Download Accelerator

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by VicB, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. VicB

    VicB PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for a download accelerator. The download function of the browsers are not enough for me.

    I saw Speed Download in one of the threads here. What's the experience / recommendations on this or any other download accelerator?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    I'm perfectly happy with DownThemAll! for Firefox. Free, functional, and works on all platforms.
     
  3. quevedj

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    you can try free download manager. it's free (no license to pay) and even downloads torrents.
     
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    VicB PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Thanks for the tips guys!
     
  6. Mad Mac

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    Speed Download 5 works well for me. My downloads if supported (some links are not) go as fast as my best torrents. Download Accelerator Plus also works well.
     
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    yea, iGetter is the best DM for mac imo. It's like the IDM counterpart in Windows.
     
  9. jay25

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    jDownloader works for me.. It' free also
     
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    I use Speed Download as it plays nice with rapidshare... :D
     
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    Just a hint for those using rapidshare or any other Direct Download Site with a time limit. If you're using SBW Post or Prepaid, simply disconnect and then reconnect. SBW will assign you a new IP address and you're good to go.
     
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    That's one of the reason I ditched my 30 months old SmartBro (canopy type with static IP) and got SBW. I guess this tip, taking advantage of dynamic IPs, applies to all HSDPA connection providers.

    I don't know what took me so long to switch!? :p
     
  13. rafaelc378

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    @iTSmE: SmartBro Prepaid has a quirky IP assignment setup. I think the IP for each site is shared amongst users logged on. Thus, even if you are just logging on to download something from a DDL site, you may get a notice saying that you already (your IP) have a download in progress. Resetting or cycling your connection won't do any good if you're a PP-SmartBro user.
     
  14. VicB

    VicB PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Thanks for all the tips, guys!!
     
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    this thread has been helpful im also searching a download accelerator myself. thanks!
     
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    Speed Download works wonders for me and my Rapidshare DLs :)
     
  17. MacNeil

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    Hi Spunk,

    I'm still on the trial version of this apps. Like to ask few questions.

    Can i use this for downloading torrents?
    How can I share files?


    BTW, I'm trying the Lite version
     

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