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NeoDownloader 2.6 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — NeoDownloader 2.6

NeoDownloader will help you to download thousands of your favorite photos, audio and video files quickly and easily.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 722 72 comments

NeoDownloader 2.6 was available as a giveaway on April 14, 2011!

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The most Flexible and Sophisticated Media Player for Windows!

NeoDownloader will help you to download thousands of your favorite photos, audio and video files quickly and easily. Just drag a link from your browser to the program's Drop Basket and this award-winning tool will scan the website and download all media files automatically.

Key features:

  • Downloads your choice of pictures, audio, video and any other files;
  • Easy to use even for beginners;
  • No pop-ups and banners;
  • Supports ZIP/RAR archives;
  • Up to 20 simultaneous connections;
  • Downloads from TGP sites and password protected sites;
  • and much more...

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7


Neowise Software



File Size:

3.25 MB



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#57 and #58 - If You try to STOP Project for some reason - The RESUME "reminder" comes on to ask You whether You want to RESUME, or STOP ("half way through"), don't know if that helps?

I just looked over these Comments again(!) to see if I've missed something of my particular interest regarding NeoDownloader. I have been trying to download Flash Player Images (guess protected), Large Formats and cannot with Leo, or don't know how to. Spent days now googling for such Software (read:small obsession..:)and NOPE, ZILCH (oh yea, there's plenty suggestions, but they are either expensive, or free offers don't deliver their Claims they can) so if Anybody knows annswer to my question - I would be MEGA obliged:)) Happy Easter. Hope I haven't sin too much, ha ha.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Great lil app, does what I need it for-TY
I have no prior experience with nor special expectations for this type of software, like a couple other posters I too have never even seen 1 like this-( yes I live a sheltered life-LOL)
Installed easy, I always take the time to go thru the instructions & check all out-the-door stock settings, & I was glad with this one-yes, it must be a pro-tool to naturally want 'all' that art :)
Check where they will go, adjust your levels...how many MB of those do you really want & add that web addy you want those from or go fishing and just see what ya can find-worked great for me-
Now, I 4 1, am an armchar tourist, VT & Opera both have excellent global communities & guess what, everywhere you go, locals love to shoot pictures &there are some pretty amazing & free for public use photos popping up on the web, take a day-tour the planet...and you can keep what ya catch !!

Reply   |   Comment by T Mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

#Dan and Fubar! - Sincere thanks for addressing my quest of yesterday (better resolution pictures) #24, fran -- I took Your Suggestions on board, but either deeper scanning (3-4) took too long, or I was too "ambitious" not accepting anything "smaller than" 800KB (innitialy..) - and got nowhere really. I instinctively know NeoDownloader is a Very Useful Software - perhaps on my part getting more familiar with "URLs" and other Settings will help me? (yesterday's Defaults worked better, but didn't give me desired results:I needed to find out how to deal with larger Files and the best Practice for it) I will consider joining Forum:), time..time.. -- As for the Site I tried yesterday and today - perhaps they are better "protected" than I thought.., nothing major illegal in testing them:)!? I have been a Premium Member there for years and parted with lots and lots of money.. - at the moment my paid Membership is pending. I'm not a "pirate" and respect those who make living out of selling Photos (the more modest and less greedy they are - I don't mind supporting!) - but one learns how to be smarter, or cheeky:) if needed and NeoDownloader 2.6 can be Just a Tool!! Thanks GAOTD and Comments here for helping me.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

If you want to use this software and have questions, could you get any more concise answers than #55 fubar?

He proves every time he posts how valuable he is to this site.

Thank you fubar. I appreciate all your efforts and expertise. Hope you continue to post here for a long time to come.

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

i'd rather use internet download manager....

Reply   |   Comment by khushdave  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

My filter "MP3"(only) does not work. Few PNG and JPEG files were downloaded instead.

I cannot download streamed mp3 - mms protocol.

Reply   |   Comment by Jan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Well like the old version so downloaded to try - installed to different program file to keep old version - new version install made my old version a trial!! New version seems close to my old version, BUT DON'T SEE RESUME, a disability which I consider as a flaw for doing big files if you have dialup, as your computer might cut or, etc, etc!! Otherwise the prograns excellent for small files! and still seems to have some special tricks I had in old version!

