jDownloader for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.1
  • 3.9
  • (9073)
  • Security Status

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Powerful download manager tool

Downloading files from file hosting services can be a time-consuming process, mainly due to limitations and slow download speeds. JDownloader is a download manager software that enables you to quickly and efficiently download files from file hosting services such as Mediafire, 4Shared, and others. Developed by AppWork GmbH for desktop, the tons features offered by this handy software allows you to bypass the obstacle and enjoy faster downloads in a smooth and easy to manage fashion.

Feature-filled downloader tool

JDownloader enables you to save lots of time as it provides the capability to create very long lists of downloads which will allow you to download them in sequence, one after the other, or even simultaneously. You’ll have the ability to pause and resume the download whenever you want. On top of that, it doesn’t require waiting time anymore when you reach your daily download limit

This downloader program is solid and well made. It can assign you a new IP address to a free account holder of hosting service, It provides premium account management for all existing hosting services. Although, there are times that the issue which interrupted the downloads can't be recovered successfully. But don’t fret as that situation rarely happens.

Easy to operate

JDownloader is easy to use. The first thing to do is to copy the URL of the file hosting service page that contains the file to be downloaded. Sometimes you’ll find that large files that have been split into several compressed files to make them smaller—usually RAR files. 

JDownloader recognizes multiple addresses that you copy to the clipboard and separates them automatically. This means that you can copy and paste lots of URLs into the program without worrying about anything. Once you've pasted the address of your internet & network into the Add URL window, click on the Play interface to start the download.

Premium vs. free accounts

If you don't have a premium account for the hosting service you're using for downloading, you may need to wait sometime usually a minute or so before beginning the download. In this case, jDownloader will manage the process without you needing to click anything.

Another limitation of the free accounts you get from some hosts is that they limit the number of megabytes downloaded per day. When you reach this limit, you will need to wait a while before you can start downloading again. However, as mentioned above, JDownloader allows you to get a fresh IP so that you can start downloading immediately. You only need to press the ‘Get a new IP' button and in a few seconds, you'll be ready to start your download.

Notable download manager software

JDownloader deserves to be appreciated as it extremely makes the process of file downloads easier for users. This full-service download manager is a must-have especially to those who are aware of how downloading in file hosting services can be a hassle at some point. It is worthy to consider purchasing its premium version at the same time, it has a free version that has enough features and performance that can satisfy those who are in short of budget.


  • Quickly and efficiently download files from file hosting services
  • Download files simultaneously
  • Easy to use user interface
  • Provides new and fresh IP address


  • Doesn't always restore interrupted downloads

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jDownloader for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.1
  • 3.9
  • (9073)
  • Security Status

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