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What is a good Download Manager for Mac?
Are there free ones available?

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@Chealion Thanks :-) –  Nivas Sep 3 '10 at 17:47
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There are several choices :

  • Speed Download (paid one) : nice one with a lot of features. speed download

  • Leech (paid one) : clean UI. leech

  • Folx (free one) : download & torrents manager. folx

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+1 for Speed Download. –  Josh K Sep 3 '10 at 19:55
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Let's not forget DownThemAll for Firefox. Yes, it's a plug-in for Firefox, but since Firefox also runs on the Mac, this makes it a valid answer. It's free too.

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As much as this saddens me but I would also recommend jDownloader. On the other hand for some simple and not so simple cases you could opt for wget or curl. You could be evan braver and create a batch script using one of those UNIX commands and be done with it.

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This should probably be a comment since your answer is the same as nanda. Also, I think you mean bash not batch script. –  styfle May 7 '11 at 20:50
    
You are absolutely right, just an old habit from MS DOS times:) –  Tigran Khanzadyan May 10 '11 at 15:35
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I use JDownloader a lot. It is extremely useful if you're downloading content from the cloud (to name the popular one: Rapidshare, Hotfile, Megaupload).

And it's free.

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I highly recommended you use iGetter it was better than other one.

but also can use

Also if you can use terminal and install package I recommended you use AXEL I myself use this one. after install it you can use this like below in terminal

axel -n 100 -s 5242880 "your download link"

the -n 100 show the number of your connection to the server

and the -s 5242880 use for limiting the speed,-s 5242880 in above example will try to keep the average speed around 5242880 (5120 Kilobyte per/sec).

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