WackGet

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 31 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.4
  • Total Downloads:
    69,356
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 15, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    951.03KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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If you're a fan of minimalist, nonintrusive software, WackGet is the download manager for you. Like its big brothers, WackGet organizes multiple downloads, allows you to pause and resume transfers, and can try to resume broken ones. WackGet integrates with Microsoft Explorer, allowing you to add a file to the download queue by simply clicking a link. However, this feature didn't work well in our tests (for instance, it failed to process Download.com links). On the downside, WackGet can't speed up downloads by finding mirrored files and retrieving them in multiple streams--a pretty common feature nowadays--nor does it have a scheduler. Still, WackGet is free and simple and should attract users with basic download needs.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Rubbish product."

June 03, 2011  |  By oldman7511

 |  Version: WackGet 1.2.2

Pros

Was recommended by Easynews and guess what, it can't download from Easynews.

Cons

This product is recommended by Easynews and on using it, all links keep failing. No support available to assist in explaining failures.

Summary

I'm sure it works well, but the moment you have a problem, you're on your own. Easynews users, please look elsewhere.

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3 stars

"Small download manager"

January 18, 2010  |  By LucaNonato

 |  Version: WackGet 1.2.2

Pros

Easy to use, quick integration with browser extensions

Cons

Unable to set the referrer or the output filename (Fails if the URL's "filename" contains characters not valid for windows).

Summary

Really good to make a quick download queue.

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5 stars

"Nice app that can be hacked a bit"

February 11, 2008  |  By evrspawn

 |  Version: WackGet 1.2.2

Pros

I like that it uses WGET, has a small footprint, & has a simple interface

Cons

I don't like it's lack of built in functionality w/ other browsers like firefox & opera. It is tweakable using flashgot plugin though, & opera can be tweaked to use it as well.

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4 stars

"I Like This Software, but..."

November 19, 2007  |  By herman_ir

 |  Version: WackGet 1.2.2

Pros

I like this software because, real good working and free registration.

Cons

Very simple

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3 stars

"It's not really the best"

July 16, 2006  |  By Lyndon

 |  Version: WackGet 1.2.2

Pros

It's not a resource hog unlike other dl managers. The features they claim are true. You can resume broken downloads and queue multiple files with this program.

Cons

But there are some things they didn't mention: No browser integration, multi-threaded download. If you want these features get free download manager instead.

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5 stars

"Does exacly what it says on the tin"

May 01, 2006  |  By lsproc

 |  Version: WackGet 1.1.1

Pros

Its light (Only 5mb of mem usage), it is fast, it gets the job done, it is ad free, it has no unneeded junk. What more could you want?

Cons

No XP themes, no opera/firefox/netscape support no linux/mac support. Linux and Mac shouldnt be too hard. wget was written for linux.

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5 stars

"wonderful!"

December 31, 2005  |  By lenx99

 |  Version: WackGet 1.1.1

Pros

It is exactly what i need! Simple, clean and functional!

Cons

It would be perfect if it could autosave the current download list.

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5 stars

"lightweight and useful"

August 09, 2005  |  By pjbrooks

 |  Version: WackGet 1.1.1

Pros

A simple yet useful, lightweight download manager. Useful for queueing multiple downloads. You can use it w\o having it "take over" all your downloads. Another plus is the ability to save a queue; this way, you can e-mail your queue to another computer or a friend.

Cons

No Firefox or Netscape integration however, you can drag and drop download links from those browsers and it will work.

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2 stars

"Doesn't work properly"

February 14, 2005  |  By MightyMikeAlan

 |  Version: WackGet 1.1.1

Cons

Continuely kept getting "Failed(401)" when trying to download multiple files. Works only if you download one file at a time. I also had to turn my Firewall off in order for it to download at all.

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5 stars

"Just what you need"

December 27, 2004

 |  Version: WackGet 1.1.1

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2.4
Version 1.2.4 corrected bugs related to invalid memory access that caused a crash on Windows Vista/7 and download may appear stuck for 10-15 seconds before starting.
General
Publisher Millweed
Publisher web site http://trog.qgl.org/20110804/wackget-v1-2-4-now-works-on-windows-7-and-vista/
Release Date September 14, 2012
Date Added September 15, 2012
Version 1.2.4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 951.03KB
File Name WackGet1.2.4.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 69,356
Downloads Last Week 10
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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