Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8
  • Total Downloads:
    78,311,537
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 18, 2006
  • 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, but it's main focus definitely delivers on making 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. Although the software is free, the trade-off is the ad that occupies the top-right portion of the interface, but it's easy to get used to. 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.

Increased download speeds are this Download Accelerator's bread and butter, and it doesn't disappoint, making downloads faster than other programs by almost 200 percent in most cases. Besides the common tactic of splitting files into smaller pieces, Download Accelerator Plus speeds things up by automatically seeking faster mirrors. It also can get a file simultaneously from several sites, which is useful if a particular site limits the download speed. Other useful tools include the ability to resume interrupted downloads, log onto protected sites, and schedule downloads at low traffic times for faster downloading. 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

    2.8

    out of 30 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 9
  • 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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3 stars

"Good downloader, BUT................."

March 29, 2013  |  By sherifftm

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8

Pros

Fast speedy efficient downloader

Cons

Can't get rid of *%$^() speedbit "stuff". Hijacks homepage, hijacks search provider entries, etc etc etc. even when the speedbit option is "DESELECTED" at install time! Even uninstalling DAP does NOT remove the speedbit stuff. Sooooooooo, user beware!!
I had to manually remove the speedbit registry entries to get rid of it completely!

Summary

If you can put up with the speedbit stuff go for it, otherwise I would avoid it like the plague even tho the download product is great!

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3 stars

"NICE"

April 30, 2007  |  By jc12815james

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8

Pros

it help in improving the rate of my download speed

Cons

for windows vista

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5 stars

"A great download manager!"

May 08, 2006  |  By Daniel.H Mr.D

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8

Pros

It really speeds up the download speed up to many times more, although part of the speeding process relies on the source aswell. Some sites are already low in resources and limit their download speeds not to crushed up.

I have a 128 Kbps connection, and with download accelerator plus, I enjoyed up to 1024 Kbps! Ain't this awesome.

Cons

Sometimes utilizing the Extreme Acceleration mode fails to continue. The problem is in establishing a resumable connection when connecting through this mode.

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2 stars

"always corrupted..."

May 08, 2006  |  By slash_xtreme

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8

Pros

i guess it works for certain files on reliable servers...

Cons

sometimes the program downloads stuff half-way, then out of the blue says its complete...end up with corrupted stuff (most of the time .exe stuff tends to get messed up)...

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5 stars

"The best download acclerator available."

May 06, 2006  |  By Mayanks2586

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8

Pros

Can't recommend it more! SImply the best.

Cons

Nothing

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1 stars

"BEWARE!!! DON'T USE THIS DOWNLOAD MANAGER"

May 05, 2006  |  By ghost_babel

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8

Pros

It's the best download accelerator but... full of trojan maybe would be beter to use GetRight

Cons

It's full of trojans... I was surprised because I've been using it since it was lauched. Please don't use it, this program should be forbidden, is not helping anyone. Follow my advise...

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3 stars

"this is nice"

May 04, 2006  |  By premkumargl

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8

Pros

movies

Cons

story books

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1 stars

"consistently failed to accelerate.Uninstall blew my audio!!!"

April 30, 2006  |  By cefreebiomed3

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8

Pros

Initially did perform.

Cons

later use failed to perform. Caused awkward delays in downloads. uninstall blew my audio. Now i am with out audio and cant correct problem.

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1 stars

"foul!"

April 29, 2006  |  By srisharan

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8

Pros

DAP doesn't work.It is totally foul.Nothing about this product is good

Cons

DAP did not increase my download speed.It has been downloading at 28kbps even without DAPs help.TOTALLY LOUSY

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1 stars

"Sneaky program. A security risk."

April 22, 2006  |  By epyonx1

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 8

Pros

Bells & whistles.

Cons

When you're installing, it gives you an option of BUYING DAP8 Premium which includes "No Advertisements"... i.e. the free version likely does have some. So I just uninstalled it very quickly. Even when uninstalling it tries to contact their website. Screw this. Go with dPilot, based under the free GNU license. It doesn't have the same option like DAP but it does offer peace of mind. Down with DAP!!

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date March 18, 2006
Date Added March 18, 2006
Version 8
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT, 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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