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Old 09-12-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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Hi
I'm looking for a specific kind of software.. I'm sure it exists, will describe below.

I have an internet plan which gives me x amount of gig on peak times and x amount of gig in off peak times. I want to use the off peak times to download large files.

Is there some kind of software like a download manager which I can do this with. For example, something of which I can just enter the URL of multiple sights for which I can download from at set times. For example, I need something like this.
Enter URL's..
1 - URL A
2 - URL B
3 - URL C

Set time for downloads to commence:
Time 0300 ( for example).

Then the downloads will commence at that time.

Is there such software (preferably free) which will let me do this?

Thanks
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Which OS you running?

Windows OS's have a task scheduler, so you could make a shortcut on the desktop to the download page, and ask windows to run it at a certain time, but you would still need to confirm it.
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Hi

Thanks for coming back. The task scheduler will need to be able to handle multiple downloads via various url's. Not sure if it's capable of this.

I'm running windows XP SP3.

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Old 09-13-2012, 10:37 AM   #4
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Internet Download Manager Features: reliability, high speed, and 24h support

IDM. This will be your best bet.
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Thanks for that. IDM looks like the thing I'm after. Any other suggestions are welcome.

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