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.
GetRight extends your file-downloading power by resuming broken downloads and accelerating them to make them faster and more flexible. GetRight easily manages all your downloads, making it easy to find what you have in progress, and track files you've finished so they don't get lost. A convenient popup message lets you open files when they finish with just a click.
GetRight now even supports BitTorrent downloads too. You can use GetRight to schedule your downloads for later; it can dial your modem (if needed), download the files you want, then hang up or even shut down your computer when it is done. It can easily recover from problems such as lost connections and Windows crashing. GetRight can use searching to find other places a file may be downloaded and then use the best site. It also can accelerate a file and download different pieces at the same time to speed up your downloads.