GetGo Download Manager

GetGo Download Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 106 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.0.2224
  • Total Downloads:
    2,354,640
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 23, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,027
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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GetGo Download Manager is an excellent tool for Internet users that want a less complicated download process. Its integration with various browsers as well as its great design makes GetGo a useful application.

Pros

Good interface: GetGo's layout is organized, attractive, and easy to understand. The sidebar gives you quick access to downloads based on category and history, so finding content is not complex.

Helpful features: The Internet Explorer and Firefox toolbars included with GetGo Download Manager are not obtrusive and offer tools that assist in finding content. Downloads can be stopped and resumed at any time, which is much better than the standard features of most Internet browsers.

Cons

Misses expectations: The latest version of GetGo promises to be compatible with YouTube, but in our tests, it wasn't. You will see that the one-click download feature does not work as advertised, either.

Slow speeds: We downloaded a variety of media files with GetGo and found that our browser's standard downloader was often faster than GetGo. Download speeds for large files, such as programs, were on par with the standard browser, so this software doesn't offer better speed in most cases.

Bottom Line

GetGo Download Manager is best for those with a high volume of downloads that need to be paused and resumed. Although GetGo is well built, a similar application, Flash Get, offers instant antivirus scanning on all downloads. GetGo can be customized to do this but requires that you install third-party software, so we would like to see this feature included in a future update. Download GetGo if you want organized and easy downloading, but be aware that the download speed may not always be the best.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Another average downloader."

June 08, 2014  |  By brakker1

 |  Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.9.0.1982

Pros

Works fine for the "average" stuff.

Cons

Doesn't work on a lot of the vids I want to download.

Summary

I haven't found a free video downloader that I would recommend.

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4 stars

"Works pretty good for me"

April 24, 2014  |  By ScrottyC

 |  Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.9.0.1982

Pros

-Free
-GetGo is like a torrent software, so even if you lose internet access while it's downloading a massive file you can easily have it continue downloading once your internet is restored.
-Does appear to improve download speed. I have terribly slow internet that could just randomly disconnect but with this I still managed to download hundreds of Megabytes.

Cons

-May be a bit complicated for someone not used to the internet and not willing to try and figure GetGo's functions out.
-Download's seem to freeze at 99% on me. It doesn't finish downloading the rest for 1-5 minutes.
-Support doesn't get back to you.
-They need to get obvious issues fixed.
-Asks to install other things not related to it's funtcions(toolbar)
-Says that it can download YouTube videos and even has a certain function for it but it fails to do so, when you put in a YT url it changes it to some unknown file. In fact, do not try to download YT based urls at all with this, if you find the url of a video from any other site it will most likely download correctly.
-Doesn't appear to have any browser integration, so you still have to insert the 'real' link to what your downloading in GetGo in order for it to download through it.

Summary

Worth a try..I haven't found any negativity from it other than listed above, no viruses, no spam/ads in the program. I have read past reviews that say it screws around in IE but I never noticed it because I, like anyone with a brain -do not use IE-, it's old, unprotected junk. C'mon people, get with the new age browsers. In my opinion the program still needs to get the kicks out of it that's why a purchasable version of it offered on GetGo's site should not even be available.

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2 stars

"Never got to use it..."

March 03, 2013  |  By NoeticOne

 |  Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.3.1545

Pros

It installed without much fuss.

Cons

It completely disabled my MSIE (current version). It allowed Firefox to come up, but I could not get the program to actually DO anything.

Summary

I don't know if it is because of my system's special configuration or whether it was not the program's newest version (and not ready for MSIE), but until I am able to actually "test drive" it, I can't really say it is of any use or not.

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1 stars

"Never does the download!"

January 25, 2013  |  By barts185-2

 |  Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.3.1545

Pros

None. Okay, if I have to say something - it was easy to download.

Cons

Doesn't work at all! Wants to install other things, and change my settings for search engines.

Summary

I feel like I must be doing something wrong, but I've read the help pages, the Status keeps telling me the video is downloaded, ONLY IT ISN'T!!! It constantly changes the download directory, and even the file name anytime I do anything. I hope it uninstalls easily.

