Added inconvenience Rated 4 out of 5 stars

First of all, I love this addon and I use it more than any other download manager I had possibly used in my entire Internet life. But unfortunately I agree with this review: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/downthemall/reviews/264227/ - "The little window appears with 2 tabs & the one containing the most useful information is second, requiring an additional mouse click every time."So, please, change line 38 of the info.xul file on chrome.jar to "<tab label="&options.caption;" selected="true"/>" I simply hate to do that extra click every friggin' time I download a YouTube video to set the filename.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.2.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

this app rox ^^
BTW Zen are you using AVG per chance ?
all so make sure on some "sites" for DL your using the latest java version
some probs not not so many that needs fixed
Love and peace

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.2.1-signed). 

EXPORTING LIST OF LINK AS CSV Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I WOULD LOVE A WAY TO SIMPLY EXPORT THE LIST OF LINKS TO IMAGES ON ANY PAGE INSTEAD OF DOWNLOADING THEM.

I need the actual Image LOCATION ADDRESSES not the imagens themselves for a database. A simple, export links to CSV shouldn't be so hard to implement!

Thanks for a WONDERFUL APP!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.2.1-signed). 

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Not so reliable with firefox 4 (beta) : often needs to start again, beacause 8/10 picture downloading abortion...

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Wirklich gut

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ahh... superb addon, my favourite :) Would love to have a scheduler integrated tho, pretty please! That way I can really utilise the off-peak times on my server.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1.1-signed). 

Simple, works great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love the simple interface, and it is straightforward and works great. My only request is that the developers port it to Chrome because there are no good download managers there! This is way better than the bloated piece of crap that is FlashGet.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1.1-signed). 

No downer for the DownThemAll Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the most successfull download manager in my experience over 4 years across more than 4 platforms for most web use

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice addon, infact it could replace all my image download addons if it just could do what pterodactl(https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/pterodactl/) does.

If when you are in the links tab you could select 'download largest image on linked page' or something to that effect you could easily download galleries that embed their images on pages and yours would be the perfect download addon

Cheers

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Nice tool, works for me. Looking forward to an even faster version, because it's for none other than Firefox! Kudos, in short.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

PLEASE add an option to disable this "queued items" bar at the bottom - this thing drives me mad.

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Good, but not quite there yet... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I've used DownThemAll! for several months now, and have found it overall to be a valuable tool. It simplifies and speeds up downloading lots of files.

There are a few problems that leave it still not ideal, and stop me donating...

1. If I save an image, that's already been displayed in Firefox, DTA downloads it again instead of taking it from the cache. This doubles my used bandwidth, which I have to pay for.

2. A scheduler would make DTA much more useful to me, and others, as we have unlimited use during night-time hours.

3. There seems to be an addition in the latest versions, where a slide-up bar appears at the bottom of Firefox every time a file is queued. This is extremely annoying, to the point that I've almost stopped using DTA and it's caused me to write this review. It causes some websites, for instance DeviantArt, to redraw the page each time this bar appears and disappears. Please, please remove this thing!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1.1-signed). 

Password manager Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Seems to work find but it lacks one major function that stand-alone download managers offer. The ability to enter and save a username and password for sites that require login for downloads such as hotfile and rapidshare.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1-signed). 

DownThemAll! will happily use stored passwords and cookies of Firefox. There is no need for a separate password manager.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

very useful... when it works.

pro's: When it works it significantly increases your download speed.
con's: Very inconsistent and unreliable, downloads fail a lot, causing unnecessary bandwidth usage, which is very irritating.

In short, use only for mid sized downloads, as it is too unreliable for large downloads, and is unnecessary for small downloads. It is unfortunate that it may even be considered too much of a hassle, this add-on had great potential.

** I would also like to point out that i am not splitting my downloads up into too many pieces, i have only ever tried a maximum of 5 segments, i usually try two or three.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Love this addon so much!! The downloads are SO fast!! Excellent work!! :)

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good work! This applet is the best complement for Firefox ;-)

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the best download manager ever! It direct downloaded my latest Linux distro as fast or faster than bit-torrent.

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars

"Makes life easier", "the best thing since sliced bread", "phenomenal", "two thumbs up"

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I Regret Upgrading Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The premise of this program is convenience, right?

DownThemAll!'s advantage is to be able to line up 2 or more file for unattended downloading. Just how well it did that made it my favorite add-on. There are welcome improvements in v2. Unfortunately there are some changes that I would have preferred hadn't have been made.

Not all files have a descriptive name. For instance, just what is dhvvin556.rar? When multiple files are finished downloading, we need a method of locating just what it was that we downloaded. To do that I do the following:

To find the folder name [and thus the location of the file just downloaded]
Alt+I or right click on a file to get Download Information, Save files In:

Old DownThemAll! - The file info appeared.

Version 2 - the little window appears with 2 tabs & the one containing the most useful information is second, requiring an additional mouse click every time. Not so bad but the program is all about lining up many files and that means many extra mouse clicks. Inconvenient.


In FireFox, getting many files on a page without getting them all was easy. Right click, keyboard 'n' with the other hand [keyboard shortcut], and the 'Add Downloads' window appeared. Many files could be set up in a short time. That was convenient. Now, though, that option has been removed. Upon right clicking, an additional mouse click is required. Again, not so bad but the program is all about lining up many files and that means many extra mouse clicks. Again, inconvenient.


At the bottom of my screen is a taskbar. DownThemAll! offers % completed, finished/total, & speed. They used to be visible just by looking. Now, though, the words Current Speed have been added causing the actual speed to be out of view. I now need to hover the mouse pointer over the info to see it all. Not so bad but the program is all about convenience and that means many extra mouse moves. Once again, inconvenient. Besides, if the user doesn't know that the information there shows current speed, they must be very new and they should RTFM.

The additional Inconvenience is great enough to desire a return to the previous version.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1-signed). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

this is by far the best download utility add-on for firefox!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1-signed).