How to install FlareGet on Ubuntu 20.04 – A Download Manager for Linux

FlareGet is a full featured, multi-threaded download manager and accelerator. It’s an cross-platform application available for Microsoft Windows, Linux and macOS. The supported Linux Distributions include Ubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora, LinuxMint, OpenSuse, Arch Linux, Chakra Linux and many more…

This application provides you with a simple interface that encompasses various intuitive functions, making it easy even for inexperienced users to interact with its controls in an effortless manner.It uses a robust in-place dynamic file segmentation algorithm to speed up the download. The download is split into segments to increase the speed.

If needed, this application can integrate with your web browsers, so that it can monitor downloads directly from the web pages you visit. FlareGet integrates with all the browsers to replace their default download manager and start the download by itself. It supports almost all major browsers including firefox, google chrome, internet explorer, opera, chromium, safari etc.

All the downloads are grouped in different folders as per their categories. It uses an intelligent file management system to automatically categorize your files based on their extensions. FlareGet can resume unfinished downloads even on power failures or system crash.

Key Features of FlareGet

  • Cross-Platform application: Microsoft Windows, Linux and macOS
  • Multi-thread support.
  • Support for most Linux distributions and support for integration with most web browsers.
  • Support for auto-grabbing the URLs from the clipboard.
  • The GUI is available in 18 different languages.
  • Support up to 4 segments per file (in the free version, in the paid version it can go up to 32).
  • Support for HTTP, HTTPS, FTP protocols.
  • Support for auto-grabbing videos from Youtube.

Installing FlareGet using deb package

Installing FlareGet on Ubuntu is honestly straightforward. We’ll download and install the FlareGet .deb package from its official website.

Step #1

Visit the Official Website to download the latest .deb package.

The downloaded file name would be something like: flareget_5.0-1_amd64.deb.

Step #2

Now type the following command to install the downloaded package.

$ sudo dpkg -i flareget_5.0-1_amd64.deb

You can update the FlareGet package through your desktop standard Software Update tool or by running the following commands in your terminal.

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

That’s it, FlareGet has been installed on your Ubuntu System, and you can start using it.

Starting FlareGet

FlareGet can be launched from the command line by typing flareget or In the Activities search bar type “FlareGet” and click on the icon.

FlareGet User Interface:

How to Uninstall FlareGet from Ubuntu 20.04

For some reason, If you want to uninstall FlareGet, type the following command.

$ sudo apt remove flareget


I hope that now you have a good understanding of How to install FlareGet on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

If anyone does have any questions about what we covered in this guide then feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer those.

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