JDownloader is a program that makes downloading and organizing your files very easy. You can use it for torrents and for sites like Rapidshare or Megaupload. They have 24/7 customer support in case you run into any problems while you’re using it. It’s all completely free to use and the code is open source. That means that people are always working to bring you updates and improve the experience. The only problem with it is that you need to be an experienced downloader to figure out how to use it.
The download page for the program is pretty difficult to use. It’s not very user-friendly and the language settings are all over the place. You never know when they’ll change on you. One-click can switch you over to German or French and leave you struggling to find your way back. If you do a lot of downloading, it’s worth it to work it all out and download the program. There aren’t many easy to use instructions, so you should have a good knowledge base before you try to install it.
The best thing about it is that it lets you set your own bandwidth limits. You can set it to use as much as it wants to download files quickly. You can also set it to use a fraction of your speed to let something download over time while you use the internet for other things. It puts all of the control in your hands and that’s great when you spend a lot of time online. It also auto extracts files once you download them. All you do is set it to download and you can forget all about it. It’s worth a look if you have problems organizing yourself.
- You can set your own bandwidth usage
- JDownloader is always bringing you new features
- 24/7 support is available
- The download site is poorly designed
- Lack of instructions can make it difficult for beginners
- Requires Java 1.5 or higher to run