[Ask] The best download manager

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tikusnakal, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. tikusnakal macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2010
    hello guys i would like to know what is the best internet download manager for mac??? the one that have the best speed..

    thx.. =)
  2. datmr, Mar 14, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2011

    datmr macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2011
    Download managers are mostly snake oil (i.e. fake cures for an imaginary problem).

    Modern browsers can pause and resume downloads, or can get a plugin.

    Their main use today is in multiple downloads, or automated downloads, or limiting connection speeds e.g. to prevent a content distributor being overloaded.
  3. SeanyD, Aug 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012

    SeanyD macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2011
    This does not answer the question, it only states your opinion and gives a lacking definition of what a download manager is.

    To answer the primary question, I will list commonly used download managers in OSX:

    App Based:

    JDownloader (Open-Source)
    Folx (Similar to DownThemAll! in Firefox)
    Speed Download/ Speed Download Lite

    There are others but I find these are the most commonly used. I've heard JDownloader is good, but I was never able to get it to work well. Folx worked great for me, and it will handle multiple slices/downloads at a time. Not free however, worth it I find.

    [Edit]I've now been using JDownloader for some time now, I'm happiest with it of all the other downloaders. it isn't automatic, but if you secondary click/right-click or Cmd-C Copy the download link, JDownloader grabs right away and checks if download link is available/online. It's nowhere near as good as IDM, curl, or DTA! for Firefox, but it's up there.[/Edit]

    Never been a fan of Speed Download.

    If anyone else has other options or insights, would love to hear them. I'm always open to trying new apps.

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