Download Accelerator Manager

Download Accelerator Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 121 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5.29
  • Total Downloads:
    1,017,434
  • Date Added:
    October 07, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    689
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Software that promises to speed up your download is almost invariably limited by something it can't effect, namely your Internet connection, and that's the case with Download Accelerator Manager, aka DAM. But DAM does serve as a free, browser-integrated download manager. DAM lets you schedule, pause, and resume multiple downloads, which can be a big help to users who have limited bandwidth or access time, especially when downloading large files such as movies. For instance, you can schedule DAM to download files at night, when local traffic is lighter (or rates lower). To that end, DAM offers features specifically designed to make downloads easier, such as dial-up options. Many folks around the world still access the Web that way, only now they're trying to download broadband-choking files over phone lines, byte by tiny byte. For them, DAM picks up where ordinary browser-integrated download managers leave off.

DAM's setup includes the option to integrate the program with most current browsers. DAM's main points of contact consist of the user interface, which offers an interesting tree view that sorts unfinished and finished downloads by category; the optional Drop Target in the notification area; and a System Tray icon that shows quick counters when you hover the cursor, and a menu of commands and options when you right-click it. It's fairly simple to add or schedule downloads, which starts by pasting or entering the URL of a download target. Files are listed in the main view with column headings such as Time Left, Transfer Rate, and Last Try Date, and the Scheduler appears on the toolbar as well as the options menu. We clicked "Add" to initiate a download, copied and pasted a YouTube URL, selected a destination and category, and added some file info. From there we could schedule or start the download. We could also enter a user name and password for sites requiring authorization.

While DAM did a good job, in general, some of our downloads failed, though that's sometimes the case with scheduled automatic downloads. But for those users squeezing modern media through old-fashioned wires, DAM is darn handy to have around.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Works Good!"

June 29, 2013  |  By Nick_Hot2

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.13

Pros

Works good without problem.

Cons

It works good only in small size capacity of downloading files like 60Mb. It's so very, very slow on large size capacity. It used to be in 4 acceleration Mode connection. I noticed it's only 3 acceleration Mode connection, it turned out so very slow. This software works only until any version Browser is updated. So for every occasional time any version Browser is updated this DAM software wont work it must be updated their version too, if not updated it will not work. So DAM software programmer - u must update too. But right now this software is not working. It needs to update too since version 22 Firefox is updated today June 29, 2013. Thanks,

Summary

Works good but only need to update every version Browser is updated too. Enjoy working business is business as usual.

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3 stars

"Effective software"

June 10, 2013  |  By buttercreamfly

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.13

Pros

Does work without problem.

Cons

Sometimes cant use on larger files

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2 stars

"Hijacked my system!"

October 04, 2012  |  By GT760

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.8

Pros

Worked fine for a while

Cons

Tried to uninstall because it kept telling me to register but get blank DAM page afterwards and no download. (Tried windows and 3rd party uninstaller).
Support didn't reply.
Had to re-install..
Hoping it doesn't pester me to register again.

Summary

Malware?

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5 stars

"Works perfectly and it's free!"

September 18, 2012  |  By robertsaint

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.8

Pros

"Media Grabber"-(resource sniffer) worked well every time; was able to "grab" embedded videos without fail. Tested with IE9,FireFox15,GoogleChrome,and Opera browsers.

Cons

Be sure to enable browser monitoring under Tools>Options, also start MediaGrabber.

Summary

Thanks Tensons and CNET.

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4 stars

"not as good as IDM"

September 17, 2012  |  By bod62uk

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.8

Pros

Free, clean and works well.

Cons

I see no cons, this is good freeware or upgrade to premium.

Summary

Very Happy.

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4 stars

"Nice free but it doesn't work need u to update.."

September 08, 2012  |  By Nick_Hot2

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.8

Pros

It works but once the Firefox get updated, it doesn't work. Please update your Download Accelerator Manager..

Cons

It doesn't work if firefox or other browsers get updated into new version. Please update it now bcoz your software is not working...

Summary

Good software but update the software has to update it too when other browsers are being update to new version.

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1 stars

"When works, works ok."

July 22, 2012  |  By viewerx

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.8

Pros

Got it, downloaded something Stream Transport would not.

