URL Helper

URL Helper


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 5 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.44
File Size:
1.29MB
Date Added:
January 18, 2010
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $25.00 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
29,789
Downloads Last Week:
21
Product ranking:
#31 in Search Tools
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Editors' review

This program has no problems detecting URLs, but it could use some assistance with its filtering options and user guidance.

URL Helper's functional interface requires you to select the correct adapter for your Internet connection from a drop-down list, which may throw the novice user off track. Once you select the right adapter, however, you simply hit Sniff Network. URL Helper begins listing URLs as soon as you start surfing. You can easily start or stop the monitoring process, but a single page can still produce numerous links.

URL Helper allows you to apply filters, but the descriptions for the six options aren't very helpful. Other settings to exclude file types and color-coded formats like Windows Media files in the results window aren't intuitive, and the bare-bones Help file doesn't explain these features.

There's a short seven-day trial limitation. URL Helper can reveal hidden URLs, but it doesn't seem to offer the most user-friendly way of getting there.

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  • 4 stars

    "Gets the Job Done..."

    January 16, 2009   |   By phillyladykeys

    Version: URL Helper 2.91

    Pros

    ...on YouTube vids and Myspace mp3s. Its Download center lets you download the direct FLV or mp3 straight to your PC. It works for other websites as well.

    Cons

    Sometimes, "URL sniffing" needs to be restarted and web pages reloaded in order for it to catch URLs.

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  • 1 stars

    "Plagiarism + Better free alternative out there"

    December 14, 2006   |   By Anderson_Moby

    Version: URL Helper 2.5

    Cons

    The program 's design, online help manual and copied (sometimes verbatim) from DonationCoder's URL Snooper (a more powerful Freeware, in my opinion).

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  • 4 stars

    "Quite Helpful"

    July 23, 2006   |   By Persian Gulf

    Version: URL Helper 2.5

    Pros

    I had visited a site where a series trailor was being shown and I was dying to have it saved on my computer too, but its URL was hidden and I had no hope of accessing it till I found this little helpful program. Oh My Gosh! I couldn't believe my eyes; my precious video clip url was revealed right in front of my eyes (now I have a copy of it on my pc too ^_^)!

    I also use it to get the URL's to the SWF clips as they're sometimes sooo cute you can't resist downloading them ^o^

    Cons

    It shuts itself down suddenly after running for sometime (in Sniff Network mode) without giving you any warning and you have to rerun it though the same procedure repeats again and again unless you stop Sniffing Network and just start it whenever you DO need a url to be revealed for you!

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  • 1 stars

    "HORRIBLE COMPANY"

    April 20, 2006   |   By disciplewarrior

    Version: URL Helper 2.5

    Pros

    The software doesn't work, though seemingly simple.

    Cons

    NEVER BUY FROM STREAMINGSTAR INC!!!!!!! Their product doesn't work, then when I emailed them about it they just blew me off and never resolved the problem, much less ever considered giving me a refund.

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