FreeRapid Downloader freeware

FreeRapid Downloader

Version: 0.9u4 | Size: 18.50 MB
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Frequently, downloading files from file-sharing services is quite troublesome, which can be due, for example, to a poor user interface, as well as many other reasons. Furthermore, there are some services that simply do not allow downloading music and videos. Luckily, download managers can help you with that, and FreeRapid Downloader is one of them.

FreeRapid Downloader is free, as implied by its name, yet delivers good functionality. It supports a wide range of over 700 sites and services, including Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, and a number of other file-sharing services from all around the world.

FreeRapid Downloader comes with quite basic features, if you compare it with other download managers. Firstly, it supports simultaneous downloading from multiple services, meaning that you won’t have to wait until the current download finishes to start another one. However, because not all users have sufficient internet connection to ensure fast download of several files at once, FreeRapid Downloader allows for queued download. You need to just throw those URLs in, set up the queue, and wait. Additionally, you can set up FreeRapid Downloader to automatically shut down your computer if you are going to be away.

Another interesting feature of FreeRapid Downloader is that it supports streamed videos and pictures as well. Among other features of FreeRapid Downloader are downloading using proxy lists, auto check for the existence of files on their servers, simple CAPTCHA recognition, and auto plugin updates.

FreeRapid Downloader also has quite simple and easy-to-use user interface. For each download, this software shows the name of the file, download progress, size of the file, download speed, as well as displays an icon of the service the file is being downloaded from. The download history can become cluttered if you download many files, so you will have to make sure to clear it from time to time.

Ironically, downloading FreeRapid Downloader is quite annoying. You need to get it from the ad-filled, which doesn’t allow free or unregistered users to get download speeds faster than 70 KB/s, so the 16MB installer would take about 10 minutes of your time. You would also have to wait 30 seconds and endure ads popping up in a new tab before it finally starts to download.

Besides, you may get some errors when trying to download from, for example, YouTube for the first time. After some fine-tuning, it should work well, but why should you spend your time when there are other download managers that can download YouTube videos without any issues?

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FreeRapid Downloader 0.9u4 Jul 9, 2014 UI bugfixes
Updated translations
Updated internal ObjectDB database, can resolve some exceptions
Download API improvements
improved rotate proxy per host
Miscellaneous smaller issues
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