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Editors' Review

by   / December 19, 2012

iGetter is a download management app for MacOS. We could not find iGetter on the App Store but it is available from several download sites and the publisher's Web site. iGetter installs easily. You can use iGetter for free as a single use license with no expiration, or buy a license with full support for $25.

The iGetter interface consists of a number of icons across the top of the dialog and a status display for files beneath. It can launch automatically when you start a download, or you can use iGetter to initiate the downloads. There are two parts to iGetter: the download manager and the download accelerator. The manager lets you handle a list of files to be transferred and start or stop them as needed, and it allows multiple downloads at the same time. The accelerator uses segmented downloading over several streams to accelerate the download process, especially helpful with larger files. As with most download utilities, iGetter lets you resume a download that got interrupted or paused, so you don't have to start the entire download again. Nice graphics show you the progress of downloads.

We used iGetter to download files from several sites, including some Usenet feeds, and it handled all the file requests with ease. The graphic display of progress was handy and helped pass the short time for larger files. The segmented downloading worked well on larger files and servers that support such a feature. We had no issues with iGetter in our testing at all.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of iGetter for Mac 2.9.1.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.9.6

  • Optimized for Firefox v60+.
  • Added support for TLS 1.1 and 1.2 when performing SSL communications, which is a requirement for most sites now.
  • Added new extension for Firefox v57+, that supports the new WebExtension API. The legacy XUL add-on will be used only with Firefox v56 or earlier.
  • Added a link at the SHA1 field in the History Info panel, that opens VirusTotal recent report for selected file's SHA1 checksum.
  • Added new connection types for 50Mb Fibernet, 2Gb Fibernet and 10Gb Ethernet, optimized for best performance at the chosen speed.
  • Added support for relative redirection locations, incl. the protocol part, as per RFC7231.
  • Added new User Agent for the Microsoft Edge browser.
  • Updated User Agents of Safari, Firefox and Chrome for macOS, as well as Firefox for Windows with recent versions.
  • Added new command "Only files larger than 5MB" in the Chrome extension, that would allow transferring to iGetter only downloads larger than 5MB. The smaller files would be downloaded directly by Chrome.
  • The "Disable Integration" command state in Chrome extension is now saved through the browser restarts.
  • Implemented a workaround for an issue on macOS 10.13 High Sierra, which could lead to completed downloads still opened in iGetter, when double-clicked, etc.
  • Fixed an issue with some button icons (as transfer details and speed limiter on the main window, etc.) not appearing properly on macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
  • Solved an issue with the "URL" field of the "New URL" dialog not allowing more than 1000 characters, by extending the limit to 10000 characters.
  • Fixed an issue with the OS, choosing to use the discrete GPU instead of the integrated one, when displaying iGetter.
  • Fixed an issue on OS X 10.9 or later, that caused an error message about iGetterCMPlugin in the console log.


Publisher Presenta
Publisher web site
Release Date June 26, 2018
Date Added June 26, 2018
Version 2.9.6


Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion
  • OS X Snow Leopard

Download Information

File Size 6.3MB
File Name iGetter2.9.6.dmg


Total Downloads 349,502
Downloads Last Week 55


License Model Free to try
Limitations Shareware reminder
Price $25
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