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Type of Program: Download Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/NT
Company Name: Sausage Software
Version: 1.07
Price: $25 (free with download of HotDog Pro 4)
Installed size: 1.6 M


If the URL you need to download from is busy, just lock Jackhammer onto it and go back to something better than waiting around. Jackhammer will go after up to five simultaneous downloads, and you can set the priority level on each one. Jackhammer will work in the background, to keep trying the site(s) you select -- when it gets through, you can open new browser window or just automatically download. And if you have a big file whose download gets interrupted, Jackhammer can pick up where the connection was lost. So, no more waiting for that certain site to free up, and no starting back at Square One if your line burps.

Jackhammer will accepts FTP and HTTP URLs -- either type them in or paste from the clipboard. This program's friendly user interface makes setup and use very easy. There are not a lot of frills here, but this is the kind of downloader you'll want to pull up when the files you need are at a specific location & going elsewhere is NOT an option. Its action is very specific.

It's free to evaluate for 30 days, completely functional, with nag screen. If you've purchased HotDog Pro, you get Jackhammer for free.

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Reviewed by Bobbie Crowell\

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