View Full Version : which download acclerator to choose

06-04-2003, 11:56 AM
I would like to find a good down load accelerator that is suitable to
use on xp and if there are any with out all that spywhere

Bill P
06-04-2003, 12:58 PM
I've only used Flash Gel and dap. I found Dap to be envasive and dumped it. Flash Gel fits all my needs.

06-04-2003, 01:30 PM
Flash Get also works on XP :)

06-04-2003, 01:45 PM
thank god. someone else who uses flash get. This is the best download manager bar none, on my opinion. I have been using it for 2 years. I have tried DAP and getright. Get right just didn't click with me. It didnt flow like flashget does. Flashget is so accessible and easy to setup. It only has a little banner ad that is only there sometimes. You can vary the download speed, split the file pause and resume. Set time to start, stop turn on turn off PC. The newer version is on my PC now after a format a few weeks ago. But flashget has always been reliable, a little unknown gem IMO.

06-04-2003, 04:14 PM
Flashget for me too! for about 3 years.

06-04-2003, 05:25 PM
Well I'll come in here and pimp FlashGet (http://www.flashget.com) as well.

06-04-2003, 09:48 PM
Fresh Download!! and its free


06-04-2003, 09:57 PM
yeah fresh download isn't too bad either.

06-04-2003, 11:19 PM
> yeah fresh download isn't too bad either.

Perhaps. Pulled in Flashget, installed Opera Plugin, elimated ads, and must now look for a BIG DL to try it out ....
Cheers Tony F.

06-04-2003, 11:49 PM
There are a few other good download accelerator Programs out there

You just have to try a few out :)

07-04-2003, 05:05 PM
get right is thde best

07-04-2003, 06:25 PM
> get right is thde best
yeath right ;)

07-04-2003, 07:02 PM
i find DAP Download Accelerater Pluss good
it does have spywhare but you can download one thew Kazza Lite that has it removed ;)
also i think AddWare6 (is that what it is called?) can remove all/most spyware=better proformance

07-04-2003, 07:55 PM
I see the spell checker isn't working again!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Trev :D

07-04-2003, 07:58 PM
i was in a rush (busting to go)

bk T
07-04-2003, 10:24 PM
I'm using DAP and it is great. I'll stick to DAP.

07-04-2003, 11:36 PM
I used to use DAP, but then i found kontiki delivery manager

seems good so far

09-04-2003, 12:35 AM

09-04-2003, 02:26 AM
I highly recommend FreshDownload. It ustillises 5 channels, has no spyware, and integrates easily with all browsers.
In most instances of selecting a downloadable file it steps in and asks to download it.
The only thing is I might be getting excessive spam. I do recieve upgrade emails - often - but not sure wheather they sold my email addy to spammers (likely).


09-04-2003, 02:26 PM
I have been using Star Downloader for a considerable time.
Easy to configure, with multiple channels, etc.
Will do all I need.

09-04-2003, 03:16 PM
Why use any? None of them accelerate anything. If you start getting dropped change your ISP. Jack

09-04-2003, 03:43 PM

Not true - they are designed mainly for slower remote connections... or for those on DSL.

They make a HUGE difference.

When downloading Lycoris, I got it downloaded on a DSL connection in 25 minutes, as opposed to IE's projected 3 hours!

Thats a HUGE difference mate!

I use DAP, but it doesnt integrate with Phoenix - Which of the aforementioned have PF1'ers tried and can reccommend for working with Phoenix?



09-04-2003, 04:18 PM
i took my PC to work and used a 10Mbps connection [snigger].. ]:)
with DAPs 7 connections i was download an average of 7Mbps off a NZ site
it was pure evil
you don't even notice your chewing bandwidth

ps don't tell da boss ;\

Patrick 2003
16-04-2003, 11:37 AM
download managers are mostly designed for the usa. If you do get a download manager you will most likely have less download speed. The one to get is the type that you can only pause and resume.

16-04-2003, 11:42 AM
digging up old posts ;)
>download managers are mostly designed for the usa

but if your downloading from a site in NZ you'll get good speed "probably your max"

16-04-2003, 11:44 AM
. The one to get is the type
> that you can only pause and resume.

I tried several of the ones mentioned earlier, but went back to the built-in Opera one which does as above.