Spotlight on GetRightToGo
|Software that can help||Good for||Cow Rating|
|Help your users to download and install your program.|
This Shareware Spotlight is for software and web developers who offer downloads and would like a tool to make the process of transferring data a smoother one for their users. With GetRightToGo, anyone who attempts to download a file from you will be able to easily resume the process if disconnects or problems occur, such as a modem being hung up, or the computer shuts down unexpectedly.
This is how it works; using their intuitive interface, you build the executable that will download a file or set of files. You can also build a partially customized file downloader that will allow files to be added later by a program or website you create. This executable can be branded using your own company name, web page and graphics. GetRightToGo will allow you to encrypt URLs so they cannot be easily read and you can include support for BitTorrent downloads as well. You can even embed your own web pages to appear in the customizable download window. These pages could offer promotionals, ads, tutorials or more information about your company or your product for your user to read while waiting for the download. Your users can pause, resume, even accelerate the downloads and once they have finished, the user simply runs the executable that will in turn download any files you built into it.
This small and easy-to-use program serves many purposes. If you offer many individual files, GetRightToGo can provide uniformity and branding for all of your downloads. You can use it to download a very large file or offer multiple files in one package. It can also be utilized to let users choose a number of downloads a la cart and download them all at once!
Stacy Reed is Tucows' resident software librarian and editor. She has been reviewing PC and mobile software as well as web services for over a decade. Helping developers improve and promote their products is only one of her areas of expertise. Stacy is also an advocate for Open Source, Creative Commons and freeware, taking special interest in educational resources, social media, cloud sharing, and mobile technology.