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FlashGot
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FlashGot with Firefox
Developer(s) Giorgio Maone
Stable release 1.2.1.17 / March 10, 2010; 2 day(s) ago (2010-03-10)[1]
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Mozilla extension
License GPL
Website flashgot.net
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Origins and Lineage

FlashGot is a free and open source Mozilla extension meant to handle single and massive ("all" and "selection") downloads with several external download managers.

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Metalink support

New versions support Metalink for sending Mirror and checksum information to supported Download Managers for faster verified downloads.

Supported download managers

If a download manager is not in the list[2] below, but it supports command line parameters, you can Add it, providing its executable path and an arguments template. An example is wget.

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Microsoft Windows

Linux

Mac OS X

Search Refinements

Version 1.2.1.13 update included an experimental "Search Refinements for downloadable files and media" feature based on Surf Canyon technology.[3] This functionality, which submitted search keywords to Surf Canyon for processing, was easy to opt out with one click but enabled by default, prompting criticism, equating the feature to adware and spyware,[4] even though no user data was reused, shared or stored.[5] The feature was disabled in version 1.2.1.14 and removed in version 1.2.1.15.[6]

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