Softpedia Editor's Review for Net Transport
A faster, exciting and the most powerful downloading tool that you ever saw, now supports the most pop Internet protocols
Written by Elena Opris on July 13th, 2012
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Net Transport is not your usual download manager. It gains a major plus through the wide array of Internet Protocols it supports. This makes it possible to download files from Internet Servers at amazing speed.
The list of supported protocols includes HTTP / HTTPS, FTP, MMS, RTSP (Real-Time Streaming Protocol), BitTorrent, eMule and RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol).
The installation process is standard and so is the user interface. There are a few graphic similarities with other torrent clients, so if you’re accustomed to this approach, navigating through its functions is not rocket science.
New download tasks can be created via right-click menu; Net Transport integrates itself in Internet Explorer, which means you can trigger downloads directly from the browser. All downloaded files can be organized by category, so you have an easier time exploring them.
In addition, you can access FTP servers, as well as maintain several databases when you log into Windows with different usernames. The built-in Schedule Manager allows you to download files at a later time, while the URL sniffer can be used to grab the real addresses of the hosts you download files from. Also, it is possible to adjust the bandwidth usage in order to ensure that you surf the Internet at decent speed.
In conclusion, Net Transport can be categorized as both a FTP client and a download manager. It pops out from the crowd via the rich list of supported protocols, through simplicity and the superior download speed.
Net Transport description
Here are some key features of "Net Transport":
· You can use the simple, but powerful "File Manager" to categorize and manage downloaded files more efficiently.
· Simple multi-user management. You can maintain several databases by logging on Windows with different username.
· You can use the inbuilt "Site Explorer" to list the directory structure of the remote server, and easily select the desired files. FTP is the most powerful item in NetXfer.
· FTP reuse mechanism allows you to use one connection to get different files from the same site. If you like, you can use accessory FTP client tool called "FTP Transport (FtpXfer)".
· The "Multiple Proxies mode" allows you to assign every working thread a different proxy to break certain site restrictions, like only one connection per IP.
· Proxies with NTLM authentication can penetrate local firewall, like Microsoft ISA 2000.
· You can adjust the bandwidth usage of Net Transport to ensure surf at the same time.
· Monitor browser click. And you can add links through Internet Explorer extended context menu, or drag links to the "drop zone" window, etc.
· Net Transport can automatically shutdown the system or hang up the modem once all downloads are completed.
· Multilingual support for the user interface. I will be glad if you help me localize NetXfer.
· NTLM authentication is supported for both MMS and RTSP. In addition, RN5 authentication works for RTSP.
· You can use multi-threads for both MMS and RTSP to significantly reduce the time of downloads.
· Automatically parse streaming script such as .asx, .smi to acquire real URLs.
· Support SSL encryption for both HTTP and FTP, which is called https and ftps. Also support one-time password to protect your authentication information. Normally password is in the form of clear text, which is easily stolen by IP packet monitor tools. Presently NetXfer is the only one can download https streaming via SOCKS5.
· Support SSH encryption, which is hardly found in other upload/download tools for Windows.
· The flexible "Scheduler Manager" is also most powerful item in NetXfer. Even you can record the dynamic URL according to time and save it as your desire filename.
· In version 2, you can record the clip with range.
· On BitTorrent protocol, you can use proxy to download, upload by UPnP. NetXfer supports HTTP/HTTPS/UDP Tracker.
· Internet Explorer 5.01 or later
· 30-day trial
· Nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added an option for "URL-Sniffer" to capture Content-Types for HTTP.
· Enhanced to recognize Router devices.
· Improved that program had no respond when many tasks were running.
· Modified not to rename "Downloaded" subfolder when switching language.
· Fixed a bug for BT that handling incorrect list properties would make program deadlock.
· Added Cookie while catching links from browsers.
· Fixed a crash on installation when Windows Firewall was disabled.