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 Downloads 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 program will attempt to obtain a filename from the HTTP response.
As a last resort a default file name "response.html" will be used.
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 may simply save into the file called "xyz.jpg".
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.
SimpleGET version 1.3, released February 2020, has been updated with minor improvements. The app now does a better
job at trying to guess the correct filename and extension from the HTTP response. The default output folder is now the Download
folder rather than the Documents folder. Rather than overwrite files of the same name, a new numbered version of the filename will
1. Download SimpleGET from this page (see button below).
3. Unzip the SimpleGET executable into a location of your choice.
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.
Windows 7 or later.
Download the program here.
SHA-1 checksum: 04233c71e0827c87444dbd6518839008e82ca0cd
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Sample SimpleGET 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.