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fphall
The Guardian
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join:2003-11-01
Bristol, CT
reply to NotTheMama

Re: Download Manager: Useful?

+1 on DownThemAll.


tonyram57

join:2001-11-08
Brooklyn, NY
said by fphall:

+1 on DownThemAll.

Love it for Firefox but I wish they would make a extension for Chrome.

TomBrooklyn
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join:2002-03-04
Brooklyn, NY
reply to fphall
said by fphall:

+1 on DownThemAll.

I took a look at DownThemAll, and it claims to accelerate. But I don't see how it can accelerate to speeds faster than what my ISP allows.

And it says I can customize the dls to get only what I really want. But I can't think of when I ever wanted only part of a download.

The "About" section mentions a few other features, but none of them are things I ever felt a need to do.


NotTheMama
What Would Earl Do?

join:2012-12-06

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Download managers/accelerators increase the download speed by establishing multiple connections with each one downloading a segment of the file: 4 segments means 4x the speed (some/many/most servers limit the speed per connection for downloads).

DownThemAll! can also download everything from a page, or just the things on the page you want.

Another feature I use is the auto-rename, since I always download to the same directories and some file versions always have the same name.
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Chris 313
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I agree. I used Downthemall back in the day. Was useful. Now, I swear by one called Flashget. Never download a file, especially a big one without it.

One file from a known fast server, maxes my whole connection. All 27.5 of it. Done in minutes.