a proper download manager?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cb911, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. cb911 macrumors 601

    cb911

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    wel i'm looking for a good download manager. i've tried iGetter and Monica a while back, but they didn't work then and now all people say about those apps is that they corrupt your downloads. :rolleyes:

    anyone konws an app that will let you specify a full URL for a jpg, mpeg, html file and then let you download it without corrupting the download or stuffing it up?

    that would be ssooo good to have a decent download manager.



    edit>> well i just came accross Get-A-Matic. http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/22336

    it seems to be ok so far, although it doesn't have resume. maybe i will try some of those other apps and hope they don't corrupt the downloads. :rolleyes:
     
  2. HexMonkey Administrator

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    Have you tried Speed Download? I haven't tried it myself, but it looks like it does what you want.
     
  3. MacRAND macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't like Apple's download manager in Panther (which is pretty good), SpeedDownload2 is excellent as previously stated, which is what I use and recommend. Many advantages, so download a trial DEMO version and see for yourself.

    Image files are easily dragged from a browser directly onto your desktop, which can then almost always be placed in an Excel spreadsheet or MS Word file, or other document by drag & drop or importl. I particularly like (and collect "animated gif files" and other small images.
     

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  4. cb911 thread starter macrumors 601

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    well i've got SD to tryout... so far so good. i think it's come a long way since i last used it over a year ago. :p

    but are there any other apps like SD out there that are free? free is always good. :D
     
  5. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    what's wrong with safari's download manager? i've used sp2, and it was extremely close to safari's speeds. i kept it for those rare big files, when my sister needed me to stop it so she could "actually use the computer"... but now that safari has resume, it's not a problem (although not all servers support resume features, but then sp2 wouldn't have resume either)

    reality
     
  6. cb911 thread starter macrumors 601

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    i completely forgot about Safari. i actually never knew the download manager could do so much.

    so far i've found out that if you 'option+click' something in the 'Activity' window it will start downloading, and you can also copy&paste URLs into the download manager window! :D i never knew this stuff before.

    but i'm still going to use Speed Download probably, because i can specify where the download location is, and it queues things, unlike in Safari where if you paste 15 downloads it'll start doing all of them at the same time.
     
  7. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    you could pause the items so that they don't download at once, but it can be a pain.
    and you can change the default download folder in your preferences, but i understand how it can be annoying...

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