Orbit Downloader

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 07, 2010
  • 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

    2.1

    out of 7 votes

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

"Not showing to work within Firefox"

January 11, 2010  |  By publius2

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 3.0

Pros

Past versions have been excellent but this one is not grafting itself into Firefox as another option to download. It is working in IE but I don't use IE8. I suggest staying with the older version.

Cons

Since the new version doesn't work with Firefox (3.5.7) then I don't care for it. I even tried installing it twice with a fresh download of Orbit Downloader 3.0 between each try.

Summary

The developers slipped on this version. Hope they correct it in the next update soon.

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1 stars

"Guess I'll stay with 2.8.0.20"

January 11, 2010  |  By caktus

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 3.0

Pros

..........

Cons

..........

Summary

Sounds like the new version has problems. I'll just stick with the old, besides, it already does everything I need just fine.

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1 stars

"Unstable Version"

January 11, 2010  |  By t11rmh

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 3.0

Pros

There is nothing good to report

Cons

Crashes after a few minutes downloading
Then does not start at all saying that there is an error
Cannot use it for any downloads now

Summary

This version is unstable unlike the previous versions. After a few minutes it crashes and then does not load up again. Trying to find an older version but no luck so far.

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4 stars

"Does good job of downloads"

January 10, 2010  |  By gevernola

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 3.0

Pros

Runs smoothly in background

Cons

Chrome compatibility

Summary

I use Chrome for everything and the Orbit downloader only catches certain downloads. It also opens a new tab in Chrome which I have to go and close.
On the flip side it manages and transfers files fast, and when Chrome does send the download to Orbit it works very well.

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5 stars

"The best download mananger !"

January 09, 2010  |  By noctiangel

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 3.0

Pros

download youtube videos,imeem music.now you can use tag to manage downloads

Cons

nothing at all

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1 stars

"This is rouge software"

January 08, 2010  |  By Yungshawty01

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 3.0

Pros

Actually got the job done

Cons

Trojan horses

Summary

It was good because it actually worked, but when I deleted the software, it activated a trojan horse.

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1 stars

"Old versions are better than this one"

January 08, 2010  |  By moh_tmp

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 3.0

Pros

The old versions are more than excellent

Cons

I think this version is not stable like Previous versions.
It completes setup but it did not run.
It says that Orbit downloader encountered a problem and has to close.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0
Version 3.0 adds Download Tagging. You can organize your downloads easier. It can help to keep your downloads perfectly organized with very little work.
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date January 07, 2010
Date Added January 07, 2010
Version 3.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows
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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