Orbit Downloader

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.6
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 19, 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

    3.8

    out of 53 votes

    • 5 star 22
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 6
  • 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

"Fast, simple and easy to use."

October 17, 2008  |  By FranOnTheEdge

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.6

Pros

Clean simple interface - obvious menus, so you can easily see at a glance what to do and where things are.

Cons

It's a pity that the integration doesn't work with FireFox or SeaMonkey - both of which are much better browsers than IE.

Summary

I don't say it couldn't be improved, but for ease of of use I give it 7 out of 10 - it would get more if the FireFox and SeaMonkey integration worked.

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2 stars

"Dose not work with FF 3.0"

October 13, 2008  |  By vgaines

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.6

Pros

Before Firefox 3.0 it worked great

Cons

dose not work with FF 3.0 +

Summary

If they would fix it to work with FireFox 3.0 Plus it would be great

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4 stars

"good choise"

October 12, 2008  |  By Romulo Arosemena

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.6

Pros

good download program

Cons

none so far

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5 stars

"the perfect choise"

October 12, 2008  |  By assevis

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.6

Pros

very easy to run

Cons

nothing for the moment

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4 stars

"Good program bt corrupts downloads when they are paused"

October 10, 2008  |  By leemannz

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.6

Pros

Very easy to use and the grab++ feature is very useful to grab things from websites. It really does increases the download speed. Much faster than using Firefox to download files

Cons

Needs to support increase connection limit for windows xp service pack 3 not just service pack 2. If you pause your download most of the time it will corrupt and you get CRC errors. Very annoying with large file sizes when you have to restart.

Summary

The best free downloading program out

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5 stars

"It is fast and securly,"

October 10, 2008  |  By Brugos Zenobia

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.6

Pros

It is very semply to use!

Cons

I like this little software!

Summary

It is fast and securly,it is very semply to use.

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5 stars

"Best of the rest!!!"

October 06, 2008  |  By baltiMD

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.6

Pros

Simple to use,frendly,etc etc etc

Cons

I LIKE VERY MUCH !!!

Summary

Earlier i have used FLASHGET,REGET etc etc .. but after trying out ORBIT i remove rest of soft from my PC and recommeding for all my frends and relativies!!!

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5 stars

"Only downloader that works on Vista (for me)"

October 05, 2008  |  By Toolman512

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.6

Pros

Works with Vista, loads of features I haven't had time to explore yet. Also will manage downloads of videos and MP3's

Cons

None so far

Summary

I have tons of experience tweaking Windows (since Win 3.1 and DOS 5.0) but I couldn't get several other well known download manager/accelerators to work. I tried Free Download Manager, Download Accelerator (free version), to name two. I searched forums and the rest of the net for answers, none of which worked for the non-working downloaders. I properly installed by running as Administrator, checked permissions and so on... but still the others kept trying to save the .php page itself and not the exe or the pdf file. I wound up uninstalling all of them.

As a last effort, I tried Orbit and it works flawlessly. My firewall understood the install and the operations, and IE hasn't hiccuped yet. I don't fiddle with a lot of YouTube stuff, so the video download functions may not be such a benefit for me. There?s a minor annoyance on videos and flash content: When the mouse cursor moves over the content on the page, a small ?window? appears that says ?Get It?. Again, it?s minor, and I intend to find out if I can tweak a setting and make that ?feature? dormant.

As yet, I haven't figured the whole thing out yet. It will accelerate downloads of Flash files, and other embedded items in web pages. I've never really had a great need for accelerating that type of content. It is there nonetheless.

Overall, I would recommend the program to those needing a download manager/accelerator for Vista.

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5 stars

"Outrageous!"

October 05, 2008  |  By pup_korn

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.6

Pros

This thing is great, works with mozilla and explorer. Can download embedded objects such as flash videos. It works perfect if you know how to use it. You can resume download even on links that does not support resume by just doing some tricks!

Cons

I hope they can make an interface that will match the beauty of the vista, like a skin or something.

Summary

Simply perfect!

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1 stars

"Error message"

October 05, 2008  |  By billsykes3000

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.6

Pros

None that I could see

Cons

Seemed to download the video file but then when I try to play it, I get an error message that a script in this file may be unstable. The swf file would not play - just flickered annoyingly

Summary

Uninstalled it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7.6
Version 2.7.6 improves connection management algorithm.
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date September 19, 2008
Date Added September 19, 2008
Version 2.7.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
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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