Reply   |   Comment by Dido  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I've been NeoDownloader since 2005 and Dap since 2004!!NeoDownloaderhas small tricks that I like - so it is used half the time for small downloads And use dap for big files!! Does any one know if this newer NeoDownloader have resume ability - my old version doesn't, which I consider a flaw in good program!

Reply   |   Comment by Dido  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Loaded onto XP SP3 without incident. Nice software. If I had had this last Sunday it would have saved me well over 45 minutes of clicking to download pictures from a hike that other hiking members loaded to the website. This downloaded all 95 pictures in a few minutes! I like that you can set files size limits and tell it how deep into the site you want it to go. I have Orbit Downloader which I have used to download mp3's (legal old time radio plays in case you were wondering) and it worked great but I don't think it could do what this software is doing for jpg's. I think this is a keeper. Thanks GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Iberg  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

App works great. It's the first one I've seen lately, free or otherwise, that can correctly deal with sites that use PHP scripts.

As the proud owner of many many new wallpapers, I say thankyou GAOTD and Neowise. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Baldie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

To #23

"1. Portable software does not stuff a thousand (or more) entries into your registry. Keeping your computer from bogging down and become a blinking mass of mess."

The majority of software will not add that many registry entries, and even when they do - on the whole - there will be no noticeable impact on system performance.

"2. Portable software does not auto-run. Not it, not its dependencies. When it runs, it runs. When off, its not dragging the comp down."

Almost all software which auto runs has an option to stop it from doing so. If not, there are numerous programs including msconfig which is part of Windows which let you stop program from launching at Windows startup.

"4. Portable software is less likely to rely on .NET or other runtime environments that may not be up to spiff on your machine."

There is no good reason to avoid having .NET installed.

I'm not saying that portable software is bad, or should be avoided. What I am saying however, is that software which is installed, usually does not cause the problems you mentioned.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Thanks for such a nice giveaway. I have never used a downloader for images. I am amazed at this software. It is very easy to use and fast. I tried it on Wallpapers and I was able to download some beautiful images to enjoy. Folders of them..I didn't know that such a program existed..Sure saves time..

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara Ann  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#34 I agree with you before you can compare today's software you need something to compare it with.
I use Firefox with some add-ons
Down them all for pictures (it will do video as well)
Video Download Helper for all videos and mp3's
Easy you tube downloader (puts download buttons on all u-tube video's

Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree09  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

This software sounds similar to DownloadHelper - a useful Firefox add-on that might also be worth considering.

Reply   |   Comment by JRC  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Thank you GAOTD and NeoWise Software!!! This is my job, to glean media (filtered for copyright infringement, of course) for website and other uses. This works so easily and quickly! This is the best automatic downloader I have ever used (and I've used quite a few.) It's totally intuitive; I never even glanced at the manual or help section, but I will so I won't miss some feature I might overlook. Thanks again!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Grateful4U  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I couldn't get it to download music and I tried all kinds of sites and all kinds of things.

Reply   |   Comment by meagain  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

I found this program was easy to use, had good downloading speeds, and had a satisfactory amount of options to customize the downloading criteria.

In future versions, I would really like to see more options for organizing the downloads. What would've been really useful for me would've been the ability to save the photo caption (the "associated text") with the photo. I had a hard time finding the images I downloaded on the source website; my folders hadn't been named using the source domain and URL like poster #20 said. (Maybe I had to check "replicate folder structure of website" in the settings.)

Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Panny  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Download helper, a FREE add-on for Firefox will download media, or you can - with most sites, - provided within sites terms and conditions, right click in Firefox, select page info, then media and scroll to media wished to download.

Not really quite sure why anyone would want to download all of the pictures on a site, as you can far more quickly and easily save the webpage complete and retrieve wanted pictures/clipart from the folder with most ANY browser for FREE!

