New: WackGet Portable 1.2.4 (download manager) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on September 14, 2012 - 1:03pm

logoWackGet Portable 1.2.4 has been released. WackGet is a simple download manager with queue, clipboard paste, queue saving and proxy support. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


ScreenshotWackGet is a simple, lightweight download manager. It has a queue of files to download to the directory you select. The directory is made portable by the included Launcher. It has support for pasting URLs in from the clipboard as well as loading and saving download queues. Manual proxy support is also included.

WackGet's original developer, MillWeed, is no longer online. trog and Mammoth Media contributed to getting it working on Windows Vista, 7 and 8. updated the GUI for modern Windows and made it portable. Installer / Format

WackGet Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


WackGet Portable is available for immediate download from the WackGet Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Simeon's picture

..nice Smile
Thanks for the new app, John. Sounds like a bit of work.

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John T. Haller's picture

You're welcome Smile Most of the work was from trog and Mammoth. I just packaged it up and updated some minor bits. It's one we used to have as a Dev Test way back but didn't work in Vista and up, so now that it does, I figured I'd bring it back. It fits the minimalist download manager niche nicely.

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John T. Haller's picture

What would this add that isn't already in the released version?

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John T. Haller's picture

The packaged portable release already has them. I tested under Windows XP, Vista and 7 and they work as expected. Note that they are not in the Mammoth release, but they are in ours.

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I don't remember having it but anyway. Whatever, it's your decision, I simply offered a proper package without hacking the resources.