Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Download Master 1.0.2.5

What's new
1. Filtering based on text input
2. Selected links moved to the top of the table
3. "Link name instead of URL" feature removed

Coming next
- Download confirmation dialog (when more than 5 files chosen), enabling the user to avoid multiple Chrome pop ups due to the "Ask where to save each file before downloading" setting
- Fix: display issue occuring on Chrome 20.0.1132.57
- Facebook Like button instead of Facebook Share button (deprecated by Facebook)
- Notification in case a web page rejects a link scan

Requests
1. Add an option to download the displayed web page html
2. Get to Download Master from right click menu on a web page
3. Get download links from a file e.g. file:///C:/links.txt
4. Support Unicode links
5. Custom download location
6. Bug: Download button disappears when changing Chrome 'Page Zoom'
7. Keep the the last custom filter text in the box
8. Download youtube videos
9. Compress all chosen files to a single zip
10. Hitting 'Enter' in the search box should start the download
11. Limit the number of simultaneous downloads
12. Support regular expressions in the search box
13. Download the entire website keeping the internal link structure valid
14. Sort the files by size
15. Download flash
16. Pause and resume downloading
17. Download images from a Google Images result page
18. Allow wildcard in the custom search box
19. Allow user-defined pre-sets ("IMAGE_CAM_" checkbox near the ".jpg")



Please use comments to report a bug or request a feature

57 comments:

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    1. I really hate web pages like this cause links they are giving are not working!!!! Luckily, I did some searching and FINALLY found the working and true file that you have been looking for! I'm in a great mood now so might as well share this to you.

      CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL WORKING FILE

      CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL WORKING FILE


      That's the direct link for the file. Have a great day!

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  2. If possible, it would be great to limit the number of simultaneous downloads and then when the current downloads are finished, it automatically starts the rest of the files selected for download.

    If that isn't possible, plan B could be to have an ability to set a limit on the number of simultaneous downloads and the ability to set a timer which will start the next downloads in cue based when the timer runs out. That way I could approximate how long each download will take and set it/forget it.

    Thanks for the extension.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback.
      This does bug some users, I'll add this to the to do list.

      Thanks

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  3. Regular expression for selecting of files to download would be really great. Thanks for a great extension!

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    1. This is an easy one, will add it to the next release.
      Thanks for the feedback!

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    2. Supporting regular expression will be great, thanks.

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  4. It's a really nice extension, thank you.
    I use it a lot.

    It would be wonderful if you implemented the custom download location. That would make it significantly more useful for me.

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    1. Thanks.
      I do get this request a lot and would love to implement it, however this will take my sometime as web browsers are by design denying access to the disk and I'll have to implement a custom downloader.

      I defiantly will get to it and follow up.

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  5. Is it technically possible to download the entire website, keeping its internal link structure valid and packing all that into a downloadable zip archive?

    Regards

    Robert

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    1. It is possible and actually shouldn't be too hard to implement.
      I'll consider implementing it as a dedicated extension.

      Would you like to see this functionality as part of Download Master?

      Thanks

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    2. Hello,

      Yes I'd highly support this functionality as part of the extension.

      Regards

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  6. Just wanted to say thanks, just helped me download ~700 zip files out of a possible 2800 zip files linked on a page. Probably could have done it in curl, but more fun and quicker watching all those autodownloads. Cheers and thanks again.

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  7. What's new
    1. Filtering based on text input

    What does this exactly mean and how does it work?

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    1. Actually figured it out myself :p
      Is there a way to have what you entered stay in the box for the next time it is opened?

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    2. Sure there is a way, I'll add it to the to do list.
      I see it took you several minutes to find the custom filter, should I add a label near it to make it more intuitive?

      Thanks for the feedback

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  8. Hi dear,
    Can you extension be used to download youtube videos?
    Help!

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    1. Sorry darling, not yet.
      It will take me sometime to implement, but I'll get there.

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  9. Qual tamanho do arquivo, que poderei baixar simultaneamente de outros site e do youtube? grato.

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    1. Ei, espero que eu tenha traduzido a sua pergunta e minha resposta corretamente.
      Youtube vídeos de download não é suportado ainda.
      Não há nenhuma limitação no tamanho do arquivo ou o número de arquivos para download.
      Eu uso o Chrome mecanismo de download, as únicas limitações são as limitações do navegador Chrome
      grato

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  10. What would make it extremely convienent for me at least wold be the optino to group all the files together in a .rar or .zip and download the compressed file rather tan all individual files because I did that and it crashed chrome...

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    1. Thanks for the feedback.
      Adding you request to the todo list

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  11. Thank you very much for writing this extension. It has saved me a ton of time.

    Feature request: hitting enter in the search box should start the download

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    1. Thanks a lot for the feedback, I'm glad you like the extension.
      This is a pretty easy to implement, will support in the next release.

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  13. Thanks for putting this extension out there. I don't use it as a whole, but more used it as a debugging mechanism for an extension I was writing that does targeted downloading for a specialized task.

