Awake File is a framework that allows Android and Java Desktop developers to very easily implement file uploads and downloads through HTTP. Security has been taken into account from the design stage: server side configuration allows you to specify strong security rules in order to protect the files. It allows listing, creation, and deletion of remote directories, calling of remote Java methods, and displays nice progress indicators to your users.
Downloadermac is a Cocoa application for downloading items from the Internet. It frees up your browser for other tasks by reducing the load on your Web browser's process by creating a thread just for downloading items.(e.g. firefox-bin, safari). It is tested on both Panther (10.3.9) and Leopard (10.5).
Grab Downloading Flash Video is a Bash script designed to be called via a Linux GNOME Desktop custom shortcut key while a Flash video is playing in your Firefox or Chrome browser. The script attempts to find the file being downloaded, waits for the download to finish, and then copies it to a configured directory. Prior to Flash 10.2, it was easy to find the file yourself in the /tmp directory. But starting with version 10.2, this script is more useful because the file is deleted but internally still open. Note that this is not a universal solution. Some sites, such as YouTube, make it easy to find the URL of the Flash video file. In those cases you may have better success using a download utility such as 'youtube-dl'.
HeldenViewer makes it possible to search for, download, and view Youtube videos in a very easy to use fashion. An important feature is the concept of adding authors as favorites, in order to be notified at the next start of HeldenViewer if the author has uploaded a new video. You will no longer be interrupted by any commercials. Much like the Youtube platform, you can watch the videos while downloading and use your favorite videoplayer to do this. The only restriction is that the video player must be able to play .flv files, e.g. VideoLanClient.
JunkBox is a lightweight Web application that can track your files and record every single click. You can get the total number of hits and statistics on who downloaded your files, and how and when. It is completely transparent, so every link looks like an ordinary link to an ordinary file.
MirrorBrain is a framework to run a content delivery network using mirror servers. It solves a challenge that many popular open source projects face: a flood of download requests, often magnitudes more than a single site could practically handle. A central (and probably the most obvious) part is a "download redirector" that automatically redirects requests from Web browsers or download programs to a mirror server near them. Choosing a suitable mirror for a user's request is the key, and MirrorBrain uses geolocation and global routing data to make a sensible choice and achieve load-balancing for the mirrors at the same time. The algorithm is both sophisticated and easy to control and tune. In addition, MirrorBrain monitors mirrors, scans them for files, generates mirror lists, and more.
MuDownManager is a program for managing downloads from Megaupload and Rapidshare for premium members. It is lightweight and cross-platform. Downloads can be started in a batch by specifying a list of URLs. Links can be copied directly from your preferred Web browser and pasted into MuDownManager. MuDownManager lets you skip LinkBucks. It has a very simple and intuitive GUI. It is pluggable, allowing support for other download sites to be added in the future.
Rapid Photo Downloader is an application for professional and amateur photographers, designed for use on the Linux desktop. It can download photos and videos from multiple cameras, memory cards, and portable storage devices simultaneously. It provides many flexible, user-defined options for subfolder creation, photo and video renaming, and backup.