Orbit Downloader

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1649 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 20, 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

    2.4

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 1
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    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 1649 votes

    • 5 star 700
    • 4 star 486
    • 3 star 169
    • 2 star 75
    • 1 star 219
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1 stars

"Too complicated"

July 21, 2012  |  By rodmiami

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1

Pros

I just tried to download a simple video using Chrome and Opera and in both cases it did not work.

Cons

Does not work. Does not work with Chrome or latest Opera. Too cumbersome to use. Lot's of configuration. Why not eliminate half of those configs? I tried adding the URL manually but it did not recognize the youtube video. Also, you have to manually enter description of video. Too bad!!!!!!

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5 stars

"best download manager i ever used"

July 03, 2012  |  By dude4unik97

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1

Pros

good speeds...updates existing 3rd party software

Cons

none at all :)

Summary

simply the BEST

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1 stars

"Way too complicated and choc full of stuff I dont need"

July 02, 2012  |  By Fat_Aido

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1

Pros

I don't know of any since I gave up trying to install after receiving way too many setup windows imploring me to add extra components to my toolbar, add exceptions to firewalls, install anti-virus software and make orbit my homepage.

Cons

Not a quick and easy install like 'NetVideoHunter' for firefox.
Way too many things to configure. I will continue my search for a downloader for IE.

Summary

Steer clear and use the one I have recommended if you want things simple and unobtrusive. And if you find a good one for IE before me post here so I can stop looking, thanks.

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1 stars

"Annoying software POP-Ups Will ruin your PC"

June 27, 2012  |  By vanderhog

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1

Pros

I Don't know if it works. I couldn't get past the Pop ups that were trying to download additional software.

Cons

Ruins your system with pop ups Don't Download this!!!!!

Summary

A cheap software that tried to download other junk and throws pop ups.

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4 stars

"Super software to use"

June 20, 2012  |  By realamerican8

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1

Pros

Nice interface and did a very good job and fast too.

Cons

Nothing really. If you do not want any toolbar on this or other softwares, simply untick those options you do not want.

Summary

Beware: IDM ( a must pay downloader) are putting a lot of false negative comments about the competition that are offering their softwares for free!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date June 20, 2012
Date Added June 20, 2012
Version 4.1.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows NT, 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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