uGet Core Team
uGet Project Founder
Contributions: Core Developer of uGet (All Versions: Linux, Windows and Android app), Author of the Chinese Simplified & Traditional Translations, Co-Author of English Translation.
uGet Project Manager
Contributions: Upstream Liaison, Designer (App, Website & Logo), Translation Management, Support Management, Social Media Management, Marketing, Co-Author of English Translation, Part-Author of Chrome Extension.
Contact Info: Website | Twitter | Google+ | Facebook
Contribution: Core Developer of the uGet Google Chrome Extension. The uGet extension was based on the SimpleGet extension which was also by Roque.
What is uGet?
uGet is a lightweight and full-featured Download Manager for for Linux, BSD, Android, and Windows.
multiple parallel streams for download acceleration, Download Queue, Pause & Resume downloads, Advanced Category Management, Browser Integration, Clipboard Monitoring, Batch Downloads, localized into 23 Languages, and many more features.
Supported Linux Distros:
Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Arch Linux, Gentoo, Slackware, Linux Mint, elementary OS, Mageia, Semplice, and SparkyLinux;
A Brief History of uGet
The uGet Project started back in January 2003 as UrlGet and throughout the years has had a few name variations until we settled on "uGet" in 2008.
uGet was originally a GTK+2 based application that worked on various GTK+2 based distributions but in 2011 was upgraded to GTK+3 in anticipation of the technology advancement in the Linux Desktop. uGet still works on distributions that use GTK+2 but users will need to also add the GTK+3 packages to their system.