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Folx Pro Reviews5.24

04 December 2020

Download manager.

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ZyQuaza
30 July 2019
Version: 5.9

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One of the best download managers on the Mac, almost comparable to IDM on Windows!
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trickyboy
21 January 2021
Version: 5.24
Ok I downloaded Folx from the official website. I was on Trial mode. With Folx, I downloaded one file to try it ( through https). No TORRENT yet. Suddenly, checking my Pfsense firewall I discovered a lot of connections attempts from my LAN (from my Mac) to differents forbidden ip (forbidden and blocked, listed on differents IP lists and known for spams/bad/scans/pirates/etc..). So I immediately installed Little Snitch on my Mac to find out which application is doing that See: https://imgur.com/a/w2n1GHA 470 differents ip and counting !!! What the hell is going on with this application ? ===> DELETED
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briantretter44
19 January 2021
Version: 5.24
Deleted UTorrent after it was no longer supported on Mac OS. I use Folx, the top application!
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johnbarry2442
11 January 2021
Version: 5.24
I've been using the Folx for over a year now. Nice app!
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seanmbaxter
28 December 2020
Version: 5.24
This is a broken piece of software. The promise it a downloader that also does torrents. The problem is that torrenting through the software is not a good experience. I got folx pro for the added features. The search function is broken, slow and does not populate all the search results from the stated websites. The tagging feature might be useful for some however it is not smart enough to distinguish between a movie and a TV show. There is no option to remotely control torrents through a cell phone or other devise (this is a feature many free torrent apps provide). The app is unstable and crashes. So if you are downloading a file you may find after leaving your computer for a while that the app is not running when you come back. While it states on the website that any download can be split into multiple downloads (up to 20 with pro) this feature is NOT offered for torrents. While support is prompt to respond they do not want to offer refunds. They will request personal information about logs, download history etc. If you are willing to put in a lot of work you may get a refund, however I am not being paid to be their beta tester! So the refund policy is not an honest representation of fact. I hope this review helps others make informed decisions about purchasing this piece of software. What Folx is really good at is advertising is software as being much better than it really is. Try Deluge, Transmission, or qBittorrent instead. You will thank me later.
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Big Johnson
09 December 2020
Version: 5.24
ZERO support! Over the past month or so I've contacted Eltima twice via their online form. I received no replies. Recently I created a folder in a different location and moved all my Folx downloads into it. But folx can't find them and there is NO OPTION in the prefs to change folders. A location can only be chosen when adding a download. I downloaded a new torrent and set the new folder as default, but Folx still doesn't see all the other completed files in that folder. Relocating failed, as did force re-checking. But the dev. doesn't care enough to respond. Then I sent another issue about the browser extension failing to recognize torrent files in Firefox. When I click magnet links, Folx begins downloading them. When I click torrent links, Folx does nothing. Using right-click>download with Folx also does nothing. Again, dev. couldn't care less. And lately Folx won't DL YouTube videos unless I log in. I end up using Downie for those because I don't want to log in.
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eyanushkene
02 December 2020
Version: 5.23
Hi my name is Dima and this app is super, I like it and use with great pleasure !
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moviemaker-1
15 October 2020
Version: 5.22
This wonderful program for professional and home users. Fast downloads, versatile, intuitive with advanced options with the pro version that are easy to configure. A+ I would recommend it!
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prashantjain25
27 June 2020
Version: 5.20
Its a scam all those features of pro are available for free in other apps and torrenting is complete bullshit in folx peers connect disconnect all the time and speeds fluctuate than free alternatives. Don't know why people rated it as best, when simple http downloads are slow with file segmenting download which does not work most of the time.
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finalxfantasyer
05 June 2020
Version: 5.19
Nice download managers!
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stazkasourova97
11 May 2020
Version: 5.18
I was downloading for 4 weeeks one torrent!!!!! 101GB!!! Almost done, then i restarted my macbook and "FAILED"!!!!! Its not possible to do anything! I am so much angry that you cannot imagine it! I hate FOLX. I will strongly not recomind it anywher where i will be. This sucks! Totally losted time. Not possible recheck....totaly nothing. Everything is grey. \Dont sell thiss shit app! Stealers!
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metoo
15 April 2020
Version: 5.18
Bought the Pro Version based on some (unbiased?) reviews, but the program is no more efficient and in my view less user friendly than other free ones like qBittorent. Asked for a refund based on their 14 day policy but its not really worth the hassle as they make you jump through so many hoops and will in the end only refund if you can prove their program is at fault for stalling downloads. DONT BOTHER!
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csaborio
15 April 2020
Version: 5.18
Sorry, but this just does not cut it in Safari or Firefox. More than an assistant, it has is a nuisance - does not remember where to save files, does not process downloads from servers serving aspx files, and simply not working with Safari. I use this app as part of Setapp and just used CleanMyMac to uninstall it completely.
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myrsinikostopoulou
10 April 2020
Version: 5.18
just downloaded Folx the free version for Mac and though i manages to download the torrents i can't actually play the episodes as a message keeps coming up saying @there is no application set to open the file..... please help!
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utenzevari
27 March 2020
Version: 5.16
I recently upgraded to Pro version. I've noticed that whenever I do a search, I hardly get a result now. Any suggestions and how I can improve my search query ?
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christianreserva
25 February 2020
Version: 5.15
The download doesn't start still 0%, I have latest Mac Catalina and just bought the Folx Pro!! I need to know why it dose't start dowloading?
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senor143alee
18 February 2020
Version: 5.15
its perfect
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alqannas
05 February 2020
Version: 5.15
