Tuesday, June 24, 2014

App of the Week: Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)

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Platform: Windows
Function: Enables faster downloading

This app was a huge favourite of mine back in the days of dial-up and still is, now that the entire family (including Grandma on her iPad!) is hogging up the internet speed. I mostly use it for videos and large files which would otherwise take ages and lots of patience. Statistically it downloads files 2-4 times faster than your normal speed and you really do feel the difference. What I like best about it is the continuity; your downloading does not pause even for a second and the speed stays constant rather than go up and down. A pause and resume feature is also included which can be quite handy. It's quite simple to use; you can either copy and paste the download link into the program or use its built-in browser to navigate to the file location online and download directly within the program.

Top Features:

  • Accelerated download speeds
  • Pause & resume files while downloading
  • Integrated download function within Microsoft IE, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Netscape.
  • Built-in browser
  • Downloads videos directly from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, etc.
  • Converts online videos to MP3 audio files
  • Preview videos while downloading them
  • Anti-virus check on files being downloaded

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