Orbit Downloader

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.1.14
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 26, 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

    3.8

    out of 4 votes

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

"Didn't work for me with either Firefox or IE."

January 07, 2013  |  By TheToneGreen

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.14

Pros

None. I did not succeed in completing a single download.

Cons

Installed some very questionable stuff. Changed all my searches / home pages to Amazon (did not ask). Seemed to actually remove some search engines from my firefox setup.
Do you need stuff by Koram Games on your machine?
I think not.

Summary

I strongly advise you to avoid this app as you would an armoured grasshopper.

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5 stars

"It has options on downloads."

January 07, 2013  |  By jas-matt

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.14

Pros

I can select the folder to be downloaded to.

Cons

It opens an additional small window on the upper left of your screen. It doesn't close it when the download is done.

Summary

When I download files, I can specify where the download is to be located (depeding on their usage). I download several kinds of files and don't want them all in the same directory.

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5 stars

"Great downloader"

December 30, 2012  |  By rumbarbar

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.14

Pros

Multi-threaded download, download multiple files, choose download location, resume download, history.

Cons

Have to remember to turn off the auto recorder on every new IE tab as it will download stuff you don't necessarily want. It should be easier to just disable that feature.

Summary

I have used Orbit downloader for a few years and have been pretty happy with it.

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4 stars

"Good and efficient downloader"

December 28, 2012  |  By Frans M. Hartanto

 |  Version: Orbit Downloader 4.1.1.14

Pros

Easy to use and install.

Cons

No significant shortcomings

Summary

Good. I recommend its use.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date December 25, 2012
Date Added December 26, 2012
Version 4.1.1.14
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Internet Explorer 5.0 and above and FireFox 1.5 and above
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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