Aaron's WebVacuum is a Windows program that downloads files from web sites.
The user selects the file types that he wants downloaded, and the program automatically saves them to the hard drive.
Excellent for downloading all the pictures from a page of thumbnails, or all of the mp3 files listed on a web page.
What is it used for? It saves hours of time by
downloading files for you. For example, if you wanted
all of the pictures of your favorite movie star from their
site, you just load up the WebVacuum, type in the web site
address, and click Go! All of the pictures will be
downloaded to your hard drive. The Webvacuum can
download all of the PowerPoint presentations from a business
site, it can grab all of the MP3s from a music site, or get
all of the pdf files from a technical site. The slow
way using your browser is to right-click on the file, then
Save As, and then repeat, hundreds of times. With the
WebVacuum, you just click 'Go!' and do something else while
the WebVacuum downloads files unattended. While it is
easy to use, it also is highly configurable and powerful,
allowing several or all levels of a site to be Vacuumed, and
allows for any type or combinations of files to be
The FREE version available for download is like the full
Registered version, except that there is a small,
five-second delay between files downloaded (after the first
30 files). The free version does not have a time limit
and NEVER expires. The purchase price for the
Registered version of Aaron's WebVacuum is about US$26 or
Incredibly easy-to-use interface.
Download any or all file types
from web sites.
Adjustable scanning depths means
that you can scan as deep as you want into a web site.
Highly optimized for speed.
Built-in Image Viewer shows
pictures as they download.
Multiple copies can run
simultaneously, downloading several sites at once.
Access to password protected
Bookmarks for frequently visited
Programmable... can be called
from the scheduler or other software.
Expert mode available for custom
(click on the pictures for a larger
WebVacuum in action. Type in the address, then
The images can be viewed in full
screen while they are downloading
Aaron's WebVacuum has won countless
awards. Click on the images to see them.
Jake Ludington's MediaBlab (2004):
Shareware Genie (2004):