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Download Master, Bulk File Downloader For Chrome

Download Master is a useful extension for the Google Chrome web browser that you can use to download multiple files at once from a website. You will notice a new icon in the address bar of the browser after installation of the extension.

When you are now on a page that you want to download files from, and files means images, programs, documents and any other form of data that is linked or displayed on that page, you simply click on the icon in the address bar to trigger the process.

Download Master then scans the page for all files, and displays all of them in a window in the master

This can be a large file listing depending on the page that you are on. To make things more comfortable, filters are added to the top that you can use to automatically select specific file types. If you are for instance on 4Chan, or a wallpaper gallery website, you may only want to download image file types, and can select those at the top to do so.

You can furthermore use the selection filter at the top to automatically check matching files in the listing. This works both for file names and extensions. If you want all jpg images to be selected automatically, you could enter .jpg into the filter to do just that. This again works for different kind of files.

All files are displayed with their full name by Download Master, but unfortunately no additional information like file size.

You can customize the selection manually with the mouse, before you click on the download button do download all files that you have selected to the local computer.

Google Chrome may display a notification if you try to download multiple files from a site. You need to permit the site to send multiple files your way before all but the first file are downloaded to the local system.

Download Master is a handy extension for Chrome users who occasionally need to download multiple files that are linked or displayed on a single website.

It works well for images but also other file types. Images are probably the core application for the extension as it can grab links to all images on a page giving you options to download them in bulk in one quick operation.

Windows users who need more versatility when it comes to downloading images, can take a look at the excellent Bulk Image Downloader. It is commercial but worth every penny.

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    1. DukeofYork said on April 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      It’s cool for Chrome users, but Firefox had this feature for years, DownThemAll is a Firefox equivalent and Chrome just can’t keep up with the vastly superior Firefox Addon API, e.g. Chrome addons are the chinese knock offs of Firefox Addons

      1. badrx said on December 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm

        hahah… is this true? My beloved Chrome a step down from Firefox? This can’t be so!!??

    2. zzllrr said on April 12, 2012 at 3:44 am

      try another cool & powerful extension for bulk downloading images –
      zzllrr Imager(Geek Version)

    3. Mike said on April 27, 2012 at 11:34 am

      1) Download Master uses your Download Preferences by default.
      If you don’t want a save window for each image OR would like
      to change the default location. It must be SET AND RESET otherwise
      you’ll get your changed settings as your DEFAULT settings. Better
      to be able to set the preference OR change it within the extension
      rather than using the browser default settings.

      2) Since it downloads IMAGES, sites that use HTML links for their images
      don’t / won’t work. It’s not smart enough (compared to ImageHostGrabber
      in Firefox) to actually go to and download the images from the page links
      instead of just downloading the page links.

      It may have it’s use for where neither of these presents an issue. That’s likely
      to be the exception rather than the rule.

    4. Anonymous said on May 11, 2014 at 2:25 pm
    5. Roushan said on February 2, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      not working for me..any other working solution… some chrome extension download only small pictures

      1. Martin Brinkmann said on February 2, 2016 at 3:33 pm

        Just tested the extension again and it works fine.

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