Application Spotlight: Progressive Downloader 0.7.3

Anyone who regularly downloads software from the internet will have more the likely had to put up with failed downloads due to dropped connections/loss of power etc. Or fallen asleep ‘at the wheel’ whilst downloading large files, thanks in part to the country’s internet infrastructure. Whenever I download files I tend to always turn to third party download managers.

Well, Progressive Downloader may be the answer to your prayers. Progressive Downloader supports downloads using HTTP(S), FTP, SFTP(SSH) and MMS protocols. Not only can Progressive Downloader restart downloads in the event of disconnections (as long as the download source supports it) but it’s also capable of splitting the downloader and downloading several chunks at one time. Thus (generally) speeding up the overall speed of download.

Although this is nothing new, with applications such as Folx (which I blogged about back in April 2010) being around for sometime now. Progressive Downloader is the first (that I am aware of) that contains similar features with a completely free price tag!

Much like the other downloaders on the internet, Progressive Downloader integrates seamlessly with the most common web browsers.

It also supports scheduled downloads, password protected sources, checksum verification, built in mirror search and automatic downloading from the most popular file-hosting services.

Progressive Downloader is available completely free of charge, however if you do find yourself unable to live without it you can donate to the project.

Mike Hudson

Mike Hudson is a Lead Cyber Security Analyst living and working in Kingston Upon Hull. With extensive experience in Microsoft and Apple technologies, ranging from desktop OS’s to Server OS’s and hardware. By day working as part of an infrastructure team, and by night ridding the world of IT issues through blog posts..

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