Orbit Downloader

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 23, 2012
  • 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

    3.2

    out of 4 votes

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

"A Good Downloader"

April 11, 2012  |  By Frans M. Hartanto

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.5

Pros

It is simple and relatively fast

Cons

Rather complicated for beginners

Summary

A goos downloader. You should try it.

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1 stars

"This software will high-jack your browser!"

April 05, 2012  |  By coffee-nerd

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.5

Pros

After realizing that I could not re-set the downloads in Chrome to the default, I uninstalled it. I am not sure what the pros were since I only encountered the irritating.

Cons

After I installed this software, I downloaded a file using Chrome, and it bypassed the normal Chrome functionality for downloading and initiated the Orbit downloader instead. I tried to re-set this so that my normal Chrome functionality... no luck. So, I uninstalled the Orbit software completely, using Revo Uninstaller, so that there would be nothing of it left on my system. But Revo only knows what to get rid of, because the manifest for the files used during an installation is supposed to be spelled out in the uninstall routine. Even after doing this, whenever I download something now, Chrome tries to start Orbit, but since it is not there, it just does nothing.
I realize this software is free, but poorly designed software that YAKS up your computer so that other software does not function properly, should not get a free pass.
I am not a programmer, but this kind of thing almost seems like a high-jack of your system settings, and to me puts it in the same league as malware!

Summary

BTW - if you have this problem, search for a file named nporbit.dll, and delete it. This will correct the problem.

Leaving this file on someone's system so that it creates issues for them, is either lazy, stupid or purposeful. And none of those are good options.

We should not support folks who do a job like this.

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3 stars

"A nice prog that was very good"

March 31, 2012  |  By tempus1010

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.5

Pros

Light, useful when it works (with Chrome for example)

Cons

Doesn't work anymore with Firefox, my browser.

Summary

It's free so I can't claim against it, but it is not my download manager anymore. If I want to download videos I use Maxthon, if I want to use a download manager ... well, I'm waiting for a new one.

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4 stars

"Orbit is a threat to must-pay Internet Download Manager"

March 27, 2012  |  By banderasson

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.5

Pros

I like the way it work and so intuitive in getting videos. Very straightforward.

Cons

Free maybe but it could look a lot better?

Downloads seemed slow sometimes but when I tried others, it was the same too so it has to do with the allocations and bandwidth, the video provider had available at that precise time.

Summary

CNET will never distribute spywares so it is becoming obvious that a competitor is spreading fictitious rumors.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date March 23, 2012
Date Added March 23, 2012
Version 4.1.0.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP
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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