Reply   |   Comment by sparkles  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

#24, fran, I would like to be able to help you but you didn't provide sufficient information, I would need to know which site you're downloading from. The GOTD Forum (links at top and bottom of page) is the best place to go for interactive help. I don't use it because it would take too much of my time. You can try setting the size filters for your project (right-click the project, select Settings). Where NeoDownloader is weak is file name filtering, which is why I generally like Extreme Picture Finder better (it may also have easier size selection, been a long time since I used it). Although a scan depth of 2 is probably sufficient, you might try 3 (may want to limit to starting folder and below, probably want to avoid external links). Using the wizard templates for your project, along with advanced settings if needed, may also be desirable if the site uses scripts. I'm sorry for the lengthy explanation, but computers can't read your mind so some things are necessarily more complex than one would like.

#27, Naman, you don't use mass downloaders like NeoDownloader on YouTube, you use a YouTube downloader.

#43, Jeff, of course NeoDownloader can do what you want. I wish that the Help file had explanations for the templates, but it doesn't, so I might not have selected the best template. I used the TGP template, then customized the settings. I set Scan Depth to 2, with both External Link selections, depth 1. Under File Types, I selected JPG and PNG, deselected Video (you might want it).

I get tired of the silliness related to portable applications. The reality is, the vast majority of people aren't good and decent, GOTD proves that every day. It's struggling because people won't buy the offered products, so their quality goes down, so even fewer people buy. I hate wasting my time explaining decades-old issues. The registry isn't inherently good or bad, the fact that Microsoft failed to control access is the major problem. Just about every Windows program uses the registry, portable or not, whether or not it writes to the registry. It's just a common database, originally designed for important settings and links. There are good and bad things about that. Adding entries to the registry doesn't slow it down. Newer versions of Windows do a good job of occasionally optimizing the registry.

I get tired of the XP silliness. Do you really think that Microsoft spends billions of dollars on 32,000 or 42,000 or however many programmers they have now, generating tens or hundreds of millions of lines of code on new OSes, and nothing has been improved since XP? Yes, Vista is much better than XP. It's more bloated, but so is Windows 7, which most computer people consider to be Vista 2.0; it's more Vista than not.

The portability vs. installation as regards the registry is a minor issue. Installation involves far more than the registry. Originally, one of the things that Windows did was to try to reduce code bloat by having common routines in the form of Dynamic Link Libraries. The other advantage was that components could be upgraded without requiring new versions of applications. The downside is that Microsoft never managed installations or DLL compatibility. In recent versions of Windows, they've added side-by-side installations. The Microsoft Installer, which has always been free, handles issues related to components. The registry entries which it generates for tracking components are a good thing, not a bad thing. Third-party installers have always resulted in far more damage to Windows.

.NET is far more portable than portable applications, not less. .NET isn't a Basic (originally BASIC) replacement at all. Microsoft still sells Basic, it's called, oh, gee, let me think, this is so hard, oh, that's right, Visual Basic. .NET is an advancement over DLLs. Microsoft wanted not just common code libraries among different programming languages, but code that would run on other platforms besides Windows and other hardware besides Intel. .NET involves a lot of stuff, including compiling to a common intermediate language rather than machine language. It's not interpreted, it's generally compiled just-in-time, although it can be pre-compiled at application installation time on target platforms. This is what, decade-old news?

Since Microsoft never controlled installations, things have gotten out of hand, as like any other profession, the majority of programmers are incompetent (the Peter Principle). So even Microsoft has been trying to make applications more portable again (as in more self-contained). High-reliability languages, like Eiffel, have always strongly preferred to do things statically at compile time so that you don't have to deal with external code changes affecting a deployed application. Compare it to the C-based language approach which Microsoft uses. Sure, the tools aren't as advanced because people are sheep and only use Microsoft products. Again, Microsoft employs 32,000 or 42,000 or whatever it's up to programmers (based on outside estimates). If you go to the EiffelSoftware Open Source main webpage which my handle links to, you can see the statics at the bottom-left. It has 5.5 million lines of code so far. Does EiffelSoftware use thousands of programmers? No. Do they use hundreds? No. They have eleven developers. Eleven. Developing and maintaining 5.5 million lines of code and growing. Does Eiffel have bugs? Sure, but not many. Look at the change logs. Do they have the typical thousands of bugs? No. Typically around a dozen per month for 5.5 million lines of code which is under continual development.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

#11 - Why would you even go there? You are wrong - I used this today and got great images for backgrounds, etc. NONE of it was porn.

