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2nd October 2009, 09:19 AM
Maybe I'm going blind but I checked the stickied thread and did a search for download manager but can't seem to find any info.

I know The Google spits out a few options, but I'm interested in what people recommend?

Not so interested in torrents (although I understand Transmission is the weapon of choice on that front), what I'm looking for is simply some sort of manager to use to pause/stop/start large downloads.

Support for sites that require a password (like Rapidshare) would also be nice.

So what do people recommend?

2nd October 2009, 09:49 AM
I've used Speed Download a little. It's very good.

Yazsoft | Speed Download Information (http://yazsoft.com/products/speed-download/information/)

2nd October 2009, 10:03 AM
Yes, SpeedDownload (http://yazsoft.com/products/speed-download/information/) is very good. It does support downloading from password protected sites and has RapidShare integration. It ain't free, though.


2nd October 2009, 10:52 AM
Free wasn't mentioned in the criteria :)

Also, can't Safari pause/stop/start downloads?

2nd October 2009, 10:56 AM
Also, can't Safari pause/stop/start downloads?

Only if the server supports http reconnect. Some do, some don't - and some of the ones you'd think would - don't.

2nd October 2009, 11:01 AM
Ah ok. Thanks for the info Lutze. Didn't know that!

3rd October 2009, 12:57 PM
While free is nice and all, Speed download looked the goods, so here I am... although under Snow Leopard it has crashed a few times, will keep an eye on that, but seems to work quite well.