Free, fast, clean. DownThemAll?

What is DownThemAll?

DownThemAll (or just dTa) is a powerful yet easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension that adds new advanced download capabilities to your browser.
DownThemAll lets you download all the links or images contained in a webpage and much more: you can refine your downloads by fully customizable criteria to get only what you really want.
DownThemAll is all you can desire from a download manager: it features an advanced accelerator that increases speed up to 400%, it allows you to pause and resume downloads at any time and, last but not least, it's fully integrated into your favorite browser!

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Latest stable version: 3.0.7


(Lack of) Progress December 21, 2017

Sorry again, but I got a bit overwhelmed with/distracted by other stuff so could work less on DownThemAll! Lite than I anticipated, and I also keep running into limitations/quirks/bugs/idiocrasies of the WebExtension APIs (and sometimes HTML5 stuff as implemented by Firefox).

So, even though I wanted to have something presentable by now, I failed my self-set deadline once more.

While my development version can make *some* simple downloads already, there is still problems with other more complicated types of downloads that need e.g. special handling of headers. And downloading large files is still far from what I expect/want performance-wise.

I’ll stop promising certain dates at this point. I will only promise that I’ll work as quick as possible.

For the curious: I started writing the first bits of code back in late August and worked on it since then (of course not full-time, as it doesn’t pay my bills). Now the “big” to-do items are mostly done, and what’s left is to get all the nitty-gritty details and edge cases right, or at least right enough that I won’t be ashamed about the product.

Delays… November 10, 2017

Initially I planned to have a release version of DownThemAll! Lite (aka the WebExtension) ready for launch of Firefox Quantum. Well, Quantum will be released in a few days from now, and DTA Lite is not nearly ready.

There were some bits that turned out to be more fiddly than I anticipated, then some freelancing work (what actually pays my rent) took longer than anticipated, and then some medical stuff (nothing to worry, but still preventing me from spending the time I originally planned for DTA) and other personal stuff… This all completely made me miss my timeline I planned.
Please bear in mind that essentially DTA Lite, even tho it’s only “lite”, will be more or a less a complete rewrite, even though it will reuse a lot of the concepts.

Therefore, looking at my calendar, DTA Lite will take another month at least. I hope I’ll get to a point where I can release a beta version for early adopters/testers in 2-3 weeks and then 1-2 weeks after that a stable full release.
In the mean time, there is still the full DownThemAll! which can be used with at least the pre-Quantium Firefox (such as the ESR)*.

I’d also really like to rant how stupid and limited most of the WebExtensions APIs are, but I feel I ranted too much already.

Bonus Screenshot
The manager tab, recently, with some demo downloads I used to test how stuff will look like. The design is still a work in progress.

* (technically, it still even works in Quantum Nightly, with some minor changes and a lot of “convincing”, because, again, mozilla’s reason to disable legacy extensions is not a technical need due to Quantum but entirely a political decision at this point)

Another day, another let down by mozilla

Patronage and progress


Re: DownThemAll and WebExtensions [… or why why I am done with mozilla]

DownThemAll! 3.0.7

DownThemAll! 3.0.6

DownThemAll! 3.0.5

DownThemAll! 3.0.3 released