I'm relatively new to Folx, but a few things I noticed and wished they're in Folx or even Folx Pro: 1- I can't insert the whole trackers to paste in one place like uTorrent. In Folx, I have to insert a tracker one by one, which is a really exhaustive. 2- For searching torrents, I can't add torrent websites to search in through the app itself. It seems there are specific websites to search from that are put by the developer and can't add more websites. 3- I can't control bandwidth per file I download in the torrent like uTorrent, or Is it high by standard to all files in the torrent, which would be really great?
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919867009900
09 January 2020
Version: 5.14
The only app that’s updated to work seamlessly on Mac Catalina. Highly recommended !
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blarush
07 January 2020
Version: 5.14
I have been using FOLX for 2 years and love it. But since I changed to Catalina I keep getting an error message telling me I don't have enough disk space to download anything. I have 85 gb free so what the heck?
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mbible-1
04 January 2020
Version: 5.14
When I first got the program a couple of months ago, it seemed to work ok, not great but ok. Now it doesn't find hardly any of the search items and I have had to return to my older process of downloading. Really disappointed in the program
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andymorganroberts2
18 December 2019
Version: 5.13
i doesn"t seem to work on my Mac cantalina , it doesnt let me open my file I downloaded , seem to be a lot easier with utorrent which is not compatible with my mac cantalina ??
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mannypearce
17 December 2019
Version: 5.13
I’ve been using Folx for a couple of weeks now and it really is a wonderfully designed piece of software. There aren’t many software companies out there that I would actually start researching the other apps they have made, but I recommend checking out the other stuff Eltima makes too.
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simu-ro
10 October 2019
Version: 5.11
4 stars for the reputation but is it just me having issues not being able to download torrents ? I have the port open within the FOLX PRO app, latest version 5.11.13873 on latest macOS Catalina 10.15 but it simply won't start downloading the torrents files... pffff ;(
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jrquinello-1
09 September 2019
Version: 5.10
Everything you wanted for downloading!
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ZyQuaza
30 July 2019
Version: 5.9
One of the best download managers on the Mac, almost comparable to IDM on Windows!
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swaroop-crazefun
23 July 2019
Version: 5.9
One of the best tool!
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Fariborz
22 July 2019
Version: 5.9
How is it that MacUpdate is publishing some applications like this one for the second time with exactly the same version number (this one released on July 16, 2019)?! Maybe it's because of the heat outside there?!!!!
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ratajczak-pawel
17 July 2019
Version: 5.9
A great program for professional and home use. Versatile, intuitive with advanced options. "Must have" among download programs. I would recommend!
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h3-m0m
25 March 2019
Version: 5.7
Great software! Love it.
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SyungYou2080
01 March 2019
Version: 5.7
Great software! Love it.
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zt17600067667
27 February 2019
Version: 5.7
Folx is everything I wanted for downloading - fast, reliable and neat. And what's important for me - works perfectly well with Chrome, my favorite browser.
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istasym
20 February 2019
Version: 5.7
One of the most easy to use downloaders available.
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alex59-o
05 February 2019
Version: 5.7
super logiciel devenu indispensable sur mac
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romceg
25 January 2019
Version: 5.7
I tried a lot of similar programs, but it was on this fantastic program. I really liked her for its simplicity and reliability in use. Many thanks to the developers for the opportunity to use such a high-quality program.
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tibborkusic
21 January 2019
Version: 5.7
I find this app the best I’ve used for torrent downloading, it works as fast as transmission and has more features than utorrent. I find it especially usefull that you can search for torents within the app! :)
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fluffycat1994
13 December 2018
Version: 5.7
I like the beautiful designed applications on Mac OS. I tryed many torrent-clients, but only Folx have a fresh design and simply for using with Safari browser. I recommend this app for everyone, who want to use simply and fast download / torrent manager.
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m-jubouri
12 December 2018
Version: 5.7
Great software! Love it.
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littlepenny430
02 November 2018
Version: 5.7
i love this app。i think it is the wonderful app for my mac. i love it.
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ahmedhatata-ah
05 October 2018
Version: 5.6
The best download manager ever across all the alternatives , very fast , user friendly and the most killing feature on it is the scheduling download and unlimited speed . A wonderful software really . Every mac user should get it
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monty-3
29 September 2018
Version: 5.6
Since upgrading to Safari 12 which breaks so many things, I've not been able to get Folx to work. It will not take over the download, even with the updated extension (and it is enabled). Safari does it every time.
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pton072
26 September 2018
Version: 5.5
very useful application. I love it because can help download faster and very easy to use.
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z8
24 September 2018
Version: 5.5
This software is for managing and speed up your downloads and easy to use
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pieci3533
18 September 2018
Version: 5.5
Great software! Love it.
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@thvi
17 September 2018
Version: 5.5
An efficient application to optimise downloads.
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Mcr
03 September 2018
Version: 5.5
Why I will not use Eltima software products: So I understand that Folx is a torrent client and that's fine, there is nothing legally or morally wrong with that. But on the Eltima site it blatantly and overtly provides links AS WELL AS current working proxy links to PirateBay, RARGG and other popular torrent sites. AND on top of that prefaces this information by openly stating quote:
"Millions of User can Once Again Access TPB Proxy in 2018
The Pirate Bay website is the best source where you can download torrents with your favourite movies, games, tv series or music. If the Pirate Bay is blocked by your Internet Service Provider or you’re unable to access it for any reason, simply access one of the Pirate Bay Proxy sites. You will get instant access through The Pirate Bay mirror so you can download all the media content you need." Translation, here's where you can go to use our software to obtain really cool stuff like movies and music, ALL the stuff you want [without paying for it]. Eltima even continually updates the page with the links with status (check mark) showing which proxies are currently working or not; and we know that proxies for TPB change constantly as they try to stay one step ahead of legal authorities to shut it down.

