EagleGet: an impressive download manager and video downloader in one

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Download managers seem to have gone out of fashion, for reasons that I cannot put my finger on, while ‘video downloaders’ have became commonplace. Enter ‘EagleGet’, a FREE download manager that combines both functions. It promises to (a) greatly increase your download speed, and (b) to let you to download videos from ANY video sharing site, in the highest possible quality.

EagleGet integrates into your browser and supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS, and RTSP protocols. Our take on it? It’s pretty darn cool.

Someone I met asked me about a free download manager the other day, and it occurred to me that I haven’t tried or tested any in a very long time . Which is why I set out to see what, if any, new download managers were out there. Ifound this one, and to be honest it made me wonder how I survived for so long without one.

EagleGet Screenshot - video download button2
Here’s four reasons why we like EagleGet:

(1) The ability to download streaming videos from YouTube and almost any video sharing service.

EagleGet embeds a button on the top right of your video while it is playing (see above). Very handy, and works on most (if not all) videos in your browser

(2) The ability to Pause and Resume downloads

EagleGet Screenshot

This is the heart of any download manager, especially useful if you are downloading very large files (or if the server/source you are downloading from is unreliable; broken downloads can be continued).

(3) It can – maybe – accelerate your download speeds

According to the EagleGet website, the program “does not limit the amount of simultaneous tasks, and uses multi-threaded technology to accelerate downloads by splitting files into several parts and then transferring them simultaneously, thus increasing download speed scientifically.”

Which is all good and well, except that it may or may not result in faster downloads in reality. My experience with download managers’ claims of higher speeds is that it can work if you are downloading a handful of files simultaneously, while single file downloads are not affected (and can even be faster without download accelerators).

So, if you’re a heavy downloader of multiple simultaneous files, you may get faster downloads. Let us know about your experience in the comments section.

(4) It can organize your downloads into different folders

You can define different download destinations in the settings for archive, audio, video files etc.

The verdict:

EagleGet is a very nice download manager with a clean, pleasingly sparse interface and convenient browser integration, where your clipboard and browser are both monitored for downloading activity. The video download function is very well done and works extremely well.

There is something really pleasing about having control over your downloads – being intercepted and routed into the appropriate folders, being able to pause them, getting tray notifications at download completion, etc. Which is why I really like this program and recommend it wholeheartedly.

However, there are things that can be improved: the video download button can be unreliable, appearing one time and disappearing the next (on the same video service). Also, there doesn’t seem to be a way to pause it momentarily (aside from deactivating the extension in the browser), which is strange. But minor gripes overall.

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  • Hi Kurdi, thank you for your compliments! I will do my best to improve EagleGet, making it with more functions and better stability! The problems you’ve mentioned will be fixed in the next version (1.0.5). 🙂

    • Samer Kurdi

      @ Mayer: finding some downloads do not work with EagleGet. For example, the game that can be downloaded on this link.
      There is something refreshing about this program. I hope you guys are able to iron out all the kinks (see below).

    • maynak00

      please add support for: rtmp,rtmpe,adobe hds,apple hls,silverlight

  • J.D.

    Man, this couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve been downloading a TV series from various streaming sites, and it’s been a serious PITA using once reliable Firefox extensions like Downthemall! and Video helper (Am I the only one who finds DTA to be less than stellar these days?) Once they break, there’s no resuming them. Last night I lost an episode that took over 90 minutes to dl, with only 4mb left.

    Well, I just dl-ed an episode using EagleGet. The download broke twice and the program crashed twice when I tried to resume, but both times I was able to restart it and – ta-da! – it actually resumed! That alone earns my humble stamp of approval. I can’t say if it’s truly faster or not, but it download at a comparatively fast rate for me, anyway.

    Granted, that’s only one episode, it seems a little rough around the edges with the crashing, but so long as it picks up where it left off, this will be a keeper for me. I’ll follow up if anything changes.

    • Hi J.D.
      Could you provide the website link to me for investigating this issue?

  • Krishna

    Feed back to EagleGet Developer. EagleGet failed to download from 4 file sharing sites I tested it on.
    Am using and will stick to MiPony.

    • Could you please tell me which 4 file sharing sites cannot be downloaded by EagleGet?

  • Mike

    One this seems to cover the same points as above, that is another option to try is Free Download Manager 🙂

    • Nice hearing your voice. 😀

  • EagleGet was a bad experience for me. Running Vista on a Toshiba laptop. On I.E. it blocked me from being able to open Gmail. On Chrome it cause a big problem trying to view Youtube videos. Could not see any download button. Cause my system to run slow. Deleted it and now all is back to normal.

    It looked like it had great promise. Sadly for me not the case.

    Samer thanks for the great software that you consistently find and share with us. It is really much appreciated. You always come up with very useful but often unusual stuff. Great work.

    • Sorry to hear that… Could you please provide your detailed system information to our support mail? (considering your privacy)

  • Manoj

    Thanks Samer, EagleGet is working pretty well for me, handled most of what I threw at it without any major issues. Good find!
    On the other hand that Mipony seems pretty dubious. I did a part install but it wanted to install some crapware. Stopped the install but found it had partiy installed anyway, but as noted on CNET, without an uninstall process. Beware.

    • Mipony is our role model regarding to its ability to download from multiple file sharing services. 🙂

  • shriya

    this site is so impressive and and good functioning stability .lovely site ………………….
    same as like http://www.suwwa.com website
    content much more impressive and very attractive ..
    plzz visit this site

  • joedavis

    How does this compare to Free Download Manager which has the ability to download video and is a download manager as well? It has the ability to convert to different formats so that if you just want the audio one could convert to MP3.

    • Hi joedavis, as I’ve mentioned in the download page, EagleGet will add the function to convert online videos to MP3 audio in the future version. 🙂

  • David Nam

    EagleGet has faster than idm?

    i down in this web and http://download123.vn

  • Ananthakrishna

    Hi….
    why I do not know any download tool bar is not appearing in any sites now a days. I am using EagleGet to download. Pls help me to correct it…..
    At first time also it happened but some how it was corrected and also I downloaded many files but now its once again its the same problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Suds Arshan

    i have eagleget installed in my pc..it works fine most of the time but every time i download files from http://www.youtube-mp3.org the file never gets downloaded completely.please help

  • Bima
  • Why not just use http://www.converttoaudio.com ? You can convert from YouTube, DailyMotion, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo and others to mp3, aac, mp4, etc.

  • Mariah Alex

    Good tool i like https://www.youtubetomp4.me to search and download youtube videos in different formats as mp4, flv, webm, 3gp, m4a & mp3 works fine with eagleget.

  • Ha Manh Bui

    You can download the audio here: http://linktomp3.com/