I have build a Web Frontend for my own Server to share files with my co-workers. They can upload images and animation-videos there.

Now, if a co-worker has uploaded many files, it would be nice to download all of them all at once.

So I have a webpage with, lets say, 20 links. All of them are linking to files to another folder.

Is there a PlugIn or anything to click once which follows the links and downloads the files?

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I have found this software for my own use just now and then I remembered your question. That's what I have found, perhaps that can help you :


Folx is a free download manager for Mac OS X with a true Mac-style interface. It offers convenient downloads managing, flexible settings, etc. Folx has a unique system of sorting and keeping the downloaded content.

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Site Explorer allows exploration of the entire web or FTP sites, so you can easily find and download files you're interested in. To explore a HTTP, HTTPS or FTP site select the Site Explorer group item and choose the contextual menu function "Enter Site URL" to set a site URL. When you reach the file that you want to download double click on it or choose the contextual menu function "Add to queue" and it will appear in the queue for download. If you want to cancel the processing just push the "Pause" button on the Toolbar. Site Explorer analyzes HTML pages for all available links even looking in the JavaScript functions, so it will show a complete list of web page contents.

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And I've found the following, when I was searching about your question:

How can I download all MP3 files from a web site?

SiteSucker is a great (free) application! It will allow you to download folders from a site. So, just enter in your URL and click "Download"

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SiteSucker is a Macintosh application that automatically downloads Web sites from the Internet. It does this by asynchronously copying the site's Web pages, images, backgrounds, movies, and other files to your local hard drive, duplicating the site's directory structure. Just enter a URL (Uniform Resource Locator), press return, and SiteSucker can download an entire Web site.

  • Edit : folx added
    – StrawHara
    Oct 25, 2014 at 15:17
  • Folx works really nice! It has a paid version, but the free one has all the features the OP should need. I have just used to download a bunch of pdf files from a single page -- worked mac-perfectly!
    – iled
    Sep 7, 2016 at 21:24

Use the command line tool wget for this. If you don't have wget installed, install it using the instructions here.

To download all linked files from a url, run a command like

wget --recursive --no-clobber --no-parent www.example.com/page/

The --recursive option tells wget to follow links. The --no-clobber means only download each linked file once, and --no-parent prevents wget from following links that lead up to a parent directory--generally not what you want.

More information is available in the docs.

  • 1
    For anyone with the basic skills and tools to install a package with homebrew, this is the best answer. Incidentally, the install instructions linked in the answer are out of date. You can just do brew install wget and you are good to go.
    – moveson
    Mar 24, 2019 at 17:17

Here is another alternative, similar to that one of Foxl.

Update: August 2019

Both browser plugins have been discontinued and their functionally is now part of Download Shuttle Pro (paid version). The plugins can still be downloaded in the official support page. For newer versions of Safari, one might have to find ways to go around the imposed "unsafe extension" limitation.

Original answer below

Download Shuttle is a simple and lightweight download manager for macOS. It works as a stand-alone or as a browser extension. It comes with plugins for Safari and Chrome.

Download Shuttle is a blisteringly fast download accelerator and manager, and it’s free! All downloads made via Download Shuttle are multi-segmented, i.e., each file is split into many smaller parts that are simultaneously being downloaded. This ensures that the speeds you experience are a lot faster as your bandwidth is maximized.


It is free. I find it more easy to use than Foxl. When compared to Foxl's free version, it also has the advantage of not having ads or popups that ask you to buy the full version.

It is being updated (apps and extensions) as of 2017.

Tested on macOS 10.12.5 and Safari 10.1.1.

  • This does not appear to address the OP. It seems to work only one URL at a time, rather than what the OP requested, which was all URLs linked from the nominated page. Aug 19, 2019 at 16:57
  • @VictorEngel at the time I wrote this answer, it worked as per the OP (and you) described, as long as the browser extensions were also installed. I have updated the answer with regards to the extensions, which are no longer maintained.
    – iled
    Aug 20, 2019 at 22:51

Chrome/Firefox Browser answer. Chrome/Firefox can use the HTML5 download attribute.

As Far as I know Safari does not support it yet.

Since you are building the web pages. You can add the download attribute to the links and also give them a class name that will help you find them.

You then use a button that runs a javascript function that will simulate clicking the links which use download attribute to force the files to download instead of opening.


<!DOCTYPE html>



     function downloadURLS() {

         var links = document.getElementsByClassName("downloadLnk");
         for(var i=0; i<links.length; i++) {





<!--     add the download attribute, and add the class name downloadLnk -->
<!--The download attribute will work in Chrome, but as of yet not Safari-->
     <a class="downloadLnk" href="subdir/1.jpeg"  download > image link</a>

     <a class="downloadLnk" href="subdir/2.jpeg"  download > image link</a>

     <a class="downloadLnk" href="subdir/3.jpeg"  download > image link</a>

         <button onclick="downloadURLS()">download all</button>



Also not that the images are in a sub directory.

Working Example page

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