Orbit Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1647 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7.8
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    October 31, 2008
  • File Size:
    5.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

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 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

    4.0

    out of 113 votes

    • 5 star 51
    • 4 star 39
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 12
  • 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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2 stars

"Did what it was advertised but cons far outweighed pros"

October 07, 2010  |  By t5190wg

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.8

Pros

easy to use

Cons

Severely limited in downloaded format. Could not eliminate "update" feature which wanted to update entire computer system software. Preferences not fully explained for novice users. Web site help non-existent or down perpetually

Summary

Cannot reccommend this software -- too many cons as it tries unsuccessfully to manage updates and registry for entire operating system and software -- not what is advertised to do

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4 stars

"simple efficient"

March 10, 2009  |  By amapolo2

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.8

Pros

the fast availability

Cons

too frequent revision

Summary

Without experience enough for a solid opinion

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5 stars

"Works very easily"

March 07, 2009  |  By papaspud

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.8

Pros

I was able to teach my mom how to DL videos in just a few minutes...if she can do it any one can.

Cons

None yet, keeping my fingers crossed

Summary

Price is right and it works very well.

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4 stars

"Works well as usual"

March 02, 2009  |  By mitch465

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.8

Pros

Features work with various websites

Cons

none so far

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4 stars

"Very good software"

February 23, 2009  |  By 3agl3

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.8

Pros

quick download
works well with Firefox

Cons

Don't work with some downloads with chrome

Summary

Ok would say

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5 stars

"This a very good download manager."

February 17, 2009  |  By smithpeters

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.8

Pros

It is very fast and effective.

Cons

I have had no problems with this software.

Summary

I can download software and other files much faster.

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4 stars

"Very good product!"

February 14, 2009

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.8

Pros

Very good Product!

Cons

I have not found yet.

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5 stars

"best downloader for beginners"

February 14, 2009  |  By guillenarthaz

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.8

Pros

its easy to use and its free.

Cons

dont know how can i download hd movies in this product

Summary

im happy with it.

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4 stars

"Orbit Downloader works well and as advertised"

February 11, 2009  |  By hmath

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.8

Pros

I liked ease of use, very frendily format.

Cons

No major flaws or problems encountered. Like easy to use and understand menu. Downloads fast abd accurate.

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4 stars

"Quick to Pick and Download"

February 11, 2009  |  By DeSKS

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.7.8

Pros

Loads as a single files, even then fast

Cons

Downloads to its own download file, do pick the define Drive folder then switch Orbit\downloads.

So far did not come across the Pause and Resume funtion

Summary

Over all performance seem to be good, the more we use then much we will be in better position

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7.8
Version 2.7.8 adds Orbit Downloader 2 Years commemorative edition toolbar icon and improves detecting file format more correctly in Grab++ and Grab Pro.
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date October 31, 2008
Date Added October 31, 2008
Version 2.7.8
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, 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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