Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    78,311,537
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 04, 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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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.6

    out of 16 votes

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4 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.0.3
  • DAP Link Checker lets you know if a download link on any webpage is valid before you try to download it and without having to leave the page. It will give you all the information about the file you want to download, before you download it! This feature is especially helpful when downloading from hosting sites, because DAP Link Checker lets you know right from the download link, if the download is broken or if the file has been removed or expired.
  • DAPsters are a unique solution that lets you download in One-Click from hosting sites such as mediafire.com, hotfile.com, rapidshare.com. Using DAPsters, DAP lets you skip the need to follow page after page or wait through endless count-downs until you finally start to download. DAPsters also help you avoid the distracting ads on the pages and if there is a CAPTCHA requirement, DAP will prompt you to type it without all the annoying bells and whistles that usually surround it.
  • Video Downloader and Converter: With the new DAP you can download videos from any flash video site and convert them to the video format of your choice. Just copy and paste the YouTube Video URL in DAP's main window or click on the Downloader button straight from your browser. Speedbit Video Downloader and Converter lets users download videos from many different video sites (more than any other video downloader) while visiting the site and without having to leave the web page. Speedbit Video Downloader is also equipped with a fast and simple to use Video Converter.
  • Video Preview: Why wait for your video to finish downloading so you can watch it? The Video Preview feature lets users play their video and audio files instantly after they start to download. The Video Preview lets you make sure the content you are downloading is really the content you want, and saves time by letting you watch the video as you download it.
General
Publisher Speedbit
Publisher web site http://www.speedbit.com
Release Date June 04, 2012
Date Added June 04, 2012
Version 10.0.3
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7
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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