In this video, we’ll be having a look at uGet
download manager for Linux, which provide visible speed boosts and has downright impressive
features. As a person who downloads a lot, the advantages
of using a download manager are huge for me. Apart from getting far better download speeds,
we also get superior control over our downloads in terms of pause and continue support, which
is just terrible in the default download mangers of browsers, even today. Scheduling downloads when you sleep, adjusting
the download speeds so that you don’t have to stare at the loading screen on Youtube
while your download tasks are eating up all the bandwidth, are all just very crucial things
that you miss out when you don’t use a download manager. Right into it, There are a ton of download
managers available for Linux, but we’ll be seeing the best one today, which has all the
features You’ll ever need. uGet is a very popular choice for a download
manager because of the amazing things it has to offer. First of all, uGet is very simple to use.
it is an install once and forget application with a really simple interface.
The default settings are optimized and the whole things works great out of the box. You
will see improved and stable download speeds immediately. The interface is simple and provides an informative
overview of the downloads. The downloads are neatly organized into categories on the left
panel. The basic controls are provided right here.
There’s a pause, resume, and a set properties button. From here you can set various things
like the download location, file name et cetera. You can also set the maximum connections,
which brings us to the topic of multithreaded downloads. One huge advantage of using a download manager
over the default downloader is multithreading. Instead of creating one connection between
the client and the server, multiple connections are made, uGet allows up to 16 connections
per download. So there’s significantly less chance of a download failing. Because if one
connection fails, there are 15 more connections going strong. But in a browser, if the one
connection disconnects, the whole download fails. Multi-threading also massively boosts your
download speeds. There’s visible speed boost as you are downloading the same file through
multiple connections. The download speeds also remain stable. If you have a high-speed
internet connection, uGet download manager will help you get your money’s worth. If you have many downloads queued, uGet manages
them intelligently by allowing 3 tasks at a time. It protects the transfer by making
sure that downloads don’t fail because the bandwidth is getting split between too many
files. Of course, all these settings can be personalized
based on your schedule and network speeds. For power users, uGet has a feature called
categories. Categories allow you to create various presets. And these presets can be
triggered by various factors like whether you’re downloading a video or a Linux ISO
file. Whether you’re downloading from an educational site and more. This is very useful for advanced users and
people who download a lot and need an optimized system to manage downloads. Now moving on to settings, firstly we have
the basic settings here like if you want uGet to start at system startup and more. The defaults
are good enough. Next up, we have the clipboards settings,
which help you to copy a download link and start the download very conveniently. Then in bandwidth, we have the option to set
the maximum bandwidth you want uGet to utilize. This is a great feature which I absolutely
love. Let’s say you start a large download in your browser and then while it downloads,
you decide to watch some Linux Tex videos on Youtube. But since all the bandwidth is
being utilized by the download, Linux Tex videos keep buffering or start playing in
ridiculously low resolutions. Not good. So you can set the maximum speed Uget should
use here, thereby allowing some bandwidth for other tasks. Now You can watch LinuxTex
in 1080p. And if you subscribe to my channel, You can watch in 4K, 3D with 8D surround sound. Then in the scheduler, you can set downloads
on and off for every hour of the week. As soon as you’re back home from work or college,
you want the downloads on your home computer to pause so that you can check out your social
media and stuff at full speeds. Set the downloads to continue again after you go back to bed.
You get the idea. You can leave the rest of the things as they
are. Now let’s talk about the installation. You
can download and install uGet from the default software store on all the Linux distros.
On Ubuntu and Ubuntu-based Linux distros, open the terminal and run sudo apt install
uget. You also need the browser integration for
the downloads to start in uGet instead of the browser.
To install the integrator, run the commands in the description or use the link.
Then from the browser you use, go to the extensions or web apps store and download the uget extension,
the link for these extensions is also given in the description below. Once this is done,
any download you initiate, will start uGet, and download at much better speeds. How is uGet better than other download managers?
To begin with, uGet is completely open-source. Its code can be read by anyone. It’s available
on Linux, Windows, and Android. uGet is completely free to use. It offers
professional-grade user experience and has all the features that a download manager ought
to have, Cost-wise, You’re saving a lot as some download
managers on windows charge up to 5 dollars per year. Yes sir, you need to pay a regular
subscription to use the same features that uGet provides for free. If you use and love uGet, you can go ahead
to the official website and donate some amount. Next let’s talk about the question of do you
really need a download manager today, where internet speeds are measured in gigabytes
per second. Sure, download speeds have improved significantly
in the last 5 years, and not everybody finds the need to use a download manager nowadays.
Add to that, we are all streaming movies and tv shows now and we don’t download whole seasons
of shows as we did before. So why exactly do I need a download manager? To be honest, if you download less and or
small files, you are absolutely fine without a download manager.
But if download larger files and do that frequently, you’re saving a lot of time with a download
manager in the long run. And you significantly reduce the risk of download
failures. Have you forgotten how it feels when a large download fails at 99 %?
Using a download manager also reduces the chance of your download getting corrupted
greatly. So uGet goes into my list of must-have software.
Do give it a try. The install instructions are given in the description below. If you found this video helpful, do consider
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