EagleGet: A free download manager

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EagleGet is one of the best download managers in the market, offering an all-inclusive package with multiple browser integrations. And the best thing about it is that it comes for free.

EagleGet3Installation & Requirements

During installation you will have the option of choosing a desktop shortcut, enabling the application to start with Windows and helping the developers by letting them collect non-personal information about your usage of EagleGet. Be sure to uncheck the boxes if you do not want these options as they are turned on by default. The supported operating systems are Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. The supported browsers are Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer 8 and higher.

Interface

The first thing to do is to check whether EagleGet has been successfully integrated into your browser. After the installation a webpage will open. It will give you detailed instructions on how to check for the extension and how to manually install it if something went wrong. When everything is done you can proceed with using the application with no more complications.

Downloading files can be done in a variety of ways. Clicking on any link in the internet that would otherwise be downloaded by your browser will now be downloaded by the application. You will notice a window with the file name, the destination folder and more options. Clicking on the OK button will start the download process. Moreover, you can download pictures, videos and links simply by right clicking on them and choosing the respective option from the context menu. Videos in YouTube and other popular video hosting sites will have a link appear above them that you can use to directly download them. There are multiple options for them like choosing one of the many qualities usually offered in YouTube videos as well as informing you about the particular file formats.

You can also download links directly from the application if you have the URL. Say that someone sends you a link and you do not want to go through the process of opening your browser in order to get it. Simply insert the link inside the designated area of the application and it will get it for you. The same works for videos. You can save multiple links in a text file and then simply paste them in the application to download them.

More advanced users will also want to check out the Configuration window which offers a lot of downloading options, including setting up a proxy and monitoring the various tasks of the application. You can also automate some processes through the application like checking files for viruses using your antivirus software as soon as they are downloaded.

Pros

-Clean interface with a distinct visual look
-Extremely easy to use for all users
-Browser integration
-The ability to download any file

Cons

-None that are worth mentioning

Conclusion

EagleGet has earned its place as one of the best download managers out there, especially at the free price range. The seamless browser integration and the fast download speeds means that everyone can benefit from it and it is so easy to use that no one will have issues with it.