FlareGet is quite awesome, the top 3 things I like about it are:
1. It uses the Dynamic File Segmentation algoritm, it splits the the files to pieces and gets multiple “mirrors” for each split.
2. You can pause or resume, limit the number of downloads, or categorize the download files by extensions.
3. You can schedule it to download at a particular time, etc.
A few features, see the others on flareGet sourceforge:
- Dynamic File Segmentation: It uses a robust dynamic file segmentation algorithm to speed up the download. It supports up to 32 segments per download
- HTTP-Pipelining: In addition to dynamic file segmentation, each segment is further accelerated up to six times
- Auto Segmentation: When one segment ends, it starts another segment to help terminate another segment more fast
- Advanced Browser Integration: The only download manager for Linux which integrates with all the browsers to snatch away download url and start the download by itself. It does this magic without any addons
- Multi-protocol support: It supports HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols to let you download files from internet. It also supports pipelining for HTTP and HTTPS protocols
How to install flareGet on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtai:
First, remove any previous flareget version (if you have any):
sudo apt-get purge flareget*
Next, add this PPA:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:adnan-kamili/flareget
Update the local repos:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install flareget