Download Tools - Multi threaded

Download Tools - Multi threaded

Multi-threaded download utility with aria2 engine for your browser!

What is Download Tools - Multi threaded?
Download Tools - Multi threaded is a Chrome extension that employs aria2, an open-source multi-protocol utility, to deliver efficient multi-threaded downloading. It's compatible with various protocols such as HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent, and Metalink. This extension requires aria2 executable and native-client patch on the system for successful operation. It communicates with the aria2 client on your machine (Windows, Linux, Mac) and aids in an efficient downloading process.
By: Sevina
Users: 899 ▲ 9
Rating: 1.00 (2)
Version: 0.1.4 (Last updated: 2023-11-29)
Creation date: 2019-03-08
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • nativeMessaging
Size: 34.20K
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Download Tools - Multi threaded
Download Tools - Multi threaded (v0.1.4)
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Download Tools is a simple and yet powerful add-on that allows you to easily download files with a multi-threaded technique in your browser.

It uses an open-source software called - aria2. According to the aria2 website (, it is a lite multi-protocol and multi-source command-line download utility. It supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink.

This add-on uses nativeMessaging ( technology to communicate with aria2 utility on your machine. Before using this add-on, you need to have aria2 executable on your system. You also need the native-client patch to build the communication between aria2 and your browser.

First, please visit this ( page to download and install the aria2 engine on your system.

Then, please visit this ( GitHub repo and download the related patch for your machine. Follow the instruction in the above GitHub page to install the patch in your system. After installing, download tools add-on in your browser can communicate with aria2 client on your machine (Window, Linux, or Mac).

If you have a feature request or found a bug to report, please fill the bug report form in the add-on's homepage (

User reviews
requires native client patch as well apart from aria2c native client mode is not recommended for regular browsing due to its problems (for testing purposes only)

Requires Aria2c to work. If I wanted a wrapper for Aria2c, I would've just wrote a wrapper for aria2c,
by J J, 2019-02-16
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Risk impact

Download Tools - Multi threaded is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Download Tools - Multi threaded is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

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