4Chan Thread Downloader
Hate it or love it. The 4Chan message board is without doubt one of the most controversial sites on the Internet. Not only because of the contents posted on the site, but also the infamous site raids planned and executed there.
The 30-or-so boards cater to a specific audience, and is largely concentrating on Japanese culture, adult contents, creative categories and interests. The 558 million posts speak for themselves.
Many threads offer a wealth of images that are posted by 4Chan users, and while it is perfectly possible to download them one-by-one in the web browser, it usually makes more sense to automate the process as much as possible.
The free software 4Chan Thread downloader is an application for the Microsoft Windows operating system. It can be used to add threads from 4Chan, which are then automatically downloaded to the local computer system.
New download jobs can be started from the Add 4Chan thread button in the application interface. The program automatically fills out the 4Chan url with the clipboard contents to simplify the process. Downloads begin automatically once the url has been added and a download directory selected.
Download jobs are displayed in a queue on the left side, while preview images of the downloaded images are shown on the right.
One interesting aspect of the program is that it will continue to check the threads for new images after the initial download, for as long as the threads remain in the download queue, and the program is running.
That's a good option to never miss a single picture posted to favorite threads.
The 4Chan Thread Downloader is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Windows. It requires not installation and can be run from the directory it was saved to. The portable program can be downloaded from the developer website.
Update: The program homepage is no longer available. We have removed the link to it as a consequence and suggest you use the 4Chan Downloader application instead which is actively maintained.Advertisement