Steadyflow is a GTK+ based download manager that aims for minimalism, ease of use, and a clean, malleable codebase. It should be easy to control, whether from the GUI, command line, or D-Bus. This direct download manager is very simple and lightweight and works very well.
A better browser integration, simple UI and better speeds make it an ideal for Ubuntu systems. Steadyflow is available for Ubuntu via the following PPA.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sikon/steadyflow
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install steadyflow
Chromeflow -There is a Chrome/Chromium extension available for Steadyflow known as Chromeflow and it can be downloaded from here ( 32 bit / 64 bit ). Just go to the link while using Chrome, download the file and click it to get it installed. This will make things even more simpler. A right click will do everything.
Steadyflow is better than its counterparts in the following ways –
- It has very simple sleek and easy to use interface and is really lightweight.
- The indicator menu is expanded and now includes download controls for individual files and for all files at once.
- Password authentication is now supported for FTP, SFTP, SMB and so on.
- It is possible to select multiple files to start, stop, or remove them all at once. In addition, a file’s context menu now includes a “copy URL” option.
- If Steadyflow is on the Unity dock, its icon’s context menu will include an “Add download” item.