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Member Name: The Blue Nose
Date: 09/09/00, updated on 09/09/00 (14 review reads)
Advantages: Free & Excellent
Disadvantages: Not much, maybe the advertising on it if you were being really picky
Does your ISP cut you off after an hour? Do you end up losing the whole of your download on 98% because of this? Is there anything you can do about it? Take 2 bottles into the shower? ( Oh no, sorry wrong advert ). The simple answer is yes there is something you do. Download Gozilla.
Gozilla ( great name, not sure what is has to do with a download manager though ) does exactly what it says on the tin ( Oh no, not again ). It manages your downloads. When you click on a link to download a file Gozilla kicks in with an almighty roar ( which fortunately for your hearing can be turned off ). A list of download sites are then displayed together with an assessment of their speed of data transfer. A little icon by the side of the site tells you whether it supports the all important resume facility. When you have clicked on your selected site another screen comes up showing you whether the site supports resume, how far the download has progressed, what the transfer speed is, how long the transfer has left and what the estimated time of download is. It's that simple.
Various other features are available within the Gozilla package such as a facility for zipping files ( a la Winzip ) but I tend to just stick to the rather excellent download manager.
All in all, you don't get much for free these days and if anything free can save you from losing that all important file half way through download, it must be worth it.