In order to enjoy my maximum download speed, I use and like Axel very much, but from time to time I download multiple files and having so many windows opened has some disadvantages.

I use Axel with FlashGot in Firefox (Seamonkey etc) but I would like to add a GUI for that, and possibly have multiple downloads in a nice list as in any civil downloader. I am not aware of a GUI for Axel that works. Axel-kapt crashes. (A question on how to use it properly in Ubuntu got only one somewhat dismissive answer by yours truly...) Gaxel just opens a window with empty fields that I have to manually fill (which beats the purpose). I would like to know how to install something like Gwget which is described here, in an old answer as an alternative (but Gwget itself might be too old too).

(So, what I ask is: multiple-connection/maximizing-speed downloader, with a GUI.)



Try flareGet. Flareget is a full featured, multi-threaded and multi-segment download manager and accelerator.

To install click FlareGet Install FlareGet

Or download from Flareget.

The app in the Ubuntu apps directory

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Ubuntu Software Center show that app. I don't know why it shows a Buy button, but I clicked on it, put in my email and password, and it allowed me to download without paying a dime.

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Here is an image of the app installed.

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  • What's wrong with it? The OP is asking for an alternative GUI download manager. – Mitch Jun 26 '13 at 20:44
  • -1 .The question alternate GUI for axel, not alternate download manager . If the questions is for alternate download manager , this is duplicate – Tachyons Jun 27 '13 at 10:48
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    @Tachyons The OP asks to a GUI for Axel, or any GUI alternative that allows him to have multiple downloads in a nice list as in any civil downloader. – Mitch Jun 27 '13 at 10:54
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    They do have a paid version, but also a free one. I did click on the buy button, I could install it without paying. – Mitch Jun 27 '13 at 11:00
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    It is a known bug $0 apps shows buy button. BTW paid version is not available in USC – Tachyons Jun 27 '13 at 11:03

You can give a try to uGet Install uGet - a simple, lightweight and easy-to-use download manager. It provides the following features:

  • Multi-Connection (aka Multi-Segment)
  • Resume downloads.
  • Queue downloads.
  • Classify downloads in categories.
  • Mozilla Firefox integration (through Flashgot plugin).
  • Clipboard monitoring.
  • Import downloads import from HTML files.
  • Batch download. It also can be launched from the command line.

See http://ugetdm.com/features for all features. There are a lot.

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  • i had that in mind but is it using multiple connections to maximize speed? – user47206 Jun 27 '13 at 11:18
  • @cipricus Yes of course, I just edited my answer. – Radu Rădeanu Jun 27 '13 at 11:27
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    message from uGet team - Do NOT install uGet from the Software Center, it is ridiculously outdate in the USC for no apparent reason. You can install via DEB or PPA by going to ugetdm.com/downloads - uGet utilizes aria2 as a backend plugin which provides the multi-connections and much more. – Michael Tunnell Jun 28 '13 at 1:50
  • uGet v.2 uses curl+aria2 and can download from multiple sources per download. – user47206 Oct 21 '15 at 6:24

Try Persepolis Download Manager. It is a download manager & a GUI For aria2. It's written in Python. Persepolis is a Sample of Free and open source software. When i compared it to uGet it seemed faster. It also supports browser intergration for Chromium and Firefox

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