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Author Topic: Free Download Manager + FlashGot 0.5.9.99  (Read 51359 times)
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« on: December 13, 2005, 08:50:51 AM »

http://fileforum.betanews...load_Manager/1090197761/1

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Free Download Manager (FDM) is a full-featured freeware downloading program. It allows you to download files and whole web sites from any remote server via HTTP, HTTPS and FTP.


This is a really nice alternative for GetRight etc.! It also has a drop-box you can place on the desktop - which hides when you run another program in full-screen mode (guess who suggested that feature cheesy ). It has a great rating on that FileForum page above, and while it's not perfect it's great for its price (0,00)! smiley

In combination with the FlashGot 0.5.9.99 it's even better! If you haven't already, get this great Firefox extension from http://www.flashgot.net/


Let me give you an example

Let's say you grab some wallpapers from various sites every now and then (or pdf files, or videos, or spreadsheets, or ...). That page could look like this:

                                         


When it's one of those sites that directly link to images (and not linking to stupid html pages which load one image then) you would just mark the images you would like to download with the mouse:

                                         


Then you would right-click to get the context menu, where you would choose FlashGot Selection. When you don't mark images first it will look like this:

                                         

The great thing about FlashGot 0.5.9.99 now is that it allows you to set the file types which it should hand over to the download manager (for example Free Download Manager). So when you like ALL the images on one page you could just choose FlashGot All or, even better - you open several sites in several tabs, point each tab to where the page links to the images you want and then just choose FlashGot Tabs (you need to enable FlashGot Tabs in the FlashGot Options first).

Now you will automatically download all the images/files from all tabs in that Firefox window that fit the FlashGot filter you did set. GREAT and IMHO a must-have, even if you only do mass-downloading once a month.

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2005, 08:33:07 PM »

I've been using flashgot for a while now too. I like it (but I've barely started using the automated features). I have been using Star Downloader. I think I tried Free Download Manager too but opted for SD for one reason or another though.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2005, 02:32:21 AM »

Free Download Manager has a better http://fileforum.betanews.com/ rating than the free Star Downloader version. Is there any special reason why one should try it anyway? Maybe special features of some kind?
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2005, 05:23:27 AM »

Hmmm... I'm not sure...

I hadn't used a download manager since GetRight in like '99. I visited pretty much every site for every (free) compatible program on the FlashGot website. I downloaded quite a few, but I was also only trying them long enough to move on to the next.

Oh, here's something: there aren't any ads. Kinda nice...
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2005, 04:49:57 PM »

BrotherS: Permission to re-broadcast?
http://freewarewiki.pbwiki.com/FlashGot
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2005, 05:50:53 PM »

BrotherS: Permission to re-broadcast?
http://freewarewiki.pbwiki.com/FlashGot
Sure smiley

@Hirudin: FDM isn't adware either smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2005, 06:13:34 PM »

Cliff, what do you think about using one of these banners or something similar for linking from any review back to its original post on donationcoder.com forum/site?

Happy to make modifications to it to make it fit better with your site - it'd just be nice if we had a prominent link back to the post here with our new mascot smiley


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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2005, 06:17:36 PM »

Cliff, what do you think about using one of these banners or something similar for linking from any review back to its original post on donationcoder.com forum/site?
Great idea, mouser!

I just suggest a slightly different text: "Click to read the original review at donationcoder.com"
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2005, 06:18:48 PM »

ah good idea, better say "click to"
ok let me up.


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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2005, 05:58:28 AM »

What would it look like if you'd arrange the text like this?

CLICK TO READ
THE FULL REVIEW AT
DONATIONCODER.COM
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2005, 09:09:55 PM »

Made a few changes as well. I like the new DC birdie.
http://freewarewiki.pbwiki.com/FlashGot

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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2005, 09:16:03 PM »

fantastic; thanks clif.
your freewarewiki site is really looking good these days (i've added it to our best-of-the-web links by the way).
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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2005, 09:31:46 PM »

Thanks Mouser. This place has been growing and improving as well.
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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2005, 04:34:57 AM »

I haven't used download managers for quite a while - started with GetRight like most people probably did, then moved to FlashGet... and then stopped using these managers since I got fast & stable ADSL. Larger downloads were usually done with torrents or ftp anyway, both having okay resume capabilities.

Just installed FlashGot + FDM today, since I was too lazy to manually click all the files at Microsoft's "PlatformSDK full download" site - pretty nice being able to "download selection" smiley
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2006, 01:32:21 AM »

With the latest FlashGot extention for Firefox this combination works better than ever  Thmbsup
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