DownloadComment
DownloadComment
1.2.1

5.0

DownloadComment free download for Mac

DownloadComment

1.2.1
23 December 2007

Place d/l URL in archive Get Info window.

Overview

DownloadComment places the original URL of a downloaded file into the Finder Comments area of that file, allowing you to retrieve the data by using the "Get Info" command. This functionality was part of Netscape on OS 9 but is missing from Safari. DownloadComment brings it back.

What's new in DownloadComment

Version 1.2.1
  • Adds support for Safari 3 final release including Leopard support.

20 DownloadComment Reviews

See all

Rate this app:

John-Sawyer-CJS
23 December 2007

Most helpful

Am I the only one who DOESN'T see URLs automatically added to the Get Info window for Safari web archive files that I save, when I don't use DownloadComment? I haven't seen URLs in a Finder Get Info window for any Safari web archive files for as long as I can remember, including Safari 2 and 3. What am I missing?
Like (1)
Version 1.2.1
sjk
05 April 2010
Hmm, DC has mysteriously disappeared from the developer's site; currently only Movie Tools is listed on the Mac Freeware from Ecamm Network page.
Like
Version 1.2.1
le-macinfo
21 February 2008
DownloadComment is great because it also puts the download path in the file comment if you drag&drop some file (e.g. an image) into your finder windows or to the desktop! Therefore: Great little helper!
Like (1)
Version 1.2.1
John-Sawyer-CJS
23 December 2007
Am I the only one who DOESN'T see URLs automatically added to the Get Info window for Safari web archive files that I save, when I don't use DownloadComment? I haven't seen URLs in a Finder Get Info window for any Safari web archive files for as long as I can remember, including Safari 2 and 3. What am I missing?
Like (1)
Version 1.2.1
3 answer(s)
Elegraphy
Elegraphy
26 December 2007
Huh? Of course you won't see URL saved in your Get Info Spotlight Comments if you didn't use DonwloadComment.
Like
Version 1.2.1
John-Sawyer-CJS
John-Sawyer-CJS
28 December 2007
elegraphy: If you'd bothered to read the reviews I was responding to, you would have read things like this: shockerspaz: "I dont get it. Am I the only one that already has this functionality in Safari 3? sjk responds: Even Safari 2 already adds that "Where from" (kMDItemWhereFroms) Spotlight metadata without using DownloadComment, but I don't know if Safari 3 adds the download URL to Spotlight comments without DownloadComment (Safari 2 doesn't). shockerspaz responds: it sure does! sjk responds: If Safari 3 saves download URLs both as "Where from" (kMDItemWhereFroms) metadata *and* as Spotlight comments then can anyone think of a reason to still use DownloadComment? xxxciter says: "This is already done automatically in Mac OS X 10.4 (maybe earlier) and Safari 2 !!!" So elegraphy, tell me how all that can be interpreted in any other way, than several people saying that what DownloadComment does, is automatically done in OS 10.4? Hence my question. Of course, xxxciter clouds the issue by including a link to a utility that does essentially what DownloadComment does, instead of proving that OS 10.4 does it all by itself.
Like (1)
Version 1.2.1
John-Sawyer-CJS
John-Sawyer-CJS
21 February 2008
real_macinfo: We already know that Safari doesn't automatically add a web page's URL to a saved copy of that web page, and that DownloadComment's purpose is to add that capability.
Like
Version 1.2.1
Tice
23 December 2007
Yes!!!! Finally again and on on Leopard! This little pluggy is just a neat add-on. How often does somebody ask "Hey where's that desktop picture from" I I haven't any idea. Thanks! : )
Like
Version 1.2.1
Bill-B
12 August 2007
Yes, lets have this for Camino!!
Like
Version 1.2
2 answer(s)
Leoncahun
Leoncahun
15 August 2007
Yes, pleaaaaaaase!
Like
Version 1.2
Mrhooks
Mrhooks
23 December 2007
I would love to see this for Camino as well.
Like
Version 1.2.1
Shockerspaz
06 August 2007
I dont get it. Am I the only one that already has this functionality in Safari 3?
Like
Version 1.2
5 answer(s)
sjk
sjk
07 August 2007
Even Safari 2 already adds that "Where from" (kMDItemWhereFroms) Spotlight metadata without using DownloadComment, but I don't know if Safari 3 adds the download URL to Spotlight comments without DownloadComment (Safari 2 doesn't).
Like
Version 1.2
Shockerspaz
Shockerspaz
07 August 2007
it sure does!
Like
Version 1.2
sjk
sjk
07 August 2007
If Safari 3 saves download URLs both as "Where from" (kMDItemWhereFroms) metadata *and* as Spotlight comments then can anyone think of a reason to still use DownloadComment? Since it's an Input Manager it'll probably not work with Leopard anyway.
Like
Version 1.2
Kaspesla
Kaspesla
08 August 2007
Also, DownloadComment writes the URL in cases where Safari doesn't, like dragging images to the desktop.
Like
Version 1.2
sjk
sjk
08 August 2007
> … dragging images to the desktop Thanks for reminding me DC is responsible for that. It's the only reason I need to keep using DC until generic Safari does the same thing (if ever).
Like
Version 1.2
xxxciter
10 November 2006
This is already done automatically in Mac OS X 10.4 (maybe earlier) and Safari 2 !!! (see Get Info window: More Info section: "Where From") Mac Pro Tip: http://www.apple.com/pro/tips/downloadsource.html
Like
Version 1.1.1
2 answer(s)
sjk
sjk
30 December 2006
Copying/moving items across volumes, rebuilding the Spotlight index, and other actions will remove that "Where from" (kMDItemWhereFroms) metadata. Information in the Spotlight (Finder) comment field that DownloadComment uses is stored in .DS_Store files. Both methods are fragile, but kMDItemWhereFroms more than .DS_Store (IMO).
Like
Version 1.1.1
Kaspesla
Kaspesla
08 August 2007
Also, DownloadComment writes the URL in cases where Safari doesn't, like dragging images to the desktop.
Like
Version 1.2
Lorin-Rivers
14 July 2006
This thing is so valuable and when you end up with a bad download, you can find out where it came from. I love this thing!
Like
Version 1.1.1
Makai
26 February 2006
OK, so how about DownloadComment for Camino?
Like
Version 1.1.1
1 answer(s)
Bill-B
Bill-B
12 August 2007
Yes, lets have this for Camino!!
Like
Version 1.2
Darth-Brooks
25 February 2006
Thanks for this, Ecamm, I had almost forgotten about that old OS 9 feature.
Like
Version 1.1.1
Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • or later
Developer Website: 
Download(118 KB)MacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 14,719 times