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Download Direct

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 28 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.5
  • Total Downloads:
    215,321
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 06, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $20.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    3MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    219
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Software that claims to boost the speed of your downloads invariably seems to disappoint, and Download Direct is no exception. The interface is straightforward and the program offers a number of customizable settings, but in our download tests, the application did not meet expectations.

When targeting the manufacturer's Web site, Download Direct performed admirably, pulling down a 3MB file in 22 seconds. But when we tried to download a 41MB MP3, the application slowed to a painful 2.2 KBps, even using the application's fastest setting. We were able to download the same file using Firefox's built-in utility in a few minutes at speeds hovering around 125 KBps. The application does provide a number of helpful options for managing and integrating downloads, although these two do not always work as expected. You can add multiple downloads at once and schedule each one; customize various interface settings, such as window position and dialog display; and choose a default download folder as well as make a list of favorite folders. The integration with the Windows Clipboard works well, with Clipboard contents automatically populating the target URL for new downloads. The browser integration works less well. Clicking on a test link for the maker's Web site sent the download command to Download Direct, but the same failed to occur with links on other sites.

Overall, we found Download Direct to be unstable as well. Running more than one download at a time consistently caused the program to crash. Users looking for a reliable download management tool would do better elsewhere.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Bad, bad, bad..."

January 30, 2010  |  By Achos

 |  Version: Download Direct 1.5

Pros

Eluded me.

Cons

False advertising; downloads at 10-12 K at most
All archives were corrupt.
Mad renames of files, which are larger when downloaded and useless.

Summary

Stick to JDownloader.

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1 stars

"it is the worst download manager."

January 29, 2010  |  By krishnakunala

 |  Version: Download Direct 1.5

Pros

the only good thing is that it has a scheduler

Cons

the rapidshare files downloaded could not be extracted. It shows files downloading at 1024 kB/sec eventhough my total bandwidth is 200kB/s per sec

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1 stars

"Not Good at all"

January 12, 2010  |  By Reepak Kumar Majhi

 |  Version: Download Direct 1.5

Pros

A download manger

Cons

It is a shareware it say it boost the download but it never give me a download error free whenever i download anything even mp3 it gives error message in the middle of the download

Summary

it says it can download rapidshare file directly but gives error message in middle of download.

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5 stars

"Simple is best"

October 20, 2009  |  By senbit

 |  Version: Download Direct 1.5

Pros

Extreme ease of use, features to add multiple downloads, and the overall look

Cons

The mirror searching could be better but I get by

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher SenBit
Publisher web site http://senbit.com
Release Date August 06, 2009
Date Added August 06, 2009
Version 1.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3MB
File Name dldsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 215,321
Downloads Last Week 219
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $20

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