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

uGet is a popular lightweight yet powerful Open Source download manager for GNU/Linux developed with GTK+, which also comes packaged as a portable Windows app. It’s an cross platform application available for Microsoft Windows, Linux, Android and BSD.

Basic features include a download queue, a clipboard monitor and the ability to process downloads in a batch form. Batch Downloads allows the user to add an unlimited amount of files in a batch to the queue for automatic downloading.

You can download files in many segments to increase download speeds and it supports up to 16 simultaneous connections per download. Monitor various file types and any time you add them to your clipboard, uGet will prompt you to ask if you’d like to download those files.

uGet offers Browser Integration via an extension which supports: Firefox, Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera, and Vivaldi. With the help of this application you can download videos from YouTube using the YouTube API.

Key Features of uGet

  • Open-Source
  • Cross-Platform application: Available for Windows, Linux, Android and BSD
  • Queue/Pause/Resume Downloads
  • Clipboard Monitor
  • Multi-Connection/Multi-Mirror/Multi-Protocol
  • Global Defaults
  • Speed Limits
  • Mega Download
  • Browser extensions: Firefox, Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera, and Vivaldi
  • Wayland support
  • Categorized Defaults
  • YouTube download
  • Support for multiple languages
  • Batch Downloads

Installing uGet from Ubuntu apt repository

uGet is included in Ubuntu 20.04. Follow the step by step guide to install the application.

Step #1

Type the following command to update the apt sources.

$ sudo apt update

Step #2

Now execute this command to install the uGet package.

$ sudo apt install uget

With the help of && you can write both the commands in a single line. Something like this:

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install uget

At this step, you have successfully installed uGet on Ubuntu 20.04 system.

If you are not comfortable with the command line, open Ubuntu Software, search for “uGet” and install the application.

Starting uGet

uGet can be launched from the command line by typing uget-gtk or In the Activities search bar type “uGet” and click on the icon.

uGet User Interface:

How to Uninstall uGet from Ubuntu 20.04

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

$ sudo apt remove uget


I hope that now you have a good understanding of How to install uGet 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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