Downloading files from the web normally requires a whole library of tools: a web browser, a download manager for regular files, a separate program to capture streaming media, another that works with hosting sites like RapidShare, and the list goes on.

The alternative? Install DownloadStudio, which does all this - and considerably more.

So, of course, you get a conventional download manager, that opens multiple connections to a file, ensuring you get it as quickly as possible. The program can also capture streaming video and audio, and grab FLV clips from YouTube, Google Video, MySpace and all the major video sharing sites. And it works with IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and other major browsers.

A file range downloader will come in particularly useful if you're looking to grab files in a numbered range: greatpic001.jpg to greatpic999.jpg, for instance. No need to wear out your finger right-clicking and downloading each image manually, just point DownloadStudio at the first image, give it the numeric range and the program will download everything else automatically.

You're also able to download complete websites for browsing later, when you're offline. An integrated RSS reader lets you subscribe to and download feeds, blogs and podcasts. And a thumbnail browser makes it easy to navigate everything you've just downloaded, and locate the precise files you need.


DownloadStudio has so many functions that at first it can feel complicated, but it's worth persevering - this really is a very comprehensive and powerful download manager