Are you looking for a bulk image downloader for Linux? One that is easy to use and has a lot of features? Allow me to recommend WFDownloader App. WFDownloader App is an all-purpose bulk downloader that can batch download various media files such as images, wallpapers, videos, and so on from many supported sites. You copy the link for the image gallery/album, paste it in the application and it gets all the required images for you. It supports popular image hosts such as instagram.com, twitter.com, pinterest.com, reddit.com, deviantart.com, artstation.com, unsplash.com, and many others. Occasionally, you may encounter a website that is not directly supported by the application. In this case, you can use the manual link search to get what you want.
Features of WFDownloader App
- Can batch download a list of links from clipboard or files.
- Allows generation of sequential files and downloading them as a batch (fusker links).
- Proxy support.
- Allows downloading many files simultaneously (up to 20 at once).
- Save download progress and resume later.
- Can resume broken downloads and even refresh expired links before resuming them.
- Can batch download images and other media from supported sites.
- Can also batch download from unsupported sites using manual links search.
- Can batch download original images directly from search engines such as Google, Bing, or Yandex.
- Supports downloading media from supported social media sites such as Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Vk.com, and many others.
- Allows queueing multiple link searches at once via batch link search. Useful if you want to download multiple profiles at once from Twitter, etc.
- Supports backing-up entire profiles (with texts, date, links, etc) into a JSON file, from a few supported sites such as Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
- Allows batch update via just a click. That is, downloading only new contents that have been uploaded since the last time the batch downloaded files.
- Can download from password-protected sites by allowing either browser cookie import or logging in via its built-in browser.
- Can download from open directories.
- Has special support for downloading various media (i.e. images, videos, documents, etc.) from forum threads.
- Comes with a configurable crawler for advanced link search.
- A downloader for programmers. It can be programmed to download any kind of file whether images, videos, documents, etc., using concise code/syntax.
- Can be extended by anyone to supported new sites which can be shared with others.
- Allows queuing multiple jobs so that it can be executed one after the other (batch link search).
- Powerful filter system so that you can extract just the links you want e.g. by URL pattern, file size, etc.
- Allows exporting links found in case you want to use in other applications e.g. spreadsheet apps like MS Excel.
- Cross-platform. It also works on Windows and Mac giving you the same familiar experience.
- It's a free application.
Installation and Running
WFDownloader App requires no installation on Linux. To run the application, follow these steps below:
- Download the Linux version of WFDownloader App from the official download page.
- Right-click the archive file and extract it.
- Enter into the WFDownloaderApp folder created.
- Run the application by double-clicking the Start.sh file. If you see an extra dialog, click "Run".
Using the application
Once you have opened the application, you can start using any of its features by going to the menu option "Tasks".
If you want to bulk download from a supported site, after copying the link from your internet browser, just click the "Add" button otherwise, you can click its arrow beside it for a specialized "Add". Alternatively, you can just drag and drop the link from your web browser onto WFDownloader App. If you like, you can view fully illustrated tutorials on how to bulk download image galleries or download via manual search.
If you want to do a manual link search, you have various predefined options to choose from: hyperlinks, images, videos, forum thread, open directory, crawler mode, and programmable mode. Choose what is most appropriate to what you want to do.
You can edit the default settings of the application by going to Options > General Settings. Things you can edit include: autosave on exit, default download folder, remember last saved folder, cache expiry duration, skip pre-batch creation step, etc.
If you need to use a proxy with the application, go to Options > Proxy Settings.
WFDownloader App is a free bulk download tool that can help you bulk download images from many supported sites on Linux systems. Not just that, it also provides you with a means to download from unsupported sites. Have you used WFDownloader App before? What was your experience? The comment section is all yours!
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