Orbit

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 1651 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    35,963,928
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 13, 2007
  • 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 2 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

    4.4

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.8

    out of 1651 votes

    • 5 star 701
    • 4 star 486
    • 3 star 169
    • 2 star 75
    • 1 star 220
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5 stars

":), :), :), :), :), :), :)"

February 03, 2009  |  By Salvage111083

 |  Version: Orbit 2.4.2

Pros

:), :), :), :), :), :), :)

Cons

:), :), :), :), :), :), :)

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5 stars

"It sure does what it says, SPEED UP DOWNLOADS"

December 08, 2007  |  By mortpen60

 |  Version: Orbit 2.4.2

Pros

It downloads programs really fast.

Easy using.

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4 stars

"Great overall downloader"

December 05, 2007  |  By dtrinixplosion

 |  Version: Orbit 2.4.2

Pros

Speed Acceleration

Ability to download YouTube, Google, Yahoo etc. Videos

Ability to download Flash Games

Multiple file downloads

Saving Downloaded Files

Cons

Once you have it, it is the only thing you can use to download untill you uninstall it. Beware if you use muliple downloaders.

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4 stars

"I like"

December 04, 2007  |  By Nihilistc313

 |  Version: Orbit 2.4.2

Pros

The very first time I used it was to download a 15 mb file. At first I thought it didn't work at because nothing was happening onscreen after I ordered the download, but how was I wrong! The file downloaded right where I directed it in the blink of an eye with no intrusive notice, no interruption of website activity, no lag, nothing! BAM! Downloaded it in a snap! I couldn't believe it so I tried another file, this time 20 mb...Same story! BAM! Downloaded right where I told it to on my disk in the blink of an eye!

Cons

Sometimes Orbit doesn't automatically pick up on exactly what you want to download, and it's hit-or-miss getting it to do so manually. It also tends to want to download unnecessary extra files, which you must manually un-queue before saving what you want.

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5 stars

"Must have!!!"

December 02, 2007  |  By whapak2006

 |  Version: Orbit 2.4.2

Pros

i really like this!!

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4 stars

"Good Downlload Manager.. But"

December 02, 2007  |  By Kasee

 |  Version: Orbit 2.4.2

Pros

This is a good download manager. Honestly I would only recommend 'Free Download Manager' otherwise called as 'FDM'.

Cons

This is a good download manager. Honestly I would only recommend 'Free Download Manager' otherwise called as 'FDM'. FDM is integrated with too many download related very useful feature, like bittorrent, video converter after downloads, recycle bin for download etc...

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5 stars

"nice"

December 02, 2007  |  By evelyngibbs

 |  Version: Orbit 2.4.2

Pros

gets lots music

Cons

um dont ave all the songs

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5 stars

"online"

December 02, 2007  |  By yasmine k ibrahim

 |  Version: Orbit 2.4.2

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5 stars

"Firefox? Still the best!"

December 02, 2007  |  By grpcue

 |  Version: Orbit 2.4.2

Pros

the trick to getting flash files with firefox is to:

open "Grab++"

clear the cache (private data)

refresh the page

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5 stars

"AWESOME!!!!!"

November 30, 2007  |  By strongwinds

 |  Version: Orbit 2.4.2

Pros

this is THE BEST DOWNLOAD MANAGER/ACCLERATOR OUT THERE!!!!!

I was getting 30/50 Kb a second now I'm getting 121!

a definite must download!!!!

Cons

nothing. no spyware!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4.2
Version 2.4.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Orbitdownloader
Publisher web site http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
Release Date November 13, 2007
Date Added November 13, 2007
Version 2.4.2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
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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