Download Star

Download Star

Download all items in a webpage that match a pattern

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What is Download Star?
"Download Star" is a Firefox Add-on designed to download all files in a webpage that match a specific filter. It integrates seamlessly with the native downloads manager and allows limiting the number of concurrent downloads. It is a replacement to DownThemAll filtering, but without its download manager. Designed with three scraping choices: linked images/media, embedded images/media, and plaintext links. Recent version includes new popup window.
Merlin
Stats
By: liebs
Rating: 4.02 (197)
Version: 2.0.5 (Last updated: 2020-01-21)
Creation date: 2017-06-23
Weekly download count: 78
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • activeTab
  • downloads
  • storage
Size: 1.53M
URLs: Website
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Merlin
Summary

A simple addon to replace DownThemAll filtering but without the download manager.

Specify a filter to download matching files. Files are added to the native download manager. The number of concurrent downloads can be limited in the addon options.

Choose which items are scraped using the 3 buttons on the bottom left: linked images and media, embedded images and media, and plaintext links.

New in 2.0.4! There is now an option in the add-on options to open in a popup window instead of the default browser action popup.

Requried Permissions:

  • Download files and read and modify...: This one should be obvious.
Optional Permissions:
  • Access your data for all websites: Required to scrape links and images from other tabs besides the active tab (i.e.: for the Scrape All Tabs button,) or from cross-origin iframes.
Note: The downloads API in web extensions is lacking in many features. Currently, you can only place downloads inside of Firefox's default downloads folder. Files served using Content-Disposition header to provide a filename cannot be handled properly. Skip existing files is based on remembering downloaded URLs, since there is no API to test for existence of a file.
User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Simple UI
  • Fast and efficient
  • Naming mask option
Cons
  • Difficulty in filtering by extension
  • Lack of documentation
  • Can be overcomplicated
Most mentioned
  • Simple UI
  • Naming mask option
  • Difficulty in filtering by extension
Recent reviews
Interesting addon, still works
by Roberto Taylor, 2024-05-06

by esi, 2024-03-27

by esi, 2024-03-27
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Safety
Risk impact

Download Star is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Download Star has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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