GetGo Download Manager

GetGo Download Manager

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Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 106 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.8.1.1171
File Size:
3.08MB
Date Added:
September 27, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
2,329,779
Downloads Last Week:
956
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 3.0

Editors' review

For users who download a great deal of content, there are always headaches in the process. No matter how fast your computer runs, downloading seems to slow down and complicate matters. GetGo Download Manager proved to be worthy of the task of taming the download process.

This freeware program will not be immediately noticed, as it comes as a command button on your Internet browser. But even then, this program doesn't come alive until users attempt to download music, movies, pictures, or other forms of media. A box will open asking if the user wants to use GetGo to download. From there, they are sent to a screen that shows what you are downloading, how large it is, where it comes from and how long it will take. At the bottom of the screen is a monitor of how much bandwidth this is taking. To the left is a navigation screen to look at all downloads past, present, and on hold. We appreciated the range of options for managing downloads, including picking the download folder, sorting videos into categories, and renaming files.

We were very impressed with the performance GetGo provided, as it lived up to its billing and downloaded media at a much quicker rate than expected. The program is organized in a very intuitive way and does a nice job of sorting out jobs. We highly recommend this program for any user who frequently downloads flash video files.

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  • All Versions:

    3.0

    out of 106 votes

    • 5 star: 24
    • 4 star: 26
    • 3 star: 13
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 35
  • Current Version:

    2.0

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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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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