This is a beginner’s guide shows how to install JDownloader download manager in Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch, and other Linux via Flatpak package.

JDownloader is an open-source download manager, written in Java, which allows automatic download of groups of files from one-click hosting sites.

JDownloader is available for Linux as the Flatpak package format. You can follow the steps below one by one to get it installed on your system.

1. Setup Flatpak in Linux

If you’re first time to install a flatpak package, you may first open terminal and set up your system via following commands.

  • For Linux Mint >= 18.3, elementary OS >= 5.1, and Pop!_OS 20.04, Flatpak is supported out-of-the-box, just skip this step.
  • For Ubuntu 20.04 & higher, run following commands one by one:
    sudo apt install flatpak
    flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
  • For Fedora, simply add the Flathub repository via command:
    flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
  • For Arch Linux, simply run command:
    sudo pacman -S flatpak

For other Linux (e.g., Chrome OS, Red Hat, openSUSE, Debian, Raspberry Pi OS, and more), see HERE.

2. Install JDownloader Flatpak package

After setting up your system, open terminal and run single command to install the download manager:

flatpak install flathub org.jdownloader.JDownloader

Once installed, open it from your system application launcher and enjoy!

(Optional) To remove the software, run command:

flatpak uninstall org.jdownloader.JDownloader