iGetter
iGetter
2.9.7

4.0

iGetter free download for Mac

iGetter

2.9.7
26 November 2019

Download manager and accelerator.

Overview

iGetter is a powerful, full-featured download manager and accelerator.

iGetter can greatly improve the speed of your downloads using segmented downloading.

In addition it allows auto resume on broken downloads, queue filtering by various criteria, site explorer, history list, scheduling downloads for low traffic periods, auto redial on broken connection, auto hang-up and shut down on completion, and much more.

What's new in iGetter

Version 2.9.7:
  • Optimized for Safari 12 and Safari 13+.
  • Implemented new Safari App Extension, using the new API introduced in Safari 12. It adds "Download (all) with iGetter..." contextual menus commands. Since Safari 12+ removed support for NPAPI plugins, and didn't introduce new extension API for download observing (i.e. when a download link is clicked and the download is started in the browser), currently no such functionality is present in the new extension.
  • Moved to Digital River GmbH as our e-commerce partner, since their subsidiary eSellerate (our previous partner) is being closed down.
  • Fixed an issue with the recently notarized Firefox and Chrome, which won't transfer downloads to iGetter through the iGetterExtension. For this, reworked iGetterMessagingHost's method of interaction with iGetter, since the previously used AppleEvents method is disallowed by default in the newly notarized Firefox and Chrome.
  • Digitally signed iGetterMessagingHost.
  • Implemented new "com.presenta.iGetter.downloadUrls" notification through the CFNotificationCenter, for receiving download URLs, as an alternative to the AppleEvents.
  • iGetter WebExtension for Firefox now shows an alert when iGetter couldn't be found on its usual location (either moved or deleted).
  • Fixed an issue that iGetterMessagingHost doesn't identify Firefox, when transferring downloads to iGetter.

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Morlo
24 September 2017

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wow.. i've used Transmit 5 and Yummy FTP but iGetter is ten times faster becasue it supports accelerated downloads. Its incredible the devs haven't updated this app with a modern UI (it is absolutely horrible and unintuitive).. but it does the job better than the most modern FTP solutions.. i spent 30 minutes just trying to figure out how to work with FTP (you use ftp://(address) ) in the site manager in the preferences.
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Version 2.9.5
Morlo
24 September 2017
wow.. i've used Transmit 5 and Yummy FTP but iGetter is ten times faster becasue it supports accelerated downloads. Its incredible the devs haven't updated this app with a modern UI (it is absolutely horrible and unintuitive).. but it does the job better than the most modern FTP solutions.. i spent 30 minutes just trying to figure out how to work with FTP (you use ftp://(address) ) in the site manager in the preferences.
Like (3)
Version 2.9.5
Madmacmad
06 November 2016
... still the best... no doubt! p.s. you can use it also free.... with all features... only have to wait 10 seconds... :-) but it's worth to buy this little gem ... dev's are really nice and responsive!
Like (1)
Version 2.9.5
fiery12
12 June 2016
I compared iGetter 2.9.4 with Folx 5.0 and since I posted a review on the Folx page, I think that the results may be interesting for the iGetter users as well.

I downloaded 5 times with each app, iTunes12.4.1.dmg from the Apple servers (alternating Folx and iGetter, both with two threads). The result is:

1. iGetter is faster than Folx with a difference of avg. 48 sec. I measured the elapsed time with a chronograph app, because Folx has no Elapsed time value (except by extracting dates in the the Log).
2. iGetter speed is stable and Elapsed+Estimate times are correct. Folx speed varies so much that I can't see any usable speed/estimate time value. Folx downloading stalls and fluctuates constantly.
3. iGetter shows a lot more information about the finished downloads (including referrer web page, avg.speed, elapsed time, finished date). Folx shows only file name and size.
4. All iGetter functions can be tried in the unregistered version for unlimited period. Folx Pro features (i.e. more than two threads, speed control, scheduling) have no trial.

You may compare both apps for yourself, but iGetter seems more mature than Folx (comparing the features that exist in both apps).
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Version 2.9.4
mckmck
06 January 2016
really ridiculous to propose an update which still graphics on ancient os x
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Version 2.9.4
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star-affinity
star-affinity
07 January 2016
You mean the folder icon? I was a bit surprised to see that too, but it's easy to delete, so no major harm. :)
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paulsrandall
06 January 2016
Simply wonderful. That's all I have to say. When certain downloads fail or are very slow in other download managers or web browser I turn to iGetter. It works first time, every time. I also like the verbal notification when the download completes. I've owned iGetter since November of 2001 using versions through 1.9.5 and versions through 2.9.4. That's over 14 years!
Like (3)
Version 2.9.4
Panocha
17 November 2014
I thought I would try it again since there was an update, but it still has major problems. It doesn't work with Chrome. You have to click the plugin every time to allow it, and it destroys files and your ability to download from sites that regulate their downloads, (like uploaded.net & rapidgator), and there doesn't seem to be any way to exclude it from these domains, so you simply lose the ability to download from them anymore. I removed it and may try again some day if these issues are addressed.
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Version 2.9.3
1 answer(s)
Presenta
Presenta
19 November 2014
To avoid per site prompts in Chrome, you can allow iGetter plugin for any site. See this:
http://www.igetter.net/forums/showthread.php3?threadid=1531

By design browser plugins handle predefined file types in all sites without exceptions. You can specify which file types you want iGetter to handle at iGetter preferences, Integration panel.

However, Firefox provides complete control over each download. See this:
http://www.igetter.net/forums/showthread.php3?threadid=1545
Like (3)
Mrtomato
26 May 2014
I discovered iGetter about a week ago. Were it not for some glowing recommendations I'd heard, I never would have tried it. Why? Because it looks like a throwback to OS 10.0. Those garish coloured buttons have cheap developer written all over them! However, this is definitely one of those few instances when looks are deceiving. What I like about iGetter is that it downloads everything from everywhere without causing strange errors. I really don't have to think about it too much. What I don't like about it (aside from its look) is that it doesn't download different file types to different locations. Of course you can select download locations, but it's nice when apps do this automatically (well, it's nice when it works). I'm also not sold on the $25 price tag. Maybe if it was a bit more feature rich - a bit more modern with tagging capabilities, say - I'd pay that. $10 would be fair.
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Version 2.9.2
1 answer(s)
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
15 November 2014
It works fine without registering it. What it excels at is being able to download every file linked on a webpage without having to cue each one.
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trungpt
25 June 2013
A great download manager. In fact, registration is optional, nag screen to remind you to buy.
Like (2)
Version 2.9.2
1 answer(s)
Dellsuxx
Dellsuxx
18 July 2014
Wait till you try to Uninstall It as I did with appcleaner. It rendered Firefox unusable when trying to save files even after uninstalling the igetter firefox extensions so I had to reinstall Igetter on my mac just to use Firefox again.
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Fishscale
22 June 2013
I must admit, I never expected this one time category king to see another update so gave up on it ages ago. If developments keeps up I might just dust off that old license, which works so thank you dev for not making fools of us all by updating and then charging for the "new" version of iGetter. Hopefully these updates become more frequent and I find a need for the app again as this was always the most reliable DL manager for OS X imo.
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Version 2.9.2
Recoba
08 May 2013
Best Download Manager that Mac Ever Had! really great App! Its Fast Enough sample and easy! dont have crash!(maybe sometimes) anyway its better than another download managers i really recommend give it a try! anyway , developer can do a upgrade to version 3 with new design!
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Version 2.9.1