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Suck It Down!

Home Page License:
Shareware; $19.95

Current Version: 1.8 (January 26, 2009)

If you frequent web sites that have thumbnail pictures that are links to images or movies and have a penchant for quickly collecting the whole bunch, Suck It Down! will grab all of those images and put them into a folder of your choice. If you want it to, Suck It Down! will even perform its magic without you actually visiting the page.

Suck It Down! will also display JPEG and GIF images as they are downloading, giving you a mini slide show. And after the download is complete you can click or key through the images and throw away any you don't like. You can also open them in their native application.

Personally, I think that thumbnails exist for a reason: they make applications like this largely unnecessary because you can preview the pictures and choose the ones you actually want to download in full. That said, there are people who like collecting everything, and this application is surely designed with them in mind.


  • Downloads only image files that are linked off the specified URL.
  • An easy to use dialog for entering Suck options.
  • AppleScript support.
  • Displays images as they are downloaded.
  • Allows viewing, trashing, and display in Finder of downloaded images.
  • Automatic updating for new versions.

Version 1.8 - the first release in almost 5 (!) years - adds/changes the following:

  • Version 1.8 is a Universal Binary. It uses the new lighting fast native networking code, and the latest registration code. The checking for update code in version 1.7 was broken, so you will not be notified of the new version. That is fixed in 1.8.

Suck It Down! requires Mac OS X. You will be able to download 750 images without paying the fee. After the first 500, the About box will appear after each URL Suck you do.

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Related Links

Are you looking for an older version of a browser, but can't seem to find it? The Browser Archive and Darrel Knutson's Macintosh Web Browser Page are the places to visit!

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