How to Install uGet Download Manager on Ubuntu Linux

uGet is a popular open source download manager for Linux and other major platforms including mobile devices. It is a lightweight yet feature rich application that has always been ranked among the best download managers for Linux.

Install Latest Uget Ubuntu Linux

Here are the main features uget offers:

  • Queue Downloads
  • Pause/Resume
  • Clipboard Monitor
  • Multi-Connection
  • Multi-Mirror
  • Multi-Protocol
  • Batch Downloads
  • Global Defaults
  • Categorized Defaults
  • Speed Limits
  • YouTube download
  • Mega Download
  • Browser extensions
  • Support for multiple languages
  • Wayland support
  • Browser extensions

Install uGet in Ubuntu Linux

There are two ways to install uGet on your machine. You can install it from Ubuntu software center, or you can install it using PPA for the latest version.

Start Ubuntu Software and use the search option to look for uGet.

Once found, click on the install button and enter your password to start installing the download manager.

Install Uget
Install Uget

Once installed, open up your Unity Dashboard, and you will find the software there.


Install the latest version of Uget Using PPA

To install the latest stable version of uGet in Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04, Linux 19 and latest series and elementary OS, you can use this PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:plushuang-tw/uget-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install uget
Uget PPA
Want more features? install Aria2

Apart from installing uGet only, you can also consider installing uGet with the Aria2 plugin.

Aria2 is a lightweight multi-protocol and multi-source command-line download utility. It mainly comes as an additional installation option for uGet, and it adds extra features to the download client like Bittorrent, Meta links, and a few more.

Notable features of Aria2 Plugin:

  • Bittorrent including Magnet Links
  • Metalinks

To install uGet with Aria2, you can run these below command in the terminal:

sudo apt install uget aria2

Here’s how uGet will look after installation:

Uget Ui
Uget Ui

You can get uGet for other Linux distributions from the link below:

Remove Uget From Ubuntu

Just in case, if you wish to uninstall uGet from your computer. Then you can run this below command:

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove uget
Remove Uget
Remove Uget

If you used the PPA, you should delete the PPA as well:

sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:plushuang-tw/uget-stable

That’s all you need to do. I hope you find this tutorial helpful. Ciao :)

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Abhishek Prakash

Abhishek Prakash

Created It's FOSS 11 years ago to share my Linux adventures. Have a Master's degree in Engineering and years of IT industry experience. Huge fan of Agatha Christie detective mysteries 🕵️‍♂️

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