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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 141 votes out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.5
  • Total Downloads:
    13,143,036
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 24, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (Some features disabled); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    4.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Note: CBS Interactive does not encourage or condone the illegal duplication or distribution of copyrighted content.

Editors' Review

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Broken connections, unwieldy file sizes, and computer crashes--oh, my! The pitfalls facing downloaders are many and varied, so we welcome a program that solves these problems. GetRight extends the ability of your browser's built-in downloading options, and provides useful features such as download scheduling, file segmenting, and error recovery from broken connections.

Once the easy-to-use application is installed, it springs into action when it detects a download from your browser. Because it minimizes to an icon in your system tray, make sure it's actually running when you begin a download. Resuming an interrupted download is as simple as double-clicking the file from the download history. We noticed no appreciable speed gain with segmented downloading over a broadband connection, but dial-up connections should see an increase.

The latest version offers an integrated BitTorrent client that allows file downloads using both BitTorrent and standard Web-based downloading. There's also a games application built in to the app, an unexpected but not unappreciated add-on. At the time of writing, though, the gaming site could only be accessed from the GetRight home page, and not the built-in link.

There are other download managing apps that have encroached on GetRight's turf, and some of them are free. Still, GetRight gets the green light for all users who regularly download files from the Internet.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.4

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 0
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  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 141 votes

    • 5 star 70
    • 4 star 29
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 19
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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Headlight Software
Publisher web site http://www.getright.com/
Release Date January 24, 2011
Date Added January 24, 2011
Version 6.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.85MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,143,036
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Some features disabled
Price $19.95

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