Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 2178 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.4.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    78,311,537
  • Date Added:
    May 16, 2010
  • File Size:
    2.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,657
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

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

    4.4

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 2178 votes

    • 5 star 832
    • 4 star 595
    • 3 star 240
    • 2 star 155
    • 1 star 356
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4 stars

"WORKS WELL"

July 03, 2010  |  By SIMDOVA

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.6

Pros

1) RESUME BUTTON 2) LISTS COMPLETED ITEMS 3) ALLOWS ME TO PAUSE AND RE-START

Cons

DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK FOR FULL LENGTH MOVIES.

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1 stars

"worst downloader ever"

June 07, 2010  |  By Xprim3

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.6

Pros

none i can think off

Cons

adware... annoying speedbit ads...

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4 stars

"A good program and very straight forward."

June 07, 2010  |  By iantoz

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.6

Pros

I've used older versions in the past and it's better with more features but still easy to download.

Cons

Can't think of any.

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5 stars

"Very Good For A Dial Up"

June 06, 2010  |  By Gold Dust

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.6

Pros

A lot better than Orbit, no bad downloads like Orbit.

Cons

Wish it was faster for a dial up.

Summary

It works A whole lot better than Orbit! I love the resume when I get disconnected from my isp I can get right back where I was even at 95% and I do not have to start out at 0% I can go right to 95%, even if the power goes off, which it did do and I was able to get back to the 95% download.

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5 stars

"I love it!"

June 05, 2010  |  By martyvangelder

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.6

Pros

It is extremely intuitive, and user friendly.

Cons

I have none at all.

Summary

It was well worth the subscription cost.

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5 stars

"gets even better"

June 04, 2010  |  By sontrac

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.6

Pros

Effortless speed

Cons

speaks for itself

Summary

makes keeping the computer updated easier

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5 stars

"The best FREE download manager!!!"

June 03, 2010  |  By jexpogi

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.6

Pros

Its true! DAP plus increases my download speeds by 400%! ;-)

Cons

Some ads in the download window, but its no bother...

Summary

I really like it when it resumes broken downloads, it would be a pain in the ass to start your download all over again.

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5 stars

"keeps improving"

June 01, 2010  |  By scotty6

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.6

Pros

no fuss does the job

Cons

whats not to like

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5 stars

"Its a must have for anyone who downloads online."

June 01, 2010  |  By mzeestraten

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.6

Pros

It increased the speed of downloads trmendously.

Cons

It should come with new computers as an option.

Summary

I only wish I had found this years ago. It would have saved me alot of grief. I don't know about dial up, but I have DSL and that has made an improvement on that. So I feel no matter what you have for internet acces I sincerely believe this product will improve it

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4 stars

"Works well as usual"

June 01, 2010  |  By AAC136ACU

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.4.0.6

Pros

Good value always performs

Cons

Bit slow coming on line sometimes

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.4.0.6
Version 9.4.0.6 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 April 13, 0010
Date Added May 16, 2010
Version 9.4.0.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows
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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