How to install KGet download manager in Ubuntu?

KGet is a free and open-source download manager which is developed by KDE. It has an easy-to-use user interface that keeps all the downloads in one dialog. It offers features like pause/resume of downloading, queuing, and scheduling for download in the future.

The dialog displays the information about the status of downloading file i.e. its progress, size, speed, and remaining time.

In this article, I will discuss how to install the KGet download manager in Ubuntu Linux.

Features of KGet

The key features of KGet are –

  • Free and opensource
  • Supports downloading from FTP and HTTP(s) sources
  • Ability to pause/resume or restart a download
  • Metalink support which contains multiple URLs for download
  • Easy integration with Konqueror web browser
  • Embedding into the system tray

How to install KGet in Ubuntu

There are multiple ways using which you can install the KGet download manager on your Ubuntu system. Now use one of the given methods to install KGet on your Ubuntu system.

Installing KGet from Ubuntu’s default repository

KGet is available in the default repository of Ubuntu so you can install directly it by using the apt command or Ubuntu Software.

Before installing a package on your system make sure the apt package index is updated –

sudo apt update

Next, run the given command to install KGet on your Ubuntu system –

sudo apt install kget

Press y and then enter if it asks for your confirmation.

Installing KGet using Flatpak

Flatpak is another way of building, distributing, and running sandboxed desktop applications on a Linux system.

By default, Flatpak is not installed on Ubuntu Linux so first, you need to install and configure Flatpak on your system.

To install Flatpak open your terminal and execute the given command –

sudo apt install flatpak -y

Next, add the Flathub repository by using the given command –

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Now use the given command to install the KGet Flatpak package –

flatpak install flathub org.kde.kget

Finally, run the application by using –

flatpak run org.kde.kget

Open the KGet download manager on Ubuntu

After the installation, you can launch the KGet download manager from Ubuntu’s activities dashboard.

Search KGet and click on its icon when it appears as you can see in the image below.


The following image shows the KGet user interface.

kget user interface



So here you have seen how to install and use the KGet download manager on Ubuntu. Now if you have a query or feedback then write us in the comments below.

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