DDownloads - application downloader

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DDownloads - application downloader

#1 Post by I am Baas » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:34 am

[Moderator note: this thread was split from the Kana Reminder + Notifu Combo thread.]

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Midas wrote:
Marc wrote:btw It wouldn't be a bad idea if PF featured the database collection in a ready to download Ketarin setup
I'd like that, too (very much). :mrgreen:

Ketarin is splendid in the way it interacts with Filehippo.com and I have secretly wished more software repositories would go that way...
You may want to check DDownloads out.
http://www.morethanacleaner.de/download ... ddownloads
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#2 Post by Midas » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:21 am

I am Baas wrote:You may want to check DDownloads out:
http://www.morethanacleaner.de/download ... ddownloads
Thanks for the tip, Baas. Cool app! 8)

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Beginning niggles:

- App set not configurable(?);

- DDownloads is immature (2 months old?);

- That Metro look and a not very user friendly UI (see below*);

- Heavy (and somewhat confusing) site.

* For instance, "Show this window always after clicking on App" should be ticked on by default -- although it's shown on the main screenshot, not everyone will realize there are a load of program options on the entry context menu...

Also, the 'Signatures' file format should be extensively documented in a straightforward way.

Last (but not least), TPFC isn't listed anywhere... :(

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#3 Post by guinness » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:17 am

Seems quite a few applications are opting for using the "Windows 8 icon tile system".
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Re: DDownloads

#4 Post by Marc » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:04 am

Midas wrote: Last (but not least), TPFC isn't listed anywhere... :(
:D
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Mideas wrote:- App set not configurable(?);
Does support running commands or application after download? Important if you want to extract with 7-Zip UniExtractor. What I'd remark no dependencies, seem to have better portability. What I'm missing in the application updaters/downloaders features is to setup mirrors.

PD: If there's enough quorum, I would be more than interested in collaborate to bring PF Application Database to Ketarin.


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#5 Post by I am Baas » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:38 pm

You could add custom links.
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Re: DDownloads

#6 Post by I am Baas » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:17 pm

Midas wrote:Beginning niggles:
Also, the 'Signatures' file format should be extensively documented in a straightforward way.
Same as in this one :wink:

Tutorial will be published soon... stay tuned.
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#7 Post by Midas » Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:22 pm

DDownloads v3.0 released (changelog is at http://www.ddownloads.net/index.php/blo ... 0-released).

Best news is the initial metro look has now been discarded. :mrgreen:

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Re: DDownloads - application downloader

#8 Post by webfork » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:06 am

This program hasn't seen an update since Midas posted about it above, but I went ahead and split it off from the original thread.

The program does look really interesting and is a welcome addition to a series of application collections like Ninite (and others).

EDIT:

A few additional notes:

* The program requires a donation for commercial use and to turn off adware, though I didn't see any ads.
* It's a little light on details for it's database. Reminds me a bit of what Symenu's developer was trying to do with SPS.

A program synopsis and screenshot:
DDownloads offers you easy access to all types of Applications, from Antivirus programs to Browsers and Video tools or Codecs & Service Packs. It tries to download Setup files with a Single Click that don't install third party application such as Toolbars or other components.

Feature Overview
  • Provides Direct Download links for Essential Applications after Re-Installing Windows.
    We only Link to "Safe" and "Malware free" pages.
    We only Link to Pages which provides the most current Version of the App
    We only add the Best Apps of each Category, so you don't need to comb through the Web to find the best App for your needs. We have them all at a glance.
    Directly Downloads Apps in all its Variants (Setup, Portable, Slim, Toolbar-free)
    Provides next to Apps also Links to Codecs, Service Packs etc.
    Works with Signature files which are regulary updated. New apps are added every day.
    We only add to our Databases Free/Open Source Apps
    DDownloads is lightweight and uses a small memory footprint
    Supports all Windows Version (x86 bit & 64 bit)
We are still working and trying to expand the Databases. If you have suggestions dont be afraid to send us these :) by Mail or in our Forum Section - http://www.morethanacleaner.de/forum/ddownloads
Source: http://www.mirinsoft.com/index.php/comp ... Itemid=235

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