Orbit Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1647 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.3
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 22, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Downloading videos, Flash games, and large batches of files is greatly simplified with this freeware download manager, but Firefox 2 users may have difficulty with integration.

Orbit's primary interface is bland, but the basic toolbar and info boxes guarantee everything is easy to find. Orbit shines with Internet Explorer integration. To get a media file, simply right-click a video or photo and choose Download from your context menu. Grabbing a Flash game is even easier. Hover over a Flash file, and Orbit displays a button for a fast download.

Fast and small are key traits of this application. It uses a bare minimum of memory, and downloads are much faster than with a browser alone. Where Orbit shines is its one-button simplicity for downloading multiple files on a site. From there, you can easily filter for file type. Orbit's numerous configuration options make it one of the more flexible download managers available.

Although designed to integrate with the IE, Firefox, Opera and Maxthon, we had great difficulty getting Orbit to work seamlessly with Firefox. We finally gave up trying to get the Flash download feature to work. Nevertheless, anyone downloading large numbers of files will find this freeware indispensable.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 60 votes

    • 5 star 39
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 1647 votes

    • 5 star 700
    • 4 star 486
    • 3 star 169
    • 2 star 75
    • 1 star 217
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5 stars

"works excellent with firefox3.*"

August 21, 2008  |  By kamalmander

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.3

Pros

rapidshare downloads are supported

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4 stars

"Excellent program, easy to use, good features"

August 20, 2008  |  By Gregdc

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.3

Pros

Easy to select and start downloads, control timing of downloads, control resource used by download

Cons

None really

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4 stars

"Verry interesting"

August 19, 2008  |  By Jan Herrmann

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.3

Pros

had no time touse it yet

Cons

Have no experience yet

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4 stars

"very good downloader"

August 18, 2008  |  By shakiroon2

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.3

Pros

its downloading speed is very good

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4 stars

"Okay"

August 15, 2008  |  By 3agl3

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.3

Pros

It is faster than downloading directly with Firefox

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4 stars

"it works, not to many options"

August 14, 2008  |  By alfonsomez

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.3

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3 stars

"OK, but the scheduler doesn't trigger at the set time"

August 13, 2008  |  By daveparnell

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.3

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5 stars

"This is a must have tool!"

August 13, 2008  |  By psyche1

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.3

Pros

I love everything about this download tool. The grab it toolbar lets you know it can download content and with a simple click you've got it. Downloading is fast and it's a must have for multi-downloads and schedules the download of each effectively.

Cons

I'm not a fan of toolbars I find them intrusive and don't like them taking up screen room. They could take a leaf out of HP Smartweb Printings book and sit unobtrusively on the Command Bar which takes up no screen room.

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5 stars

"good"

August 12, 2008  |  By vijay.tiwari

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.3

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4 stars

"A surprisingly good product - well thought out."

August 11, 2008  |  By duckfield

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.3

Pros

Easy to use.
Well thought out interfaces.

Cons

None that I found.

Summary

A product that I would recommend to anyone who wants an easy to use downloader.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7.3
Version 2.7.2 allows using Orbit Downloader Grab++ and Grab Pro at the same time and includes Firefox addon to support Firefox 3.0.1.
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date July 22, 2008
Date Added July 22, 2008
Version 2.7.3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 5.6MB
File Name OrbitDM.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 35,963,928
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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