aria2 VS axel

Compare aria2 vs axel and see what are their differences.

aria2

aria2 is a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility operated in command-line. It supports HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SFTP, BitTorrent and Metalink. (by aria2)

axel

Lightweight CLI download accelerator (by axel-download-accelerator)
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aria2 axel
66 4
26,741 2,198
0.9% 1.1%
6.5 6.6
5 days ago 11 days ago
C++ C
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU General Public License v3.0 only
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aria2

Posts with mentions or reviews of aria2. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-07.

axel

Posts with mentions or reviews of axel. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-05-28.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing aria2 and axel you can also consider the following projects:

yt-dlp - A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes

jdownloader-portable - 🌎 JDownloader in PortableApps.com format — https://github.com/EIGHTFINITE/jdownloader-portable | https://portableapps.com/node/53823 | http://jdownloader.org/

rclone - "rsync for cloud storage" - Google Drive, S3, Dropbox, Backblaze B2, One Drive, Swift, Hubic, Wasabi, Google Cloud Storage, Yandex Files

libcurl - A command line tool and library for transferring data with URL syntax, supporting DICT, FILE, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, GOPHERS, HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS, LDAP, LDAPS, MQTT, POP3, POP3S, RTMP, RTMPS, RTSP, SCP, SFTP, SMB, SMBS, SMTP, SMTPS, TELNET and TFTP. libcurl offers a myriad of powerful features

reverse-proxy-confs - These confs are pulled into our SWAG image: https://github.com/linuxserver/docker-swag

yt-dlp - Fork of youtube-dlc with additional features and fixes [Moved to: https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp]

rtorrent - rTorrent BitTorrent client

speedtest - Self-hosted Speedtest for HTML5 and more. Easy setup, examples, configurable, mobile friendly. Supports PHP, Node, Multiple servers, and more

jellyfin-webos - WebOS Client for Jellyfin

Transmission - Official Transmission BitTorrent client repository

ripme - Downloads albums in bulk

ytdl-gui - A simple-to-use, cross-platform graphical interface for youtube-dl.