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iGetter for Mac

$25
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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.9.4
  • Total Downloads:
    294,131
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 10, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Shareware reminder); $25.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    5.08MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,205
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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iGetter is a download management app for MacOS. We could not find iGetter on the App Store but it is available from several download sites and the publisher's Web site. iGetter installs easily. You can use iGetter for free as a single use license with no expiration, or buy a license with full support for $25.

The iGetter interface consists of a number of icons across the top of the dialog and a status display for files beneath. It can launch automatically when you start a download, or you can use iGetter to initiate the downloads. There are two parts to iGetter: the download manager and the download accelerator. The manager lets you handle a list of files to be transferred and start or stop them as needed, and it allows multiple downloads at the same time. The accelerator uses segmented downloading over several streams to accelerate the download process, especially helpful with larger files. As with most download utilities, iGetter lets you resume a download that got interrupted or paused, so you don't have to start the entire download again. Nice graphics show you the progress of downloads.

We used iGetter to download files from several sites, including some Usenet feeds, and it handled all the file requests with ease. The graphic display of progress was handy and helped pass the short time for larger files. The segmented downloading worked well on larger files and servers that support such a feature. We had no issues with iGetter in our testing at all.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of iGetter for Mac 2.9.1.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Mediocre product, horrible uninstallation process"

December 05, 2015  |  By C_Scott

2015-12-05 11:20:25  |  By C_Scott

 |  Version: iGetter 2.9.3

Pros

No pros to this software

Cons

Adds complexity to the download process.

When you go to Uninstall, there is no included Uninstaller. The Uninstallation steps provided by the company direct you to use the Uninstaller in the iGetter folder. There is no folder in Applications, it's just the app. The directions then instruct you to remove a variety of files and directories, finishing with deleting the igetter app itself.

Summary

Applications that add no value and include no automatic uninstaller are not worth anyone's time.

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1 stars

"Counter-intuitive, buggy, crashed on first use"

June 01, 2012  |  By FesteAinoriba

2012-06-01 21:14:50  |  By FesteAinoriba

 |  Version: iGetter 2.8.8

Pros

Comes with an uninstall application

Cons

Crashed when first tried to use it
Won't allow me to change my default download folder (each URL entered links to /user/~name/downloads and has to be changed for each file)
Premium account login feature doesn't work properly
Turned on the feature to automatically pick URLs from clipboard, but application refused to do so.

Summary

And they actually try to charge for this malfunctioning, user-unfriendly, buggy program!?!?
I've used jdownloader for years, thought I would drive iGetter around the block. Nothing in iGetter works like it should. i'mgettin' and i'mstickin' with jdownloader (which works reliably, has an extremely intuitive interface whose features actually work and it is free) .

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1 stars

"iGetta? No you don't"

February 27, 2012  |  By OnePointOfview

2012-02-27 11:02:24  |  By OnePointOfview

 |  Version: iGetter 2.8.8

Pros

None!


(I'm writing sentence this because the CNet online review software insists on a minimum of 10 characters.)

Cons

It does not work!

Summary

I am a former user of SpeedDownload. Apparently, I belong to the Lost Tribe of the Intel Core Duo as I have one of the first generations of Intel based iMacs. These are 32 bit machines NOT 64 bit (See http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3696 ).

After Apple issued the version 5.1.x release of Safari SpeedDownload stopped working. After several back and forth emails with Yazsoft going nowhere and I realized their tech support guy did not even understand the issues any more than I did, I tried iGetta. It doesn't work either.

I hope that somebody create a Download Manager that will work for those of us with these Intel Core Duo iMacs.

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1 stars

"does not work"

November 26, 2010  |  By seth4003

2010-11-26 17:05:09  |  By seth4003

 |  Version: iGetter 2.8

Pros

none does not work

Cons

does not work

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1 stars

"No good for software updates"

April 16, 2010  |  By geckobeat

2010-04-16 01:39:37  |  By geckobeat

 |  Version: iGetter 2.8

Pros

Can't say - Haven't tried all the features yet

Cons

It doesn't help with Apple's very large updates. I have a slow connection that keeps breaking involved much manual reconnecting, but it seems iGetter doesn't deal with that ...Pity... am I possibly missing some or other setting?

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5 stars

"Fantastic! Made wifi downloading much easier!"

December 26, 2009  |  By XttinaGarnet

2009-12-26 22:57:07  |  By XttinaGarnet

 |  Version: iGetter 2.8

Pros

-Restarts dropped downloads automatically
- Faster downloading time
-Schedule downloads
-Can optimize download que.
-Free (can register, would if I had $, I wish there was a donation option though, because I would like to do something)

Cons

-A bit hard to integrate with safari, but once you find directions in igetter help, works great! Just click on any download link and it will download in igetter. Directions to do this should be more prominent though.
-Interface design not attractive.

Summary

Great way to speed up downloading time, particularly if you have an unreliable internet connection. Never start and stop dropped links again! Load downloads into igetter, set to start automatically or start a que and forget about it, until your downloads are ready to install!

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3 stars

"Could be better"

December 17, 2009  |  By klor5

2009-12-17 23:44:31  |  By klor5

 |  Version: iGetter 2.8

Pros

FAST downloads

Cons

Poor integration with 64 bit Safari.

