Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.6.0

Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.6.0

Reviewed by Chad Faith on

"DAP 10: For the fastest downloads."

Overview

The low speed era of the internet gave birth to the download manager tools. Download Accelerator Plus is one of the most popular download tools on the market. Today everybody wants to spend as little time as possible on a download. As a result, the fact that DAP claims that it boosts your downloading speed by 400% is a charming one. But is it real? We’ll find out in this quick article as we review this download manager in more detail.

Installation

Download Accelerator Plus is a lightweight tool with a setup kit of just 12MB. The installation process is fast and smooth and it will not pose you any problems. A bit of attention is required from you during the installation process as some third party elements may be installed into your system. On the other hand, with a little care, at the end of the operation, you can find yourself with only Download Accelerator Plus installed. You should be happy to find out that it doesn’t have any special requirements in order to work, except of course, an internet connection, but I’m sure you know this. Joking aside, the activation code can be applied after the installation, if you bought the full version, which we recommend.

Interface

Firstly, there are two versions of DAP: the full version and a free version that sports some limitations which you can try before deciding to make a purchase. The free version’s interface is cluttered with advertisements and banners. Some of its functions have also been trimmed down a bit and you will only be able to use up to just five connections for a download. The interface of the premium version is much better, but the ads don’t disappear completely. On the other hand, the improved functionality and features that we greatly missed in the free version are present here. A simple layout that does not require too much effort to understand is offered by DAP and we can certainly say that its interface is simple yet effective. In the top part of the screen you can find all of the program’s options while the windows for managing the items are beneath them.

Pros

Download Accelerator Plus is a download manager that is jam-packed with features that will make your downloading faster than ever! Pausing and resuming the job are included in the management of your downloads and 20 downloads at a time is the number that DAP can handle at the same time. Additional jobs are queued automatically and we think that 20 is a pretty fair number. Don’t ever think going back to your default download managers of your web browser as even the free limited version of DAP is much better than those. Download Accelerator supports a lot of the popular browsers. These include, but are not limited to, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera. Another cool feature of DAP is the fact that it splits files up into smaller chunks in order to get the best speeds possible. Media files can also be previewed whilst downloading. A blacklist for sites that you never want to accept downloads from can also be found in DAP, while the categorized filters and folders will make sure that you never lose your downloads from sight. Other options are put at your disposal by DAP, such as the possibility of hiding your download items by making them private. However, DAP is much more than just a simple download manager. It can also transform into a web browser and establish a FTP connection. Regarding FTP, only the basic tasks can be accomplished by using DAP. It is a nice feature though.

Cons

The web browser of DAP is weak and I certainly don’t recommend surfing the web with it. In addition, some users are reporting problems with the FTP functions of the software. Lastly, why are the ads still present in the paid version of DAP?

Alternatives

Some alternatives to DAP include the following download managers: DownThemAll, Orbit Downloader, Free Download Manager, Internet Download Manager, Download Statusbar, amongst others.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, Download Accelerator Plus is a very good download manager that will certainly not disappoint those users who are constantly grappling with downloads!

Requirements: none

What's new in this version: Update to DAP's Chrome Extension; Bug fixes;

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Download Accelerator Plus on 21 Aug 2015 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • AVG:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Download Accelerator Plus Antivirus Report

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