Internet Download Accelerator

Internet Download Accelerator

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 166 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.4.1.935
  • Total Downloads:
    2,163,816
  • Date Added:
    November 03, 2005
  • File Size:
    5.49MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,438
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This straightforward and feature-rich download manager is a good choice for active surfers and those on dial-up connections. In our tests, Internet Download Accelerator raised the download speed by up to three times. The neat interface offers several ways to start retrieving a file: clicking a link in your browser, copying the URL to the Clipboard, or dragging the download to a semitransparent floating window. The interface also displays the download speed and lets you control downloads. You can arrange retrieved files into folders depending on their extensions and sources, grab HTML pages, and peek at the contents of ZIP archives to see whether you want to download the files. The program is accessible via a system-tray icon or a browser toolbar. When running in the background, the utility doesn't take much memory. The program supports Internet Explorer, Mozilla, and Opera browsers. Dial-up users should appreciate Internet Download Accelerator's ability to automatically establish and maintain connections or to schedule downloads overnight.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 17 votes

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

    3.9

    out of 166 votes

    • 5 star 86
    • 4 star 31
    • 3 star 14
    • 2 star 9
    • 1 star 26
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5 stars

"Great!"

March 19, 2006  |  By jaffa17

 |  Version: Internet Download Accelerator 4.4.1.935

Pros

It really does increase download speed dramatically. (As much as 50% for me).

Very easy to pause and resume downloads, you don't have to type URLs to start downloading something, it is automatic when you click a download.

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5 stars

"Really simple, practical, great UI, a lot of option..."

March 09, 2006  |  By baki_princ

 |  Version: Internet Download Accelerator 4.4.1.935

Pros

I highly recomend this program to everyone! This is my second program I had buy (first is Panda) and I don`t regret at all. I look forward to IDA 5 wich is expected in mart (2006).Extraordinary is that when you buy it it`s yors all future version! Yes I mean upgrades too (not only updates).Great job westbyte!

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5 stars

"Amazing. Unparalleled. Fast. Need I say more?"

March 05, 2006  |  By archaeum ex omnium ferox

 |  Version: Internet Download Accelerator 4.4.1.935

Pros

Up to 10 simultaneous downloads (usually with little-to-no noticeable speed drop), download categorization and storage based on file extensions, and practically-seamless integration to your favorite browser. On top of all that, you can grab multiple DL links from any webpage at once (helpful for pages with many image links), or if you know the file(s)'s URL(s) then you can bypass the webpage altogether and insert the URL directly into your DL list. Also has a site manager for storing multiple username/password accounts for protected servers, and a helpful DL scheduler. No spyware! :D

Cons

Certain kinds of redirection techniques to point browsers to the file's correct URL will leave you trying to inadvertantly download an html page, though this is rare, and I believe the developers are working to implement these techniques into IDA. (to temporarily disable IDA you can go into the integration options and check "open canceled URLs in browser". And remember to uncheck all integration options before you uninstall IDA. These really are minor things (only two!), I just tend to be descriptive. :)

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5 stars

"Good idea"

February 21, 2006  |  By Anti_Dima_R

 |  Version: Internet Download Accelerator 4.4.1.935

Pros

Professional work, good idea. Useful product.

Dima_R which gives all download managers 1 is absolutelly uncompetent and seems never tries them at all

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5 stars

"Great program!"

February 15, 2006  |  By JMac26

 |  Version: Internet Download Accelerator 4.4.1.935

Pros

Good UI, accelerates downloads well. Does not force you to reboot your computer when you install it. Everything is pretty intuitive to good English speakers.

Cons

None.

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1 stars

"Not professional work, but an idea is good."

February 07, 2006  |  By Dima_R

 |  Version: Internet Download Accelerator 4.4.1.935

Pros

Not professional work, but an idea is good.

Cons

This product not is comfortable in the use.

Interface not clear and from the help it is impossible to obtain additional information.

The buttons and menus are not comfortably located.

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5 stars

"excelent"

February 05, 2006  |  By eil102899

 |  Version: Internet Download Accelerator 4.4.1.935

Pros

i have cable and with this i never download under 500mb/s

Cons

none really

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5 stars

"i cud even kiss its creators"

February 02, 2006  |  By albaise

 |  Version: Internet Download Accelerator 4.4.1.935

Pros

i think its a winner hands down...cant praise it any further.....only flaw is that its not free...best download so far

Cons

its not free

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5 stars

"It's one of the powerful download manager if not the most"

January 28, 2006  |  By tma_278

 |  Version: Internet Download Accelerator 4.4.1.935

Pros

sounds of program,organization of items in program,user friendly.

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5 stars

"AWESOME! DOES WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO!"

January 27, 2006  |  By cmjames82

 |  Version: Internet Download Accelerator 4.4.1.935

Pros

This little gem sped up my downloads by over 300% It really works!

Cons

Clunky interface.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher WestByte Software
Publisher web site http://www.westbyte.com/
Release Date November 03, 2005
Date Added November 03, 2005
Version 4.4.1.935
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows (all)
Download Information
File Size 5.49MB
File Name idasetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,163,816
Downloads Last Week 1,438
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

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