Why do we need a download manager program if we can download directly from our Web Browser?
If you only download some small or medium files size into the same directory then we don’t need it.
If you download big files size into the same directory or into some different directories and sometimes you have to stop in middle of the downloading process, then you have to use a Download Manager program.
When I browsed the internet I found a good program for Ubuntu. It’s Gwget Download Manager. It’s a download manager for Gnome. It’s very easy to install and to use.
Just paste a link of file that you want to download, set the download directory and start to download.
From Ubuntu Terminal screen (Applications > Accessories > Terminal), type:
taufanlubis@toshiba:~$ sudo apt-get install gwget
[sudo] password for taufanlubis:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
liblualib40 arkrpg libarkrpg0c2a liblua40
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 236kB of archives.
After unpacking 1323kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/universe gwget 0.99-0ubuntu1 [236kB]
Fetched 236kB in 13s (17.5kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package gwget.
(Reading database … 165342 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking gwget (from …/gwget_0.99-0ubuntu1_i386.deb) …
Setting up gwget (0.99-0ubuntu1) …
Running the program
Open Applications > Internet > Gwget Download Manager.
This the main screen. Click ‘New’ to start a new download.
Enter the web link into URL text box.
Set your download directory or just use the default, then click ‘OK’ to start.
How can I get the download link?
Just put your mouse cursor on a link, use your right mouse button to display a short cut menu then click ‘Copy Link Location’.
Downloading process then start.
You can pause the downloading process and continue it after.