Editors' reviewCompatible with Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox, Mozilla, and Netscape, this download accelerator proves to be a nice, well-rounded application. To begin downloading, you simply copy a URL to the program's window and press the Start button. You'll find a drop-down menu that lets you change the speed if more resources are needed for other applications, though Mass Downloader itself consumes minimal PC resources. In our tests on a broadband connection, the program accelerated downloads from 50 to 100 percent. Even if your file transfers are interrupted, Mass Downloader lets you easily resume them. The program also boasts a few features that dial-up users will find especially useful. For example, it can automatically access the Internet and start downloads at a specified time, as well as restore a dropped connection. After the file transfer is complete, the program disconnects from the Web and shuts down the PC if necessary. We think anyone who ever downloads applications and files will find Mass Downloader a convenient addition.
Mass Downloader, you can download individual files (or lists of files) from the Web and FTP sites at the maximum available speed. Also, you can browse ZIP archives before loading them to choose only the desired files to download, a feature offered by no other file-downloading program. The program has an Internet Explorer-like user interface.