While we liked the features of this slick download manager, it suffers from frustrating stability issues. Download Boost was able to sufficiently speed up downloads, but we ran into problems on occasion when the program didn't recognize a stream or lost one without warning. While the program is integrated with Internet Explorer, communications between browser and program aren't seamless--we received many error messages during download testing. Program features are basic, allowing the scheduling of downloads and logging on to password-protected sites. The interface is very stylish, but we weren't pleased with pop-up windows that appear with every download. Until these various integration issues are ironed out, we can't recommend Download Boost without reservation.
What's new in version 2.00
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedApril 27, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Download Boost is a special utility designed to help you manage and boost the speed of your downloads up to 400 percent faster. This tool has the ability to pause and resume broken downloads, and features multiple connections (up to 8 connections) for one file, download scheduling, and browser integration.