DownThemAll is a powerful yet easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension that adds new advanced download capabilities to your browser. It lets you download all the links or images contained in a webpage and much more: you can refine your downloads by fully customizable criteria to get only what you really want. It is all you can desire from a download manager: it features an advanced accelerator that increases speed up to 400%, it allows you to pause and resume downloads at any time and, last but not least, it's fully integrated into your favorite browser.
Reviewing 1.1.4 (Aug 1, 2010)
"Firefox prevented the installation because it is not compatible with FireFox 3.6.8."
Reviewing 1.1.4 (Aug 21, 2009)
The retry feature was added AFTER the previous reviewer noted its absence.
Reviewing 1.1.4 (Aug 20, 2009)
The auto retries setting is on the MAIN page of the options menu. You can set the retry frequency and limit. But yeah, I'm really not sure why they disabled retries by default.
It's a very good download manager, but it does not have some of the advanced features of standalone managers like FDM and Orbit. I don't think it was ever intended to entirely supplant software like that even if they share basic functionality.
Personally, DTA has all of the features I need, and the browser integration just makes things simpler for the way I do them. The "grab all media on page" feature works better than the competition, and is a natural fit.
Reviewing 1.0 Beta 2 (Oct 12, 2008)
It's a nice extension, and it makes download selection much easier, but it's ridiculous to call this a "download manager". I say this because of obvious deficiencies, such as there being no way to add alternate servers for a given download. And when a download encounters an error--whether it's a server error, a timeout, a local problem, or anything else--it's too bad for you, because DTA won't retry the download. It just happily gives up. Anyone who calls this a "download manager" has ridiculously low standards.
Reviewing 1.0 Beta 2 (May 12, 2008)
Nice download manager, would be better if could import list of links like orbit or FDM.
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