uGet is a GTK+ download manager that runs on both Linux and Windows. The latest uGet 1.8.0, released today, brings support for Torrent and Metalink files (by using aria2), Ubuntu AppIndicator as well as GTK3 support.
Other features in uGet 1.8.0:
- speed limit control per download
- sort downloads by column in “All” category
- new timestamp columns
To get the new Torrent and Metalink features, enable the “aria2” plugin in the options (it’s disabled by default):
Unity launcher integration (not quicklists since the AppIndicator can do most of that stuff already, but download count and progress bar) would have been nice too but unfortunately that’s not available in uGet. But maybe that will come in a future release (by the way, there’s also an uGet development PPA
here if you like bleeding edge software).
Install uGet in Ubuntu
Please note that some features may not work under Ubuntu 10.04 because they require aria2 version 1.9 or newer which is available in Ubuntu starting with Maverick Meerkat (but you can search for a PPA with a newer aria2 version if you want).
To add the official uGet PPA and install uGet 1.8.0 in Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04, copy/paste the commands below in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:plushuang-tw/uget-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install uget
Download uGet for other Linux distributions (source) or Windows.
Note: for GTK3 support, compile it using “–with-gtk3“.