Note: This review addresses v1.1.1 of the
The DownThemAll addon for Firefox adds useful features for the
inveterate downloader. Once installed, you’ll get new options to
use it instead of the regular Firefox download manager when you
right-click a link or begin downloading a file.
The first option gives you the chance to change the filename
(with a renaming mask) or the referrer URL, and also compare the
download against a checksum (which is sometimes provided by
software makers for you to check the authenticity of a download).
The second option, to use dTa OneClick, begins downloading the file
immediately using default options.
You’ll also find a new option in the Firefox Tools menu to
download any or all of the elements on a given Web page. Select it,
and you can quickly set filters to select from the images,
archives, audio, video or software files on the page. Choose a
download location and click Start to nab all the files you
DownThemAll can speed things up by allowing for multiple
concurrent downloads. By default it downloads up to 4 files at the
same time; you can change that in the addon preferences. You can
also create custom filters, change when DownThemAll automatically
removes files from the download list, and where it adds itself to
Although they offer the file for free, the DownThemAll makers request donations
Note: This link takes you to the vendor’s site, where you
can automatically install the file into your Firefox browser.