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FlashGet is a program that you can use to speed up the downloads of files from your PC and manage them better. It's based on multiple download technology


Improve the management and speed of your downloads

December 21, 2017
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The download managers built into web browsers of the likes of Chrome or Firefox haven't always worked flawlessly. On some occasions, it's better to get hold of a decent download manager to help us out in this sense, and one of the best alternatives has always been FlashGet.

Manage and accelerate your downloads from the Internet

It's basically a program with which you can download files faster, multiplying the original download speed by between 6 and 10 for each link. It takes advantage of multiple parallel download technology to increase our bandwidth on the Internet. There's no need for us to tell you that if you really want to make the most of this tool and get it working at full throttle, you had better not try to do anything else at the same time that may use your connection.

But there's much more to the functions of this manager as it's also capable of downloading files from P2P networks of the likes of BitTorrent or those used by eMule.

Created to solve the shortages of web browsers when downloading files.

Main features and functions

These are the main features and functions that you can make use of in this program:

  • Optimize the resources of the operating system, with your PC making the minimum effort possible.
  • Includes a security system that triggers the antivirus to scan downloaded files searching for malware.
  • Support for different protocols such as HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, eMule...
  • Powerful file manager with support for unlimited categories.

This program has been around on the Internet for quite some time... maybe too long. In fact, if you take a look at its Wikipedia entry, you'll see that it hasn't been updated since 2012. In turn, and despite its alleged security, this program has been through quite a few flaws and malware problems.

At present, there are other alternatives to download files, that are more up to date, and browsers have taken a step forwards, covering all its functions. Due to the latter and the increasingly faster Internet connections that allow us to consume contents online, it's a fact that these download managers are becoming outdated.

Elies Guzmán

With a degree in History, and later, in Documentation, I have over a decade of experience testing and writing about apps: reviews, guides, articles, news, tricks, and more. They have been countless, especially on Android, an operating system...

Antony Peel

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