New year, new storage, continued wish to collect just about everything I see online. With that in mind I've made a list of apps (and maybe a service or two) that I use or want to try that help me in downloading what I want and I was hoping for your help with more suggestions.
I use Windows and Android so all my listing will be those or cross-platform but feel free to give suggestions for other Operating Systems.
Also, I am specifically looking for ways that assist in downloading things, so Netflix (which is awesome) doesn't count, but a way to capture Netflix steams do. The same thing with Kodi, it is definitely a must have app, but by itself it only plays content, but a third-party addon may store something after it finishes streaming would certainly count.
I am posting this on a few *Chan boards and subreddits but since it should be appropriate where I post I hope it doesn't come off too spammy.
I hope none of these break Fight Club rules.
Bittorrent: qBittorrent or uTorrent 2.2.1 for PC and Flud or LibreTorrent for Android
Usenet: You have to pay for access (and also to use some of the better sites) but get this setup right and content comes to you automatically with little effort.
SABnzbd connected with Sonarr, Sickbeard or Sickrage for TV, Couchpotato for Movies, Headphones for music, LazyLibrarian for ebooks and Mylar for comic books. NZB Unity or NZB 360 help remotely manage some of the previously mentioned from Android.
Other P2P: Do people still use eDonkey, DC++, RetroShare or others?
IRC: I know some fansub and scanslations groups still release on IRC using DCC but does any app allow queueing or make it simpler or quicker?
File lockers: Mega is the only site I know that has specific apps. MegaSync works ok if you import things to a synced folder but it obeys the new 5gb per day limit. MegaDownloader allows a queue and ignores the daily limitation. Some apps on PC and Android allow mounting various file lockers as network drives, personal favorite is ES Explorer Pro for Android.
FTP: Don't use it much (or nearly at all) but I hear Filezilla is basically undisputed king, feel free to correct me.
YouTube: Literally craploads. I use the Chrome Extension for IDM for this and make your other video streaming sites. Followed by YouTube-dl + front-end YouTube-DL-GTK. Savefrom.net being the web service I have used the most.
*Chan boards: fourchan-dl, Hydrus, chanthreadwatch and Ychan are apps to monitor and or download threads from mostly 4chan but some others as well.
Pixiv: PixivUtil is a command line app to mass download by member ID, tag, list and more
*Booru sites: imgbrd-grabber (Grabber) covers 18 preset sites and allows custom entries and will download from one or all sites by tag and for most sites (NOT Paheal) will structure the saved files in tag based folders. Danbooru Downloader is also a multi-site download client. I just wish something would continually get new images as they were posted say via RSS feed instead of intermittently running an app.
Fan Fiction sites: Fanfictiondownloader, FicSave, Faster Fanfiction Downloader, or Story Master
Reddit: for images only - Reddit Image Downloader or use IFTTT to collect images posted on subreddits to your Google Drive or other site.
DeviantART: DeviantART Favorites Downloader or DeviantART Spider
Manga: HakuNeko, Free Manga Downloader, DomDomSoft Manga Downloader and SUPER SHOUT-OUT to Android app MangaWatcher X which automatically can download issues from dozens of sites and multiple languages, most sources are free including a few hentai, only a handful cost. $1.49 gets you no ads (minimal anyway) and $2.49 unlocks all sources.
Streaming Music: DeezLoader and a mod of Pandora allows downloading.
Others of note:
Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a paid multi-thread downloader that can intercept downloads from browsers and can make the download faster plus the previously mentioned video downloading extention.
Android Download Manager (ADM, Pro especially) see above but for Android.
JDownloader 2: Haven't used it but hear good things but it may still feature unwanted adware
Wget, cURL and httrack are apps I've put off trying forever, don't really know why.
Felistar: a Wget-like Web spider with a more modern UI
KissAnime and KissCartoon websites get a shout for having download links built in only requiring a free account to use
I'm under Comcast's 1TB a month limit plus other users so I still have to be choosey but more options and more ease in collecting is always welcome!
submitted by Loqutis
Ashura by George Akiyama
Help! I've been looking for a place to read this manga online to no avail. Domdomsoft and Zingbox have been no help either. I understand that at the time of it's making, it was so controversial that it was banned (just in Japan I think) which is probably why it's hard to get any scans....but it's been decades and it was even animated. Does anyone have any links?
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