oGet is an extension for the Opera 9 web browser that integrates 27 different download managers into the browser. It works similar to Flashgot, the popular download manager extension for Firefox, by adding menu entries to the right click menu of the web browser. The following new features are added by the oGET extension: catch links, download link from menu, download selection or download all. Among the 27 download managers are Orbit Downloader, Free Dwonload Manager, GetRight or FreshDownload.
Installation is straightforward. All that needs to be done by the user is to download the zip file containing the extension. A readme with instructions and troubleshooting information will be unpacked next to the setup file. Installation does not take longer than a few seconds usually. An oGet popup will appear after launching Opera that displays all supported download managers. The user has to make his selection here to use the extension.
The instructions are worth a read as they contain information about downloading files from Rapidshare and other file hosts as well as downloading pictures and flash. It also contains information about uninstalling oGet again.
Update: oGet is now available as version 2.5.16 directly from the website of the developer. Note that the website is in Russian so use a translation service such as Google Translate if you do not speak that language.
The website lists that the program is only compatible with Opera versions 9 or lower. I have successfully tested it on the latest Opera Next version, which is Opera 12.12 at the time of writing. When you run the installer you are asked to pick the folder that Opera is installed it. The program automatically suggested the Opera Next folder on my system. Make sure you check the folder to select the right Opera installation.
On first start of the browser you will receive an Oget screen where you can select your preferred download manager. Once done, Opera will redirect downloads to that download manager.
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