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I'm looking for a download manager that has the following characteristics:

  1. Must support multiple downloads at the same time
  2. Resume support
  3. Multipart support
  4. Integration with Chrome/ium and Firefox (preferable but not required)
  5. Must be standalone (aka no browser/virtual machine dependant)
  6. Shouldn't have fremium characteristics
  7. Must have a deb package ready to install (if it's via official repositories better)
  8. Should be configurable on the number of connections per server and globally
  9. Rate limit and schedule
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I'm using uGet. uGet is quite powerful download manager which uses aria2 protocol to accelerate downloads. Aria2 is a command line download utility supporting multi-source and multi-protocol downloads. uGet is a standalone downloader running on Linux and Windows.

uGet main screen

As requested

  • Must support multiple downloads at the same time - configurable how many downloads you want active.
  • Resume support - yes with or without aria2 plug-in
  • Multipart support - yes configurable how many parts too
  • Integration with Chrome/ium and Firefox (preferable but not required) - yes, clipboard monitor where you can set which extension to be added to download manager. Chrome/mium extension available & Firefox Integration is arranged via FlashGot add-on
  • Must be standalone (aka no browser/virtual machine dependant) yes standalone & works with Linux & Windows
  • Shouldn't have fremium characteristics - not sure what you mean, however there is no free/paid versions but only free
  • Must have a deb package ready to install (if it's via official
    repositories better)
    - uGet is included in Ubuntu repositories but not up to-date so it's better to download deb from their site. PPA and RPM available too.
  • Should be configurable on the number of connections per server and
    globally Rate limit and schedule
    - uGet comes with scheduler, connections can be limited for all downloads or specific downloads.

List of features available here

aria2 configuration screen

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Flareget

FlareGet is a full featured, multi-threaded download manager and accelerator for Linux(Ubuntu/Debian).

Features:

  • It uses a robust dynamic file segmentation algorithm to speed up the download. The download is split into segments to increase the speed. In addition to dynamic file segmentation, it uses Http-Pipelining which further accelerates each segment.

  • It integrates with all the browsers to replace their default download manager and start the download by itself. It supports almost all the browsers – firefox, internet explorer, google chrome, chromium, opera etc.

  • It uses an intelligent file management system to automatically categorize your files based on their extensions. All the downloads are grouped in different folders as per their categories.

  • It can resume unfinished downloads even on power failures or system crash. It also automatically retries when a segment or download fails. Currently there is no resume support for FTP downloads

  • It supports HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols to let you download files from internet. It also has full Metalink support.

  • It supports segmented download of a file from multiple mirror sites with automatic link checking of expired URLs.

  • You can limit the download speed to prevent usage of whole bandwidth.

  • You can add or remove download segments dynamically without interrupting the download.

  • You can limit the number of simultaneous downloads, when one download ends, another starts automatically.

  • One click flash video download from Youtube is supported for all the browsers.

  • You can easily schedule flareGet to download files automatically. It allows you to start and pause downloading files at the set time.

  • No need to copy paste your download links, it monitors your clipboard.

  • You can simply import urls from a text file (each link in separate line) or an html file and download them all.

  • FlareGet is available in 17 different languages, currently English, Arabic, Farsi, Italian, Chinese(Simplified), French, Czech, Bengali, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Polski, Turkish, Russian, Nederlands, German and Indonesian are available.

  • Both pro and free versions of flareget are available.But free version limit in features as compared to pro version.

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  • In free version,while downloading files which are larger than 25 mb are splitted into 2parts only.But this limitation was not in the pro version

    Download flareget .deb file from here.

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