[Ask] The best download manager

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

  1. tikusnakal macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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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