Xtreme Download Manager is a advanced and powerful tool to increase download speed up to 500%, resume broken/dead downloads, capture FLV videos from any site, and schedule downloads. It uses a sophisticated dynamic segmentation algorithm, data compression, and connection reuse to speed up the download process. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols, firewalls, proxy servers, file redirects, cookies, authorization, etc. It seamlessly integrates with Firefox on any operating system. It also integrates with any other browser to handle downloads automatically using advanced browser integration. It is entirely written in Java, so it runs on any operating system without even being installed.
getxbook is a collection of tools to download books from websites. There are tools to download from Google Books' "book preview", Amazon's "look inside the book", and Barnes and Noble's "book viewer". There is an optional GUI written in Tcl/Tk, and some shell scripts using OCR to create plain text or searchable PDFs and DjVu files from the downloaded books.
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.