    I have a suggestion that might help with the custom download location request.

    You could allow the user to specify a custom prefix and prepend that to the download file name to allow easy sorting and selection for manually moving the files. That would require some work to force the filename if the server sends the file with a content-disposition header including a filename. I have a function that would do that if you would want it.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion abuter, that is a good idea to help sorting and finding the files after each download.

      The next big leap forward of this extension is to download the files to a user specified location on the disk. I know that by design I can't do anything out of the browser sandbox, do you know of any Chrome hook to enable an access to the disk from a browser context?

      You can write to my email if you like monadikotita@gmail.com

      Thanks

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  14. Love the extension. closest i've seen to downthemall and i like that as i don't like using firefox. Is there anyway you can have it so it only displays link items instead of all items on the page so if you wanted rip only full size images not the thumb images. Or really anything.

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    1. also if you could have the filter box retain the last filter typed that would be awesome

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  15. Thanks for the useful extension.

    I would like to be able to sort by size before selection.

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    1. This one can impact the performance of the extension as I would have to pull the info of each file in order to display its size.
      I'll try to find a way to implement your request in a user friendly way.

      Thanks for the feedback Borg

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  16. preview the selected please

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    1. You will have to elaborate on this one. Which files types? Where to present the preview?
      You can send me the details or an example by email if you like monadikotita@gmail.com

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  17. Could you implement the feature to download Flash videos as well, such as from YouTube and other sources?

    This would make it the ultimate all-in-one downloader.

    Regards,

    Robert

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    1. A little bit complicated but will make the extension much more usable, I'll investigate how to implement this.

      Thanks a lot for your feedback.

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  18. Please add a pause and resume feature when downloading big files. thanks for this =)

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    1. Sounds good, adding to the list
      Thanks :)

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  19. I recommend allowing user-defined pre-sets. IE, if I constantly needed to download photos from a camera's upload, I could set up a "IMAGE_CAM_" checkbox near the ".jpg" and ".exe" options.

    Also, allow Wildcard characters...would help a lot! :)

    Thanks for creating this excellent tool!

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    1. Added to the to do list.
      Thanks for the feedback.

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  20. just a thanks, its simple to use, brilliant in the time it saves.

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    1. Wow, thanks a lot
      I'm glad you like it :)

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  21. maybe i don't get it, but if I want to download multiple files and click on download, a 'where to save'-dialog opens for every single file, which means that files are not been saved if I don't hit save fast enaugh, which I can't. Maybe you can implement a directory chooser to specify the download loacation. Unless I have to disable the option 'ask where to save', which I don't like. Beside that, it's a really good, easy to use extension.

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    1. You do get it and it is annoying, I know.
      I tried to handle this scenario, but couldn't find an API using which I could access the browser settings (to get 'ask where to save') from the extension. Nor chrome has an API enabling me to download the files to a location outside of the browser sandbox.
      I continue to search for a solution, as this hurts a lot users.

      Thanks for your feedback.

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  22. How can I uninstall this extension - using the remove on the Extension page does not work. Why not have an uninstall button on the Chrome website page - like the other extensions have?

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    1. I'm actually testing this before release. I'm being able to uninstall from the extension menu and the extension page.
      I'm testing on Chrome 20.0.1132.57 m

      Does this still reproduce in your browser? Which chrome version?

      Thanks for your feedback.

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  23. This may be out of the scope of the application, but I was surprised to see there wasn't a "Paste your Links Here"

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    1. Nothing is out of scope, on the worst case I'll make another extension :)

      What do you mean by the feature? Pasting a link to a website? Link to a file?

      Thanks for your feedback.

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  24. I would like to have the possibility to copy into the notepad all the selected links.

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    1. Do you want a separate button for the copy?
      You can actually just place your mouse pointer at the beginning of some link, then click left button, then while pressing the mouse drag it any link end. Then press Ctrl-C and then just paste to the notepad.
      Sorry if you aren't a newbie and the explanation is too detailed.

      Please let me know if this solution is good enough for you.

      Thanks for your feedback.

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  25. I add:
    I propose to extend the options for "bmp", "jpg / jpeg" and "gif" images.
    Thank you.

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    1. The file extension presented in filter group in Download Master are the extensions of all files linked in the webpage.
      In case jpg filter is not present, it means there is no jpg file linked in the webpage for Download Master to download.

      Or maybe I just didn't get your comment right :)

      Did I?

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  26. I add more:
    When performing a search on "Google Images" and downloading of thousands of images available, the "Master Download 'just cut about a dozen images" jpg / jpeg ". The other "images" address is "htm" no interest.

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    1. Yep, this is a known issue I'm trying to solve.
      Google Images is a good source for pics download to Google make it hard to do that automatically, but I'll figure out a way :)

      Thanks for your feedback

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  27. Download youtube videos online in many formats. You can convert youtube to mp3, avi, mp4 and download instantly.

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