Orbit Downloader

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    April 18, 2012
  • File Size:
    5.6MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/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

    2.6

    out of 5 votes

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

"used to be great"

May 10, 2012  |  By dvibe

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.6

Pros

great download manager

Cons

the ads kills it

Summary

this used to be my favourite download manager, but nowadays its so full of ads its like installing spamware

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4 stars

"A very good, unobtrusive downloader"

May 04, 2012  |  By djpksm

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.6

Pros

I have used Orbit for many years. It advises of updates, informs you when it is available to download an item and when the download has finished. A no fuss product.

Cons

The program screen is not easy to decipher and could be made a lot clearer to understand. I find I rarely bother to use the facilities the program offers.

Summary

Well worth putting on your computer.

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3 stars

"Generayy, it does work."

April 20, 2012  |  By hueassa

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.6

Pros

When it works, it works well.

Cons

It rarely works.

Summary

When I began to use it, several years ago, it was perfect. But with each new version, it started causing troubles,as usual with each new version of most software. Now, it does not operate with most downloads. The firewall is set to allow it to connect to internet. I sent an inquiry to Orbit Downloader Forum but I got no answer.

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1 stars

"Started causing problemd and would not uninstall!"

April 19, 2012  |  By anthropologist8161

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.6

Pros

When it worked, it worked well... as long as I didn't try to use the grab it!

Cons

When I decided not to use it anymore, I could not uninstall it. I attempted to get help from the technicians to no avail. No one bothered answering my e-mail. My computer freezes up when I click to uninstall, and I am forced to unplug my computer to close it down. This is the only software I've gotten from C/Net that has caused me serious problems.

Summary

I would advise everyone to think twice before considering downloading this downloader.

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3 stars

"sometimes works"

April 19, 2012  |  By ygavryli

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.0.6

Pros

it works for silverlight videos in IE 9

Cons

it doesn't work for silverlight videos in firefox 11 and loaded with ads and crapware

Summary

it seems to be the only free downloader for silverlight videos

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date April 18, 2012
Date Added April 18, 2012
Version 4.1.0.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, 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
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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