ubuntuJDownloader is a free, cross-platform, open-source download managemer. It allows users to start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwith limitations, auto-extract archives and much more. Moreover it supports the most popular file sharing websites such as Rapidshare and Megaupload and it comes with captcha recognition, multi-part downloads, tweak wait times, auto-reconnect, scheduler, automatic file extraction and more.

In Ubuntu you can install JDownloader via ppa. Just open a terminal and type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jdownloader

To integrate JDownloader with Unity, you can use a package called Unity-JDownloader which adds quicklists, a speed counter (Unity badge), progress bars as well as notifications for completed downloads.

To install Unity-JDownloader in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal or 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot open a terminal and type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:narfss/proyectobs
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-jdownloader

To get Unity-JDownloader to work, go to JDownloader settings > Plugins & Add-ons > Extensions > JD Remote Control

Then close JDownloader and from now on, start Unity-JDownloader from Dash instead of JDownloader.

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Does anyone know why JDownloader isn't in the official Ubuntu repositories?
Tod , December 29, 2011

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