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Download Accelerator Plus

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Just as in previous versions, Download Accelerator Plus 10 (free) boosts your download speeds by breaking files into smaller pieces, connecting to and downloading from multiple sources simultaneously, and even seeking out faster mirrors. What's different with this newest version, though, is the more streamlined engine that now offers features in the form of "add-ons." This means you can supplement your boosted download speeds (200 to 400 percent faster in many cases) with only the additional features that you want.

One of the most useful add-ons that you can enable in version 10 is DAPsters. If you download files from RapidShare.com or similar sites, this feature will come in handy. Basically, it minimizes the annoying pages that usually precede downloads on those popular file-transfer sites and fast-tracks you to the CAPTCHA step (if there is one).

Another great add-on is the Link Checker, which identifies valid and invalid download links before you actually hit the download button. It shows a small icon next to valid links on download pages, so you don't have to waste time trying out all of the different download sources.

Other add-ons include a Media Preview, Zip Preview, Internet Browser, and Video Downloader & Converter. I didn't see an FTP client, though, which was available in previous versions. Also available is a SPEEDbit Video Accelerator, which is offered as a bundled download during setup. Not only that, DAP 10 serves up quite a few annoying pop-up messages encouraging you to download and install it. I tried this feature and was less than impressed. I didn't notice much of a boost, and found the Video Acceleration status window intrusive.

Overall, I found DAP 10 to be extremely adept at performing its core function of accelerating downloads. I noticed the boosts consistently. It's also nice that version 10 lets you customize your experience by adding on only the features that you want. This add-on platform also bodes well for the future, as SPEEDbit is openly asking developers to create new offerings for their program.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.6 stars

    out of 2,178 votes

    • 5 star: 833
    • 4 star: 595
    • 3 star: 240
    • 2 star: 155
    • 1 star: 354
  • Current version:

    3.6 stars

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star: 8
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works well on Windows 7"

    December 21, 2012  |   By smumani

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.3

    Pros

    -faster downloads
    -able to resume when download is not completed so don't have to download everything from the start

    Cons

    -when downloading, get annoying option to download their video downloader as well. Luckily I have not clicked on it accidentally but may one day
    -does come with lots of bloatware but if careful, you can avoid installing them

    Summary

    I'd give it 5 start if it weren't for the cons.

    Updated on Dec 21, 2012

    Another Con:
    - I forgot to say that I had to disable the DAP Link Checker extension in Chrome as it causes LinkedIn to hang up when viewing the new profile format that LinkedIn is converting people to.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works fine for me"

    June 18, 2012  |   By Jeramy_Co

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.3

    Pros

    I've been using speedbit's DAP for years with no problems.
    Very pleased with the new version and didn't see any Cons yet.

    Cons

    No Cons for me

    Summary

    Recommended, very reliable

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  • 1.0 stars

    "VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES"

    June 17, 2012  |   By freesoftfreak

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.3

    Pros

    none as messed up my system.

    Cons

    check this out under disclaimer at

    www.speedbit.com/legal/license/

    SPEEDBIT DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE FUNCTIONS PERFORMED BY THE PRODUCT, SERVICES OR ADD-ONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY INFORMATION, DATA, COMPUTER PROGRAM, CONTENT, ADVERTISEMENT AND OTHER MATERIALS RECEIVED ON OR THROUGH THE PRODUCT, SERVICES, ADD-ONS OR ANY ADD-ON DOWNLOADED FOR THE PRODUCT WILL BE FREE OF ANY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR ANY OTHER DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES, AND WILL NOT CONTAIN ANY OBJECTIONABLE MATERIALS OR DEEMED OBJECTIONABLE BY SOME INDIVIDUALS.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The Multi Antivirus is a great thing"

    June 13, 2012  |   By dandany100

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.3

    Pros

    The new version's antivirus feature is very good and in general, the new DAP's version's improvements are very useful.

    Cons

    Maybe it's not that fast all the time but that's the situation in all the accelerators i tried until today.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works fine for me!"

    June 13, 2012  |   By Smithy_smit

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.3

    Pros

    I've downloaded the new version today and it worked just fine. love the feature that lets you see the download from the first second of the download! With all the junk that there is, it's a "must-have" feature.

    Cons

    Can't see any yet

    Summary

    A good version

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't touch"

    June 13, 2012  |   By Tibolt1

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.3

    Pros

    It's an effective download manager, BUT it installs a load of crap on your computer. You'll end up pulling your hair out. There are better download managers out there - try Internet Download Manager - without the hassle.

    Cons

    This software should be classified as Malware. It installs a load of gunge on your computer. For example when you turn on your computer a pop up screen will appear on your computer.One of the many hidden "extras" with this. You may never be able to get rid of them.

    Summary

    Don't touch. Try another downloader. I have one that works seamlessly in the background, as they should, not something that's used as an (immensely) irritating marketing tool.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "This thing sucks"

    June 12, 2012  |   By mtngzr

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.3

    Pros

    download Accelerator seemed to work okay, but not dramatically faster

    Cons

    Speedybit video component changed many Firefox 13 settings and generally mucked up speed dial.

    Summary

    While freeware is appreciated, it should not make drastic changes without user knowledge/approval.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "only giving 3 stars ugly duck but it works"

    June 11, 2012  |   By BKFTW

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.3

    Pros

    downloads are faster, some what faster.

    Cons

    ugly duck try it and you will see.
    did not go with fire fox 13 well
    has hidden installs but for a vet like me not a big deal.

    Summary

    i will stick with idm but dap did work just ugly and not as good as idm

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good but TROJAN found by Super Anti Spyware."

    June 11, 2012  |   By kellerroger

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.3

    Pros

    Good but TROJAN found by Super Anti Spyware.

    Cons

    Good but TROJAN found by Super Anti Spyware.

    Summary

    Good but TROJAN found by Super Anti Spyware.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Meh... can't download .MKV files or via Download Mirror"

    June 10, 2012  |   By Sealdrenxia

    Version: Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.3

    Pros

    Good GUI.. that's why I only tried it.. to try something new GUI.

    Cons

    Ok. First I'm a premium user of Filefactory and DAP, and I was going to download .MKV files. I can't download the video coz it automatically download via browser not via DAP which is really annoying. So I tried via DAPSTER extension that lets you download all downloadable file but I found out some media files can't be downloaded especially .MKV files and will only give you HTML link files which pure BS. I tried Rapidgator Mirror Link, Fiberupload still meh, Freakshare... meh.. here is the link of the supposed to be file http://www.animesenshi.com/hyouka-episode-8/ I want to watch it! in .MKV! so meh

    Summary

    IF DAP won't reply to me (went to complain via feedback) I'm going back to IDM! oh also I don't like how DAP downloads Youtube videos. I was going to disregard the download thing via DAP coz I have Youtube Downloader Pro version coz I don't like streaming.

    Updated on Jun 13, 2012

    Update: After pointing out in the with DAP via customer care,:P they didn't reply. lol changed DAP to Internet Download Manager. Works better

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