Retriever 2.0      

Size:  621KB

License:   FREE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2010-01-09

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OS:  Win 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP/2K3/Vista

Downloads:   6772

Popularity:   Popularity:0/10



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Software Product Description

Retriever allows you to download files from the internet easier and with more control than from your web browser, with it you can resume interrupted downloads at any time that's convenient or even schedule downloads to occur when you're away from your computer. Even if one server is too busy to accomodate you Retriever will automatically switch to another to continue your download.

You can temporarily pause your download and resume it instantly a few minutes later. No matter how many times your download is interrupted or stopped Retriever gives you a successful download.


  • Resumable FTP and HTTP downloads.
  • Support for BitTorrent transfers.
  • Support for Metalinks with full and partial hash verification, multi file support and display of metalink file information.
  • FTP and HTTP server authentication.
  • Support for HTTP referer, cookies and POST data.
  • supports HTTP, FTP and SOCKS proxies with authentication.
  • Ability to add file download mirrors.
  • Ability to segment downloads so only a portion of the file will be downloaded. In the case of multi file torrents individual files can be selected for download.
  • Scheduled downloading.
  • Pausable downloading.
  • Execute external application on download start and/or completion.
  • Segmented downloading from multiple servers.
  • User customizable icons. See Retriever's help documentation for details.
  • Simultaneous download of a single file from multiple sources.
  • Prioritized downloads which will take precedence over all others.
  • Pre-allocation of storage for large files.
  • Download mirror searching (powered by Yahoo! search).

Requires Java Runtime Environment. Get It Here.

What's New in version 2.0:

  • Fixed a regression introduced in the previous version that prevented metalink downloads from working.
  • Fixed a bug in determining metalink file names.
  • Fixed a regression that aborted the download after one failure.



Reviewer: -tombac

Review Date: 2008-10-30

Pros: None

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Good idea - slow results.
Java in slow motion.
Installed - started - killed!
I do not know what else to write ...
Take sit down - and the whole thing again from scratch..


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