Aria2 Explorer

A Lightweight and Powerful Download Solution Based on Aria2

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Aria2 Explorer


Aria2 Explorer is a download tool based on Aria2, which could export URLs from browser to Aria2 to complete downloads and support for HTTP/HTTPS/FTP/SFTP/BT/Magnet protocols.

Meanwhile, imports AriaNG as a built-in management frontend.

Task management online:

📑How to use


  1. For Windows, please download Download Aria2 Manager. Other platform, please download Aria2 utility: Download Aria2
  2. For Windows, please run Aria2Manager.exe. Other platform, please run Aria2 in the Terminal with typing aria2c --enable-rpc.
  3. Install Aria2 Explorer from Web Store.
  4. Enable auto-capture on the extension options page and configure others as you need.

After completing these steps, the extension will take over the download process, leading you to a high-speed download experience.

⭐ Features

  1. Auto capture browser download tasks
    • Capture notification
    • Support magnet links
    • Toggle auto-capture by shortcut (Default: Alt+A)
    • Set all Aria2 options manually before download
    • Filter task by the domain, file extensions or file sizes

      Filter priority: domain > file-ext > file-size, allow-list > block-list

  2. Auto-select Aria2 RPC server by matching the preset download URL pattern

  3. Built-in Aria2 frontend: AriaNG enhanced version, multiple present styles: popup, new tab, new window, PWA

  4. Synchronize and store all settings on the cloud

  5. Support for zh-CN/zh-TW/en languages

  6. Monitor Aria2 download status via icon badge

  7. Support batch exporting webpage resources (Image·Audio·Video·Magnet) links from context menu

  8. Receive download requests from other extensions

  9. Support shortcuts in the options page (Save:Alt+S Reset:Alt+R Download:Alt+J Upload:Alt+U)

  10. Support downloading URL via browser

🧩 Integration

Allow other extensions to use this extension as middleware to download files with Aria2.

const downloadItem = {
    url: "", // multiple urls should be split by \n
    filename: "image_from_sample.jpg",
    referrer: "",
    options: { 
        split: "10", // aria2 RPC options here
        xxxxx: "oooo"

chrome.runtime.sendMessage(`Aria2-Explorer extension ID`, downloadItem)

💡 Tips & FAQs

📥 Installation

Aria2 Manager

Aria2 Manager Enhanced version has been delivered to Microsoft Store

⭐ Enhanced features

The enhanced version will always keep the Aria2 binary latest and update BT tracker list opportunistically. Also, there will be more features in the future.

📥 Installation

💡 Tips & FAQs

🔒 Privacy policy

Aria2 Explorer just captures download tasks and related website cookies from the user’s browser for the purpose of connecting to the user’s Aria2 server to download the network resources. Any connection and configuration information for Aria2 will be stored locally or can be optionally uploaded to the user’s logged-in cloud. This download solution does not collect any personal data or network activity from the user, nor will it share any such data with 3rd parties.

📜 License


Aria2 Explorer is licensed under BSD 3-Clause License.