Orbit Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1646 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.8
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    April 06, 2009
  • File Size:
    5.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008

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

    3.9

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 1646 votes

    • 5 star 700
    • 4 star 486
    • 3 star 169
    • 2 star 75
    • 1 star 216
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4 stars

"Works fine"

April 24, 2009  |  By mitch465

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.8

Pros

Works fine has all the options a download manager should have.

Cons

Frequent new version to download. Things would be easier if there was an option to upgrade the program without have to download it over and over and over again.

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1 stars

"Never got a good download. 5 times, file corrupted!"

April 20, 2009  |  By LadyD2r

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.8

Pros

Haven't found the pros yet.

Cons

Tried to download this program five times over the past month. Each time, it says that the file is corrupted. Go figure.

Summary

I would probably like it if I could try it!

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4 stars

"I was super good"

April 20, 2009  |  By blackweedmkh

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.8

Pros

I liked the musicvideo very much. It was very nice.

Cons

There was nothing i didn,t like.

Summary

I like Britny Spears a Justin Timberlake i paticlary.

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4 stars

"very efficient"

April 19, 2009  |  By boudjendara

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.8

Pros

rapid ,with five files downloaded in the same time

Cons

no think till now; thank you..........

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5 stars

"the best i have come across"

April 18, 2009  |  By pjain666

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.8

Pros

easy to use

Cons

does not download from all sites

Summary

make a downloader which can download from all sites

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5 stars

"Takes the hassle out of multiple downloads"

April 18, 2009  |  By What_is_it

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.8

Pros

Free, Easy to use, simple effective features.

Cons

None that bug me

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5 stars

"Fantastic! And Free!!!"

April 17, 2009  |  By noeldiego

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.8

Pros

I find it's perfect for my needs (which are basic) and that it works like a charm.

Cons

Nothing at all, till now!

Summary

I was searching for a download manager amongst all the populars, the freebies and the paid ones too, but orbit called my attention for 3 main reasons, the first one and not so important it's the freeware license; the second one is that it's easy to work with it, no trick and no treats at all; but the last one is special, because i can finally stop and continue any download that i want! I never tried anything before, and may have some other good softwares on the market and even free too, but Orbit got me by the first try and i'm planning to keep with it, until further headaches.

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5 stars

"one of the Bests"

April 17, 2009  |  By seyaal

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.8

Pros

it has a valuable feature and that is the...its appearence as i point The Cursor On a File

Cons

it is ALL OK

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5 stars

"Extremely useful program - fast downloads, no problems"

April 17, 2009  |  By robodolly

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.8

Pros

Works well, very user-friendly, and it's free!

Cons

None that I've found

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5 stars

"Kept the basics - and improved -."

April 16, 2009  |  By a.ciro

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.8

Pros

Kept the fundamentals of the program, became more estable,faster and have reduced the errors.

Cons

Nothing worthy to cite.

Summary

A very good program,becoming faster and more and more reliable.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.8.8
*Improve: HTTP streaming download from Windows Media Server
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date April 06, 2009
Date Added April 06, 2009
Version 2.8.8
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
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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