Retriever Download Manager is a program written in Java that can be used to download files from the Internet under Ubuntu and any OS with Java 1.4+ installed. Retriever gives users a lot of controlling options than your current we browser. It allows to pause, interrupt, resume, and schedule downloads via a simple and easy to use GUI.
Additionally, Retriever will detect your download links automatically once copied to your clipboard with the possibility to drag n drop download links to the download list. Here are some other features for Retriever:
To download and install Retriever Download Manager 2.1 under Ubuntu 11.10/11.04, open the terminal and run the following commands:
wget -O retriever.sh http://goo.gl/UiQTO
chmod +x retriever.sh && bash retriever.sh
Then follow setup instructions:
Start now Retriever Download Manager from the Unity Dash. You can download and install Retriever manually from here.