Get JDownloader Quicklist For Ubuntu Unity Launcher


JDownloader is a famous cross-platform download accelerator, which can download content from many famous websites, including Rapidshare, Megaupload etc. It comes with many rich features like parallel streams, captcha recognition, automated file extraction, and more. Since using quicklists is always handy with the Ubuntu Unity Launcher, therefore, it might be a good idea to use a quicklist for JDownloader. Unity-JDownloader is a JDownloader extension that adds a quicklist to the Unity Launcher.

If you don’t have JDownloader installed, then you can install it from the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jd-team/jdownloader
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install jdownloader

Once done, install Unity-JDownloader package to add JDownloader Quicklist in Ubuntu Unity Launcher. This Unity Launcher quicklist can be acquired in both Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:narfss/proyectobs
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-jdownloader

After installation, you will require enabling the quicklist and activating the Remote Control Plugin for JDownloader. This extension can be enabled from Addons –> Addon Manager and enable JD Remote Control plugin.


Now, launch Unity-JDownloader from the Unity Dash to start using it. The quicklist provides options to Play/Pause downloads and displays the download progress.


If you do not wish to use the above PPA, you can download the Unity-JDownloader plugin from the link given below.

Download Unity-JDownloader

  • Dmachop

    Could you make your posts non-ubuntu centric, so that other distros could also look for?