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1 stars

"Crashed on first time use"

December 20, 2012  |  By PureCommess

 |  Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.3.1545

Pros

None - Didn't really get a chance to use it

Cons

Didn't work - crashed

Summary

The very first download I tried with this caused the program to crash shortly after the download started. Repeating it caused it to crash again. I uninstalled it shortly after.

I used GetRight for years and never had that happen.

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5 stars

"Best downloader I have used"

October 24, 2012  |  By bbille

 |  Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.3.1545

Pros

Easy to set up and to operate.

Cons

I miss an extension for Google Crome.

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4 stars

"GetGo helped me with my downloads"

October 02, 2012  |  By orangecrate01

 |  Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.2.1450

Pros

-Interface is easy to understand
-If you elect default setup it automatically starts when you select Download. You are given an option to use GetGo or to use the browser's downloader. (Setup options allow changes to this.)
-It noticably improved my download speed.
-It did what it said it would do.

Cons

-The installation does try to install Ask Toolbar but you can deselect it and decline it. Due dillagence prevents it from loading.
-It does add a GetGo toolbar to the browser (I use IE8) that I didn't find useful so I deselected it from my browser options under view. The little icon in the command bar remains and it is still active in the background. That's enough for me.

Summary

I have a fairly slow DSL connection and servers often shut me down during extended downloads. I chose GetGo because it offered a feature to resume the download after an interuption. However, to my surprise, it made the download go faster and I didn't loose the server. I am looking forward to using it more.

I haven't seen any evidence of a trojan and it didn't hijack my homepage. However, I did read the screens during installation and you do need to decline the Ask.com toolbar & homepage. I went so far as to deselect the Ask.com check boxes and then declined the offer as well. GetGo did add a toolbar to my IE8 that may help someone who uses the offered features. (I don't so I hid it.) However, the View options of IE8 allow you to deselect that as well while leaving the rest of GetGo active.

If you use it in conjuction with Sandboxie, you will need to verify that the file is saved where you want it. So far, I like it a lot.

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1 stars

"suspicious file in set up."

September 17, 2012  |  By bod62uk

 |  Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.2.1450

Pros

Free manager

Cons

virustotal.com/file/0fe41eca477f04aab759b789bac7eb7e61ae107c217530e2084556215524346a/analysis/

Summary

trojan in set up

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1 stars

"WASTE OF TIME"

August 21, 2012  |  By kidsonic

 |  Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.2.1450

Pros

None at all.

Cons

DOESN'T download Daily Motion. Installs toolbars without permission and changes your home page without permission.

Summary

DO NOT USE!

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1 stars

"1 Star for installing ask.com toolbar W/O permission."

May 09, 2012  |  By Jorgisimo

 |  Version: GetGo Download Manager 4.8.2.1346

Pros

None that are worth it installing something when I expressly told it not to.

Cons

When you install the program it will seem to stall but it is not really stalled. What it is doing is waiting for you to click next again so you will skip over the ask.com toolbar permission screen (This happened several times). Even though I clicked the back button and told it NOT to install the ask.com toolbar it installed it anyway along with the updater for the toolbar. DO NOT INSTALL THIS PIECE OF CRAP. Used to be CNET would not allow this sort of stuff.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.1.0.2224
  • Updated for Latest YouTube Changes in February, 2013.
  • Added Internet Explorer 11 and Firefox 25 support.
  • Added ability to capture YouTube HQ (High Quality) and HD (High Definition) video in either FLV or MP4 format.
  • Added large file (2GB or larger) download ability as well as reduced download starting latency.
  • Improved FLV (Flash Video) Download from YouTube, Facebook, Myspace, Google Video, MetaCafe, DailyMotion, iFilm/Spike and sites with embedded HTTP Flash Video.
  • Improved Handling of YouTube Video with Title containing Multi-byte chars.
General
Publisher GetGo Software
Publisher web site http://www.getgosoft.com/
Release Date September 23, 2014
Date Added September 23, 2014
Version 5.1.0.2224
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.71MB
File Name GetGoDMSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,354,640
Downloads Last Week 1,027
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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