InstantGet

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 23, 2010

Sometimes it's enough to download a video or song by itself, but other times we find ourselves with multiple downloads going, which can get confusing and hard to manage. InstantGet is a download manager that helps organize downloads and claims to make them faster. Although we're not sure that the program's claims are accurate, overall, it seems to work well enough.

The program's interface is fairly basic, not differing significantly from that of other download managers we've encountered. It's not the most intuitive program we've ever seen, but with a bit of poking around it's easy enough to figure out its major features. There are several ways to start downloads with the program, including cutting and pasting the file's URL or just dragging and dropping it onto the interface. InstantGet seems to have a particular affinity for Internet Explorer--it automatically opened a page touting other programs by the same developer in IE even though it's not our default browser--and it can scan IE pages for downloadable files. As for InstantGet's claims that it downloads files up to five times faster than average, we're not so sure. The downloads certainly weren't slow, but they didn't necessarily seem blazingly fast, either. The program's built-in Help file is brief but adequate. Overall, we didn't encounter any serious problems with InstantGet, but nothing about it particularly impressed us, either.

InstantGet has a 60-day trial period. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.12

Version 2.12 has fixed the bug that some video files can't be downloaded and improved download interface.

General

Release April 21, 2011
Date Added April 22, 2011
Version 2.12

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements IE 5.0 or later

Popularity

Total Downloads 27,442
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

InstantGet is a powerful and efficient download manager and accelerator, InstantGet splits downloading files into multiple sections, downloading each section simultaneously to increase downloading speed up to five times faster. InstantGet provides rich management features, that make it easier to organize your downloads and manage proxies and sites. InstantGet has many convenient features especially for downloaded files. Downloaded files could be searched by URL, filename, or comment. It also works as an FLV grabber and online video downloader for the most popular websites like YouTube, Metacafe, Break, Liveleak, Youku, Tudou, and Ku6. InstantGet integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer to automatically handle your downloads and can monitor clipboard. You can also drag and drop download URLs or use InstantGet from command line. InstantGet is capable of creating unlimited numbers of categories for your files. Download jobs can be placed in specifically-named categories for quick and easy access.