Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.4.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    78,311,537
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 22, 2010
  • 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

    3.4

    out of 61 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 24
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 10
  • 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

"I like to watch it"

May 16, 2010  |  By ClarenceSS

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.5

Pros

It seems faster and I haven't had any problems.

Cons

It is hard to get rid of, but I don't want to.

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4 stars

"This good product"

May 16, 2010  |  By andcas1990

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.5

Pros

I like about the fast

Cons

No, I think it's the best product

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1 stars

"Avoid it for the junk it installs"

May 13, 2010  |  By skdonweb

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.5

Pros

Accelerates download speed and has been a very old player in this space.

Cons

The newer versions are coming with more and more junk (adware, toolbars, etc.) that are really difficult to remove or uninstall. The toolbar that it installs, I bet, a normal user (with not much tech knowledge) can't remove.

Summary

If you are ready to tolerate the pop-ups and useless toolbars, go for it. It is one of the oldest download managers and does the job well. However, last few versions just wreck havoc on PCs by installing useless items that are almost impossible to remove.

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4 stars

"fastest free download manager I've ever used."

May 12, 2010  |  By donola88

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.5

Pros

Very fast downloads. At least twice if not triple the download speed of other download managers I had ever used. Can be browser integrated, making the job easieer.

Cons

Only the nag screen.

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3 stars

"Helps a little BUT"

May 10, 2010  |  By jfholstein

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.5

Pros

Seems to speed up download substantially.

Cons

Difficult to download the pay-for "Premium," still waiting for further instructions!

Summary

It remains to be seen whether this program is worth the cost and frustration (from installation problems).

Updated on May 10, 2010

C-Net people should reconsider their high rating. Hey guys, look at what we real people are saying!

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5 stars

"Most helpful and great"

April 30, 2010  |  By Queenlbug

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.5

Pros

There are many to be named but I know for a fact that the download speed has always been fast and excellent. It's up to my standards so all of these people that's saying that its too slow or bad. THEY ARE LYING..i have never used a product so fast b4

Cons

THERE ARE NONE to my knowledge I love this program

Summary

GREAT program and for who ever came up with this program has really made some software that I like its better than trying to download what ever you need without it. TO all of you who says its slow or doesn't work the way you want it..STOP downloading PORN and get some real internet connection. NOT DIAL UP. This is truly a great program some people just don't want to give others praise when praise is actually due.

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1 stars

"I wish i could give this a zero instead of 1 star"

April 27, 2010  |  By Becks2

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.5

Pros

None. This is awful.

Cons

Didn't do what it was supposed to. Once you get this on, it never comes off.
Even after it was all gone with a professional uninstall program, it was still trying to take over my internet downloads. THIS THING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET RID OF!!!!!!!

Summary

Horrible! Stay away!!!

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3 stars

"it has a good download timing cut."

April 25, 2010  |  By bagali

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.5

Pros

its has a good look on the the over all

Cons

i dont think its as fast as it seems.

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1 stars

"too many problems, get Orbit Downloader"

April 23, 2010  |  By Jason__Ong

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.5

Pros

Faster downloads

Cons

everything other than faster downloads
cannot download some files

Summary

DONT DOWNLOAD IT
TOO MANY PROBLEMS
GET ORBIT DOWNLOADER!!!

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5 stars

"Speeds up downloads and works great."

April 22, 2010  |  By kstenbch

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.5

Pros

Faster downloads than IE8 and Firefox. Easy to use and customize.

Cons

Many toolbars and offers download with it; however if you pay attention and uncheck these items throughout the installation of DAP, it's very quick, easy, and light.

Summary

Light, easy, great, customizable, and user friendly. Works great with Windows 7.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.4.0.5
Version 9.4.0.5 features full Firefox integration and a plug-in for 64-bit Internet Explorer.
General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date March 01, 2010
Date Added February 22, 2010
Version 9.4.0.5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
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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