Orbit Downloader

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 01, 2011
  • 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

    2.8

    out of 37 votes

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    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 14
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    3.8

    out of 1647 votes

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    • 4 star 486
    • 3 star 169
    • 2 star 75
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3 stars

"Mslware is the least of your problems soon I think."

March 03, 2012  |  By GlyderZ

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.2

Pros

When is the law coming down that is going to require all ISP,s to follow all subscibers moves on the net, and keep them for some absurd amount of time, as if the notion itself isn't outrageous enough! It's encryption x 6, offshore. I hope it works. What creeps are running this country forever now anyway? It isn't the people we see or vote for and this is getting serious now. Fuggedabouid. We been had folks.

Cons

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3 stars

"good for general purpose dnlowd.bt wrks fuly only wd IE"

February 14, 2012  |  By prempatel88

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.2

Pros

catches most of the regular downloads(for eg- subtitle file,pdf document ,videos with proper download links etc.)from all browsers except opera.gives more speed than regular browser downloader might.

Cons

the get it function used to grab videos and other media content doesn't work with any browser except internet explorer.sometimes it wont finish some downloads.doesn't work at all with opera.

Summary

i have used most download managers such as flasget,DAP(the worst never use it),FDM,IDM and orbit.out of all these IDM is the best as it truly accelerates your download at times but since its not free i would suggest any one from orbit or FDM(free download manager)

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4 stars

"Don't PAY for downloaders"

February 09, 2012  |  By patriotmedalsoldier

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.2

Pros

My Orbit and Free You Tube Downloader worked very well on my computers. I had IDM before and found out IDM gets suspiciously slow at times because it is in fact quietly sending site data signals back! Isn't that illegal? I have been sucked in by Internet Download Manager enough.

Cons

Like all the downloaders I've used, the downloading speed is as good as the servers you logged on to.

Summary

I recommend only Orbit and Free YouTube Downloader which worked so well on my computers. Updating is very good so far.

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1 stars

"BEWARE, INFESTED WITH MALWARE"

February 05, 2012  |  By DearlyStars

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.2

Pros

Downloads stuff

Cons

Malware infested

Summary

Immediately after I installed (I used Chrome integration) I had a popup about updating other software from Orbit and my webpages started redirecting. DO NOT USE!

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1 stars

"Firefox integration is a lie"

January 28, 2012  |  By GriperBlade

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.2

Pros

None, if you're a FF user

Cons

Screws up your browser

Summary

Since installing Orbit, I haven't been able to add addons to my browser. Integration is awful and buggy. To say it integrates with FF is a complete lie.

If you use Firefox as a browser, DO NOT USE ORBIT DOWNLOADER. It might as well be malware. I don't know why Orbit claims it works with Firefox, but they should be ashamed of themselves for making that claim.

This is inexcusable.

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5 stars

"Useful tool"

January 18, 2012  |  By iknowalot

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.2

Pros

-works well as a download manager
-automatically transfers large downloads from chrome, firefoxe, maxthon etc to itself
-the Grab++ program allows you to monitor all flash and flv content coming in on internet explorer and download them (ie. it downloads videos and flash games)

Cons

-could use Grab++ integration in other browsers

Summary

-This isnt a simple download manager, its a very useful program that can integrate into several web browsers and includes a tool that helps download flash games and videos.
-suits most downloading needs

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5 stars

"Excellente!"

January 07, 2012  |  By jeevunpv94

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.2

Pros

I use this program to download youtube files and watch them offline. Software updater is very very good.

Cons

The downloader works very well although there are some compatiblity problems with chrome and some firefox plugins integrate with a browser better and are able to capture a movie in fewer steps

Summary

Very good program; functional and good for a person who tries to grab any type of media files ocassionally.

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3 stars

"A decent downloader"

December 22, 2011  |  By xiache

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.2

Pros

Capable
Works
Easy

Cons

I had trouble downloading flv and other flash video
Good but not the best

Summary

I compared both Orbit and Internet Download manager, they are both good and similar in functionality but I decided to keep the latter.

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2 stars

"Never Got Past Setup."

December 22, 2011  |  By legionxviii

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.2

Pros

Slightly newer than previous version.
Can't say much because I never got it past Setup.
So that's is all the Pros I can gather honestly.

Cons

Didn't ever properly Set Up on my computer.
Each Setup always told me that the UNC/drive
that I selected could not be used,then closed,
leaving me with no clue as to how to solve this issue.

This happened with all 6 copies that I downloaded from Cnet
and 3 copies from Orbitdownloader.com

I saw this Same exact sequence happen to my friend on his computer again and again.
And Our computers differ in a almost every way.

Mine: 15 Inch,4 month old,64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium Laptop.
My Friend's:10 In.,2 Yr. old,32bit Windows 7 Ultimate Netbook.

*Other Friends Of Mine have reported such, but I have not been able to verify such claims.


This is to show that the error I encountered is unbiased and not specific to my computer alone.

Summary

I still use the previous version.
It's Tested and proven.
For the time being, the previous version
works very well for my needs.
In My Perspective,It's Better.

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4 stars

"my favourite"

December 14, 2011  |  By singhck29

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.2

Pros

works great!

Cons

none I could find...uptill now

Summary

good for the beginners...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.0.2
Version 4.1.0.2 added support for Firefox 5.0.
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date June 28, 2011
Date Added July 01, 2011
Version 4.1.0.2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.6MB
File Name OrbitDM.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 35,963,928
Downloads Last Week 2
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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