Segment Downloader is a software tool that can be used in order to help individuals copy items from slow network connections, or from one directory to another.
The upper hand when using portable apps
This utility is portable, which means that the installation process is not a necessity. In addition to that, it means that it will not add new files or other items to the hard drive or Windows registry without your permission (as installers usually do).
Another aspect worth mentioning is that by copying the program files to a removable data drive (e.g. USB flash drive) you make it possible to run Segment Downloader on any computer you can get your hands on.
Clean interface and simple method of creating jobs
The UI you are brought to, encompasses a very simple design, as it only consists of a few buttons, and two panels which enable you to view all saved jobs, as well as add them. It becomes clear that anybody can find their way around it, regardless of their previous experience with the IT world.
The only way in which to create new jobs is by right-clicking the main window, selecting the “Add” context menu entry and using the built-in file browser. Aside from that, the read block size can be customized, as well as the time period for which to pause the host after an error has been read.
CPU and memory usage is minimal and thus, the system’s performance is not going to be burdened and you can run the program alongside others without experiencing problems. Response time is good and the interface is dedicated to all user categories.
Taking all of this into consideration, Segment Downloader proves to be a pretty efficient piece of software. Nonetheless, it has not been updated in quite a long time.