JDownloader 2 is a download manager specialized in downloading from sites like rapidshare, netload.in, freakshare, depositfiles, etc.
On the Internet there are plenty of places where we can make direct downloads. When we say “direct download”, we mean that a file can be downloaded directly from the browser, without using any other type of additional software to make the download. The pages that offer “direct download” files tend to impose a series of limits to non-registered users, so maybe we must wait a few seconds, or validate a captcha, before download starts. To eliminate such restrictions we can buy a premium account on the downloads page, or we can use a specialized software.
JDownloader 2 allows us to download files from different file hosting pages. So if we want to download a file from rapidshare and other from freakshare, the only thing we have to do is copy the link and paste it in the program. In this way, we will always use the same interface to download files, regardless of the hosting file site.
It should be noted that the waiting times, and the captcha will continue to exist, but we'll avoid to click on two or three links before download begins, because once the link is pasted in the program, and the download starts, the program will alert us when the countdown is finished and will display a window showing us the captcha.
If we have a premium account in any of the hosting file servers, we will be able to set it up in the program and make use of the advantages of premium account. The program supports almost all file hosting services, so we will not have problems in configuring the premium accounts. If we don't have any premium account and we want to get it, we can do it directly from the program itself.
The “Link Grabber" built-in function facilitates greatly file download process. This option consists in that just copying one or several links to the clipboard (Ctrl+C), the links of files are automatically moved to the JDownloader 2 interface where we can start with the download. Is usual that in many web pages are multiple links to files on rapidshare, etc. If we download these files manually, we will have to click on each one of the links and be aware the countdown of each one of them, and to enter the captcha. With this program we only have to select the link with the mouse, press Control+C (copy), and press the button to Start Downloading. The program automatically handles countdown and show us the captcha. In this way we will be able to do any other tasks while the files are downloading.
The program can automatically uncompress downloaded files, so we don't need to do this manually.
On certain download servers they limit number of downloads per hour from the same IP. We can reboot the router to get a new IP and avoid this limit. We can configure this program to automatically restart the router without our intervention.
If we are using one or several proxy, we can easily configure them in the menu “Manager Connections”.
In addition we will be able to download videos from different video portals like: YouTube, vimeo, justin.tv and more. Also we will be able to download music from: grooveshark, soundcloud, jamendo and more.
Some of the improvements that brings JDownloader 2 with respect to its previous version are: fastest start, creation of rules depending on the type of file that is being downloaded, captcha window can be resized, and more.
In summary, this program facilitates greatly the downloading of files from a multitude of different sites. The software is free, although it has the possibility of purchasing a premium account in which we will have certain advantages, such as: remote control through web and applications to control the program by using an Android, iPhone, and Windows Phone.