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   SimpleGET - A simple tool to do a simple URL download.



SimpleGET is a simple tool to do a simple URL download.  Just enter the URL of the desired file, select where to save it, and click GET.  If you are looking for a full featured download manager, then this is not the tool for you.

If an output folder is not selected, then the user's default Documents folder will be used.

If the entered URL contains a file name, then the downloaded file will be saved with that name.  If the URL does not include a file name, then the response received from the server will be saved in the default file name "response.html". 

Please note that SimpleGET does not try to look at or parse the response from the server, so if there is a problem, the downloaded file may contain something other than the expected file.  For example, suppose you want to download an image "xyz.jpg".  Then whatever comes from the server will be saved in the user's folder with the name "xyz.jpg".  If all went well, then the user will be able to open and view the image file "xyz.jpg".  But for example if the file is not accessible, the server may respond with a html error message, which would normally be displayed by a web browser, but which SimpleGET will simply save into the file called "xyz.jpg". 

Similarly, for a URL without a filename, the response is usually a html, so SimpleGET will automatically save it into "response.html".  But for certain types of URL query, the server response may be something else, for example a JSON file, which SimpleGET will still simply download and save into a file called "response.html".  It is left up to the user to check the contents of any downloaded file if it is not what they expected, maybe by viewing with something like notepad++, and if necessary change the file name or file extension so that it can be viewed or processed correctly.

Installation steps:

1. Download SimpleGET from this page (see button below).

3. Unzip the SimpleGET executable into a location of your choice.

Using SimpleGET:

1. Start the SimpleGET executable.

2. Enter the desired URL into the text box provided.

3. If desired, select a folder for the output.

4. Click 'GET', and SimpleGET will attempt to access the URL and save the result in the selected output folder. 

This is free software and is provided free of charge, 'as is' with no warranty.  No registration required.  There is no installer for this program, just unzip the executable and run it as described above. 

Download the program here.

  DOWNLOAD SimpleGET Version 1.0 (Windows 32 bit) (1.45MB) 

  SHA-1 checksum: c588aac8a8e25b27260a12434a8e89f2f81dfa09

Sample SimpleGET Screenshot

Sample Screenshot

Please note that the exact look and feel of the program will vary on each computer depending upon the individual user's operating system and theme settings.