Free Stuff: Orbit Downloader

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Orbit claims to have come up with a quintessential download manager which is not only light and fast but can download virtually anything that is present on your screen. Here is what the techie dino has to say for it.

The Dino bats for orbit for the following reasons:

1. The Gamut

Orbit can download a wide variety of rich media. It supports HTTP/FTP/HTTPS/RTSP/MMS/RTMP protocols and is thus able to extract streaming audio, video, flash files and lots of other embedded items from a site.

2. The Grab++ tool

I found the Grab++ tool an amazing feature of Orbit downloader. It detects every downloadable media on an open website and lists them with details. One can select the items to download with the help of checkboxes present alongside.


3. Browser Integration

Orbit integrates well with all browsers and allows to download the media from your browser window itself. In IE 7, it pops up a ‘get it’ option whenever you roll in to a media while in FireFox it places an icon near the downloadable media which can be clicked to begin the download.

4. Its light and fast

Speed is the keyword when it comes to computers and Internet. Orbit downloads at a decent speed using p2p and multi-source downloading technology. Also it has pretty low CPU usage and the installation too is quite light thus making it least taxing for your system.

5. Features

There are certain features that make the orbit downloader stand apart from most download managers.

Orbit enables you to scan the downloaded items using an anti-virus, can create batch downloads and can monitor your clipboard links.It also supports various file sharing sites like Rapidshare.


The Cons of Orbit Downloader :

As for the cons of the software, do let me know if you find any. However, I would have loved to see the Grab++ window inside the main orbit window which would have saved me the hassle of switching windows.

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