Now sure there are torrents on TPB that cover legal downloadable content., but we all know the vast majority of content on TPB, RARGB etc is copyrighted material that is not legal to download. And don't give me that argument that torrent sites aren't doing anything wrong because they don't actually host the content, only provide links to it. Supporters just use that to ease their conscience to convince themselves they aren't 'really' criminals because they don't actually 'handle' the stolen goods directly. Because the courts have already stated that it is a bogus argument and rightfully so. If a person hosts a site that told you were you can illegally obtain narcotic drugs and firearms, and enabled buyers and sellers to get together, it would breaking the law. If someone asks you that they want to buy some drugs and you give them a phone number to a dealer, directions to a meth house, or a name, you are breaking the law. So if you facilitate the exchange of and distribution of copyrighted media without consent of the owner, you are breaking the law, period, whether you handle the material directly or not.

I've no objection to Eltima selling a torrent client software, but to openly facilitate and promote torrent sites, explicitly guide a person to where they can go, that engage primarily in the illegal exchange of copyrighted content, is just too blatant. I won't post link to Eltima where this info is posted, because then I would just be aiding and abetting, but just do a simple Google search for "eltima software pirate bay". You will also find posted info on Eltima on how to get around ISP blocking of torrent sites, Top Ten sites to download movies, and more.

This is no different than if I was a legal seller of ammunition, posting information on where you can illegally obtain firearms, just to promote my business so I could sell ammo to people using illegally obtained firearms that I helped them in acquiring.

Even other torrent software makers are not that blatant at thumbing their nose at the law; I don't know of uTorrent, Transmission, qbittorrent, Vuze, etc or any other torrent software maker that openly encourages and provides access to torrent hosting sites, AS WELL AS PROVIDE and update current proxy links and informaiton. Some may argue this is no different that offering a torrent search feature; I disagree and so do the courts. Search engines are broad and general, and only report back what is technically already available for anyone to find on their own. The difference here is that Eltima is specifically linking too and calling out by name specific torrent sites AND promoting the fact that one can obtain "all the media content you need" quote, knowing full well that the vast majority of that content is copyright protected.

I've been in the tech business over 40 years, and have seen the negative impact of software piracy and loss of intellectual and creative property and rights. Eltima is guilty of the worst crime, they are potentially selling out other software vendors to make their own profit. "Buy Folx, go HERE and steal software from our competitors and other software vendors, we don't care as long as you PAY for our product."
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MarcusTung86
30 August 2018
Version: 5.5
I have been usjng this for 2-3 years and it has become one of my favorite programs. I am a computer nerd and appreciate a well-written program. Works logically and dependably. What more can I say? You want more than your money’s worth? This is it.
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ywagle
14 August 2018
Version: 5.5
Avoid this company. I bought Folx for the torrent search feature, and found it doesn't work as advertised. Unfortunately they don't offer a trial version of this "pro" feature. You MUST buy a license to even try it out. The feature is extremely buggy. The company claims to have a money back guarantee, but I found this to be a false claim. I sent them screen capture videos demonstrating the bugs and shortcomings of the software. Basically, it does not work as advertised. The search yields virtually no results. In spite of having this proof, they STILL REFUSED to refund my money. I recommend avoiding purchasing or even using this company's software. Late last year their software was found to be bundles with malware. Just do a google search.
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pmselman
28 July 2018
Version: 5.5
Don't get me wrong, as a downloader, this application rocks, but you don't need the "Pro" version to get everything worthwhile out of it. The biggest reason I got the Pro version was for the search function... which is AWFUL! There are no ways to constrain you search, and no matter what I search for, I either get nothing or I get a list so cluttered with the exact same results (that have nothing to do with anything I've ever searched for) that I can't find any relevant results. Frankly, I feel cheated.
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dbamine
27 July 2018
Version: 5.5
thank you dear
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svaerica
03 July 2018
Version: 5.5
The best downlaod manager i have used!
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