Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.7.0.7
  • Total Downloads:
    78,311,537
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 02, 2012
  • 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

    2.9

    out of 24 votes

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  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 2179 votes

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    • 4 star 595
    • 3 star 240
    • 2 star 155
    • 1 star 357
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2 stars

"Buggy, unreliable and full of spammy crapware"

November 14, 2012  |  By Danny Carlton

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.7.0.7

Pros

Does increase downloads of multiple files

Cons

Will crash on about 50% or downloads, often at 99-100%, which wastes your time.

Summary

If you have the time to put up with the unreliable nature of the program, it will speed up multiple file downloads by a tiny bit. Were it not so buggy it would be much more efficient.

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2 stars

"Speedbit = Malware"

July 03, 2012  |  By acpiper

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.7.0.7

Pros

Download Accelerator I have used in one form or another for years - GREAT program, one I'm happy to pay for.

Cons

DAP is a legitimate program wrapped in a malware package. If you want just the accelerator you have to install the Speedbit junk, which will replace itself as your default search engine, regardless of your selections on installation.

Summary

DAP is not the only fish in the sea - many download accelerators are available, many are free, just as effective, & without the malware headache. I guess it's time for me to listen to myself and stopping sending these guys money, but I always hope that the next version is the clean version. Never happens.

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5 stars

"Awesome speed,it is a must download!"

June 04, 2012  |  By theashu54

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.7.0.7

Pros

Good speed,Resume option,tracks download,upto 5 parrelal downloads,7 connections and much more!!!

Cons

Unwanted programs installed so be careful during instt.Homepage issues!

Summary

The best Download manager ever created!!!!

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1 stars

"20 minutes of my life lost, tricks you into addon's"

June 02, 2012  |  By billpennock

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.7.0.7

Pros

Nothing I found, there must be some but I was so frustrated trying to install it without a bunch of other installs then it didn't work for what I wanted, download a big file from work.

Cons

Install assumed REPEATEDLY and INCESSANTLY that I would install other things and make the a prime feature for other tasks. I was just trying it out I tried to cancel the installation after getting completely frustrated and by then it actually had installed although it was STILL trying to get me to install more. Worse to install I didn't have to reboot but it added HUGE insult by making me reboot just to get rid of it. This was a HUGE waste of time. I can't understand the good reviews at all.

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2 stars

"Awesome! Except for the shenanigans it pulls"

June 01, 2012  |  By ghster

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.7.0.7

Pros

Downloading a multi-gig file failed without DAP, with it, it worked great. I would pause the download so I could use the internet, un-pausing restarted the download just fine.

Cons

The issues people have with this program are real. Constantly begging you to purchase the full version, changing the homepage. Chrome even warned me that something was changing my homepage, even after telling chrome not to allow it, DAP still eventually changed it.

Summary

It is VERY helpful when you have large downloads and/or iffy internet service. I have both those, and it has saved me from downloads from starting but not finishing... then having to start over.

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1 stars

"Performs somewhat well; if you pay."

May 30, 2012  |  By Zovos

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.7.0.7

Pros

Really does work, to an extent.

Cons

Racist against free-version users.
Not fully supported by a number of websites.

Summary

I originally downloaded DAP with the misconception that it does what it says. Well, it did do what it said, but it also did what it didn't say. They should rename this product to "Download Accelerator Plus Solicitor Plus BSOD on Uninstall"; because, along with the countless ads that showed up while I was downloading things, it wouldn't stop changing my homepage settings on my browsers, there were checkboxes on the things that I was downloading suggesting to download things I did not need, it was constantly opening web pages asking me to upgrade, and, when I finally found a better program (Free Download Manager) and chose to uninstall DAP, my computer got the Blue Screen of Death right as it finished.
Overall, I really felt like an Alabama ****** in the early 60s when using this program. Nobody should ever have to pay to avoid that feeling.

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3 stars

"good job , gets the job done"

May 05, 2012  |  By blaqkitty

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.7.0.7

Pros

fast and consistent

Cons

i don't know yet

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2 stars

"Comapability Issues w/File Management Sites"

April 15, 2012  |  By DavzCnet

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.7.0.7

Pros

Is it faster? I couldn't tell :(

Cons

Trouble when downloading from oron.com. Randomly goes to "Uable to download file" error message. Of course unable to resume download...
No issue when downloaded without DAP.

Summary

I had no problem avoiding the "annoyanceware" other users complain about.

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3 stars

"Is it really faster?"

April 03, 2012  |  By chowbiz

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.7.0.7

Pros

It was able to resume most downloads

Cons

Way too many attempts to install extra software. Not clear that it was faster than a regular download

Summary

As a freebie, it did help me download large files.

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5 stars

"Fast downloads."

March 25, 2012  |  By tkeener2911

 |  Version: Download Accelerator Plus 9.7.0.7

Pros

Downloads are fast and it's free.

Cons

None that I can tell.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.7.0.7
Upgraded and improved Chrome browser extension performance, supporting version 16; Support for the latest Firefox browser release, version 9; Reduced file size.
General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date December 12, 2011
Date Added January 02, 2012
Version 9.7.0.7
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, 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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