uGet is an open-source, lightweight, and full-featured download manager for Linux, Windows, and Android. In Linux, uGet can be replacement for the both famous download manager, Internet Download Manager (IDM) and BitTorrent.
This tutorial contains two sections, one is to install the uGet download manager in Linux and second is to setup uGet for downloading torrents.
Install uGet in Ubuntu
uGet download manager is already in Ubuntu repository. So just install it with command,
suod apt-get update
sudo apt-get install uget
After this uGet is installed in your PC. To integrate uGet with browsers like IDM you have to install uget-integrator and extension for your browser.
To install uget-integrator first add uGet repository then install the integrator.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:uget-team/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install uget-integrator
Now download uGet Integration add-on for your browser.
- Google Chrome, Chromium and Vivaldi: Chrome Extension
- Opera: Opera Addon
- Mozilla Firefox 56+: Firefox Addon
To download torrents from uGet
As I said earlier it is also a torrent client from which you can download torrent files so you don’t need another torrent app.
To be able to download torrent from uGet you have to install a plugin called aria2.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install aria2
Now open uGet and go Edit –> Settings –> Plug-in tab, from the drop-down select “curl+aria2“.
Now if you open .torrent files with uGet you will get a download screen from which you can download torrents. If you get irrelevant name for your torrent download then don’t worry, it doesn’t affects the download file.
To integrate magnet link with uGet you have to set uGet as default app for magnet links. To do this run this command,
gio mime x-scheme-handler/magnet uget-gtk.desktop
To check which app is associated with magnet link,
gio mime x-scheme-handler/magnet
That was the tutorial for the awesome download manager, uGet. If you get any problem regarding this tutorial or there is a better downloader then don’t forget to comment below.