March 29, 2013

Download Manager for Ubuntu


Gwget is a gnome frontend for the popular downloading application wget. gwget also has firefox integration with the help of the firefox extension FireGet. Gwget also integrates with the panel tray, so closing it will move the program to the notification area.

How to install

Make sure you have packages from universe enabled in your repositories. Then install the gwget package using Ubuntu Software Center.
You can also install Gwget from the terminal using sudo apt-get install gwget

Note: If you use Firefox, you can get FireGet to enable the context menu which enables you to download the link or download directories recursively.


Uget is a Free and Open Source download manager written in GTK+ , it has many of features like easy-to-use , cross-platform (Windows & GNU/Linux) , support pause and resume , classify download , every category has an independent configuration , and more ...


  • Free (as in freedom , also free of charge ) and Open Source .
  • Simple , easy-to-use and lightweight .
  • Support resume download , so if your connction lost you don’t need to start from first.
  • Classify downloads , and every category has independent configuration and queue .
  • Queue download .
  • Integrate with Firefox through Flashgot plugin .
  • Monitoring clipboard .
  • Import downloads from HTML file .
  • Batch download , you can download many files has same arrange , like file_1 file_2 …. file_20 , you don’t need to add all links , just one link and changeable character .
  • Can be used from command line .

How to install

Install from GetDeb. GetDeb provides downloadable DEB packages and also Ubuntu repository for these applications.
You can also install Uget from terminal using command sudo apt-get install uget.

Note: Make sure you have updated software source list. If not then use command sudo apt-get update to update software source list.


FlareGet is an advanced multi-threaded and multisegment download manager written in Qt. It is a full featured download manager, having lots of features. Browser integration for firefox is supported through flashgot.


  • It is an extremely fast download manager
  • It uses a robust Dynamic file segmentation algorithm to speed up the download
  • HTTP-Pipelining: In addition to dynamic file segmentation, each segment is further accelerated upto six times
  • Smart Segments : When one segment ends, it starts another segment to help terminate another segment more fast
  • It supports upto 32 segments per download
  • Add or remove download segments dynamically
  • Automatic retry when a segment or download fails
  • Resume support for broken/paused downloads
  • Clipboard Monitoring
  • Queue the downloads to download them later
  • Limits the number of simultaneous downloads, when one download ends, it starts another automatically
  • Multi-protocol support
  • Intelligent file management
  • Video download from most of the sites is supported through Flashgot addon

How to install

You can download the debian packages from flareGet.

JDownloader is open source, platform independent, and written completely in Java. It simplifies downloading files from One-Click-Hosters like or - not only for users with a premium account but also for users who don't pay.
  • Completely Automates downloading
  • Scheduling downloads: a rather nifty option whereby you can tell the program to, say, start downloading at 2 am in the morning or something like that.
  • Re-connects to defeat compulsory wait times
  • Supports a wide range of hosting services (and video sharing sites)
  • Captures multiple links on a webpage
  • Firefox integration: through the Flashgot Firefox extension. Jdownloader will provide the option to install this extension during its own installation process.

How to Install
You can also install Jdownloader from terminal using following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jdownloader

Steadyflow is an easy to use download manager for Ubuntu. The application is currently available for Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal".With the latest release, Steadyflow has got some new features which makes it a very good option if you are looking for a download manager.

  • The indicator menu has been expanded and now includes download controls for individual files and for all files at once.
  • Password authentication is now supported for FTP, SFTP, SMB and so on.
  • It is now possible to select multiple files to start, stop, or remove them all at once. In addition, a file’s context menu now includes a “copy URL” option.
  • If Steadyflow is on the Unity dock, its icon’s context menu will include an “Add download” item.

How to Install
You can also install Steadyflow from terminal using following command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sikon/steadyflow
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install steadyflow

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