Download Statusbar 1.2

Download Statusbar 1.2

Reviewed by Chad Faith

"View and manage downloads."

Overview

If you are a Mozilla Firefox browser supporter, there is no doubt that you will enjoy the convenience and power that Download Statusbar – a tiny but feature-rich powerhouse program – will bring to you. Want to manage your downloads and work its magic at your fingertips? This is where Download Statusbar excels as compared to the generic download window that comes with Firefox. One of the biggest benefits is that the interference of the previous download window with your browsing is ridded for good!

Installation

In this department, the process of downloading this program can be equated to a breeze simply because it is hassle free and fast. Just remember that in order for this program to work, you need to have at least Mozilla Firefox 3.0 or higher. Download Statusbar can work on any Windows OS platforms. There is no other accompanying programs or applications that need to be installed in order to make Download Statusbar work.

Interface

It is undeniably a program that features an extremely user friendly interface. For the average Joe who does not really download much from the net, this program might be a little redundant but for most of us who often surf the net and command a fair amount of downloads each and every day, this indeed is a really handy tool at hand. To manage the downloads in progress, you have the single-click pause and resume buttons to help you. You can also easily open a specific file by double clicking it and in addition perform advance options such as opening the containing folder of a certain download, rename the file or even teleport yourself to the source website with a few clicks.

What I love is that the details of the download such as the KB downloaded thus far, speed in KB/sec and the remaining time needed to complete the download as well as other information are easily attainable on the screen or by using the updating tooltip section of the toolbar.

Pros

The biggest advantage when you have this program is that you can easily reduce clutter by automatically clearing unwanted files through it. It saves you the trouble to have to search the particular file out from its source folder just to delete it. What’s more, your download can be paused if your computer is offline and it automatically continues the download once your next browsing session starts. You also have the option of fully integrating this with the original Firefox status bar. The other little neat thing about this program is that it auto hides itself when not in use.

Cons

Users have reported that the usage of Download Statusbar in its "mini mode" has, in some cases, conflicted with the original Firefox status bar although it has been said that you can easily deter this by adjusting its settings.

Alternatives

Download Statusbar’s alternatives include Extended Statusbar and FlashGot, both having similar capabilities.

Conclusion

All in all, if you are a Mozilla Firefox browser enthusiast, it will be a good idea to get Download Statusbar since it helps you keep track of your downloads as well as manage them without hassle, while easing your web browsing activities as a side effect. This is a highly recommended, must-have Firefox add-on!

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Download Statusbar on 5 May 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Download Statusbar Antivirus Report
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