Aria2 Explorer

A Lightweight and Powerful Download Solution Based on Aria2

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Aria2 Explorer [中文]

Aria2 Explorer is an extension that could export URLs to Aria2 to complete downloads and imports AriaNG as a built-in management frontend.

📑How to use


  1. Download Aria2 utility: Download Aria2
  2. Run it in the terminal (or cmd) with typing aria2c --enable-rpc.
  3. Install extension 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, white-list > black-list

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

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

  4. Synchronize and store all settings on the cloud

  5. Support for zh-CN/zh-TW/en/ja/ko/uk languages

  6. Monitor Aria2 download status via icon badge

  7. Export download tasks 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. Auto-Export all the RPC settings to AriaNG

🧩 Integration

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

const downloadItem = {
    url: "",
    filename: "image_from_sample.jpg",
    referrer: "",
    options: { 
        split: "10", // aria2 RPC options here
        xxxxx: "oooo"

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

📥 Installation

Chrome Web Store

💡 Tips & FAQs

🔒 Privacy policy

This extension 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 extension 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.