JDownloader is a free software that allows you to que and download files from sites like Rapidshare and Megaupload. The software can also help you download files like music and videos as long as you can provide the URL of the file.
The software can also download CCF, RSDF and DLC container files which is used by many forums so that files don’t get deleted from Rapidshare. The program is written in Java and takes about 15 secs while starting up. Once it is loaded any links (URL) copied in the clipboard can be seen in JDownloader’s “LinkGrabber” tab. These files can then be downloaded by right clicking and choosing Continue.
The software can also download videos from youtube if the URL of the page is copied. To download from Rapidshare just copy the URL of the file and Jdownloader will show you the file. Click the Play/Start button at the top of the program to start the downloads. It will automatically wait for the required time, by pass the captha check of Rapidshare and download the file.
There are many addons available for JDownloader but my favourite is the AutoShutdown. Once the downloads and complete, it will shut down you computer. There is also an option to limit the speed of downloads. This is useful when you want to download as well as browse the internet.
This has officially become my download manager and I only wish that it would startup a little faster in later versions. There is a portable version of JDownloader that can be stored and used from USB drives without any installation.