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I'm looking for a Chrome extension / add-on that's like DownThemAll in functionality.

Basically an add-on that will allow me to bulk download files with the same extension and/or pattern from a web page with a single click.

Does anyone know if Chrome now has such extensions?

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Looking at Mendy's answer, looks like you would be better off heading back to Firefox. –  Urda Feb 17 '10 at 19:41
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@Urda: nah..I guess I will just stick with Chrome (long-time Firefox converted to Chrome). Have you tried its speed recently? It really is faster than Firefox (based on my experience). –  ShaChris23 Feb 18 '10 at 0:10
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DTA, Firebug, Weave, Greasemonkey, Better Adblocker. Nah, this developer is sticking with FireFox for a while. –  Urda Feb 18 '10 at 1:11

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Yes there is an alternative in Chrome: Download Master.

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Here are the release notes:
http://monadownloadmaster.blogspot.com/

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a poor program if you want do download lots of files to the same folder (which is usually the case) –  Girardi May 4 '12 at 3:31

Download All is very similar to Firefox' Download Them All extension.

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Much better answer as of Feb-2013. Still no DownThemAll for firefox though :( –  Andrew Burns Feb 25 '13 at 18:16
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I just installed DownloadAll (based on this post) and was initially very impressed - looks like exactly what I want. However I immediately began seeing very odd behavior. Downloads are completing but showing as incomplete, pausing without cause and unable to restart, completing but not removing their temporary .da_ file, etc. Not ready for prime time. Version 1.7.2. –  gibberish Mar 13 '13 at 18:48
    
As of March 2013 - this does what I want, but definitely still needs some polish. –  amicitas Mar 26 '13 at 12:49
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Yes, It got a very similar look but lacks expected functionality –  LifeH2O Apr 23 '13 at 7:52
    
Not working now.. (NPAPI extension not accepted) –  nergeia May 12 at 6:43

Currently we don't have something like that to chrome, and according to this we won't going to see such add-on in the near future.

While support for some types of extensions was added to Chrome just recently, the extension system in Chrome simply doesn’t cut it. It is only very limited in what you can do. Right now there is no way to port dTa over without loosing the majority of functionality.

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@Mendy: thanks for your answer. I shall wait until one day Chrome will improve extension enough that something like dTa can be created. –  ShaChris23 Feb 18 '10 at 0:09
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@ShaChris23: (in response to the up comment, I can't comment there as I don't have enough rep) Just use them two. when you want fast browsing use Chrome. and when you want power browsing use Firefox. –  Fitzchak Yitzchaki Feb 18 '10 at 0:35
    
Yup, I agree with you. That's what I think I will do for now. =) –  ShaChris23 Feb 18 '10 at 18:07

I've just hooked DM-Bridge (Windows only) to forward all downloads to Firefox, where they're picked up by Firefox's DownThemAll.

How-To:

  • Install DM-Bridge
  • Go to the settings page
  • Select the radio for 'Custom', and use the path to your firefox installation. Don't forget the double quotes around the path, and append "--new-tab %u" to this.

In my case, it now looks like this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox 4.0 Beta 9\firefox.exe" -new-tab %u

And voila! Using DownThemAll in Chrome: Ctrl + Alt + click a link to forward it to Firefox :)

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It's easy to simply download dta for firefox and then use firefox when you expressly are trying to bulk download media files.

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That is also a good point. –  ShaChris23 Jan 14 '11 at 0:36

Look at Metalink Downloader: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/metalink-downloader/jnpljlobbiggcdikagmiepniibjdinap

Metalink Downloader can set 10 simultaneous connections to download from one url.

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