Editors' reviewThis 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.
This download manager can increase download speeds by up to 500 percent. It uses intellectual, multi-section download technology to provide performance for all connection types, resumes broken downloads, and supports FTP, HTTP, and SHTTP protocols, firewalls, proxy servers, cookies, redirects, authorizations, and many platforms and servers. IDA lets you conveniently manage downloads by organizing them in categories with an automatic-category-detection option. The category list has drag-and-drop possibilities for download management. Another feature is the original active visual cart technology, which significantly improves your download experience by giving you quick access to the most useful program features. IDA integrates into IE, Firefox, Mozilla, and Opera.
Version 220.127.116.115 adds export/import of program settings, categories, history, and download list.