Tools for downloading

Tools for downloading
Tools for downloading: Downloading a large program file can be frustrating if you keep losing your internet connection. There are some utilities called "download managers" that work with your browsers to detect disconnected lines and resume downloading. The utility may check the files being downloaded for viruses and provide a way to categorize and organize the files you download. Some of these utilities work with Netscape, some with Microsoft Internet Explorer, some with both. Some require a recent version of your favorite browser. They may be free or require a $20-$30 registration fee. But whether you are downloading Health-Minder or any other program, we suggest you install a download manager compatible with your browser to provide more reliable downloads. Here are some suggestions, although Health-Minder cannot guarantee performance of any of these on your computer.
Netants Free utility for Windows users.With the ability to split file into chunks and download simultaneously, it dramatically speeds up your download times. NetAnts offers numerous valuable options
NetscapeSmartDownload Free utility, works only with Netscape browser. Read more about it at Netscape''s site.
FileHound Shareware for Windows 95/98/NT. Use it instead of browsers to download www and ftp files. Download multiple files at once, integrate virus checking, resume broken transfers from where you left off.
GetRight (by Headlight Software) GetRight is different than traditional FTP clients--it is designed to easily add
onto your web browser to download files you find using the web. GetRight
provides many features to automate and control your downloads (including
supporting graceful error recovery, download resuming, scheduling them to start at a time, dialing your modem, hanging up the modem when the files are done, and much more.)
Go!Zilla Freeware/Shareware for Windows. Gather links to files that you want to download by simply dragging them from your favorite internet browser or with easy click and download integration. Manage and categorize your files. You can even add as many different locations for a single file as you can find or let Go!Zilla do the work by quickly searching FTP archives. Then when Go!Zilla retrieves the file for you, it checks all available locations and delivers the fastest possible connection. Now with download optimization, GoZilla will intelligently switch between mirror sites to meet your minimum transfer speed requirements. Go!Zilla will resume a failed download from both FTP and HTTP web sites.