uGet – An multi-platform download manager

uGet is a simple, lightweight and easy-to-use download manager written in GTK + that comes with categories download, can download torrent and metalink files through aria2, supports resume downloads and many more.I would like to thank Michael Tunnell To let me know about this application by commenting on my previous post about Flareget download manager.

Features

  • Resume downloads.
  • Queue downloads.
  • Classify download in categories.
  • Firefox integration with flashgot.
  • Clipboard monitoring.
  • import download from HTML files.
  • Multiple / batch download.
  • Command line download tool.
  • Multi-language support.

Installation of uGet in Linux mint and Ubuntu

uGet is included in the Ubuntu and Linuxmint repositories by default or you can download manually from here. Also you can install using PPA.Press CTRL + ALT + T to open Terminal and add its PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:plushuang-tw/uget-stable

Update the software sources list.

sudo apt-get update
uGet – An multi-platform download manager

Install uGet.

sudo apt-get install uget

uGet – An multi-platform download manager

You can launch the application from the Unity dash or Menu or from the Terminal.

The main window.

uGet – An multi-platform download manager

Integration with Mozilla Firefox

You can integrate uGet in firefox using flashgot add-on.To do that navigate to Tools in the firefox, select Flashgot and click More Options.

uGet – An multi-platform download manager

Now the FlashGot options window will open.Navigate to FlashGot Media and Select uGet from the Download Manager drop-down box.

uGet – An multi-platform download manager

Now Uget is integrated with Firefox browser.You can use uGet as your default download manager.

Download Torrent files using uGet

Well, you do n’t need a separate torrent downloader software to download torrents.uGet will do it for you through aria2.You should install aria2 to download torrents.

sudo apt-get install aria2

Enable the aria2 under Plug-in section of uGet settings page.

uGet – An multi-platform download manager

Now you can download torrent files.

Let us download a sample torrent file.To do that goto File –> New –> Torrent in uGet application.Select the torrent you want to download.It may show a error “Message: aria2.getVersion result error”.

uGet – An multi-platform download manager

Do n’t get panic. Open your Terminal enter the below command.

sudo aria2c --daemon --enable-rpc=true

uGet – An multi-platform download manager

Start the download again.Boom !! Now the torrent file will begin to download.Hope the developers will fix this error in the upcoming version.

uGet – An multi-platform download manager

Thats it. Have a good day !!!
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