CNET 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.
From GetGo Software:
Free Complete Online Video, Music and File Download Manager with YouTube Download Support. This Free Downloader is an Essential Internet Tool for Increasing Download Speed, Resuming, Scheduling, and Organizing Downloads. Easy to use, customizable modern interface allows you to download all of your favorite videos, program, games, and music with extreme acceleration. With auto-resuming feature, you never have to waste your frustrations on unfinished downloads due to network problems, or unexpected power outages. Seamless integration with Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Mozilla web browsers allows Easy "1-Click" downloading of YouTube, Facebook, Google, Metacafe, DailyMotion, iFilm/Spike, Vimeo, MegaVideo, Break.com and sites with FLV video as well as other file types according to the extension. Powerful batch and leech download features give you ability to download large amount of pictures, videos or other files from web sites fast and easy. GetGo Download Manager fully supports Windows Vista User Access Control (UAC) and Internet Explorer Protected Mode.
What's new in this version: Version 184.108.40.2066 is released with updated GetGo Firefox integration compatible with Firefox 11.
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All versions:3.0 stars
out of 104 votes
Current version:3.0 stars
out of 2 votes
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"1 Star for installing ask.com toolbar W/O permission."
Version: GetGo Download Manager 220.127.116.116
None that are worth it installing something when I expressly told it not to.
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.
"One thing wrong but it's nothing I can't do without."
Version: GetGo Download Manager 18.104.22.1686
It's fast, reliable, will download many apps at a time and it's free. All the others I have tried suck next to this one.
The floating downloader icon keeps going AWOL.
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