When I did mess with a few of them, they were littered with spyware. It would do you good to run a spyware check on your system.

-W-

WarLord
07-09-2004, 01:52 PM
Search Google for Winget.. :D

It integrates into Mozilla and IE, without Ad/Spyware and is very small,nonbloated and fast with multiple threads.. :)

The companys website is down but you can find it on several sites.. ;)

SoberTillNoon
07-10-2004, 01:46 AM
I&#39;ll have to look for that.

-W-

Amer
07-11-2004, 01:30 PM
Hello.

I have been reading some threads on this forum regarding the merits / demerits of the various download managers available today.

However, I want to tell that I am using Offline Explorer Pro 1.9 and I have found it highly userfreindly, and very powerful and feature rich.

However, if someone else is also using it, I would like to ask if there is a download resuming feature in the newer versions? I mean like Getright has. Like if you are downloading a large file and power goes out, you can resume from there again.

Thanks all.

me
07-11-2004, 02:34 PM
havent actually used that app but one of the main points for any download manager is the resume function and cannot remember seeing one that doesnt

Kazza-Matazaa
07-12-2004, 12:00 AM
Hi everyone,

Thanks for all your help, I was the person who started this topic and youve all helped.

Ive decided to go for FDM (Free Download Manager)

Its great, Ive finally found the one. Thank you.

Kazza-Matazaa
07-12-2004, 12:01 AM
Oh and if anyone wants the link to the homepage to check it out, feel free.

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/index.htm

Thanks

WarLord
07-12-2004, 06:43 AM
I will check that out too.. ;)

I doesnt look though, like it integrates into the browser, at least not Mozilla and thats bad...

Its true that the main reason to use a downloadmanager is resume and maybe organizing cuz Ive measured if they in fact download faster when they split a file and found that there arent no noticeable difference in speed when using them compared to download normal.

See Ya&#33; B)

locustfurnace
07-12-2004, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by WarLord@Jul 12 2004, 05:43 AM
cuz Ive measured if they in fact download faster when they split a file and found that there arent no noticeable difference in speed when using them compared to download normal.
This is important when you have a faster download speed then most servers&#39; will upload a single connection at. For example. Most hosts are on a T1 (1.5Mbps), and it will only upload to you at roughly 150KBps, For me, I am able to download at 3.5-4Mbps (400KBps), and when i download a file, it will peak at 150KBps, as each connection is limited to only 150KBps alloted by the limit of the T1.
Now when you land on larger servers T3 (45Mbps) etc., they sometimes will cap your download at the same speed of a T1 (150KBps). and again when I download a file, it will peak at 150KBps, as each connection is limited to only 150KBps alloted by the speed of the quota. If i can split the file into 3 sections, each connection now gets 150KBps X 3 = 450KBps. Now I can download the file much more faster making multiple connections and fully saturate my download bandwidth.
so by creating multiple connections I can improve my speed.

jpolz
10-13-2004, 08:27 AM
Which version of GoZilla was the last to be spyware-free? Either that, or can somebody suugest a similar program?

StraightArrow
01-26-2005, 05:37 PM
The best of all download managers imho is Headlight&#39;s GetRight, and you can
find links to it by going to this site&#39;s home page and looking under "Internet".
Why waste your time looking for something inferior?