FlashGot 1.5.6.14

FlashGot 1.5.6.14

Reviewed by Chad Faith

"A free Mozilla/Firefox/Thunderbird extension."

Overview

Have you ever been letdown by your download manager or feel yourself limited? If the answer is yes, then maybe FlashGot is where all of your problems will cease to exist. A Firefox and Thunderbird add-on, FlashGot simply reinvigorates your download manager and makes it faster and better than ever. It is a wonderful and useful tool that you will surely love! Capable of handling both single and massive downloads, FlashGot provides you with a lot of useful features, whilst its support for multiple download managers will delight you. Let’s analyze the features of FlashGot in this quick article! Let’s kick it off!

Installation

Benefiting from a setup kit of merely 280KB in size, FlashGot really redefines the meaning of the term “lightweight”. Additionally, it takes up very few resources to run, unlike some other programs that are resource intensive on your PC. As a result, the installation is extremely fast and you will start to move through its settings in no time. You should be happy to find out that FlashGot doesn’t come with adware/spyware or other programs installed and it supports all of the available versions of the Windows operating system, including the latest Windows 7. That’s good news for those who still need to upgrade their computers. Let’s move on to the interface of FlashGot!

Interface

FlashGot is a very easy to use add-on and novice users will have no problems downloading files in a very quick fashion. It is easy to understand and use and just about anyone will find it simple. Once installed, you can access FlashGot by using two methods: you can either use the menu ‘Tools’ or simply drag and drop a shortcut on your toolbar. Settings for creating galleries and capturing video selections can be found via the Tools menu. It has a clean interface and is very intuitive.

Pros

Firstly, if you use Firefox and you make a habit out of downloading a lot of software, music or videos, you will discover that FlashGot is a very useful extension. FlashGot have taken a simple download manager and added to it a lot of useful features. For example, if you download your files with FlashGot, you will find that it allows you to download a lot of files that can’t be downloaded with your simple download manager. Secondly, video files can be automatically downloaded as you find them and this can be done through the menu or the toolbar shortcut. Downloading FLV files, for instance, is a breeze thanks to FlashGot. Of course, FlashGot offers you the option to switch back to your original download manager.

Cons

Some users complain about the frequent updates being released, but that's not really a minus. Besides this minor concern, FlashGot is an excellent little tool that makes the process of downloading a joy.

Alternatives

Let’s have a look at some of the alternatives to FlashGot that you can find available out there. There are a lot of download managers and add-ons such as: DownThemAll, Orbit Downloader, FlashGet and a lot more.

Conclusion

All in all, FlashGot is a user-friendly and intuitive tool that everybody should enjoy. The downloading is nearly effortless!

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested FlashGot on 10 Feb 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
FlashGot Antivirus Report
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