Five best download managers for Linux

The typical download manager at a minimum provides means to recover from errors without losing the work already completed, and can optionally split the file to be downloaded (or uploaded) into 2 or more segments, which are then moved in parallel, potentially making the process faster within the limits of the available bandwidth. So what is the perfect download manager i should use in Linux ?


Bellow I  listed  5 download managers for Gnome

Gwget (frontend to wget) :

-Gwget it’s a download manager for the Gnome Desktop. The main features are:

-Resume: By default, gwget tries to continue any download.

-Notification: Gwget tries to use the Gnome notification area support, if available. You can close the main window and gwget runs in the background.

-Recursivity: Gwget detects when you put a html, php, asp or a web page dir in the url to download, and ask you to only download certain files (multimedia, only the index, and so on).

-Drag & Drop: You can d&d a url to the main gwget window or the notification area icon to add a new download.Firefox

– Extension: Fireget

Latest version :18 Jun 2009. Gwget 1.0.2 Download: [ tgz ] [ bz2 ]

install in ubuntu :

sud apt-get install gwget

Fedora :

yum install gwget


MultiGet :

MultiGet is an easy-to-use GUI file downloader for Linux also support windows and Mac operating systems, It supports HTTP/FTP protocols which covers the requirements of most users. It supports multi-task with multi-thread on multi-server. It supports resuming downloads if the Web server supports it, and if you like, you can reconfig the thread number without stopping the current task. It’s also support SOCKS 4,4a,5 proxy, ftp proxy, http proxy.

You can download it from this link

To install it in Ubuntu :

sudo apt-get install MultiGet

Fedora :

yum install MultiGet

Mandriva :

urpmi MultiGet

FlashGot (Firefox addon):

FlashGot, the best Firefox download manager integration, you can download all the links, movies and audio clips of a page at the maximum speed with a single click, using the most popular, lightweight and reliable external download managers.




 Downloader For X

Downloader For X (or simply D4X) is a download manager/accelerator for Unix-like systems. It is open source software released under the Artistic licence. It can pause and restart downloads at any time, and utilises both the HTTP and FTP protocols. It can limit download speeds to free bandwidth for other uses.


wxDownload :


wxDownload Fast (also known as wxDFast) is an open source download manager. It is multi-platform and builds on Windows(2k,XP), Linux and Mac OS X(binary still not available). Besides that, it is a multi-threaded download manager. This means that it can split a file into several
pieces and download the pieces simultaneously.


  • Faster downloads (with Segmented/Multi-threaded/Accelerated transfers)

  • Download resuming (Pause and restart where you stopped)

  • Download scheduling

  • Organizes files you have already downloaded

  • View server messages (HTTP, FTP, file://). No HTTPS support.

  • Available in multiple languages and easily translated. Now available in Portuguese [Brazil], Spanish, English, German, Russian, Hungarian, Armenian, Indonesian and Dutch

  • Connection to HTTP/FTP servers which require a password

  • Calculates the MD5/SHA1 checksum of downloaded files so they can be easily verified

  • Metalink support

  • Firefox integration through FlashGot

  • Can be used as a portable download manager (Windows only)

  • Can be used over proxy servers(HTTP proxy support)



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