Steadyflow – Lightweight Download Manager for Ubuntu

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.

Njoy !



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A Technology Fanatic, Open-source lover, a future Entrepreneur, & an Innovative thinker, is presently working as a R&D Engineer in the Wind Turbine Industry.