Orbit Downloader

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0.0
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    April 28, 2011
  • File Size:
    5.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/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

    3.8

    out of 11 votes

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

"Great software, set it and forget it"

June 01, 2011  |  By MJWHall

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.0

Pros

Quicker than others I've tried, works great

Cons

None I can think of

Summary

An excellent program I would recommend to anyone.

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4 stars

"PRAISE THE CREATOR~ :3"

May 25, 2011  |  By maidenofdeath

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.0

Pros

Fast download.

Cons

So many buttons.

Summary

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THE PRODUCT. Hope you can upgrade it and have a cute skin. :))

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5 stars

"extremely Fast"

May 19, 2011  |  By stephq36

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.0

Pros

so fast ! i reached 3000kbs on my last download

Cons

I can't find something bad

Summary

amazing software

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4 stars

"Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.0"

May 15, 2011  |  By tanggi

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.0

Pros

Orbit Downloader thanks

Cons

Orbit Downloader thanks

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4 stars

"previous useage of program good"

May 06, 2011  |  By sgomez01

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.0

Pros

great downloader

Cons

none as yet

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1 stars

"Hardly worked and kept freezing my laptop."

May 03, 2011  |  By Arcca-Daton

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.0

Pros

It's free and worth a download to see if it works on your own system, apparently a lot of people have had no problems, but I had nothing but problems. YouTube Downloader is much, much better and doesn't consume all of your RAM.

Cons

When I first downloaded it I kept getting errors from downloads and had to keep retrying. I'm not sure if it was clashing with other software I have or not, but it can reduce your PC/laptop to freezing whether browsing or just using Windows Explorer.

Summary

I downloaded this software because YouTube Downloader can't/won't download videos from Dailymotion.com and a few other video sites and as soon as I did my HP Pavilion laptop began freezing and acting so slow that it was beyond frustrating. I couldn't remove it either because it kept freezing, until I went into Safe Mode and uninstalled it through Control Panel.

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5 stars

"fastest download accelerator I've tried"

May 02, 2011  |  By Jason__Ong

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.0

Pros

this is the fastest download accelerator I've tried
it is also one of the best download mangers as well
very user friendly as well

Cons

it will change your homepage which is annoying, but that is the only negative I can think of

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1 stars

"bad download"

May 02, 2011  |  By cohutch

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.0

Pros

nice interface

Cons

does not work

Summary

Almost ANY software for streaming capture works at YouTube But Yahoo blocks better. So I tried this one which was supposed to work there. Simply put - it does not work - as far as Yahoo site anyway, and that's why I tried it.

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4 stars

"It is one of the best downloader that I have ever used."

May 01, 2011  |  By Frans M. Hartanto

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.0

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Needs significant improvement in its appearance.

Summary

Needs to become more flashy.

Updated on May 8, 2011

It has been my favorite in the past, but it does not show new significant improvements.

Updated on May 8, 2011

A good product, but slow improvement.

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4 stars

"Great software!"

April 30, 2011  |  By Ruzzells

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.0

Pros

Nice GUI
Slightly accelerates download speed (not exactly 5x)

Cons

I can't seem to get the Scheduler working. Help, anyone?

Summary

Still, it's a great software to download.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.0.0
Orbit downloader 4.1 Can download WebM Video and other html 5 video from youtube.com and other social media sites.
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date April 29, 2011
Date Added April 28, 2011
Version 4.1.0.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, 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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