Retriever Download Manager
The Retriever Download Manager application is currently at version 2.1. See the current list of updates.
This sofware is freeware and may be freely used by anyone.
This program was written completely in the Java programming language and will run on any operating system with a Java Runtime Environment installed (JRE 1.5 or higher).
Retriever allows you to download large files, such as games, software applications, music or video, easier and with more control than from your web browser, with it you can resume interrupted downloads at any time that's convenient or even schedule downloads to occur when you're away from your computer. Even if one server is too busy to accomodate you Retriever will automatically switch to another to continue your download.
You can temporarily pause your download and resume it instantly a few minutes later.
No matter how many times your download is interrupted or stopped Retriever gives you a successful download.
Features of Retriever include:
Downloads can be input manually into the program or captured from the clipboard.
You can also drag and drop links onto the download list to capture them. If a selection of text is dropped, it will be parsed for links, you can use this behaviour to add multiple files at once.
If you wish to capture downloads from Mozilla or Firefox you can use the excellent utility FlashGot. Beginning with version 0.6.9 FlashGot provides integrated support for Retriever on Windows, on other platforms you will have to set up a custom download manager definition. Here's how:
I have gratefully used the following components in making Retriever:
Yahoo! search apis for mirror searching.
jCookie library by Sonal Bansal for HTTP cookie handling.
JavaHelp component from Sun Microsystems for displaying application help.
Dean S. Jones Icon Collection for Retriever's gallant icon set.
Java Look & Feel Graphics Repository for Retriever's swing icon set.