Octopus is absolutely free now. Ad system is deprecated !!!
What is Octopus?
Octopus is a multi-threaded download manager, which resumes interrupted downloads and enables you to open simultaneous connections to download programs and files from the Internet. For example: You need a 10MB file. You could use five concurrent connections to the server. The 1st thread will begin to work from the 1st byte and continue till the 2,000,000 bytes were read. The 2nd one will read data from 2,000,001 to 4,000,000 bytes etc. The last (5th) will read from 8,000,001 to 10,000,000 bytes. Each thread saves the data in a separate file, which are re-assembled after all the threads have been successfully downloaded.
The multi-threaded feature in Octopus increases data transfer speed up to 10 times more than simple download and its resume download capability automatically re-starts a broken connection from where it was interrupted. Octopus includes a data integrity system, which compares the last bytes of downloaded file to the remote file and retrieves any missing part.
How do I download Octopus?
You can download the last version of Octopus (3.11) by clicking here.
|Downloading|| - from FTP servers;
- from Web servers;
- automatic and manual restart;
- PASV mode support;
- proxy support;
- request redirection support;
- every file through several threads concurrently;
- restart of every thread;
|Link addition methods||- over Clipboard ( including auto-check );
- manually, by typing the URL;
|Scheduling|| - downloading by turn;
- scheduling of attempts;
- post processing of received files;
|Reporting|| - log for each thread of downloaded file;
- true site speed testing;
- total time and time left;
- number of attempts for every thread;
- file size.
|System requirements|| - Windows 95/98/NT;
- Winsock v.1.1 or higher.
- CPU 486 or higher.
What is the cost of purchasing Octopus?
Octopus is ABSOLUTELY FREE now. If You use Octopus version 3.1 or early it is strongly recomended to uninstall it and use new version. It is ad free now.
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