Medusa

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 2 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.2
File Size:
2.2MB
Date Added:
March 23, 2004
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $19.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
54,915
Downloads Last Week:
3
Product ranking:
#45 in Search Tools
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Editors' review

Promising to download files by type from any Web site, Medusa's real specialty is image retrieval. Managing the scope of a job is relatively easy, but excluding URLs from the download queue is possible only by restricting keywords, not by entering exact addresses. Medusa will retrieve files through up to 10 connections at once (not exactly spectacular for broadband users), and it supports automatic login. The image-preview function is speedy and useful. Medusa probably won't suit dial-up users because it lacks automatic reconnect and doesn't schedule processes. Downloads will resume if interrupted, but the program doesn't save jobs to be run again in the future. Medusa is a decent choice for those with high-speed connections looking to automate large, nonrecurring, file-retrieval jobs.

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  • All Versions:

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "Love this little program"

    April 09, 2009   |   By gailfrank

    Version: Medusa 1.2

    Pros

    Finds all sorts of image and document files!

    Cons

    Support/help is very weak; doesn't always work quite right.

    Summary

    Very close...next upgrade should be wonderful

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  • 1 stars

    "Buy Webminer Instead!"

    June 19, 2004   |   By czdave

    Version: Medusa 1.2

    Summary

    This is a good program but, it's lacking all lot of things people had requested before they made it like saving and being able to download different web pages at once. Try the Webminer program. Webminer let's you do that and stop downloading where you like and remembers what's been downloaded. Webminer also seperates folders if you like just like Medusa and Webminer makes a printable log of the activities that happened. Webminer will save a lot of time. It's like set it and forget it. Medusa just needs to make there program like Webminers and then I would consider buying it...I doubt they will.

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