JDownloader is an open source, platform independent download manager written completely in Java (Sun JSE 1.5 or higher required). With 1-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare or Megaupload increasingly assuming the role torrents once had for the sharing of large files and those in turn getting larger with the proliferation of broadband internet access and higher density storage mediums, users are forced to handle growing amounts of links to complete the download of their desired file.
JDownloader is a mature project for the user who favours a fire-and-forget approach when dealing with large amounts of links hosted on 1-Click-Hosters, regardless of whether one owns a paid account and simply wishes a list of links to be downloaded or wants to circumvent the forced waiting times and captcha prompts free users have to put up with. Therefore it includes a scheduler, support to automate reconnects of approx. 1,000 different routers and the optical captcha recognition is constantly being improved to deal with even the most advanced anti-bot-measures without user input.So far the JDownloader development team has written plugins for about 45 hosters and over 100 link encryption sites. Further plugins can be written easily should important hosters have been overlooked. Support for the most common files containers and an automatic extractor for rar archives makes the use of JDownloader even more comfortable.
Should problems arise, an english support forum and chat offers help 24/7.