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Download Commander for Windows

By HeitmeijerTrial versionUser Rating

Key Details of Download Commander

  • Obtain files from the Web using multiple threads.
  • Last updated on February 29, 2024
  • There have been 3 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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.

What's new in version 3.0

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


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Full Specifications

GENERAL
Release
April 6, 2009
Latest update
February 29, 2024
Version
3.0
OPERATING SYSTEMS
Platform
Windows
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows ME, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows XP
Additional Requirements
Microsoft.NET 2.0 framework
POPULARITY
Total Downloads
6,723
Downloads Last Week
0

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Developer's Description

Obtain files from the Web using multiple threads.
Download Commander is a program which allows you to download files from the Internet by using the HTTP protocol. It is possible to download only one file, but the strength of the program lies in the fact that it enables the user to select more than one file to download from a single Internet page. The files are queued and downloaded one after the other. Download Commander downloads the file(s) using multiple threads. Internet Explorer or other Internet browsers downloads files using only one thread. This does not take advantage of the large bandwidths we have today. Downloading with multiple threads increases the download speed significantly. These days a lot of sites require you to enter credentials before you can access them. Download Commander let's you maintain these credentials and uses them when needed automatically. Download Commander is fully integrated in Internet Explorer. Version 3.0 adds a proper user manual, Windows Vista support, and check for updates feature.