Commercial download manager that will handle regular files and streaming video, although the free version is limited and contains adverts
Platform: Windows 8 compatible, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Number of downloads: 58597
Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) is a download manager that also claims to increase download speeds by up to 300 per cent.
DAP performs this trick by locating the most responsive server using a proximity test, and by splitting the file(s) into several segments and accessing them from multiple sources if necessary.
In our tests with an ADSL connection, DAP was only faster in a handful of occasions, but always saved you the trouble of manually selecting the fastest or closest server.
More usefully, DAP is also a download manager, which is a tool many of us have forgotten about. Today most people download files into a variety of locations where they can often become lost.
DAP keeps track of them all and also provides a handy history of what you've downloaded and when.
DAP will additionally recover and resume a download which has been interrupted by a broken connection. Very handy even if it doesn't necessarily make your Internet connection feel much faster.
Note a Premium version is available. This Free version contains adverts.