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Star Downloader Free

By Star Downloader Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
Speedy and reliable, Star Downloader Free has all the essentials for a download app: scheduling, browser integration, sorting by extension, and the ability to resume interrupted downloads. The interface is attractive and very easy to use. To begin downloading, you merely click a link in your browser. The program supports Internet Explorer and Firefox natively. If you use another browser, you can copy a link to the Clipboard or drag it onto a tiny basket window. There are some problems, though. Star Downloader Free can't find mirror sites, like the pay version can, nor can it trigger system actions (shutdown, for instance) after a download finishes. It has trouble processing certain URLs, especially those with special characters. On installation, the program prompts you to set up an Internet Explorer toolbar for blocking pop-ups and searching the Web. But while this isn't the slickest or most full-featured download manager out there, it's hard to beat for the price, and we think it will satisfy most users.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.45

General

Release November 8, 2008
Date Added March 18, 2006
Version 1.45

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,074,902
Downloads Last Week 32
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Developer's Description

Star Downloader is a download manager that accelerates your downloads by splitting the files into several parts and downloading them simultaneously. Download speeds are increased further by choosing the fastest mirror sites. Version 1.45 has Firefox 1.5 support and Internet Explorer Toolbar for fast searching.

Star Downloader Free is in the Other Browser Add-ons & Plug-ins category of the Browsers section.