Safe, High-speed, Multi-protocol support
FlashGet is a download manager featuring support for most popular web browsers out there as well as a wide array of tools supposed to make your life a bit easier when downloading files. FlashGet is one of the big guys on the market, with an impressive history and, more importantly, a huge number of users that have confirmed its efficiency.
FlashGet accelerates your downloads using its implemented technologies, lending a helping hand to users that have unstable and / or slow Internet connections. FlashGet can also integrate into your browser and take control over the files you attempt to download while surfing the web. We’ve tested FlashGet with Firefox, as the download manager automatically installed a dedicated extension to handle downloads and everything worked like a charm.
At first glance, FlashGet’s interface is pleasant and easy to use. There is a reason, though, why this particular download manager is marked as `ad-supported` Softpedia - the advertisement it displays every time the user opens the main window. The `Resource Center` is specifically designed to make some software recommendations to the user and it doesn’t bring any added functionality to FlashGet.
Although the interface is surprisingly good, the Settings window instantly generates wrinkles on your face. The choice of font may easily win the design strawberry award. It makes it hard for anyone to read the available options. In addition, the lack of intuition takes this specific window deeper into oblivion as the sections from the left side of the window does not look like beholding any items other than `General Settings`, `Task Manager`, `Download Settings` or `Appearance`.
The best thing about FlashGet is actually the way it works. It’s incredibly fast and works pretty simple. Every time you right click a link that leads to a downloadable file, FlashGet comes into play and takes over. This way, you don’t even need dedicated extensions in your browser, you just need the download manager to be up and running.
Overall, FlashGet is a must have, no matter how fast your Internet connection actually is. In case you’re not bothered by the advertisements displayed in the main window, FlashGet surely packs enough features to make it fun to use while providing great capabilities.