On a different note, this program is great. The speed is wonderful. I am really happy to see it working.

#47 - I think you "hit the nail on the head", so to speak. I agree 100%.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

@#34 If a person is THAT into freeware then a mention about it here is not needed as they have PROBABLY already checked it out themselves. A simple freeware search on ANY of those sites with the name or small description of a program offered here will, in all likelihood, provide some decent results.

Some of the FIRST posts to a number of programs offered are immediately about how the freeware version is better, faster, whatever. These programs are offered for the benefit of both the developer AND the user. Personally, I think it's an insult to tout other software when the developers here don't have to offer anything.

Reply   |   Comment by Harry  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

#24 - Fran:

Hello, I need some Help, please:) I gave this Program a go, but I’m not familiar with Settings.. The File Types are set by Default to JPEG (which is generally fine) and Scan Depth set on “2″. On my first attempt to download single page of Nature Wallpapers – they all downloaded OK, but all have Properties 800×600 ONLY:(, I know for a fact that they are bigger! Any One knows how to obtain bigger sizes of the same Pictures? NeoDownloader 2.6 looks like a really cool Program, but I could use some Expertize right now to save me ages of fiddling, thanks in advance:)

Try setting the Scan Depth to a higher setting (Like 3 or 4) to scan to directories deeper in the tree that might contain the folders with photos of other resolutions. It's trial and error until you find the folder you want.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

How do you anything? Not able to get it to work for any of the sites I have tried. I put in the URL's and the other info, but nothing gets dl'ed. I have read the help files they don't tell me much and there is no forum to check out the issues some may have.

Reply   |   Comment by DSMC5  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I'm just wondering. What differences does this have over JDownloader?

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I've been using SamsonSoft's Webripper 1.33 (free from calluna-software.com). It works acceptably. But, today's offering is an alternative that I had considered buying before finding Webripper for free and being somewhat satisfied with results. I'm delighted to try out what looks like a much fuller-featured downloader. I'll probably end up using both. Sorry, I don't have time to thoroughly test and compare today. The Installation worked great. My XP Lenvo laptop is portable enough for this one.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I think that this kind of software which will search for many webpage for downloading many things has the risk to increase of being infected by virus/malware.
Therefor, for cautions, it's suggest to only use this kind of software to download things from the website which is more good or popular and which u trust.
Of course, an antivirus software/firewall can also decrease the risk of being infected too.
That's just my views. Sorry for my broken english.

Reply   |   Comment by castle  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

An answer as to "Why a portable version?" as asked by #13 "Why do people keep demanding a portable version? What do you do, walk around all day looking for other people’s computers to use? Did you ever stop to think the company might want you to license each copy? Do you want software publishers to give you a copy you can install on a hundred computers? Would you do that if you were making your living publishing software?"

Welcome to the 21st century #13, most thumb drives now have an embedded key. This embedded key makes it possible for a software package to be installed on a specific thumb drive and nowhere else. Software of this type is usually installed on a base computer and also to an optional thumb drive during installation, linking the two copies of the software at registration time. For me a portable version would be very handy and I could easily put up with the inability to install it anywhere else, be it another computer or thumb drive.

Anyway in a usual day I can use up to six different computers (I work in the IT world) and really, it's nice to be able to sit at any computer I desire, be it one I'm working on or one in a coffee shop, and be able to do as I wish. For those that are in the same predicament I am there is a wonderful Portable Application Platform that makes this portability possible while leaving no trace that you were ever there. The platform has over a hundred different software packages that are FREE, (the if you use and like the software please donate to the cause type) and it can be found at http://portableapps.com

For all those that might say that the portable apps software is pirated, just check the site thoroughly you'll find that most of the software is open source and the rest are from developers offering demos, or more limited versions of their software.

As to NeoDownloader 2.6, though limited to use on one computer, it does its job very well. It is very true that this type of software can cram a hard drive very quickly, (I have used an older version of this software that did exactly that), this version as many different settings that will limit what it will grab, a major plus in my book.

