Download Accelerator Plus is one of the most popular download managers. Download Accelerator Plus uses the patented multi-channel technology and mirror searching for increasing the speed of downloads. Multi-channel technology allows the program to make multiple connections with the server from which the file is being downloaded, and thus increase the downloading speed. Moreover, if a file to be downloaded is found on many servers, the software checks which servers are most responsive and establishes connections with those servers.
This version of DAP also has a security feature, which automatically detects viruses and spyware. DAP can download Youtube videos or other online videos, and it also has a video accelerator that speeds up the downloading of online videos. Conveniently enough, DAP allows a user to preview the video content while downloading it. It also can pause and resume downloads. Although it has multi channeling, this free program only creates four simultaneous connections to the servers.
- Pause and resume option
- Does not slow down the regular browsing
- A little messy