Monday, February 15, 2016

uGet 2.0.5 (Download Manager) Released. Ubuntu, Linux Mint.

uGet is a VERY Powerful download manager application with a large inventory of features but is still very light-weight and low on resources, so don't let the impressive list of features scare you into thinking that it "might be too powerful" because remember power is good and lightweight power is uGet!

Source uGet Homepage.

There are numerous download managers around and uGet seeks to carve a niche for itself by providing a lightweight and resource-efficient solution for transferring virtually any type of file over the Internet. The program comes with a very simple and easy to understand GUI that allows new users to jump right in and start downloading documents.


  • Downloads Queue
  • Resume Downloads
  • Advanced Download Categories
  • Clipboard Monitor
  • Batch Downloads
  • Multi-Protocol
  • Multi-Connection
  • FTP Login & Anonymous FTP
  • Scheduler
  • Quiet Mode
  • Robust Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Computer Shutdown After Completion
There are several great features that make uGet a viable solution for downloads management. Firstly, it monitors the Clipboard and automatically grabs URL links. While this approach is not novel in any way, it does streamline users' experience, by allowing one to quickly transfer documents. One can even create batch download processes with links copied from the Clipboard.

uGet Changelog.

  • Save and restore width of download column.
  • Adjust schedule form for large font size.
  • In speed limit mode, program adjust speed when downloading start-up.
  • Use filename from RPC request to match category if URL doesn’t contain filename.
  • curl plug-in: use posix_fallocate() to preallocate space for a file on Linux.
  • curl plug-in: use SetEndOfFile() to preallocate space for a file on Windows.
  • Fix: program crash when simultaneously download > 32 files.
  • Fix: Can’t save height of summary area
The latest version available is uGet 2.0.5

To install uGet just run the following commands via your systems Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:plushuang-tw/uget-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install uget

That's all enjoy!

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