Just a small note here, WATCH WHAT YOU GRAB, and look for copyright notices, the pictures that this program can grab just might be copyrighted. So anyway be careful, push NeoDownloader 2.6 to its limits and you will find that it is an excellent piece of software, even though it is limited to just one machine.

Reply   |   Comment by Ray  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

P.S. to last posting: Don't jump all over me about the issues around DRM for commercial videos and the related major-studio artsy images that go with them. I am talking about respecting the work of individual artists. (Like the difference between Micro$oft and you and your sister developing software at home, it's not the conglomerates but individual artists/photographers/videographers we need to remember when downloading.) Some don't care and license their work under Creative Commons terms (free to use with credit to artist), but many do.

Reply   |   Comment by mindymac  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I suspect (hope, actually) that the files people tried to download and discovered nothing came were protected photos/artwork that individual photographers/artists created, posted and own - and earn a living from.

One thing people forget (or ignore) is that it's not only software and web developers who need to earn money from what they create. Most of us who do photography/illustration/etc. and post on the web do put some free-use pix or videos up - but we also may want to charge for others, whether through a gallery on our own sites or through an agency site that manages DRM licensing and payments.

Please honor individual image (including video) copyrights! It's still theft if you download an image that is copyrighted (visibly or in image data saved with the file) and you know it really has a fee to use it, even if you don't do anything but look at it yourself. Just because you have software that can grab supposedly protected images, it doesn't mean you should do it!

Reply   |   Comment by mindymac  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#40 The comments seem to consist of nearly random recommendations of related software - devoid of actual comparisons, and often unfitting of a comparison at all because the recommendation does a different task entirely.

This is not a program meant to grab streaming media, for example....

The listing of comparable freeware is helpful - but obviously these comment posts often contain alternatives and criticisms that are nothing at all like the offer.

It would be helpful if people who post "alternatives" could actually describe the differences - at least a couple details fitting of a review of this software.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

it is ok but doesnt download from forums.

If you want to see what i mean try (for example) to download the links from something like


it cant seem to get from sites like imagevue. If anyone can prove me wrong I would be glad to see it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

#28 and #34: I do appreciate the reviews mentioning other free software. It is handy for comparison when one is already familiar with the free software, and has occasionally pointed me to a free option that I didn't know about and I've ended up using both, each having features the other lacks. Good software should not fear the comparisons (and I have good GotD offerings), poor software (and some of that does show up here) might but doesn't merit only positive reviews where we say nothing negative and make no comparisons just to not offend the nice people who are giving us a limited or defective piece of software.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark Fordworth  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

This was an easy install on Vista. I am a web developer of sorts. I downloaded all of the images, that were in gallerys, from two of my websites flawlessly. For the purpose of downoading pix it works great.

Reply   |   Comment by Rich  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

NeoDownloader works, but I found I kept expecting more [probably just because I'm used to Orbit]. It works based on projects you set up & save, each project containing a range of urls -- you set how deeply you want to scan [i.e. if you want to follow inks to other sites], whether you want to include linked images, what image sizes, formats etc. Projects are stored by default in My Documents, but you can set the destination, have each project's downloads in its own sub-folder, set a cap on the number of downloads, &/or set it to stop when disk free space reaches a level you set. The advantage of NeoDownloader is shown by their included, optional projects like Wallpaperslot.com -- it'll follow links to wallpaper images & grab those rather than the smaller images shown on the page. Naturally if you want just the images shown, faster/easier to just save the page in your browser, & if you're looking for a particular subject, Google/Bing.

NeoDownloader is a small app at ~3.4 MB, 8 files in the program's folder [or 4 files at ~2.4 MB deleting extra stuff], with sample projects & templates stored under User App/Application Data, & 2 registry keys -- 1 for uninstall, & 1 for the app itself. SysInternals' Process Explorer shows it using Internet Explorer, Direct Show, Video for Windows, & Direct 3D -- the last, D3D could be the reason it shows a slight but still higher than usual CPU draw [up to 9%] just sitting there idle in the XP Mode VM where D3D is done in software... wouldn't expect it to be an issue with most PCs/laptops, but would be something I'd check for if running it on a netbook or similar. It looks like it should work with the Portable App Creator, & using UniExtract I don't see any hidden surprises in the setup file.

