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23rd February 2007, 01:30 PM
Can anyone here recommend a download manager for MacOS X? Has to be universal.

The problem is that my internet connection at work is so slow at high usage periods my downloads time out. Safari actually thinks they're completed, which is stupid, some design flaw.

For now im just using wget. But is there a nice little download manager with a GUI out there?

23rd February 2007, 01:33 PM
If you're using wget, then try out Deep Vacuum (http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/internet_utilities/deepvacuum.html), a GUI front end for wget. ;)

23rd February 2007, 01:33 PM
Have a look at Speed Download 4 (http://www.yazsoft.com/).

23rd February 2007, 02:18 PM
I use Speed Download 4 as well, but I've recently been dissatisfied by their service.

I am experiencing problems with the scheduled stop time resetting itself. I did all the right things, worked out exactly what situation caused the problem, and sent them a detailed bug report. They sent me back an e-mail that said "We don't experience this problem." and that was it.

28th March 2007, 09:55 AM
What's a good Download manager (HTTP, FTP, other protocols optional) for OS X?

Strong preference toward freeware.

28th March 2007, 10:08 AM
Forum search is your friend. (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=28315&highlight=download+manager)

28th March 2007, 10:08 AM
http://forums.mactalk.com.au/showthread.php?t=28315 <-- there's some answers there.

I use safari's download manager or wget mainly.

28th March 2007, 10:16 AM
IGetter! I find that really great. You can get a free demo, however you have to wait 13 seconds every time you start the app and click OK. That's the only limitation with the demo version. Otherwise I use it all the time.

28th March 2007, 10:19 AM


28th March 2007, 10:20 AM
OS X comes built in with Curl. You can also use wget.

I find these the best.

28th March 2007, 10:36 AM
Merged this up.

28th March 2007, 10:41 AM
OS X comes built in with Curl. You can also use wget.

I find these the best.

I find curl is excellent for downloading wget's source to remote servers. =)

Wget has the advantage of a much more sane syntax. For those wishing to use curl, the basic syntax to download a single file is:

curl -O -C - URL