Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 2179 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.5
  • Total Downloads:
    78,311,537
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 17, 2005
  • Price:
    Free; $14.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,657
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This download manager brings much more to the table than faster downloads, although it certainly makes file transfers quicker. Upon installation, the program asks for your e-mail address in the hopes of sending you special offers, but you don't actually need to submit any information to use Download Accelerator Plus. Still, it's not ideal that the program places an extra icon on your desktop without your express permission. Although the software is indeed free, the trade-off is the large ad that occupies the top portion of the interface. In most other respects, the tabbed main window is easy to use and navigate; we especially like the built-in player for previewing media files. The program also installs a handy toolbar in Internet Explorer and integrates with alternate browsers such as Firefox.

Our most recent tests proved that speed is not an issue, as the application made downloads faster than other programs by almost 200 percent in the majority of cases. Besides the common tactic of splitting files into smaller pieces, Download Accelerator Plus speeds things up by seeking faster mirrors. It also can get a file simultaneously from several sites, which is useful if a site limits the download speed. The utility resumes interrupted downloads, logs onto protected sites, and lets you schedule downloads. We appreciate the extra tools for organizing media and finding games, as well as the basic yet functional FTP client. All things considered, this feature-rich program will prove to be a valuable addition for the majority of habitual downloaders.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 164 votes

    • 5 star 53
    • 4 star 32
    • 3 star 20
    • 2 star 20
    • 1 star 39
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 2179 votes

    • 5 star 832
    • 4 star 595
    • 3 star 240
    • 2 star 155
    • 1 star 357
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2 stars

"Crashed Windows XP reverted to earlier DAP 10 version!"

September 30, 2013  |  By johnnyshatin123

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 7.5

Pros

Speedbit do a great write-up on new features but I cannot comment on the Pros simply because I couldn't open the new version without causing a conflict error.

Cons

Lots of bugs in the latest version...reverted back to V.10.0.3.5

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4 stars

"this's program a very good"

March 04, 2009  |  By panutdath

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 7.5

Pros

progarm is help download and easy download

Cons

No...this program I like

Summary

i like program and know program this download easy....

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2 stars

"You're better-off skipping this one"

February 10, 2006  |  By amitnewyork

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 7.5

Pros

Certainly faster. Looks good. Simultaneous previews of downloaded files are helpful especially in case of video files.

Cons

Banner ad at the top is OK. It won't bother you. The real problem will come when it will try to act smarter than you. It starts up along with Windows without your instruction, and follows that up with a non-responsive error that you are requested to report to Microsoft for a postmortem. After you get fed up, and try to uninstall it, it will leave lots of files on your system. Also, it failed to capture some of the downloads. It is sticky, heavy, incompatible, and for people who love their systems - a headache. DEFINITELY AVOIDABLE.

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1 stars

"Gets not all files correctly. Some links does not process."

February 08, 2006  |  By Dima_R

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 7.5

Cons

Interface not clear and from the help it is impossible to obtain additional information.

Colouring not is very pleasant.

The buttons and menus are not comfortably located.

This product not is comfortable in the use.

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2 stars

"Boy, does this thing not play well ZoneAlarm"

February 03, 2006  |  By marduk11

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 7.5

Pros

DAP does what it advertises in terms of speeding up your downloads by a whole hell of a lot. Downloads (depending on the size) get done anywhere from 3 to 5 or 6 times faster with this thing.

Cons

Unfortunately there is a major, major drawback. It's incredibly buggy. When I first downloaded it, it would sometimes end up crashing other programs that I had open, such as WordPerfect. It also caused my ZoneAlarm Security Suite to crash on a couple of occasions. Now mainly its only causing problems for itself. Up until today it crashed (generated errors) whenever I would attempt to close the program after I was done with my downloading.

Now it's crashing after each and every download. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with its incompatibility with ZoneAlarm. At this point, if I need to use DAP, I have to **shut down** my ZoneAlarm. And after I bring ZoneAlarm back up I have to run an Anti-Virus scan.

No other software that I've installed on my system has given me these kinds of problems, especially when it comes to getting along my ZoneAlarm.

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4 stars

"tough downloader"

January 31, 2006  |  By city hunter

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 7.5

Pros

user friendly

good performance

Cons

bad plugins

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5 stars

"Da best"

January 30, 2006  |  By allybaabde

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 7.5

Pros

Its a Pro

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1 stars

"not user friendly like previus, give instaltion and memory error"

January 29, 2006  |  By rudra083

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 7.5

Pros

i dont think for any review

Cons

som thing that doesnot give memory reff error

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1 stars

"P.O.S._________ADWARE___________"

January 29, 2006  |  By rjbjr7582

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 7.5

Pros

only pro

accelerated to 300%...

Cons

adware all over the place could not get rid of the commercials. ads slowed my pc. also dod not want anything it was advertising over and over again. Annoying!!!

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5 stars

"Amazing And Super Fast!!!"

January 24, 2006  |  By forfeitthegame

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 7.5

Pros

Fast and reliable! Simple and easy to use!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date August 17, 2005
Date Added August 17, 2005
Version 7.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 2.32MB
File Name dap10_cnet_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 78,311,537
Downloads Last Week 4,657
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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