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Editors' Review

by   / March 23, 2010

Internet downloading got a major boost from bit torrents and the widespread availability of broadband, but conventional Web-based downloads are still limited by single-thread technology. Download Commander from Heitmeijer is a downloading application that uses the familiar HTTP protocol but enables multiple simultaneous downloads via multithreading, so instead of downloading each file on a Web site, you can download them all at once. It will also save various credentials so you don't have to re-enter them constantly.

Download Commander integrates itself with Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser. Right-clicking a Web page calls up the context menu with Download Commander's selections. The program's pop-up interface has just the basics, but it's nicely finished and efficiently laid out. There are File, Edit, and Help menus and a handful of large, colorful icons to control the application's functions. Two configurable display panes round out the interface, one for tracking downloads and the other for files. You can choose to download a single file, multiple files, or all the files on the page. The program makes best use of your high-speed connections to improve the download speed of single files, but we were really impressed when it snagged a page full of files in record time.

Download Commander installs desktop icons without asking and leaves folders behind when it's uninstalled; it also requires the .NET Framework. The latest release includes a full user's manual and support for Windows Vista. The free trial version is limited to 10 simultaneous downloads and reminds you it's unregistered every 10 minutes.

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Editors' Review

by   / March 23, 2010

Internet downloading got a major boost from bit torrents and the widespread availability of broadband, but conventional Web-based downloads are still limited by single-thread technology. Download Commander from Heitmeijer is a downloading application that uses the familiar HTTP protocol but enables multiple simultaneous downloads via multithreading, so instead of downloading each file on a Web site, you can download them all at once. It will also save various credentials so you don't have to re-enter them constantly.

Download Commander integrates itself with Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser. Right-clicking a Web page calls up the context menu with Download Commander's selections. The program's pop-up interface has just the basics, but it's nicely finished and efficiently laid out. There are File, Edit, and Help menus and a handful of large, colorful icons to control the application's functions. Two configurable display panes round out the interface, one for tracking downloads and the other for files. You can choose to download a single file, multiple files, or all the files on the page. The program makes best use of your high-speed connections to improve the download speed of single files, but we were really impressed when it snagged a page full of files in record time.

Download Commander installs desktop icons without asking and leaves folders behind when it's uninstalled; it also requires the .NET Framework. The latest release includes a full user's manual and support for Windows Vista. The free trial version is limited to 10 simultaneous downloads and reminds you it's unregistered every 10 minutes.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0

Version 3.0 adds a proper user manual, Windows Vista support, and check for updates feature.

General

Publisher Heitmeijer
Publisher web site http://www.heitmeijer.nl
Release Date April 06, 2009
Date Added April 06, 2009
Version 3.0

Category

Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Microsoft.NET 2.0 framework

Download Information

File Size 1.24MB
File Name Download Commander v3.0 Setup.msi

Popularity

Total Downloads 6,709
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations Simultaneous downloads are limited to 10
Price $8.53
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