Download Accelerator Manager

Download Accelerator Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 121 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,015,577
  • Date Added:
    February 10, 2009
  • File Size:
    1.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    585
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Download Accelerator Manager from Tensons is a free, highly customizable application for users who want to download many things, fast. Unfortunately, it didn't work for us.

In the main application view, DAM categorizes downloads as All, Unfinished, and Finished; within those categories, the application automatically organizes files by type (e.g., Music). The interface, while not gorgeous, follows standard Windows conventions and is easy to understand. It's easy to add URLs for downloading, and you can pause and restart downloads with one click. We liked the option to choose the order in which files are downloaded.

DAM does, indeed, offer a long list of tools for power downloaders, including scheduling and automation options, site-connection settings, and general interface tweaks. Sadly, the Help file is sparse; among other things, it fails to explain what MediaGrabber, a quasiseparate application that gets installed along with DAM, actually does.

Adding download targets to DAM is easy, thanks to its integration with several browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera. The window that pops up when you click on a link lets you choose to open a file with DAM. You can also right-click a target or drag it to the icon the program places in your system tray.

Our first download attempt was a 1.7MB executable. DAM worked fine. We next tried downloading a 400MB .mov and the application hung. We Ctrl-Alt-Deleted out, restarted, and tried again. The application hung. Just for fun, we tried downloading several files at the same time to observe the promised "manager" features. Hung. We tested with a 60MB file, but DAM choked on that as well. Each time, Task Manager identified DAM as the CPU culprit. Then, we tried downloading both the 400MB and 60MB files straight from Firefox. Each attempt worked fine.

The verdict? If you are a heavy downloader, DAM may be worth a try--it is free, after all--in the hopes you get better results than we did. But you may want to keep doing research in the more likely case your test runs turn out like ours.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 121 votes

    • 5 star 43
    • 4 star 30
    • 3 star 18
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 16
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4 stars

"good Downloader"

May 27, 2009  |  By honestreview1

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.1.1

Pros

it downloads fast. many files simultaneously or one after the other.

Cons

it has crashed on me about twice.

Summary

i like it better than Orbit Downloader, because it's faster.
i don't like that it can crash at times. the DAM media Grabber doesn't seem to work.
but i'm still okay with it. definitely not perfect, but usable.

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2 stars

"didn't do it for me"

April 24, 2009  |  By hgiertler

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.1.1

Pros

Small size;
A simple download from this site went well

Cons

Web browser integration is non-existent;
Authorized downloads (loke login or cookies reqd) did not work for me

Summary

I wa looking for something that could help me resume a large download after interuption.
Problem is I was expecting an automatic startup once I initiate the download in Firefox. This didn't happen. Same in IE. So I tried to get the download authorized manually by copy and pasting the web address, referrer, cookie etc. Too muchg trouble and still didn't work.
So I suppose for a simple manual download like from this web site (download.com) it works ok. But don't expect the browser integration to work.
2/5 from me!

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3 stars

"Can order upgrade by Mail using Cheque and Money Order."

April 12, 2009  |  By frankwebb

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.1.1

Pros

For downloading files, this program works quickly.

Cons

Even with paid version, internet connection did not seem to speed things up. When I did speed test with and with out the program. I did not get the results that I was expecting. Having trouble selecting connection speed from list provided.

Summary

Spend your money on other programs.

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4 stars

""TRY IT AND YOU WON'T REGRET""

April 07, 2009  |  By eko99312

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.1.1

Pros

Quite easy to use, better than using normal firefox or ie. The download interface almost the same with IDM.

Cons

I hope I'm wrong, but it slight slower than IDM.

Summary

Best download freeware so far.
Always vote Download.cnet for original software.
(PS : I think it's normal if the program ask you to close all browser before installing add-ons, don't you think?)

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5 stars

"Very efficient , simple"

March 08, 2009  |  By ramysohagy

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.1.1

Pros

Simple , downloads fast through many connections

Cons

Not working with google chrome

Summary

So far it's the best free Download manager i had so far

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1 stars

"WATCH OUT!!!"

March 01, 2009  |  By SaintlyMic

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.1.1

Pros

WATCH OUT!!!

Cons

WATCH OUT!!!
I stopped this installation because it told me that I needed to close Internet Explorer and Firefox in order to continue installation!
I'm NOT taking any chances!
I just need a good FREE downloader!

Summary

I don't want something that may add tool bars or corrupt my browsers!

Updated on Mar 1, 2009

I WONDER HOW IN THE HECK THIS DOWNLOAD CAN HAVE SO MANY VOTES WITHOUT A REVIEW???
DOWNLOAD.COM DOESN'T LET ME VOTE WITHOUT WRITING AT LEAST TEN CHARACTERS IN EACH SECTION!!!

Updated on Mar 1, 2009

THERE IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING WRONG OR SOMETHING FISHY GOING ON HERE!!!
BE CAREFUL PEOPLE!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.1
Updated setup file and screen shot of product.
General
Publisher Tensons
Publisher web site http://www.tensons.com
Release Date January 28, 2009
Date Added February 10, 2009
Version 4.1.1
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista/2008 Server
Download Information
File Size 1.67MB
File Name DAMsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,015,577
Downloads Last Week 585
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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