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.
Stats
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
Permissions:
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • nativeMessaging
Size: 34.20K
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Summary

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 (https://aria2.github.io/), 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 (https://developer.chrome.com/apps/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 (https://github.com/aria2/aria2/releases) page to download and install the aria2 engine on your system.

Then, please visit this (https://github.com/alexmarcoo-nt/open-in-native-client/releases) 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 (https://mybrowseraddon.com/multithreaded-download-manager.html).

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) https://chromium.googlesource.com/native_client/src/native_client/+/refs/heads/master/docs/native_client_in_google_chrome.md

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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Safety
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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