WinGet is a lightweight, yet powerful program for Windows that enables you to manage downloads. Once it is installed, you are greeted with a simple graphical interface where you can quickly familiarize yourself with the main functions. In addition, the app integrates into the web browser, thus, you do not have to manually add any link.
In order to initiate the transfer process, all you need to do is add a desired URL and specify its output destination. Please note that you cannot view elapsed time, only completion time and speed. In the Settings menu, you are able to define the files types you want to automatically start downloading, pick your language of choice, and adjust connection settings like set the maximum number of simultaneous tasks.
It is necessary to point out that you can add usernames and passwords to authenticate on specific servers, switch your PC off after downloads are complete, or toggle the utility to disconnect from the Internet when all tasks are finished. Furthermore, you have the ability to use a dedicated virus scanner to check downloads, turn on sounds, connect to a website via FTP, etc. Alternatively, you may try a similar tool called MegaDownloader.
- free to download and use;
- compatible with modern Windows versions;
- allows you to manage multiple download tasks;
- you can limit the number of connections;
- it is possible to specify different file types.