I’ve used FlashGet for a while as my download manager, and because it’s not the kind of tool I’d consider being worth spending any money on, I’ve used the Adware version. Now, FlashGet is a great tool, but the ads they choose to serve, are well, a disgrace. Full of pop-ups that insist on opening an IE window (even though my default browser is Firefox), which I just can’t stand for. I don’t do large downloads much so I’ve not bothered to do anything about it until now.
Anyway, I searched around looking for something better. I’ve used GetRight and Go!Zilla before and not liked them much - FlashGet was spoiling me a bit. However, I found one: <a href=“http://www.freedownloadmanager.org”">Free Download Manager, which when combined with the Firefox extension FlashGot, gives you exactly what FlashGet does. Except with no irritating ads. I’m not looking back 😀
I’m still applying patches, but 0.15 is looking very possible next weekend.