CNET Editors' review
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.
Download Accelerator Manager (DAM) is an all-in-one downloader that helps you download not only Internet files but also social media from sites like YouTube, easily with the fastest speed. DAM possibly is the only software that can capture and download social flash videos, music and more from Google Chrome browser. DAM is super fast, light, clean and easy to use.
With DAM downloader, you can download with maximum possible speed using a smart download logic accelerator, schedule, recover, resume, and manage downloads. DAM uses dynamic-file-segmentation, no-file-part-assembly logic to achieve best download speed. Unlike other products of its kind that split download in parts only before download begins, DAM dynamically segments download throughout download process, reuses connections without extra connect steps, and maintains connections busyness. Plus, DAM eliminates file-part-assembly stage to achieve optimal download process. DAM will recover downloads due to unexpected events or errors, such as lost connections, power outages, or network problems. It can connect to the Internet, download files, then disconnect or shutdown computer when done.
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"Suddenly there's error"
Version: Download Accelerator Manager 4.5.6
Software is ok
It's kinda slow, it has only 3 acceleration mode connection. It used to be 4 modes.
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:Here's the Details bug error:
Error in loading Category. ID:0
Specified cast is not valid.
Tensons.Application.DownloadAcceleratorManager.Model.Category.loadFromRegistry(String regKeyName, RegistryKey regKey)
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
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: daman.exe
Problem Signature 02: 220.127.116.11
Problem Signature 03: 4f8d62de
Problem Signature 04: daman
Problem Signature 05: 18.104.22.168
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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