Orbit Downloader

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.8.20
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    December 20, 2009
  • File Size:
    5.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7

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

    4.3

    out of 35 votes

    • 5 star 20
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • 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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5 stars

"What a wonderful utility."

January 06, 2010  |  By caxtin1

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.20

Pros

Just discovered the SCHEDULER which makes it much more worth having and using downloader. I love it! It makes downloading much more bearable.

Cons

None at all. It's free.

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5 stars

"This is a very good and stable software"

January 06, 2010  |  By 212blaze

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.20

Pros

It integrates very well with internet explorer and firefox

Cons

No con at all

Summary

I recommend downloading it.

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4 stars

"quite good~"

January 06, 2010  |  By kickdballz

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.20

Pros

work very excellent on IE...

Cons

too bad cannot work at all with mozilla and crome....

Summary



Updated on Jan 6, 2010

it does not work well with morzilla but still can be used
work very well with IE

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1 stars

"Very inconsistent results"

January 05, 2010  |  By saltydog85

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.20

Pros

In terms of installation, it appeared to integrate well with IE8

Cons

When I would click a link in a web page, it would change the extension of whatever link I had selected in IE8. e.g., when clicking a .pdf file, it would try to save it as an .sh file.

Summary

I just kept having so many errors with downloading the correct extensions that I decided to move on.

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5 stars

"Excellent speed by using inter-user P2P"

January 05, 2010  |  By qwertzguy

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.20

Pros

-Inter user P2P
-Excellent integration in all browser
-Download even redirected links

Cons

-No individual progress window for each download
-No progress indicators in icon or task bar button

Summary

Download it slowly and then download all other programs much faster !

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5 stars

"Best Download Manager Ever"

January 04, 2010  |  By Reepak Kumar Majhi

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.20

Pros

Can download any Flash Files, Music, And video From any sites.the new Recording feature is good so that we can access the files and download them at the same time

Cons

Some sites it can't grab the media like in.com

Summary

I like the software very much it is best and smallest download manager ever

Updated on Jan 4, 2010

It can't integrate with some browsers

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5 stars

"one ot the best utilities around"

January 04, 2010  |  By shardlake

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.20

Pros

does what it says it does,works brilliantly,no conflicts or problems of any kind.
works with all OS &explorer & mozilla

Cons

none at all

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1 stars

"just not working"

January 03, 2010  |  By jaynj

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.20

Pros

does the job fast when it was working

Cons

crashes my ie modzilla and opera cant get it to work with chrome at all

Summary

fix problem fast plz

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5 stars

"Best Utility In Town"

January 02, 2010  |  By Fred Brychta

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.20

Pros

Easy to install. Asks all questions before installing any add-ons beyond base program. EVERYTHING is visible & clean. LOTS of options.

Cons

There are no cons!

Summary

The best designed utility for Windows. Other software companies should copy this way of doing software.

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5 stars

"Nice speed"

January 02, 2010  |  By proandphy

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 2.8.20

Pros

It is free

Cons

Not integrate with chrome

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.8.20
Version 2.8.20 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date December 21, 2009
Date Added December 20, 2009
Version 2.8.20
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, 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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