Orbit Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1649 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.5
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 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

    4.1

    out of 65 votes

    • 5 star 30
    • 4 star 20
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 1649 votes

    • 5 star 700
    • 4 star 486
    • 3 star 169
    • 2 star 75
    • 1 star 219
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1 stars

"Grab pro toolbar incompatible with firefox!"

August 28, 2008  |  By baskinghobo

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.5

Pros

Everything about it.you can almost download anything example drag a webpage shortcut to orbit downloader and orbit downloader will download everything off that webpage.

Cons

the best feature for orbit downloader to me is the grab pro toolbar but the toolbar is incompatible with the most popular web browser in the world!

Summary

Useless if it doesnt support firefox!

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3 stars

"really it is very good."

September 29, 2008  |  By ilango1959

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.5

Pros

very simple and user friendly.

Cons

some times not responding properly.

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2 stars

"Mmmm, It's good software in general."

September 22, 2008  |  By HQDS

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.5

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Heaviness !
It's tooooooo heavy !
If I ran it, it'd make my system slow as hell !
Even A. Photoshop is lighter than him, if we mentioned the multi-tasking process

Summary

Good but Heavy.

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

September 18, 2008  |  By Anne Lombardo

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.5

Pros

Orbit downloads to the Directory I've designated, not where *it* wants to send files, unlike Vista.

Cons

None, so far.

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5 stars

"Works reliably with Firefox"

September 17, 2008  |  By bluewater11

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.5

Pros

Reliable and VERY fast. And it's free of course.

Cons

None that I have noticed.

Summary

I have used previous versions of Orbit Downloader since it first became available. It just keeps getting better.There have been some claims about compatibility issues with Firefox.But I have experienced no such problems.

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5 stars

"Works great, I love the managed downloads"

September 17, 2008  |  By Gregdc

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.5

Pros

allows for managing multiple downloads to specific folders

Cons

None that I can see

Summary

Great product

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4 stars

"The fastest downloader I've used so far"

September 16, 2008  |  By gammaray89

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.5

Pros

What Orbit lacks in features it makes up for in speed. It's extremely fast compared to Free Download Manager ( which is also a great downloader).

Cons

Beware of the anti leeching feature. It slowed down my internet surfing speed so much I thought I had a virus! After I uninstalled Orbit my speed went back to normal. Then I reinstalled Orbit without the anti leeching! It works great now.

Summary

Even though I had a problem it was worth reinstalling because Orbit is so fast and the bottom line for me is which downloader saves me the most time. If you have a problem with the anti leeching feature you may have to uninstall.

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5 stars

"Does The Job as Advertised"

September 16, 2008

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.5

Pros

Easy Interface & Accurate Information

Cons

None that I can state

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5 stars

"Surprisly good"

September 16, 2008  |  By no_colors

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.5

Pros

IMHO,usually,download managers for me are like placebo pills....but this one really surprised me,and from then,I am using it.
Like my grade says:"Spectacular".

Cons

Cons?It's maybe just a bug.
Sometimes"Orbit"does not catch all the downloads,and then I have to save then with "Save as.....",but that is not happening so often.

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4 stars

"Effective software"

September 16, 2008  |  By istrifrec

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.5

Pros

Fast, easy to use, integration with Firefox, no ads, detailed logs, lightweight app.

Cons

It was keep freezing after installation until I restarted.

No automatic updates.

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5 stars

"very good to load frm net"

September 15, 2008  |  By sukdebdey

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.5

Pros

rapid decoder

Cons

And other encrypted downloader

Summary

veri good direct link downloader also with video grabber

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7.5
Version 2.7.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date August 22, 2008
Date Added August 22, 2008
Version 2.7.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
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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