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Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 2182 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0.3.6
  • Total Downloads:
    78,410,546
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 24, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,414
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Just as in previous versions, Download Accelerator Plus 10 (free) boosts your download speeds by breaking files into smaller pieces, connecting to and downloading from multiple sources simultaneously, and even seeking out faster mirrors. What's different with this newest version, though, is the more streamlined engine that now offers features in the form of "add-ons." This means you can supplement your boosted download speeds (200 to 400 percent faster in many cases) with only the additional features that you want.

One of the most useful add-ons that you can enable in version 10 is DAPsters. If you download files from RapidShare.com or similar sites, this feature will come in handy. Basically, it minimizes the annoying pages that usually precede downloads on those popular file-transfer sites and fast-tracks you to the CAPTCHA step (if there is one).

Another great add-on is the Link Checker, which identifies valid and invalid download links before you actually hit the download button. It shows a small icon next to valid links on download pages, so you don't have to waste time trying out all of the different download sources.

Other add-ons include a Media Preview, Zip Preview, Internet Browser, and Video Downloader & Converter. I didn't see an FTP client, though, which was available in previous versions. Also available is a SPEEDbit Video Accelerator, which is offered as a bundled download during setup. Not only that, DAP 10 serves up quite a few annoying pop-up messages encouraging you to download and install it. I tried this feature and was less than impressed. I didn't notice much of a boost, and found the Video Acceleration status window intrusive.

Overall, I found DAP 10 to be extremely adept at performing its core function of accelerating downloads. I noticed the boosts consistently. It's also nice that version 10 lets you customize your experience by adding on only the features that you want. This add-on platform also bodes well for the future, as SPEEDbit is openly asking developers to create new offerings for their program.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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3 stars

"it is okey to use."

July 26, 2012  |  By luke1942

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.3.6

Pros

I see it easy to use.

Cons

some time I don't find where been stored the down load.ed. item

Summary

okey over all

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5 stars

"A Really Useful Product"

September 10, 2012  |  By ChrisHuddlestone

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.3.6

Pros

This really speeds up my downloads and its free for as long as you want to use it. I'm tempted to try the premium version; does anyone recommend that?

Cons

I haven't noticed any so far.

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4 stars

"Downloading speed is good!"

September 07, 2012  |  By nokiastaff743

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.3.6

Pros

Very good to have in my computer.

Cons

Default should be without any pre ticked boxes for the freebies or homepage but I noticed a lot of free softwares are using this tactic to earn some money. I unticked.

Summary

I unticked all options so not a problem.

I used three separate antivirus/ antispyware and none detected any malware! I am fed up in Cnet allowing user comments especially long winded bogus comments defending specific must pay products!

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5 stars

"Fast Downloads Made Easy!"

September 06, 2012  |  By PAAnderson

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.3.6

Pros

This was really easy to install and so long as you keep you're eyes open you won't install anything you don't want. I ran this through toal virus which checks a file with 40 well-known anti-virus checkers and it came back clean. This is a really good download mangager and it is malware free!

Cons

It won't wash my dishes!

Summary

A really good product for speeding up internet downloads

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4 stars

"IDM is again crying out loud malware to steal sales :-)"

September 04, 2012  |  By anglocitizen

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.3.6

Pros

Worked like many downloaders. No need to read instructions.

Cons

Speed is governed by incoming servers and pc itself so DAP itself is at their mercy.

Summary

When installing, unchecked any options that is not needed. This is not malware as IDM like to have us believe. This is the better trial software to use than IDM.

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1 stars

"Difficult to remove if you choose not to use program."

September 04, 2012  |  By Ron Shirley 10

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.3.6

Pros

Slight bit of faster download.

Cons

The software installs many sub-programs that tend to take control from the user. They modify the computer to reload deleted programs so that you are continually directed to their internet site when you start your browser unless you purchase their program. I did not want to purchase and did not see a marked increase in the download speed of their program. I'm sure that there are better programs that do not hijack your computer if you try them.

Summary

Try it if you want but be prepared to have difficulty removing all of their side programs and changes.

Updated on Sep 5, 2012

Web site says that their uninstaller will remove but it was difficulty to get all of the hidden and ancillary programs and registry patches removed to gain control of the browser.

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5 stars

"Awesome Download Manager!"

September 02, 2012  |  By DaveJHowell

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.3.6

Pros

The increase in speed is really impressive. This does exactly what its supposed to. Increases download speed and saves time you'd normally be waiting for commercials to load.

Cons

I can't think of any.

Summary

I went for the paid version after trying the free package and it was well worth the upgrade.

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1 stars

"Installing Dap will (force) alot of changes to your PC!"

September 01, 2012  |  By JoshuaTr33

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.3.6

Pros

I realize when installing you must uncheck alot of boxes wanting to change your homepage, search engine, add browser plugins and toolbars plus a ton of other software from Speedbits partners. HOWEVER no matter how careful you are opting for a custom install. Dap goes right on ahead and still makes a lot of changes and adds useless toolbars to your Browser and pop up banners when you start up your PC. BE WARNED!! I'm kinda PO'd I did not fully understand the other reviews Warnings

Cons

I ran an uninstall immediately after I noticed all the sudden changes to my PC. The install itself was awefull. filled with different ways asking the same questions if you'd like to install all the crapware that is offered along with Dap. I came on here to caution others to ( Heed the warnings )They were so right about this nightmare install.

Summary

Well in sumnation, just heed the warnings from all the other reviewers. I usually just glance them off because some people are just not careful enough when installing freeware. But boy oh boy How wrong I was. Dap has the same behavior as Malware. And it was pretty stubborn to reverse all my settings and I really hate stupid toolbars..yeesh!

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5 stars

"works GREAT (and greater whit this TIP)"

August 26, 2012  |  By bravebunny

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.3.6

Pros

those it great but it can go FASTER read the Summary.

Cons

none that i can think of!!

Summary

TIP: after you install it. start up and then go to tools/options/connections. set your connectionspeed than accelerationspeed to: High acceleration speed and the maxsimultaneous downloads both to atleast 7 and then click the close buton.AND ENJOY THE EXTRA SPEED FOR FREE!!!

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4 stars

"Seems to do its job well"

August 22, 2012  |  By trappy

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.3.6

Pros

Was having problems with download speed, installed DAP and the speed returned to previous levels. I assume that this is due to DAP, in which case it does its job well.

Cons

Installation requests a number of additional products, including a different browser set-up - none of which I wanted or needed. I have no objection to having them offered but (as far as I could ascertain) installation only proceeded if you said 'Yes' to at least one package option.

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3 stars

"Old style software written by kids"

August 20, 2012  |  By Doug6388

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10.0.3.6

Pros

Got 2 youtube videos to download but way too many boxes to uncheck for developers attempt to sign up for bloatware, too much verify, resolving and as I am writing another file trying hard to download but can NOT quite get it right. Back to YTD Youtube Downloader and delete this crap.

Cons

too much bloatware

Summary

Nada ... look for something more professional, no matter what cnet has been paid to say.

Updated on Aug 20, 2012

Either download the video or don't. These pop up boxes are a joke. Get a day job

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.0.3.6
Version 10.0.3.6 includes the following improvements and enhancements:
  • Enhanced "Download this Video" button on YouTube - just one-click to download the video from any video page
  • Upgraded performance and design for the Link checker- indicating the status of the download behind the URL
  • Updated Dapsters that enhance your download experience and a special new Dapster for filefactory.com users
General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date July 24, 2012
Date Added July 24, 2012
Version 10.0.3.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.32MB
File Name dap10_cnet_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 78,410,546
Downloads Last Week 2,414
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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