GetGo Download Manager can manage and accelerate data transfers from the Internet to your computer. For most users, having such an application is a must, particularly when large amounts of information are involved. I have to confess that I’m not a fan of its interface, which may feel a little messy compared to those of other downloaders. In this regard, the program can be used in two modes: to both browse the web and manage downloads.
When browsing the Internet, the tool allows using various tabs to find specific types of contents, such as software, video and audio. It can identify downloadable media files and strip their real URLs to treat them as regular download tasks. New download jobs can be the result of your Internet searches and you can also drag links onto its floating drop window. As it’s also integrated into various popular browsers, the program offers to help you manage downloadable contents instead of using the built-in feature. Moreover, the tool supports batch and leech downloads in order to get several files simultaneously and even complete websites. Luckily, it organizes jobs according to their status or the type of contents, so that they are easier to find. Likewise, it keeps a history of recent downloads.
In a nutshell, GetGo Download Manager can help you get large amount of data in shorter times. Although the fact that it is freeware is something positive to consider, the tool has nothing really special to make it stand out among many other similar applications. I didn’t like that it uses GetGo as a default search engine and cannot manage torrents either.
- It’s easy to use
- It supports batch and leech downloads
- It has nothing special to offer
- It can’t manage torrent downloads