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Can you recommend a good modern GUI download manager (wget wrapper?)

I'm trying to find a good download manager that can open concurrent connections for a single download.

I don't mind whether it's an extension (I'm using chrome), or an independent application.

I have downloaded steadyflow, but it doesn't seems to have an concurrent connections option.

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I don't know about concurrent connections and i don't know if this is available for chrome/ium.... Try the Firefox add on download them all... its goooood :) –  user55780 Apr 20 '12 at 9:17
    
Unless you're downloading file fragments from multiple sources, this shouldn't make a noticeable improvement to download speed unless the source imposes per-connection speed caps. –  James Henstridge Apr 20 '12 at 9:47
    
Ugh -- the possible duplicate is not a good question, though the answers are. I could see merging/closing if someone made the other more general, but the requirements aren't the same, are they? –  belacqua Aug 22 '12 at 15:07
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Try Jdownloader. It works great for me.Needs a bit of tweaking before you use it
It can open concurrent connections for a single download.
hope it fulfills your need

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If you have any problems regarding this feel free to ask –  Ashu Apr 20 '12 at 8:49
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Add the packages uget and aria2. Start uGet then go to settings and enable the aria2 plugin, this is needed for multi-threaded downloads. You'll need to manually specify the number of connections when you add new downloads, but other than that little annoyance it's a great app.

I am having problems whitelisting the indicator icon for this app, however, and need to minimize to the dock instead. Unity-2d-panel has more problems with indicator icons than the standard unity-panel so it may not affect you. I'll report back if i find a way to resolve this.

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You can try out flareGet ( a recently released download manager for linux). It is still in the alpha stage but works pretty good. It is multi-threaded and supports upto 16 segments per download for download acceleration. For browser integration you can use flashgot.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/flareget/

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outdated post. flareget is limiting the number of connections with every new free version. (the payed version goes up to 32 connections) - more here –  cipricus Oct 17 '13 at 12:32
    
do you still have around that alpha version :) ??? that would be useful –  cipricus Oct 17 '13 at 12:35
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