Orbit Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1651 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.19
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 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

    3.7

    out of 47 votes

    • 5 star 19
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 1651 votes

    • 5 star 701
    • 4 star 486
    • 3 star 169
    • 2 star 75
    • 1 star 220
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3 stars

"It has some problems"

August 14, 2012  |  By augus1990

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.19

Pros

Usefull
Support some ciberlockers

Cons

When you uninstall Orbit, the browser plugin doesn't. So you will have an eternal "Download transferred to Orbit Downloader".

To fix it in Chrome:
Type about:plugins in the adress bar and disable the plugin.

If you need to delete it go to:
C:\Users\[your_user_name]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\Plugins
and delete it.

Remember Chrome Extensions are not Chrome PlugIns, so you can't see the plugins in the extensions section.

Summary

Usefull, but it has problems which could be very annoying for unexperienced users.

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4 stars

"This Procut Is Good!"

December 30, 2009  |  By KuanMengXian

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.19

Pros

It doesn't slow down my network speed. And also, I could organize my downloaded files into seperated directories.

Cons

I think it is not fully compactible with Windows 7. I used the application in Windows 7 and it's 'hang' oftenly. I have to run it in Windows Vista mode.

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4 stars

"excellent, easy to use, does the job"

December 22, 2009  |  By ThunderChild59

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.19

Pros

ease of use

Cons

tell u wen i find one

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5 stars

"A solid product, although rather bland."

December 21, 2009  |  By Frans M. Hartanto

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.19

Pros

It is working very efficiently and easy to use.

Cons

Need more "color", so that it can become more attractive

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5 stars

"Hell Yeah, Orbit is The S%@#%"

December 19, 2009  |  By Somos Hip Hop RaDiO

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.19

Pros

Gets everything FLV no problem usinbf IE
Have a plug in so you can download from your browser with out the need to launch the program itself
EZ.

Cons

none so far

Summary

Way better than all of the rest wack @ss programs out there
that wanna charge you to get "full licence rights"
Been using it for like 2 years and i just instal it to another computer.

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1 stars

"Don't work with FF and Youtube"

December 19, 2009  |  By iluvktv

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.19

Pros

Fine when it rarely works.

Cons

Does not work with Firefox. Slows and freezes IE8. Grab Pro and ++ don't work with Youtube. Tried using the OneClick but doesnt really work and doesnt save the original file name. Changes all file names to videoplayback.avi, mov, flv, etc.

Summary

Grab Pro and Grab ++ dont work at all. Get it does work but you have to play the entire video and then manually go in and change file names. Wont grab Youtube url's. You have to let each video play all the way. Just too much of a hassle. Uninstalled completely and on to find something else.

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4 stars

"Good to grab any thing embedded online"

December 19, 2009  |  By hirengshukla

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.19

Pros

Cool features to get any video, flv, flash etc from any websites and everything in auto mode which pops up when mouse is rolled over.EASY!

Cons

Not yet came across

Summary

Go for it!!

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1 stars

"trouble with KIS 2010"

December 18, 2009  |  By n00bh

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.19

Pros

i dont know

Cons

incompatible with KIS 2010

Summary

Orbit is incompatible with KIS 2010
I also have founded this discussion on kaspersky forum:

http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?showtopic=122846

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4 stars

"Excellent simple to use utility"

December 17, 2009  |  By bbillbyers

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.19

Pros

So many ways & fields that I can chose to use.

Cons

Nothing observed.

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1 stars

"have not tried"

December 17, 2009  |  By moe04

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.19

Pros

I don't know

Cons

I don't know

Summary

Is this the same thing the Real Player down loader does? you hover over the file and it downloads to your hard drive. The only thing with Real Player, you have to convert the file to another format if you want to watch it with any other player. But there is software built right in to do that.Works with Fire Fox, IE7 and 8 and Chrome.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.8.19
Version 2.8.19 adds "Clear Cache" in OneClick YouTube Downloader.
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date December 04, 2009
Date Added December 04, 2009
Version 2.8.19
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7
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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