IDM alternative for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Dman91, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Dman91 macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Hello guys

    got my macbook pro a few hours ago, its my first time using mac and I'm pretty psyched.

    On windows I'm used to download stuff from the internet with Internet download manager, I was wondering if there is an alternative for Mac?

    thanks guys in advance :)
  2. Dman91 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2011
  3. Dman91 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2011
    Speed download looks alot like IDM for windows |I like that , but I download alot form filesonic, and even though I saved my username and password, it still gives me 16kb files :(
  4. Tutorer macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2011
  5. yojitani macrumors 68000


    Apr 28, 2005
    An octopus's garden
    I'd recommend staying away from Speed Download at the moment. It has never worked well with "cyberlockers" and their customer service is dismal. It does not work well with Safari 5.1. However, if you go to their site, there is no acknowledgement of this. They acknowledge it at the bottom of a single post (dated 2009 and intermittently updated) in the forums, which says that the problem applies to only a few sites. In fact, the problem applies to most sites. Should you do a web search once you find out that SD doesn't work, you won't find the results of questions and complaints on their forums, because they've gone through and deleted all of them. Not surprisingly, though, since they denied the problem for quite some time to customers. Of course, they've locked the SD forums too!

    Oh, and the other thing, is that it appears they have a new version of SD in the pipeline. Wonder how much they're going to want for it?

    Yazsoft has a pretty poor record. The screwed over the Mac Heist community a few years ago and were pretty unapologetic about it.

    sigh. I've been have a spate of bad luck lately with small developers. It's a real shame. I don't know what's going on exactly. It seems like the App store is altering the market in a bad way. Everyone has to get their app up to whatever Apple's standard is and I guess it takes a lot more time and energy than some developers can handle.

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