Platform: Windows XP
Number of downloads: 1360
Net Vampire is an old kid on the block, but still holds its own against the newer competition.
It doesn't have the modern styling of some, and isn't as multifunctional as others, but it does contains all the essential components in a slim package.
Multiple downloads can be performed simultaneously, and a resume function ensures you can continue a download should your internet connection be lost.
Browser integration isn't seamless - you have to hold down the 'Alt' key when clicking on a link for it to be handled by Net Vampire. You can also enter URLs manually or, more conveniently, click on a link and drag it to the Drop Basket of Net Vampire.
The Drop Basket is a small icon that floats in front of all open browser windows. Use this to discover a download's progress, via both a numerical and visual display.
Files can be automatically saved to different folders based on their extension, which is easy to set up.