The 9 Best Download Accelerators
Download Accelerators in general are programs dedicated to the task of downloading, this type of software is also called a “download manager”, usually integrated with web browsers, allow you to define the limits of any transfer, and allow you to resume downloading after connection loss.
Download Managers supports the downloading of one or multiple files from a remote device or user, typically on the Internet, they are very useful for active web users. In this post, we attempt to show a collection of the best and free download accelerators. These programs are not purely software for web designers but they should be included in the web designer’s arsenal.
#1 Supersonic Download Accelerator
Supersonic Download Accelerator is a cool but simple and reliable download manager with excellent features like segmented downloads for acceleration, downloads preview, scheduler for user specified download intervals and many others. This download accelerator is a free application, and in addition, it perfectly integrates with popular web browsers.
JDownloader is a download accelerator, written entirely in Java, which allows the automatic download of files and split files from hosting sites such as Filesonic, Hotfile, Depositfiles etc. JDownloader supports the use of premium accounts. I use it myself on linux and I must say that JDownloader is one of the best download manager tool to have.
#3 Internet Download Accelerator
This Download Manager is created by a Ukrainian software company WestByte Software for the Microsoft Windows operating system. Supports HTTP, HTTPS and FTP (over SSL/TSL) servers. Integrates well with web browsers such as IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, Netscape and others. User-friendly and customizable GUI.
#4 FlashGet Download Manager
FlashGet is a most popular download accelerator and has the highest amount of users on the internet. It uses Multi-server Hyper-threading Transportation technique, supports various protocols and has excellent document management features. FlashGet Download Manager is a freeware without any adware or spyware, the interface of this software is very simple and easy to understand.
#5 Kget Download Manager
Need download manager for Linux ? Kget is a simple download accelerator for Linux users. By default it is the download manager used for Konqueror browser, but can also be used with Mozilla Firefox.
#6 Wget Download Manager
This download manager is one of the oldest software in this category. Wget has been designed for robustness over slow or unstable network connections. If a download does not complete due to a network problem, Wget will automatically try to continue the download from where it left off, and repeat this until the whole file has been retrieved.
#7 Free Download Manager
FDM is a free open source graphical download manager for the Microsoft Windows operating system writen in C++. Free Download Manager was previously proprietary software, but with the release of version 2.5 it has been open source. Allows users to upload and share files with other users. Integration with the following internet browsers: Microsoft IE, Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Apple Safari, Sea Monkey.
#8 Orbit Downloader
Orbit Downloader is a download manager for Microsoft Windows. One of the main features of the program is its ability to grab and download embedded Flash Video files from sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, etc. Orbit Downloader also accelerates downloads by acting as a peer-to-peer client, utilizing bandwidth of other users. Program supports downloading from HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, Metalink, RTSP, MMS and RTMP. Integration with: Internet Explorer, Maxthon, Firefox and Opera.
#9 WX Download Fast Manager
WXDownload Fast (wxDFast) is a free/open source download manager. It was created to be multi-platform, so at the moment it builds on Microsoft Windows, OS Linux, BSD, and Mac OS X. Software available in multiple languages and easily translated, metalink and proxy server support.