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JDownloader for Mac


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    Jul. 22, 2014
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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.


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.


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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User Reviews

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1 stars

"Too intrusive."

December 18, 2015  |  By Beenthere Donethat

2015-12-18 13:08:28  |  By Beenthere Donethat

 |  Version: JDownloader 0.9582


It probably works, but it wants too many things from you. There are many good youtube programs that aren't intrusive.




Many programmers want to exchange a free program in exchange for personal information of your browsing habits, etc. This is one of those "free" programs. Try to stick with the free programs that aren't intrusive and don't want to track your internet browsing.

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1 stars

"Auto-installs junkware"

November 09, 2014  |  By lavalizard3

2014-11-09 12:04:53  |  By lavalizard3

 |  Version: JDownloader 0.9582


Never used it.


Came with "add-ons" for firefox that you can't choose not to install. I hit "decline" on the add-on's user agreement.... AND IT INSTALLED IT ANYWAY. Changed my firefox homepage and put in some stupid side bar thing. I installed the whole mess because that's not cool.


I don't know if the program works, but I'm not using anything that installs junk even when I decline it.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.9582
Lots of updates and bugfixes, Mac OS X 10.10 Support
Publisher AppWork
Publisher web site
Release Date July 22, 2014
Date Added July 22, 2014
Version 0.9582
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
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
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 28.95MB
File Name JDownloader09Setup_mac.dmg
Total Downloads 894,792
Downloads Last Week 393
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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