Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 2179 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.1.0.4
  • Total Downloads:
    78,311,537
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 19, 2009
  • 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 fast file transfers, but it definitely delivers those, too. Increased download speeds are Download Accelerator Plus's bread and butter, speeding up downloads by almost 200 percent in most cases and occasionally as high as 400 percent.

Besides splitting files into smaller pieces, it thrives on 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; it can resume downloads; and it can preview some media files while downloading. There's also a blacklist for sites that you never want to accept downloads from, and categorized folders and filters to keep your downloads organized. DAP rolls in a media buffer, too, that allegedly will prevent streaming-video hiccups. Ensuring that you're running the latest version of the Adobe Flash player won't hurt, either.

Two new features include a UI change that lets users choose a Firefox- or Internet Explorer-styled download window, and integration with DAP's publisher's video converter. Downloading and converting video on the fly is a pretty smart way to keep the program fresh. The program will prompt you at your first attempt if you don't have the converter installed and guide you through its installation. Frustratingly, the install process will weigh you down with a ton of toolbars, default switches, and e-mail recommendations that you must opt out of for a clean installation.

Although it's heavy with ads and promotions, DAP is still a good choice for adding some heat to your typical download recipe.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 39 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 20
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 5
  • 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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5 stars

"bastante rapido"

June 12, 2009  |  By fravargo

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.1.0.4

Pros

es excelente y muy seguro

Cons

no tengo ninguna cosa que me disguste acerca del producto

Summary

ninguna experiencia negativa

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4 stars

"goodgoodgood"

June 05, 2009  |  By ahadumer

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.1.0.4

Pros

goodgoodgoodgood

Cons

goodgoodgoodgood

Summary

googodfodfodfodfodfodf

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1 stars

"Slow and awful"

May 10, 2009  |  By spella2

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.1.0.4

Pros

None, is an annoying download. Won't take no for an answer.....

Cons

This is a nasty purchase.... it is not compatible with my other downloads. Intrudes whenever it can....

Summary

The day I purchased this product was the worst day of my computers life. Every other download I do is messed up by this annoying item....... It doesn't function well at all.... Wish I had never purchased it....

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2 stars

"very good if not running Norton"

April 01, 2009  |  By robert brock

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.1.0.4

Pros

it work very well and fast

Cons

until my norton 360 had to go to live update then it ran for hours 3-6 more then one time and never updated anything for antivirus def.

Summary

i had to remove it because it updates every 3or4 days

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4 stars

"must have for everyone"

March 20, 2009  |  By uscdragon44

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.1.0.4

Pros

easy to use fast downloads

Cons

have'nt found any yet

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1 stars

"Didn't work for me."

March 18, 2009  |  By Fokkema

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.1.0.4

Pros

None that couild find.

Cons

I didn't find anything that this program accelerated.

Summary

I removed it!

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1 stars

"worst mistake, slows down certainly not accelerates"

March 17, 2009  |  By edvliegen

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.1.0.4

Pros

looks good but!!

Cons

does the opposite it promises:-((

Summary

only help to get the system working more or less normal was delete the programm!!

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1 stars

"slow & terrible"

March 16, 2009  |  By anythingforphysics

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.1.0.4

Pros

was there any, why couldnt i find it?

Cons

slower than google chrome's simple download (without DAP), loaded up my pc by adding to startup process, even bursted some of my nerves out of anger, i hate it, not finished yet, read summary

Summary

this was the worst accelerator, i wonder if it was accelerator or download de-accelerator minus!!, worst thing is that many people from this DAP company have made fake CNET ids to review it as "excellent", you can easily find them by clicking their name, u will notice that they have reviewed only one product from this website, is this actually possible, use ur brain.

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if you are not satisfied, go ahead and download this head-ache

Updated on Mar 16, 2009

i found it very difficult to completely uninstall it, if u have installed & having problem in uninstalling, have a google search of uninstall dap, u will get lakhs of links

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4 stars

"The product is Excellent"

March 16, 2009  |  By kjamespaul

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.1.0.4

Pros

It is fast in downloading.

Cons

No comments

Summary

As I said earlier, it is excellent and fast.

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4 stars

"speeds up downloads tremendously, with little grief."

March 15, 2009  |  By bmeaux1

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.1.0.4

Pros

large file downloads finish in a fraction of the time that your windows or regular browser download manager will. Its a difference that makes this program worth having.

Cons

Maybe its a user setting, but it seems that DAP doesn't catch 100% of the downloads you attempt. Some of the downloads have to be started manually with the program. Minor inconvenience for the speed.

Summary

Good program to have, even if you don't use it for every single download you could keep it handy for when you know you have big files to grab and quick.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.1.0.4
Downloading of YouTube and other web videos; Addition of Download Styles including Internet Explorer style and Firefox style; download security powered by SpeedBit Multi Antivirus Analysis; various performance and interface enhancements.
General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date February 19, 2009
Date Added February 19, 2009
Version 9.1.0.4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
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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