When I got started with Linux, The one thing I couldn’t find was good download managers. but today we have plenty of them, in fact what we have on Linux is simply better than Adware/Shareware download managers on Windows.
Downloading in Linux is not limited to using Wget, KDE KGet or Gwget or cURL now..
- Downloading from Direct HTTP / FTP links
- Bit-Torrent Downloading
- Video / Audio Downloading
- Rapidshare / FileFactory / MegaUpload and Downloading from Other sites.
Multiple Thread / Multiple File Downloads
- FTP/HTTP Downloads
- Download by category
- Download Scheduling
- Speed Limiting
- Custom site settings
- And huge list of other mumbo-jumbo that you don’t want to know
If you look at MultiGet, fist thing you will notice, that its quite similar to Flashget. But this is not an adware,
Though Multiget have less features than D4X, still I rated it first for its ease of use and more universal design on GUI. and this is cross-platform too. so if you want to kick Flashget out of your windows, feel free to do that. Download MultiGet - HERE
D4X, This is a popular download manager, most of the people are using this on Linux. D4X have the lot more management features compared to other download managers, but its GUI design is quite different ( actually strange ). Finding and editing some settings, is like a solving maze. but once you get familiar with it, There is not problem
sudo apt-get install d4x
Uget, You will find this quite simpler in first sight. compared to others. Currently I'm not using it for downloading large files. but for small files, and regular downloading. because I found it bit lightweight.
Deluge – Download - Screenshots
On most of the Linux distributions you will find Transmission installed, Transmission is a lightweight bit-torrent client with essential features. Its also extensible, many add-ons are being written.
Transmission – Download – Screenshots
Monsoon – Download – Screenshots
Miro is multimedia bit-torrent client and player, and also a Video RSS aggregator full of free videos, I’m using Miro since its first release. If there is anything you should not miss on your desktop, then its Miro.
Vuze is a multi-platform, powerful multimedia bit-torrent client you can ever use. You can browse through tons of videos and download or play them. Vuze is very easy to use and one of my must have apps for desktops. However I don’t know all the videos are legal or not.
Want to download tons on files from file host like RS, MU, FF or mostly used ones? Tucan is what you need to get, one software to sort most of annoying waiting and crappy downloads. Tucan is cross platform, extensible , and open source, That is why its one of my favorite apps.
To do so, Open Flashgot options, Click ADD, Enter name Uget, and locate the binary.
/usr/bin/uget-gtkSave the options, Now you will be able to send download directly to Uget. :)
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