FlashGot 1.5.6.5

Small tool that provides users with a simple means of managing multiple downloads in Mozilla Firefox, and is compatible with a long list of download managers
On a daily basis, users need to download files from the web, be it for work or for leisure. If their browser of choice is Firefox, they need to manually download each file – and when dealing with tens or hundreds of items, this gets quite tiresome. Download managers are the solution to this problem, but to make sure they support Firefox, users can also install FlashGot.

Support for many apps and an incorporated engine

This browser extension is compatible with a wide range of download managers (including BitComet, Download Accelerator Plus, DownloadStudio, FlashGet, Free Download Manager, Fresh Download, GetRight, GigaGet, HiDownload, InstantGet, Internet Download Accelerator, Internet Download Manager, JDownloader, LeechGet, Mass Downloader, Net Transport, Orbit, ReGet, Star Downloader and TrueDownloader), and helps users grab their files in bulk, thus saving both time and effort.

Basically, the purpose of this extension is to ensure that, as long as a compatible app is used, one can download numerous files at the same time even when using Firefox. If the extension does not detect a supported download manager, it uses its integrated engine to process the grabbed files.

Use hotkeys and specify which formats to process

Once installed, FlashGot can replace the default “Save As” window which is displayed whenever a download thread is launched, so that no user input is required when a file is downloaded. One can also rely on keyboard shortcuts to easily activate or deactivate FlashGot, depending on their preferences.

To further refine its functionality, users can create a list of file extensions that are intercepted by the Firefox extension, so that some of the formats can still be processed by the default browser manager.

A last evaluation

All in all, FlashGot can be of great assistance to all those who use Firefox and a download manager for their files, and want to make sure they function well together. The extension can also be installed in SeaMonkey and Thunderbird, and since it is published under the GPL license, it can be used by everyone, everywhere they want.

Reviewed by on August 4th, 2014


last updated on:
September 3rd, 2014, 13:55 GMT
file size:
380 KB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Giorgio Maone
license type:
GPL 
operating system(s):
Windows 2K / XP / Vista / 7 / 8
category:
C: \ Tweak \ Browser Tweak
download hub:
Firefox Add-ons ( + 1 other )

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7 Screenshots
FlashGot - This is the way you will be able to access all the features of FlashGot when using FirefoxFlashGot - The Options window will offer you the possibility to choose the download manager you want to useFlashGot - You can access this tab when you want to select the items displayed in the FlashGot menuFlashGotFlashGotFlashGotFlashGot
What's New in version 1.5.6.4
  • Prevent cache-related locks when using the built-in Firefox download manager with media files.
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Application description

FlashGot is a Firefox / Thunderbird extension, meant to handle single and massive ("all" and "selection") downloads wi...

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