Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.5.0.4
  • Total Downloads:
    78,311,537
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 23, 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 42 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 1
    • 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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1 stars

"too slow, too many resources"

March 04, 2011  |  By JLParkerNYC

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.5.0.4

Pros

none that i can think of

Cons

too many resources needed to run it for much difference in time

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4 stars

"Fast, but ads are too "in-your-face""

March 01, 2011  |  By burinkan

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.5.0.4

Pros

Much faster downloading compared to not having any download accelerator/manager at all.

Cons

Ads are anything but discreet, gets on my nerves after awhile. If I can't stand it, I'll switch to something w/ fewer ads.

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5 stars

"It does what it said"

February 27, 2011  |  By ZaNazNur

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.5.0.4

Pros

Not want to waste my bandwidth at 10 GB limit per month, and this program really helps me to speed the counters.

Cons

I'm still looking into it, hope will find some as being said by some.

Summary

As to what they claimed (the company that's made it), it really does speed up the download process, catches all the available and optional download links offered by most websites, along with a built-in virus checker and zip extract tool, it works pretty fine with my Windows 7 Home Premium PC too. Being said this, it's a premium version. :-)

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2 stars

"it is very good"

February 26, 2011  |  By amjad1956

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.5.0.4

Pros

go and add more new version

Cons

it is very good..

Summary

niuce program, i like it

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1 stars

"SPYWARE - see explanation"

February 20, 2011  |  By antispam1

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.5.0.4

Pros

could not find any

Cons

My firewall alerts, that each time you try to download anything, this product tries to connect to 212.143.22.212 or to other eight addresses like 212.143.22.xx where xx is 10, 36, 17, 20, 215, 110, 113 or 177 addresses of the company NV Speedbit.

Summary

SPYWARE - If you do not allow it to connect to Speedbit it does not download anything

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4 stars

"The best downloader for Google Chrome."

February 20, 2011  |  By 95kreaninw95

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.5.0.4

Pros

Work like a charm in Google Chrome, through its own extension.

Cons

A free version contains ads and functions limitation. And needs to restart through an uninstallation process.

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4 stars

"used the full version for years. no problems"

February 12, 2011  |  By DeansQuad

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.5.0.4

Pros

I have found it very satisfying download mangager, helps me organized and keep track of all downloads easily and is easy to understand.

Cons

The free version was a pain 10 years ago. Got the profession and its been smooth sailing ever since.

Summary

I have always liked it despite the bad reviews i have read about it.

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1 stars

"More hassle than value"

February 10, 2011  |  By mcrussell2

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.5.0.4

Pros

Does speed up downloads but I found it nowhere near as effective as claimed.

Cons

Comes with too much unwanted bloat ware that frustrates and was difficult to completly uninstal.

Summary

Not worth the effort.

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4 stars

"the title fits the program"

February 09, 2011  |  By bhardas

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.5.0.4

Pros

it works well also with slow speed it makes you look you are driving a Farrier

Cons

haven't had any problem yet

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1 stars

"No faster then what I have"

February 05, 2011  |  By crazedvole

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.5.0.4

Pros

Can't think of anything

Cons

No better then what I have

Summary

First it hijacked my home page. Then it says I have to to pay to get more acceleration. If it is called "Download Accelerator" I should get a little bit more speed even if it is free I think I tried to d/l 2 files before I just said forget it. It is no faster then what I am using now and it is too intrusive. I understand it is ad driven but this was like "geeze". Every other time it pops up it is trying to sell me something. I'll just stick with FDM. I wish I had read these before I installed it. Now I feel the need to run every malware and virus cleaner I have. It's the same feeling you get after something unpleasant happens and you feel like you need a shower b/c you have been exposed to something unhealthy

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.5.0.4
Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) 9.5 enables an enhanced online experience with faster downloads and access to rich content. Changes include support for Google Chrome and Firefox 4, improved download triggering, and accelerated Web video downloading.
General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date December 23, 2010
Date Added December 23, 2010
Version 9.5.0.4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows XP, 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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