File Downloader

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A simple and user-friendly software utility that allows you to easily download various types of files from a HTTP or a FTP server

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When developing a new utility, programmers are usually looking for ways to implement as many functions as possible, so that users can benefit from multiple features without needing to rely on additional apps.

Those looking to enhance their software with a reliable downloading tool can try File Downloader as it can easily be integrated within scripts or batch files, yet it can also be used as a standalone tool.

Command-line downloader

Since File Downloader is a command-line utility, it can only be used by those who are familiar with the proper syntax and parameters.

On the other hand, beginner users who want to experiment with this app and discover its functions can still do so, as long as they are willing to invest some time to read and examine its usage instructions.

If you want to download a file from a location that does not require authentication, you simply need to run the .EXE file, paste the URL, then press Enter - the chosen package will be saved to the same location as File Downloader.

You can still rely on File Downloader if you want to grab a file located on a restricted server - simply enter your username and password after you specified the source URL, and you are done.

No-GUI FTP downloader

A great advantage of File Downloader is that it also supports FTP servers, in addition to HTTP ones. You will still need to enter the direct path where the target file is located, but you also get the possibility to delete from the FTP server once it was successfully downloaded.

Additionally, if you use wildcards, you can grab the newest file matching it, provided you entered the proper command when downloading the file.


All in all, File Downloader might initially seem like a restrictive tool that can only be used by experts, yet its commands are intuitive and easy to remember which makes it a suitable application for all those who value speed in their daily tasks - after all, downloading files using a commandline tool rather than a GUI one will always complete faster.

File Downloader was reviewed by Giorgiana Arghire
Last updated on March 12th, 2014
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