All in all NeoDownloader strikes me as a useful app, even if it seems a one trick pony sort of thing best suited to sites like their example wallpaperslot.com. It has the basic features you'd expect from a downloader, like max number of connections, shows a log/status window so you know what's going on whilst it's scanning a site, shows a preview of images found/downloaded etc. About the only catch I see is some folks may need to play with the advanced project options to figure out scan depth etc. -- once you create a project right-click -> Settings, &/or on the last page of the wizard creating a new project, check the box to open advanced settings when you close the wizard.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

Great software! Also try freeware WinHTTrack.

Reply   |   Comment by FigBoot  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I just love installations like these. No hassles. No jumping through hoops. Just click and go. Thanks. :)

Reply   |   Comment by The Cat Lady  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Thumbs up, very fast and accurate with advanced options. Floating drop zone is very helpfull.

Reply   |   Comment by Orn  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

#15... No one's asking you to take a downloader if you're on dial up. There are many days that I don't need the software GAOTD offers.. so if you can use it.. fine. If not.. we don't need to know why. Just skip it, that's all.

Besides, VERY few people are on dial up any more.. so most programs are catered to the masses.

Reply   |   Comment by Flash  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Remember, until MS invented the Registry, ALL applications were portable. If you wanted to uninstall an application, you just deleted its program folder and any shortcuts. No leftover crap in the Registry.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Cohen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

@#28: What is wrong with mentioning the free alternatives to a program? After all, reviewing a piece of software is never complete without a comparison to other alternatives, especially alternatives that are less expensive.

Also, consider that some people may miss this giveaway, but they can always read the comments on the giveaway and find freeware alternatives to what they came searching for.

And what happens when you buy a new computer and want to get back some of the functionality of the software you had installed on your old computer? Pay the full retail price to buy all those pieces of software for your new computer. Maybe you can afford it. I can not. The only piece of paid-for software on my computer is Windows itself. Everything else is freeware, and that is how I like it. So, I find the comments that mention freeware alternatives very welcome and one of the biggest draws of the GAOTD website.

Reply   |   Comment by Balaji  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+45)

It's great software, although it seems they are planning to hold on to the copyright for quite some time. When installing, you can read the following in the license window:

Copyright © 2001-20011 Neowise Software


Reply   |   Comment by netlaw  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Its natural for people to want a portable version, but those who suggest this as an improvement, and those supporting this in todays comments seem to be missing the point of this site. Its a forum for publishers to advertise their software. Not a free-for-all gift site, a give-it-away-completely site. The idea is allow you to download a single copy of a particular program, with a one-time only install. Then the publishers of the program hopes that you will like it sufficiently to show it to friends or tell others about it and where they can purchase it. If the program is made portable, then you would have the opportunity to give copies of it away to anyone who asks. How could the publisher benefit from that? All their hard work for nothing. No sales.

Reply   |   Comment by Dizzak  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I installed on Vista home and it installed fine. BUT It is not downloading ANYTHING?! I have empty folders with no files in them.

When I click finish, I can see files it is supposedly found and is downloading, but then says done and 0 files in folder.

Going to delete the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Milenda  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

#9: "... A must have for any web-developer and user that likes to download all the images from a website in one click!"

#10: "Hi, guys. Please, consider if it’s that urgent to give all these “thump down’s! in furure...."

Rufus [#10], Purely FWIW checking the site this AM to d/load the GOTD as usual I was struck by the pattern -- negative comments slammed, positive ones with thumbs up. Then there was comment #9 -- I would expect any web dev, pro or not, to be at the least dismayed by this sort of app... I mean there's nothing wrong with bulk downloaders IMHO, but to me the last thing a web dev would want is their hard work cannibalized with bits & pieces stolen by competitors to use on their sites to make money. Just saying... ;-)

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#11: "Why do people keep demanding a portable version?"

No offense, but I don't recall anyone demanding anything...

"What do you do, walk around all day looking for other people’s computers to use?"

