Welcome to DownThemAll!
Have a look at the videos showing how to use DownThemAll! and learn more about privacy and your rights
For more information visit our features page.
Your first download
Downloading a file in dTa is fairly easy but also very powerful. If prompted to open or save a file you may use the DownThemAll! item. This will show a dialog where you may choose which folder to save the file along with some more advanced options.
Using the selection window
The context menu of a website offers a new DownThemAll! item. Using this item will show the DownThemAll! selection window, which you can use to easily select one or more links from a page.
In the selection window you have multiple ways to select which files to download:
- You may check the links you want to download by hand
- You may use the build-in or own Filters, e.g. to download all linked images
- Additionally you may type in your own filter in the Fast filtering box, for example
*.pdf,*.docor even a regular expression
The selection window contains two tabs, for two different types of downloads:
- The Links tab containing all downloadable links found on the page
- And the Pictures and Media tab containing all pictures and other media as shown on the page
Full-size images are often only linked from gallery pages, hence you'll find them in the Links tab
Once you selected the files to download hit either Start! or Add paused.
Once you made your initial download another item will be available: DownThemAll! OneClick. You may use this to download directly using the previous settings skipping the download adding and/or selection dialog.
Hence OneClick enables you to rapidly queue a lot of links.
Please note: After using the Clear Recent History feature in Firefox the OneClick feature won't be available until you start a regular DownThemAll! download again.
A lot of users want to download batches of sequentially numbered files. DownThemAll! lets you specify batches quite easily as the video shows.
The basic syntax is:
[start:end:step] where both
end may either be a number or a simple character.
step defines the step width and is simply 1 if omitted.
For example if you'd like to download pictures from 001 to 100 you may change the URL to:
DownThemAll! offers some toolbar buttons that give you a convenient way to access DownThemAll! features.
Adding and using toolbar buttons
DownThemAll! features four toolbar buttons to make it easier to find and queue downloads
- DownThemAll! button
Opens the DownThemAll! Selection window for the current tab.
- OneClick! button
Downloads all items from the current page according to the last used preferences and filters.
- DownThemAll! Manager button
Opens the Manager window.
- DownThemAll! Selector button
Adds items by left-clicking on them.
The toolbar buttons can be added via
View → Toolbars → Customize.
You can drag'n'drop every link or image onto the DownThemAll! or OneClick! button to download it.
The Manager window also can be used to drop items to download on.
You may order your download list with drag'n'drop as well. Just drag an item and drop it at the desired position.
Using the DownThemAll! Selector
When using DownThemAll! Selector you may queue many downloads by simply clicking on the links or images.
To enable the Selector click the toolbar button, and to disable it once you're done click the button again.
DownThemAll protects your privacy.
You can have DownThemAll! remove all complete, canceled, and unfinished downloads from the download list when closed by changing the settings in the Preferences → Privacy panel.
DownThemAll! supports the Firefox Private Browsing Mode: When in Private Browsing Mode, DownThemAll! will not store any information about downloaded files, download folders or used renaming masks. Please note that other data - such as newly created filters, or, of course, the actual downloads - is still written to your harddisk.
You can enable diagnostic messages, which will be logged to both the error console and written to the dta_log.txt file, by the Preferences → Privacy panel. Diagnostic messages will likely contain sensitive information like URLs, file paths, filenames you're downloading, or even cookie information. This option is DISABLED by default to protect your privacy. If you submit a diagnostic message, you may wish to censor this sensitive information. No diagnostic log will ever get published in an automated fashion.
This notice is always available from this page (about:downthemall) and is additionally linked in the Preferences window
Usage and redistribution
The authors license DownThemAll! in such a way to you that you may freely:
- Use DownThemAll!
- Modify DownThemAll!
See the licenses for more information.
Copyright and License
Copyright © 2004-2007 Federico Parodi and Stefano Verna
Copyright © 2007-2010 Nils Maier, Federico Parodi and Stefano Verna
DownThemAll! is licensed under GPL 2.0. See the GPL file. This applies to all source code files.
Individual files may have different licenses. See the corresponding repository files available from http://code.downthemall.net/repos/. Many files are tri-licensed under a MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1 license; See the MPL, GPL, LGPL files respectively.
Most important sections from the GPL 2.0, the no warranty and damages disclaimer, follow:
11. BECAUSE THE PROGRAM IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
12. IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE PROGRAM AS PERMITTED ABOVE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE PROGRAM TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER PROGRAMS), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Artwork, icons and buttons
are based on the works of Mike Matas, Jakub Steiner, Mark James and the Tango project
- © Michael Matas,
- © Jakub Steiner, © Novell, Inc.
- © Mark James (famfamfam silk icons)
- Tango Project - public domain
The original artwork is: Copyright © 2004-2011 by Stefano Verna, Federico Parodi and Nils Maier
The original artwork is licensed under:
The DownThemAll! logo is: Copyright © 2004-2011 by Stefano Verna.
The DownThemAll! name and logo cannot be used without permission in any derivative work, with exception of credits and license-related notices.
English translation by The dTa Team