Recently, whereas casually searching GitHub, I got here throughout a reputation that appeared acquainted at first; it turned out to be a brand new download manager referred to as DownZemAll.
The program’s identify is similar to the favored DownloadThemAll! extension for Firefox, which is what stunned me. The official web page reveals that the developer of DownZemAll began the venture through the time the legacy add-on stopped working with Firefox Quantum, and appears to have used it because the inspiration to rewrite this utility.
But that is the place the similarities finish, as a result of DownZemAll is a desktop program. Let’s check out it to see the way it stacks up. The interface is largely what you’d count on in a download manager: a menu bar, toolbar, the principle pane, however not like others, DownZemAll has a sidebar too. The choices within the aspect panel are additionally accessible from the right-click menu.
The download pane shows the filename of the content material that you simply’re downloading, the server the place it is being obtained from, a download progress bar and the share of completion, the file’s dimension, the estimated time for the download to be accomplished, and the present download velocity. Click the plus button on the toolbar so as to add a brand new download and paste a file’s URL within the download discipline. Optionally enter a customized identify to put it aside in. You can set the download folder from this dialog field. The program additionally helps batch downloading of recordsdata.
DownZemAll shows a pop-up notification close to the system tray when a download has been accomplished (or failed). Right-click on an entry within the download listing to view DownZemAll’s context menu. This menu (and the side-panel) enables you to view the download info (URL, dimension, and so on), open the file, rename it, delete it or open the folder the place it is saved.
You could copy the download URL, and handle the download (pause, resume, cancel, take away), transfer them up or down the queue. The program may also be used to download movies from streaming providers. Click the video download button (subsequent to the + icon), and paste the stream’s URL to download the media.
Down Right Now (companion extension for Firefox and Chrome)
While DownZemAll is a desktop program, it has an elective extension for Firefox and Chrome referred to as Down Right Now. While the identify kind of appears like an internet site server standing checker, this one is really a device that sends the download command out of your browser to DownZemAll.
So, how does this work. Once you put in the add-on, it is accessible on the toolbar as an icon, and as a context menu merchandise. Mouse ever a file that you simply wish to download, right-click on it, and choose “Save hyperlink with Down Right Now”. This sends the download to DownZemAll which instantly begins the download course of. I did have an difficulty with Down Right Now, and that is as a result of it did not acknowledge the moveable model of the desktop shopper. So I ran the Install.bat within the moveable folder, and it created the related registry entries. And bingo!, the add-on acknowledged it as an put in program.
There’s one further perform that the extension is able to. Click on the Down Right Now toolbar icon and it ought to show all hyperlinks on the net web page you are at the moment on, and you’ll be able to select which of them of these you wish to save. This does remind me of DownThemAll.
Portable variations of DownZemAll can be found for 32-bit and 64-bit computer systems. The utility is primarily based on QT5 and written in C/C++. There are 2 completely different moveable builds accessible, MSVC is the Microsoft Visual C++ model which makes use of Chromium’s engine and Google Gumbo. The MinGW GCC Compiler model doesn’t use Chromium.
Note: It seems a more recent model of this system has been launched. This assessment is primarily based on model 1.7.three. The utility is additionally accessible for Linux and macOS, however I used to be unable to check these.
Though DownZemAll would not have computerized browser monitoring, the extension bridges the hole fairly effectively. I did not discover something to complain about relating to the download speeds and the general efficiency of this system. It is in my view, an excellent different to XDM and HTTP Downloader (which I’ve been utilizing for the previous few months).