Free Internet Download Manager for Mac OSWe prefer a download manager while downloading files from the Internet because it helps us download at greater speeds most of the times , pause the downloads , resume the downloads even after the connection is lost and reconnected in case of any disturbances occuring while downloading.
Anyway, a download manager is not a new concept to us. These managers are present for Windows and Linux. But for Mac OS there are hardly any free download managers which work without hassles.
Progressive Downloader is a free download manager for Mac OS X that promises to change that. Its lightweight, and does exactly what a download manager is expected to do: download all your files for you without any fluff or hassles.
However, Progressive Downloader packs a few features that sets it apart from the rest.
* Mirror Search – An in-built search algorithm looks for online mirrors of files. If mirrors are found, one or more of them are used to accelerate your download, by downloading from separate servers in separate threads (which are thereby independent of each other). While this may work for only a handful of files, the speed improvement is too great to ignore.
* Filehosting Plugins – Progressive Downloader supports a plug-in architecture and comes with plug-ins for a few popular file-sharing websites (the plugins are downloaded on first run). A list of plugin can be seen below in the screenshot.
* Keychain Support – For sites which do not allow downloads without saving a session key or without necessitating user login, you can download by sharing credentials using the Mac OS X Keychain.
So why not give it a try ?
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