Summary

Doesn't catch many downloads with 64 bit Safari but does OK with FFox.Also seems to have no problems with downloaded files.Same can't be said for other DL Accelerators.

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4 stars

"FAST downloads"

June 16, 2009  |  By Munchiniwa

2009-06-16 18:58:31  |  By Munchiniwa

 |  Version: iGetter 2.7.5

Pros

I usually download at 235-300kb from my browser. I reached speeds up to 1,400kb with iGetter. What a difference! It ties in with Safari and Firefox and automatically downloads files you click on from the browser.

Cons

Using the program without the browser is a bit confusing. Its obviously designed to be a batch processor like Compressor and is just about as confusing. I'm sure, once I get past the learning curve, it will be much easier.

Summary

You don't realize how much you NEED faster downloads until you have iGetter. Its kind of like going from floppies to a hard drive. You were always happy with those floppies until that first time you used a hard drive.

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3 stars

"where is the binary version?"

April 13, 2006  |  By frodo5641

2006-04-13 21:42:27  |  By frodo5641

 |  Version: iGetter Download Manager 2.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It's about time for a binary version and a general clean up of the application better scheduled downloading etc.

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1 stars

"Not Worth the Trouble"

February 11, 2006  |  By tainscough

2006-02-11 20:42:41  |  By tainscough

 |  Version: iGetter Download Manager 2.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I do a lot of downloading, and I see no benefit in this application. Like every other download manager/accelerator I have tried, I see no difference in the speed of my downloads using a 3.0 MBPS DSL connection.

It DOES, however add a pain-in-the-ass factor. I end up with multiple copies of downloads, or downloads that never started, etc.

Restarting a stuck download from a download service is cumbersome at best--if it works at all.

Stick with the built in downloader in your browser unless you are having trouble. Save these things for use as a last resort.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.9.4
  • Optimized for Safari 9 on OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
  • Optimized for Firefox v43+ and Chrome v45+ browsers.
  • Added support for the Safari 9 cookie repository on OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Now iGetter can read Safari cookies on OS X 10.11+, as well as on previous OS X versions.
  • Digitally signed iGetter Extension for Firefox at Mozilla add-ons store. This is a requirement since Firefox v43.
  • Reworked iGetter Extension for initial compatibility with multiprocess versions of Firefox (v45+).
  • Digitally signed iGetter Extension for Chrome/Chromium at Google Play store. This allows automatic in-browser installation and update through the store. This is a requirement for the external extensions with the recent versions of Chrome.
  • Reworked iGetter Extension for Chrome/Chromium using the build-in extension API to send all downloads to iGetter. The above operation can be temporarily disabled with the new context menu command "Disable integration" added by iGetter Extension for Chrome.
  • Improved installation of iGetter Extension for Safari 9.0+, due to changed requirements for updating local extensions in Safari 9.
  • Improved both iGetter Plugin and iGetterScriptablePlugin for Safari, to read HttpOnly cookies in addition to the already available session and standard cookies.
  • Implemented a workaround for the issue introduced in OS X 10.11 El Capitan, which in certain circumstances won't update properly the logical end of file, that could lead to improperly truncated files after a system restart. In iGetter this could manifest in an error that local file download has different size from the remote file.
  • Reworded the browser integration options in both iGetter Preferences -> Integration and Installation dialogs, to better reflect the new browser integration functionality. The new option "Install iGetter Browser Extension (add contextual menus, watch for URL clicks)" replaces the previously worded "Add contextual menu support for Internet Browsers". Also "Install iGetter Browser Plugin (Safari and browsers with NPAPI support)" replaces "Integrate with Internet Browsers (watch for URL clicks)".
  • Changed "Integrate with Internet Browsers" command from the Tools menu with "Install iGetter Browser Plugin" command, to better reflect its functionality in accordance with the changes in iGetter Preferences > Integration tab panel.
  • Added new function "Install iGetter Browser Extension" in the Tools menu, which installs/uninstalls iGetter Extensions for Safari, Firefox and Chrome/Chromium, and all applicable components.
  • Updated User Agents of Safari, Firefox and Chrome for OS X, as well as Internet Explorer and Firefox for Windows with recent versions.
  • Added support for the "audio/vnd.audible.aax" MIME type.
  • Implemented a workaround for an issue with OpenSSL, which in certain cases during a TLS EXT conversation, would drop the connection. The workaround will be used only on systems with OpenSSL 0.9.8j or later (MacOS X 10.6+ to OS X 10.11+).
  • Fixed an issue with iGetter preferences, which in some very rare cases on OS X 10.10+ won't save the latest preferences changes on disk.
  • Fixed an issue that could lead in some rare cases to high CPU load in Retina mode on OS X 10.10+.
  • Fixed an issue with AppNap usage which in some cases would prevent system sleep while iGetter is running on OS X 10.9+.
  • Fixed an issue with the "Add to queue" ("Process Web Page") window, when the Total links number won't be calculated properly.
General
Publisher Presenta
Publisher web site http://www.presenta.net
Release Date January 06, 2016
Date Added January 10, 2016
Version 2.9.4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.3/10.4/10.4 Intel/10.4 PPC/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.5 PPC/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.08MB
File Name iGetter2.9.4.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 294,131
Downloads Last Week 1,205
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Shareware reminder
Price $25

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