[util] Download Express - Jon Galloway

[util] Download Express

Download Express goes on every computer I build. It's a download manager, similar to GetRight, but cheaper. As in free.

Download managers rock - you can resume a broken downloads, and get insane download speeds. With my cable modem, I'm usually in the mid-300K's with this. When I don't use it, I'm often at half that speed. Too bad MDSN downloads go through the Visual Studio 2005 CTP release would have come down a lot faster...

Anyhow, I've been using Download Express for several months and I highly recommend it.

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Features:

  • HTTP, FTP, HTTPS protocol support
  • Cookies support
  • Very fast and reliable file retrieval from the Web and FTP sites
  • Maximum Internet connection bandwidth usage when loading several files parts simultaneously
  • HTTP and SOCKS Proxy support
  • Internet Explorer clicks interception
  • Check downloaded files for viruses
  • Very easy to use
  • Can operate in the background
  • The ability to resume broken downloads

Published Monday, April 19, 2004 2:31 PM by Jon Galloway
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Comments

# re: [util] Download Express

Have you tried FlashGet (www.flashget.com)? It is similar to Download Manager. It doesn't cripple itself after the 30 day evaluation period expires.

Monday, April 19, 2004 11:46 AM by RohanD

# re: [util] Download Express

No, I haven't. I may give it a shot. Download Express isn't crippleware, either. There's an advanced version, but the free version doesn't expire and works really well.

Monday, April 19, 2004 11:51 AM by Jon Galloway

# re: [util] Download Express

I use Leechget. One of the best tools I have ever used. Multithreaded downloads, with a great manager. The only restriction with the freeware version is that it is unrestricted unless you wish to download more than eight files concurrently. Very nice UI too.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004 4:04 AM by KeeneD