Orbit Downloader

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.10
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    May 04, 2009
  • 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 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 21 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 1
    • 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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4 stars

"fast and easy to use"

July 11, 2009  |  By goooogoo

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.10

Pros

I can download all types of things.

Cons

It would be nice if it where posible to pre-input my destination drive.
AND if an automatic 'open' could be used to 'unzip',' install', etc. All the way to the FINISH/RUN. That would be so nice!

Summary

When I 'download', I need to wait for the menu to ask my destination drive. Then I need to wait to click 'open'/or later on open orbit, then cliock open. I am glad that this is so easy.

Updated on Jul 11, 2009

Doesn't work as advertised, or at least not easily. I wanted a simple flash audio stream, but it would only get the ad line preceding the content I wanted.

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5 stars

"is very good"

June 05, 2009  |  By dakerfabian

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.10

Pros

i like the way pandora radio are , is very fast

Cons

not comment

Summary

i not got any compleing

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3 stars

"Good product"

May 19, 2009  |  By mitch465

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.10

Pros

Good program lots of features for downloading various formats

Cons

Frequent updates and no way to update without having to download the whole program over and over.

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5 stars

"fast and easy to use"

May 18, 2009  |  By eyal

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.10

Pros

fast and easy to use. work with rapidshare pro user

Cons

no cons at all

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2 stars

"Doesn't work worth a darn"

May 18, 2009  |  By tigerkitty2

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.10

Pros

what pros? it downloaded everything but the content I wanted.

Cons

it integrates into the browser, and when you right click anything with a link it wants to grab it

Summary

Doesn't work as advertised, or at least not easily. I wanted a simple flash audio stream, but it would only get the ad line preceding the content I wanted.

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4 stars

"It works good for me, easy to use."

May 17, 2009  |  By leroy slater

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.10

Pros

I can download all types of things.

Cons

It would be nice if it where posible to pre-input my destination drive.
AND if an automatic 'open' could be used to 'unzip',' install', etc. All the way to the FINISH/RUN. That would be so nice!

Summary

When I 'download', I need to wait for the menu to ask my destination drive. Then I need to wait to click 'open'/or later on open orbit, then cliock open. I am glad that this is so easy.

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5 stars

"Hasn't let me down yet!"

May 14, 2009  |  By bwshook

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.10

Pros

Orbit jumps in there when I need it, and it's easy to bypass when I don't.

Cons

No cons so far, although with a dial-up connection, I really only notice the difference on VERY large files.

Summary

There's room for improvement, even if you only have a dial-up connection. Orbit Downloader fills the room!

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3 stars

"Acceptal program but needs some improvements"

May 14, 2009  |  By Marwan Farrukh

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.10

Pros

Easy to install and to use

Cons

sometimes does not intercept the the downloading process, about 20% of the times

Summary

Generallg OK but need improvement. Add filters to direct certain down loaded files to the appropriate folders.

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5 stars

"excellent program"

May 12, 2009  |  By Zakynthos

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.10

Pros

excellent program

Cons

there are no cons

Summary

this program is fantastic, that's it

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5 stars

"From all the download managers this one is the Best!"

May 12, 2009  |  By scootitsa

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.10

Pros

All the features a normal download manager has but with extra pow. Little Nifty feature included like orbit grab+ that helps you get your fav. flash files if you know no other way, aswell as downloading online movie type files. All in all good

Cons

Orbit isnt so well gelled with GoogleChrome, and lacks MD5 build in hash check, for bigger downloader this couldbe a set back.

Summary

Minus the MD5 hash check and all is good and i would highly recogment anyone try this download manager any time.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.8.10
Version 2.8.10 is a maintenance release.
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date May 04, 2009
Date Added May 04, 2009
Version 2.8.10
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008
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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