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GetRight 6.3e in Windows XP
Original author(s)Michael Burford
Developer(s)Headlight Software
Initial releaseFebruary 1997; 24 years ago (1997-02)[1]
Stable release6.5 (January 24, 2011; 10 years ago (2011-01-24)) [±][2]
Operating systemWindows 9x, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Size4.9 MB
Available in10 languages
TypeDownload manager

GetRight was a shareware download manager developed by Michael Burford. Burford's company, Headlight Software, first published the program in 1997. At the time of its release, one of GetRight's defining features was its ability to resume an interrupted download.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Download manager[edit]

GetRight is able to pause and resume downloads, download from multiple servers to speed up download time (segmented file transfer), scheduling the starting and stopping of downloads and shutting off the computer or disconnecting the modem when the downloads have finished. It is also able to integrate with Microsoft's Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox with the FlashGot extension. It features support for the BitTorrent protocol, Metalink, and podcast support, along with built-in verification MD5 and SHA-1 checksums. In its time it was a well known download manager.[6]

Version 6 is available in two license modes: Standard and Pro. "Standard" is the continuation of previous versions, while "Pro" contains new features like: upload capability, using scripts for programming its tasks, a simple web server (called "Web Access"), ability to act as a proxy server or work in a Client/Server mode when using two or more computers in a network.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Michael Burford. "A History of GetRight and Michael Burford's Projects". Headlight Software. Archived from the original on 2009-12-28. Retrieved 17 November 2009.
  2. ^ "GetRight 6.3e+06". Headlight Software. 10 March 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Getright Deluxe 3 Review" PC Pro PCPro[dead link]
  4. ^ Getright PC Mag,2817,1094896,00.asp Archived 2018-09-18 at the Wayback Machine PC Mag
  5. ^ "Review: Getright". Practical PC UK. Archived from the original on 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2017-10-15.
  6. ^ a b "Software review Getright 4" CNET CNet
  7. ^ Getright Software Review Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine Norwegian review
  8. ^ "Getright Pro Review" Softpedia Archived 2012-12-11 at the Wayback Machine