Orbit Downloader

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.17
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 14, 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

    3.5

    out of 57 votes

    • 5 star 19
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 11
  • 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

"Still the only video downloader that seems to work."

December 04, 2009  |  By mitch465

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.17

Pros

Still the only video downloader that seems to work youtube etc

Cons

The get it button that shows up every time you move it over anything that has to do with flash. too bad they cant set it up to recognize and only show up on videos.

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3 stars

"Ok but became Get-It button became intrusive"

November 29, 2009  |  By vinodude

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.17

Pros

Worked with most sites on which I used it.

Cons

Get-It button floated around in front of too many things and became a distraction.

Summary

Product was ok, but the annoyances led me to look at other options.

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5 stars

"very nice one"

November 23, 2009  |  By sweetysuaung

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.17

Pros

for music download

Cons

nothing too much

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2 stars

"I know its great on XP, but makes a mess on 7"

November 20, 2009  |  By nuclear__

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.17

Pros

not this time for win 7

Cons

Not for 7 at least for me

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3 stars

"Helps with Downloads, but tends to get in the way..."

November 18, 2009  |  By MichelleRowell

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.17

Pros

Is very helpful in resuming downloads when Internet connection is less than specatacular. For this it works well. Pops up a window for all downloads, if you press "cancel" will let your system handle it.

Cons

Has an annoying "GetIt" button that pops up every time you work with flash, even if you are trying to play a game on the computer. There seems to be no way to disable this button. I finally uninstalled the program...

Summary

The "GetIt" button was just too annoying. If the program had had I way to disable this button, I would have kept using it.

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2 stars

"It has a great flaw"

November 16, 2009  |  By naimbossbyborn

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.17

Pros

steady downloading

Cons

if orbit crashes somehow for pc power failure or any other reasons all the download progress losts and it starts download from the begining...but it never happens in dap....thats why there is no alternative for dap.

Summary

need to improve

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1 stars

"Strange web-site redirection after installing Orbit"

November 16, 2009

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.17

Pros

It used to work...maybe a previous version.

Cons

I had to remove it after it constantly redirected me to an "Oops" error message at www.orbitdownloader.com/pageerror...even when I tried to browse my bank's web site. The "Oops" page even showed sponsored ads. Very suspicious.

Summary

This seems like a dangerous program that could capture information you don't want to share.

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3 stars

"Occasional nice tool"

November 15, 2009  |  By marlem388

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.17

Pros

Fairly easy to use

Cons

This doesn't convert to mp4.

Summary

It's quite convenient, but often downloads what you've previously perused regardless of whether you wish to download it. This happens even after refreshing the YouTube video page, as suggested. And then the video must be renamed from a generic flv to what it actually calls itself (which is OK-not too inconvenient); and after that it needs to be copied to the player you use regardless of the fact that the download file is actually the one used by that player.

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5 stars

"A must for Rapidshare users"

November 15, 2009  |  By apatt

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.17

Pros

If you are a Premium Rapidshare user Orbit download files for you very quickly and has no trouble with resuming interrupted or paused downloads.

Cons

Does not resume interrupted or paused downloads for free users of Rapidshare. But then no download manager does (AFAIK).

Summary

Nothing to dislike about it, and it's free!

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1 stars

"quite disappointed"

November 14, 2009

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.17

Pros

hmm not sure

Cons

it started downloading files but then it stopped and when I restarted it again it lost the previous downloaded bits and started from 0 again

Summary

maybe I was unlucky but it did not work for me

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.8.17
Version 2.8.17 adds 'OneClick YouTube Downloader' add-on on Firefox, improves The process of 'GetIt' button, and fixes some bugs may cause IE crash when operating Grabpro.
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date October 14, 2009
Date Added October 14, 2009
Version 2.8.17
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista
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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