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.
Internet Download Accelerator is an easy-to-use and effective download manager that makes downloading from three to five times faster and allows to resume downloads even after power supply failures or problems with your connection. IDA lets you conveniently manage downloads by orginizing them in categories with automatic category detection option. The option to listen to/view audio/video files as early as download starts will let you filter out unwanted content immediately. 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 without opening the main program window. To increase usability and effectiveness IDA provides a number of features: Advanced Scheduler, FTP Explorer, browse ZIP archives before downloading, plug-ins support, multilanguage interface, download entire folders via FTP. IDA integrates into all popular browsers.
Version 220.127.116.111 adds "Find mirrors" option, ability to check MD5 sum of downloaded files.