uGet is an open source download manager for Windows and Linux that also supports Torrents and Video downloads

XDM and HTTP Downloader are excellent open source download managers; uGet is one other one that you might use when you’re wanting for some superior choices.

uGet is an open source download manager for Windows and Linux

Download and extract this system’s archive to a folder and navigate to the bin listing to seek out the uGet.exe. Run it and you will see that uGet’s interface; is slightly totally different in comparison with most download managers because it seems to be extra like a torrent shopper (it will possibly download torrents too).

The GUI has 4 panes, a menu bar and a toolbar. The Status pane within the prime left nook shows all downloads and those that are Active, Queuing, Finished, and Recycled (deleted). The whole variety of downloads for every class is displayed subsequent to its identify, and you’ll be able to click on on any of those to see the record of things contained.

Switch to the Category pane to leap between the default and those you’ve got created. You can use the Category menu so as to add new sorting choices, set the default download folder for every class, most energetic downloads, and also the utmost add and download speeds.

The pane under the toolbar is the download record pane; something that you choose within the standing pane is displayed right here. It exhibits the identify, the file dimension of the download that has been accomplished, the full dimension, the development share, time left to finish the download, and the add/download speeds of every file. The View menu can be utilized to customise the columns that are displayed within the record pane, and the opposite visible parts of this system.  Highlighting an merchandise within the download record brings up its abstract on the underside pane.

The toolbar can be utilized for beginning new downloads, pausing, resuming downloads and managing the order of the gadgets within the download queue. You can do the identical from the Download menu.

uget right-click menu

Starting a download will pop-up a dialog that comprises the URL, mirrors, the file identify, the listing to download to, the referrer (URL of the download web page),  login credentials and proxy settings (if required for authentication). You can skip this pop-up by enabling Quiet mode (Clipboard settings).

Browser integration

The uGet extension for Chrome is outdated, however works high-quality. You’ll have to download a plugin referred to as uGet-Integrator and observe the directions given there to get the extension working. Note that it includes enhancing a batch file with Notepad.

uget chrome

The Firefox version which is also outdated, is a bit buggy.  There are some fixes provided on the known issues web page comparable to deleting the handlers.json, including the Bin folder to the PATH, and so forth that you have to to do to get it working. That being mentioned, generally it does not interrupt downloads (it is despatched to Firefox’s built-in downloader).

uget firefox

As a workaround, right-click on the file that you wish to download and choose “Download with uGet”. This works as meant.

Clipboard Monitoring and Batch Downloads

uGet has a Clipboard Monitor that acknowledges URLs if you copy them. It solely copies URLs which finish with file extensions (.EXE, .ZIP, .MSI and so forth and so forth), and presents to download them. This also works with batch URLs. Check this system’s settings if you wish to disable monitoring, or so as to add extra file extensions if required.

uget batch downloads

The Clipboard batch choice is helpful if you wish to download a number of information on the identical time. Just copy the direct URLs to the information and click on on “new clipboard batch” and uGet will download them.

System Tray

The program locations an icon on the system tray that you should utilize to launch uGet’s interface. Right-clicking on the icon means that you can begin a brand new download or clipboard batch or torrent. This is fairly just like the Download menu in this system’s interface.

uget system tray right-click menu

uGet Settings

The utility’s settings may be configured to set the utmost bandwidth (add/download velocity), handle plugins, or commandline choices. There is a “Scheduler” that you’ll be able to allow to mechanically course of a download queue at a selected time and date of your selection.

uget scheduler

Media Download

uGet can be utilized as a video downloader. It works fairly effectively with the clipboard monitor. You can set the default decision (240p/360p/480p/640p/720p/1080p) and the format (MP4/WEBM/3GPP/FLV) that it ought to download the media in from the Settings window. When on a video’s web page, right-click and choose Download with uGet > Download media.

Note: Leave the filename within the download dialog field clean, to make uGet receive the video’s title.

aria2 plugin – Faster downloads and Torrent help

uGet ships with the aria 2 plugin. It is an open source command line pluginthat supports downloading from a number of sources/protocols, which helps with rushing up the download. The plugin also permits the choice to make use of uGet for downloading torrents. (if aria2 is disabled, the Torrent choices needs to be grayed out in uGet’s menu).

uGet aria2 plugin enable

To allow aria2, open uGet’s Edit menu and choose “Settings” > Plug-in. Click on the plug-in matching order (menu) and choose Aria2 and hit the okay button. The download manager will now help all protocols and options from the plugin, and you can use .Torrent information and Magnet hyperlinks.

uGet torrent downloader

uGet torrents

uGet is a gtk3 based mostly program. The Windows model is transportable.  The GitHub web page appears to have been deserted, however the SourceForge web page is energetic, and you will get the latest launch from the Files > Stable internet folder.

The common download speeds are fairly just like XDM and HTTP Downloader, although torrents have been a bit quicker for me in qBitTorrent. It’s good to have a free different, and my solely gripe is the browser monitoring concern with Firefox. And the official web site’s assist part is nonexistent, so there is a really slight studying curve.

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