Cons

Downloaded several things the first day. Next day, would not launch. Icon flashed for 2 seconds. Deleted and downloaded program again. Would not open anything. Just sits there. Pasted Youtube URL into it, it downloaded some kind of file called "Watch". Tried it on one of my own Youtube vids, same results. No sign of support address. Help file no good. Closed it and rebooted. Would not launch. I hate jokes like this!!

Summary

When more and more bad reviews come out no one will buy the premium upgrades. Was this company started by a bored rich kid who gave up on it?????

Updated on Jul 26, 2012

IT WORKS!!!

I tried again and this time clicked on OPTIONS. I found that I had to manually choose Google Chrome. I did and it has done everything asked since. "User error"

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3 stars

"Suddenly there's error"

June 02, 2012  |  By Nick_Hot2

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.6

Pros

Software is ok

Cons

It's kinda slow, it has only 3 acceleration mode connection. It used to be 4 modes.

Summary

Regarding the error suddenly it showed up. Can you make a correction or suggest how to fix or can u fix this bug errors? Here's the errors kept showing up and when it is about to download it crashed and it disappear your software DAM. Here is the error issue that it says:

Error in loading Category. ID:0

Details:
Specified cast is not valid.
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Tensons.Application.DownloadAcceleratorManager.Model.Category.loadFromRegistry(String regKeyName, RegistryKey regKey)

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Can you please find a solution to fix that bug error? Because your software DAM is not working. Please fix the bug error?

Updated on Jun 2, 2012

Here's the Details bug error:

Description:
Stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: daman.exe
Problem Signature 02: 4.5.6.0
Problem Signature 03: 4f8d62de
Problem Signature 04: daman
Problem Signature 05: 4.5.6.0
Problem Signature 06: 4f8d62de
Problem Signature 07: aa
Problem Signature 08: 35
Problem Signature 09: System.NullReferenceException
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.2
Locale ID: 1033


Please repair/fix the bug error please...

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3 stars

"Yup, it's only good for promotion & small files as 50Mb"

February 17, 2012  |  By Nick_Hot2

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.4

Pros

It's good only for a small files to download as up to 60Mb. It used to have 4 acceleration mode connections.

Cons

It is....still slow on 3 acceleration mode connections. You should not remove d fourth connection. It's actually slow downloading.

4 acceleration mode connections should be ok, not fast it's ok only. I think you should put it back the 4th acceleration mode connection. It should be 4 acceleration mode connections would be ok.

Summary

The only thing I could advice and suggest who built this DAM software is to put it back the 4th acceleration mode connections. It must be ok. Right now, it actually went slow.

There are many downloader software like this. They are really good but there are some bugs that catches up with my anti-virus/antispyware. This one did intercepted too but it's ok.

Again my suggest: Is put it back the 4th acceleration mode connections to attract customers. So someday they will buy this software. You want good business to attract customers then compete to their business. Once they have installed your software to your customer's computer, they will buy your software but one thing. Please don't ignore their needing requests of kept calling you. You must reply to your customers. Why? You should take good care of your customers. "It's business." Please do good job and enjoy your day and your business competition.

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1 stars

"No where as good as the promotions"

February 07, 2012  |  By funtime_ca

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.4

Pros

Easy to download small Youtube files or just small files

Cons

Useless and slower than IE default downloader with big MKV files

Summary

It took 8 hours and 5 minutes to download a 9.8 Gig MKV movie file with the free version and the movie played in a loop and left out about 90 minutes of it. I then decided to upgrade to Dam Ultimate the paid version and used the max speed and the movie downloaded now in about 5 hours and 10 minutes but again movie was not complete and played the same scenes over and over again in a loop. I then decided to download the same file with just the default windows explorer and assumed it would take 15 hours as the DAM is suppose to be so fast. It took 5 hours and 30 minutes; only 20 minutes slower than the paid DAM Ultimate version. However movie file downloaded with IE default downloader was perfect and the whole movie of 3 hours and 51 minutes played perfect in 720P.

I contacted support several times and they just ignore me and do not even bother sending back a reply. My only regret is that I wasted 24.95 on a useless program that is just a bit faster than the IE default downloader but the file then downloaded is useless. This is an absolute piece of garbage, super disappointed in the software and the company.

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General
Publisher Tensons
Publisher web site http://www.tensons.com
Release Date October 07, 2014
Date Added October 07, 2014
Version 4.5.29
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.67MB
File Name DAMsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,017,434
Downloads Last Week 689
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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