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Editors' Review

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.
 
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Full Specifications

General

Publisher Star Downloader
Publisher web site http://www.stardownloader.com
Release Date March 18, 2006
Date Added March 18, 2006
Version 1.45

Category

Category Browsers
Subcategory Other Browser Add-ons & Plugins

Operating Systems

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

Download Information

File Size 2.34MB
File Name sdfree.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,073,415
Downloads Last Week 23

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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