Some people yeah, I guess you could put it that way... I'm very lucky & we have a few PCs -- all home built from components on sale [preferably refurb &/or clearance]. Broadband via cable downright hurts. My wife works with people every day who aren't as lucky, who have to borrow, use someone else's PC/laptop when they can, or they do like thousands & visit a library with public access PCs. Then there are of course schools & universities with student & sometimes public access, & in some places Internet Cafes are popular.

"Did you ever stop to think the company might want you to license each copy?..."

This touches on a couple of issues... One, for me anyway it's just a preference, the same way I prefer Coke but will certainly drink the Pepsi my wife prefers -- if whatever company doesn't want to provide a portable version that's certainly their choice, just as it's my choice whether I use their app or a competing product. There's not enough room to start a debate on the 2nd -- basically the issue & usually quite long, sometimes passionate discussions of DRM/piracy. Myself, I just want to try to be logical & only point out that portable fans aren't necessarily impractical & certainly not all evil. :-)

I can only speak for myself, but bypassing DRM is not the reason I often choose portable, for example: there's new versions of Audacity & the Chrome Beta out -- I can put the regular versions or the ones from portableapps.com on my hard drive... I chose the portable versions because going that route things aren't quite as messy, & all I need for an uninstall is the delete key. Another example is yesterday's GOTD, Paragon's Migrate OS to SSD SE -- one purpose of the app was/is to make a system partition smaller so it'll fit on a smaller drive... does it make sense to add anything to the partition you're trying to make smaller?

That said, I realize many users like &/or maybe need install/uninstall routines, may not mind files scattered about their hard drives, don't worry about impact on Windows registry & so on. I don't have a problem with that -- the world would be incredibly dull if we all thought & did the same things. Quoting 1 of my wife's favorite movies, Mars Attacks: "Can't we just all get along"?

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)

I’ve been using NeoDownloader.2.6.3 for almost two months. It works as intended. Remember to set it up to download from one webpage or to follow links to multiple sites, to download just pics, videos or zip, and exe files. Thanks giveaway of the day but I already have NeoDownloader.

Reply   |   Comment by Jimmy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

I have tried this and it seems to work fine for me. Easy and fast download and installation.

However, I fail to see why each time something is offered there are numerous posts touting the many free versions of something out there. O.K., so you like the FREE stuff. But why slam something that you probably aren't going to try anyway?

Let people that WANT something read the reviews about THAT program. Not yours for some free program out there.

Good or bad I download from here on a pretty regular basis and actually pay attention to HELPFUL comments. Not how much "free" stuff is out there. If I want to do that I would be searching the freeware sites.

Reply   |   Comment by Harry  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

NeoDownloader 2.6 --Easy to use even for beginners; its pretty hard I just started a new Project and added a link of you tube it it haven't downloaded anything ..!! its says 0 file downloaded !!

Reply   |   Comment by Naman  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

This is in regards to #13 Dwight Guy. I respectfully would like to comment on his statement. I know this type of software has it limitations as for usability. Meaning this software probably won't be used every day like a browser. Therefore, many people probably don't wish to install it into their system registry for this reason. If someone uses it on occasion then I can see a need for a portable version. Companies can by the way successfully license their portable versions as well, just look at Roboform2Go.

Even though I too use JDownloader, this type of software has other uses except for porn. I use this type of software for importing images that the software developers allow me to advertise their products.

I hope this helps someone out.

Reply   |   Comment by Lonnie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

It works to a point. Like so many other programs it has it's strengths and weaknesses. Ya, getting thumbnails is an issue but how would ti know unless you set up the options to not download anything too small. Learning to use the options is always the trick. I will keep this in my bag of tools.
Thanx GAOTD and Neodownloader

Reply   |   Comment by evereddie  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Hello, I need some Help, please:) I gave this Program a go, but I'm not familiar with Settings.. The File Types are set by Default to JPEG (which is generally fine) and Scan Depth set on "2". On my first attempt to download single page of Nature Wallpapers - they all downloaded OK, but all have Properties 800x600 ONLY:(, I know for a fact that they are bigger! Any One knows how to obtain bigger sizes of the same Pictures? NeoDownloader 2.6 looks like a really cool Program, but I could use some Expertize right now to save me ages of fiddling, thanks in advance:)

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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