JDownloader for Mac

JDownloader for Mac

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 15 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.9582
File Size:
28.95MB
Date Added:
July 22, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.10/10.3/10.4/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
831,720
Downloads Last Week:
5,658
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

JDownloader for Mac makes the process of downloading files from multiple Web sites simultaneously easier, but because it's Java-based, it doesn't blend in perfectly with Mac OS.

Pros

Free but with lots of features: JDownloader for Mac integrates with several download Web sites, including Rapidshare and Megaupload. Also, it provides automated file extraction and supports parallel stream downloads (if a Web site allows it).

CAPTCHA recognition: This is a very convenient feature that makes the download process easier. It works with almost every site, although it does not guarantee that all downloads will be successful.

Automatic file saving to assigned folders: You can configure the app to download files with specific file extensions. Moreover, you can assign separate folders for specific file types, such as MP4, MP3, WebM, and FLV.

Cons

Java-based issues: Typical of Java programs on Mac, you may encounter performance/compatibility issues while running this app. Also, it's easy to notice that this is a third-party application that hasn't been well-blended with Mac OS, at least when it comes to aesthetics -- it looks like a Windows application with the standard red-yellow-green buttons seemingly added as an afterthought.

Multitude of plug-ins/add-ons to be installed: After installing the application, you have to download numerous add-ons for specific Eeb hosts. It will be a quite lengthy process if you have a slow connection.

Bottom Line

The Java-based JDownloader does not feel as snappy as you would expect a Mac app to be. If you download files from several Web sites, spending time to learn this app could be worth it. But if you only download from YouTube, SoundCloud, and a few other Web sites only, you should look for another free downloader.

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  • 1 stars

    "Don`t Bother"

    March 28, 2014   |   By seedcake

    Version: JDownloader 0.9581

    Pros

    Their are no pros when I was using it.
    It din`t download one video.

    Cons

    Don`t bother with this i kept on pasting the link in the browser figures started to speed up then a message said could not find the url.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works great for Java"

    February 28, 2014   |   By DavidRavenMoon

    Version: JDownloader 0.9581

    Pros

    I've been using this for years. It's a fast downloader, and grabs links copied to the clip board, and then queues them up. Don't listen to the nonsense about it causing popups and tool bar stuff... that must be a Windoze user posting, and those reviews are all copy and pasted with a few words changed.

    Cons

    It's a Java program, so it's a bit slow to start up. It'a also a little un-Maclike, but you can set the interface to not be too ugly.

    Unfortunately it appears the maker of the software has taken down the website. There as a German court ruling that the software was illegal back in June 2013. So add-ons don't update and some plugins are out of date.

    Summary

    Not a bad downloader, but can be a little confusing for a first time user. Looks like it might be out of development.

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  • 1 stars

    "Downloaded twice, download corrupted."

    October 20, 2013   |   By jbeezwax

    Version: JDownloader 0.9581

    Pros

    Cannot evaluate if I cannot download it.

    Cons

    Couldn't try the software because the CNET Secure Download file is corrupt.

    Summary

    Please repair the linked file!

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  • 4 stars

    "I like it but....."

    August 27, 2013   |   By jenkinsalabama

    Version: JDownloader 0.9581

    Pros

    Work rather well.

    Cons

    No one else in my home likes it.

    Summary

    The controls and user friendliness need lots of improvement. I am unsure why the maker of this program made it this way for the general user.

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  • 1 stars

    "Failed for youtube vevo music videos"

    August 14, 2013   |   By AnnaVoloshko

    Version: JDownloader 0.9581

    Pros

    It downloaded 2 out of 10 youtube videos I've tried.

    Cons

    Does not work for vevo - again waste of time. The look of program is terrifle and confusing.

    Summary

    Dont download this as this will no download even youtube videos.

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  • 2 stars

    "Confusing for newbies"

    April 20, 2013   |   By Malina_NY

    Version: JDownloader 0.9581

    Pros

    I looks like it can do a lot!

    Cons

    Super confusing for non-techies. It look my not a very computer savvy friend good 3-4 minutes to figure out how to download with my tips...

    Summary

    If you are a heavy downloader, it could work for you. If you just download form YouTube, which is what I use it for, FrostWire is waaay easier. Just paste the URL in search box and download. It even took me a minute to figure out how to add a link... The UI needs loots of work, but the backbone is there.

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  • 1 stars

    "Installer is damaged when downloaded"

    November 20, 2012   |   By captfantastic1

    Version: JDownloader 0.9581

    Pros

    None can't open installer

    Cons

    None can't open installer.

    Summary

    Can't open the installer so can't tell if it works or not

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  • 1 stars

    "Could not get my MacBook Pro to open the download file"

    October 14, 2012   |   By John Toule

    Version: JDownloader 0.9581

    Pros

    Probably good if I could get it working. I am using Mountain Lion and running the latest update

    Cons

    The same as above

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  • 5 stars

    "Doing exactly what I wanted it to do"

    September 26, 2012   |   By pdcomments

    Version: JDownloader 0.9581

    Pros

    I just downloaded and installed this with no problem. I've used it to download and save a few videos. It works great! I recommend reading cnethen's review from June 5, 2012, for some helpful tips. I tried to add a few tips of my own to the summary below.

    Cons

    I really don't have any complaints. It does what I wanted it to do. I have no idea if it's fast or slow because I have nothing to compare it to. Considering the price, I love it!

    Summary

    I read the review by cnethen on June 5, 2012, and followed the advice given. I stuck with the default settings on installation. I didn't need Flashgot because I don't usually use Firefox. So far I have found it easy to use, but I might have been a bit lost had I not read cnethen's review. I disabled the automatic URL-from-clipboard feature by clicking the clipboard icon in the toolbar (if it's not on the toolbar, look under Settings/User Interface/Toolbar Manager). Not every URL that I copy needs to be parsed by JDownloader. I prefer to copy and paste the links directly into the Add URLs window, which is accessed by clicking Add URLs in the LinkGrabber tab. When parsing is complete, control-clicking on a file listed under LinkGrabber lets you select it for downloading (choose "continue with selected link") rather than downloading everything listed.

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  • 5 stars

    "Good but not as good as its windows version"

    September 20, 2012   |   By tomekas

    Version: JDownloader 0.9581

    Pros

    Good but not as good as its windows version

    Cons

    Good but not as good as its windows version

    Summary

    Good but not as good as its windows version

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