I've been happily using GetRight for the last 10 years or so, and today I found out (the bad way) that it won't work in Windows 2008 64-bit.

What is a good modern alternative that'll pretty much do the same thing? I'm looking for:

  • Being able to pause/resume
  • Being able to specify many download streams at the same time (with/without mirrors)
  • Being able to just give it a URL to download (I'd prefer if it doesn't interfere with browser's native handling of downloads)


  • Are you talking about Windows Server 2008? – random Jul 24 '09 at 2:48
  • Yes, Windows Server – Daniel Magliola Jul 24 '09 at 13:59
  • That's quite sad about GetRight, went to check their site / forums and the product looks abandoned. I used to use GetRight but switched to DownThemAll a while back. – Pauk Jul 24 '09 at 18:33
  • I am just switching off DTA, as it gave me a Server 2008 download that was not pausible, and later not resumable after it 'gave up'. – ProfK Jan 9 '10 at 1:08

DownThemAll is integrated into Firefox and has served me well. By default, it does not intercept Firefox downloads, but you can change this setting.




Free Download Manager, integrates with all browsers in system, monitors your clipboard for urls to download, works good with FlashGet firefox addon


I love ReGet DeLuxe.
For me it's killer features are:

  • It can be tweaked a lot
  • It finds mirrors automatically (though you can manually add them as well)
  • It can generate a list of downloads easily.

SoMud: a cross-platform multi-language download and share application with P2P support.


JDownloader is the best for me and meets all of your requirements plus :

JDownloader is open source, platform independent, and written completely in Java. It simplifies downloading files from One-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare.com or Megaupload.com - not only for users with a premium account but also for users who don't pay. It offers downloading in multiple parallel streams, captcha recognition, automated file extraction, and much more. Of course, JDownloader is absolutely free of charge. Additionally, many "link encryption" sites are supported - so you just paste the "encrypted" links and JD does the rest. JDownloader can import CCF, RSDF and the new DLC files.


I have used HiDownload and pretty satisfied with it. Lots of advanced features and gets the job done.


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