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Rxdoxx
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[POLL] Download Managers 2009 -Member Choice

Wikipedia defines a download manager as: a computer program designed to download files from the Internet, unlike a web browser, which is mainly intended to browse webpages on the World Wide Web (with file downloading being of secondary importance).




While we have no poll category for web downloading programs like WebReaper , I decided not to include them in the poll, but feel free to mention one if you also use it for downloading. Technically they would be more of a spider/crawler but some download managers have that feature (like Conceiva which I use).
Also not including questionable or illegal ones (StreamboxVCR illegal in USA but ancient now).

And here is last year's poll in case you want to see what was said or copy something over to this years DM Poll 2008
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lilhurricane
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Excellent poll, RxDoxx

I've used Free Download Manager, but currently use None

TheAnalyzer

join:2006-01-20
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Very nice poll. Thank you Rxdoxx.

I am using Opera's Built In Transfer Manager.

TA
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Siko
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Good Poll

I don't download that much so I use none.


dadkins
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Great Poll Rxdoxx!

FlashGet... or just let the browser(s) do it
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dp
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Great poll I chose 'None'.


Willy
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Ditto!
Nice poll and none.


Chris 313
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reply to dadkins
said by dadkins:

Great Poll Rxdoxx!

FlashGet... or just let the browser(s) do it
Flashget or browser downloaders. Flashget rocks the large downloads a lot of the time. ^_^


MarkAW
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Nice job with the poll Rxdoxx See Profile, the ones i went with are Operas built in transfer, FlashGot with Seamonkey and other IE7Pro for Windows IE7.


Babar
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Thanks, Rxdoxx!

I've tried a few... meh. I don't really see the need for me.

"None"
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Pentangle
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Thanks for the poll Rxdoxx See Profile. I use DownloadThemAll Fx extension.


mromero
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None


jabarnut
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Great poll Rxdoxx! Thank you!
I've played around with many in the past, but as of now (and as my friend dadkins mentioned), "I use FlashGet... or just let the browser(s) do it".

As long as my particular download is successful, I don't care much these day how long it takes, nor do I care about any fancy additional features.

And speaking of "letting the browser do it", I also voted "Opera's Built In Transfer Manager".

I may be hallucinating (believe me, it's quite possible), but I'm always amazed at how fast I can download a file with Opera.
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niblifar

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Ohio
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wget.


Digibits
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I had no idea there were so many download managers.
Thanks for the excellent poll, Rxdoxx.

My vote was for FlashGet.


business
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Opera's built in transfer manager.


penguins4evr
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Nice poll!

I voted for the Firefox add-on DownThemAll, and the "other" is DownloadHelper, also a Firefox add-on.
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OverBurn

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GetRight6.2a (Paid)
FlashGot (Firefox Extension)


La Luna
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Thanks for the poll Rxdoxx See Profile!

I chose "other", I use DownloadHelper Firefox addon.

Curiosity

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Dawson Creek, BC
reply to Rxdoxx
I use Star Downloader and Fresh Download on Windows, and Cocoa WGet on the Mac.


cork1958
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None.


gate1975mlm
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IDM Rocks!!


Ray
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DTA FTW!


pokesph
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DTA for FF here.. for all others, I just use std http or ftp (connection is fast enough) or wget from the command line (win32)


booger2
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Nicely done, Rxdoxx .. thanks!

I use, and voted for ..

• Download Mage (bought it around 2000, or so)
• GetRight
• Opera's built-in
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howie1
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Most of the time, I just use the IE diownloader, but for those times when the file(s) I want is huge, I'll use StarDownloader as multiple simultaneous connections can often speed things up substantially on sites that allow it.


aefstoggaflm
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I voted other.

PDF Download and Download Status Bar. Firefox add-ons


commigy
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None here as well


Littlem129
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reply to Rxdoxx
Great poll Rxdoxx!

I voted Opera's Built In Transfer Manager.


scarney
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IDM here. ftw!