Download Accelerator Plus, also known as DAP is the most popular download manager of all times. They’ve been around for more than almost 20 years. Unfortunately, they’ve stopped supporting macOS X 10.4 and above. These download managers are known as IDM, which stands for Internet Download Manager. Who needs to use IDM? Well, for those into downloading very large files. Without further ado, here are 10 of the best download manager for macOS X.

↓ 01 – Folx Free | Free / $19.95

folx mac download manager

Folx is a free download manager for Mac OS X with a true Mac-style interface. It offers convenient downloads managing, flexible settings, etc. Folx has a unique system of sorting and keeping the downloaded content. If you come across something you want to download on the web, Folx can automatically catch the downloads or it can catch only the specific types of files for downloading. Folx also features a browser extension, which has the options to download all, download selected, and download with Folx. The supported browsers are: Safari, Firefox, Opera, Chrome.

  • Magnet links – Apart from downloading files from torrent trackers Folx enables you to download using magnet links. The latter means you do not have to save a separate file before starting the actual download, which is convenient. It also allows you not to advertise the fact that you are using P2P technology.
  • Torrent Search [ Paid ] – PRO version of Folx enables torrents search directly from the application. With Folx PRO you don’t need to browse through multiple torrent trackers to find what you need. Enter a keyword in Folx, and it will search for it in its extensive list of torrent trackers and display a list of relevant results.
  • Speed control [ Paid ] – Gain full control over the downloading speed by either adjusting it manually or allowing Folx to do that automatically for optimal traffic allocation.
  • iTunes integration [ Paid ] – All music and videos downloaded with Folx can automatically go to iTunes playlists with the names as the tags assigned to downloads.
  • Download from YouTube [ Paid ] – Download videos from YouTube with Folx with the possibility to set the format for the downloaded video. When you don’t actually need the video and only want to have a soundtrack from it, Folx is of great help! Downloads can be performed manually, immediately upon the video discovery or at a certain schedule.

↓ 02 – iGetter | Free

igetter Free Internet Download Manager ( IDM ) For Apple macOS X

iGetter is a powerful, full featured download manager and accelerator. iGetter can greatly improve the speed of your downloads using segmented downloading. In addition it allows auto resume on broken downloads, queue filtering by various criteria, site explorer, history list, scheduling downloads for low traffic periods, auto redial on broken connection, auto hang-up and shut down on completion, and much more. Some of iGetter’s key features:

  • Managing Downloads – iGetter allows you to resume downloads. If you got part of a file, iGetter will restart the download at the point where it is broken so iGetter only gets the rest of the file, without having to restart from the beginning. This makes downloading of your files much easier and faster. Note that in some rare cases servers prevent resuming. If so, iGetter will notify you if you try to pause a non-resumable download. iGetter lets you organize your file downloads, and automatically downloads them. You can set the position of any download in the queue if you move it up or down to choose a better position. You can also use queue filters to sort your downloads by folder, type and status.
  • Accelerated Downloading – One of the basic features of iGetter is Segmented Downloading. This feature is very useful when the servers from which you download have limits on download speed for every connection. Segmented downloading can speed up the download by making multiple connections to the server and downloading many segments simultaneously. Acceleration of segmented downloading depends on the speed of your connection to the internet and the servers’s available bandwidth for downloads.
  • Mirrors – Choosing the mirrors panel will give you opportunity to search and add server mirrors found in the downloads library. To search for mirrors just push the”Search” button and iGetter will show you all the possible server mirrors for download. You can manually choose the appropriate location to the file. In the mirrors table you will see the server location, file size and if it is a HTTP location the file date. You can check only those URL’s that you desire to be included in the downloading process. If you choose all the server locations iGetter automatically will associate mirror URL’s to the segments beginning from the first mirror in the table. In addition, you can manually add mirror servers for any download using the “Item Settings” command.
  • Schedule Downloads – With this useful function you can schedule your files to download at low traffic periods. You may specify the time and exact date or days of the week, when you want iGetter to begin downloading the queue. You can use a countdown clock or exact time at which iGetter will stop automatic downloading. iGetter may automatically quit itself, turn off or sleep your machine when downloads in the queue are finished or the schedule download stop time occurs.
  • Site Explorer – Site Explorer allows exploration of the entire web or FTP sites, so you can easily find and download files you’re interested in. To explore a HTTP, HTTPS or FTP site select the Site Explorer group item and choose the contextual menu function “Enter Site URL” to set a site URL. When you reach the file that you want to download double click on it or choose the contextual menu function “Add to queue” and it will appear in the queue for download. If you want to cancel the processing just push the “Pause” button on the Toolbar. Site Explorer analyzes HTML pages for all available links even looking in the JavaScript functions, so it will show a complete list of web page contents.

↓ 03 – JDownloader | Free

jdownloader mac Free Internet Download Manager ( IDM ) For Apple macOS X

JDownloader is surely the best free download manager for mac. JDownloader is a download manager, written in Java, which allows the automatic downloading of files and split files from one-click hosting sites. JDownloader supports the use of premium accounts. Some parts, but not all, of JDownloader are open source. Here are some of the features of Jdownloader for mac:

  • Download files from file hosting services such as Mediafire, 4Shared, and others.
  • Can automatically solve some CAPTCHAs with its own OCR module (JAntiCaptcha)
  • Download limit per day before IP address refresh
  • Resume/ Pause your download at your wish
  • Easier to use even for less experienced
  • You just need to copy the URL of file you want to download and paste that in the downloader
  • It compresses large files into usually RAR files to make the downloading size smaller.

↓ 04 – Leech | Paid / $6

leech download manager Free Internet Download Manager ( IDM ) For Apple macOS X

Leech the lightweight-yet-powerful download manager isn’t just any download manager, it’s a download manager from Many Tricks. What makes Leech so useful is that it gives you many options for customizing how downloads are handled. So here’s just a sampling of some of Leech’s other tricks…

  • Run in the Dock, in the menu bar, or in a new Dock-and-menu bar hybrid mode.
  • Includes a Safari contextual menu extension that sends downloads to Leech
  • Create rules to manage downloads, based on host name and filename extensions.
  • Download multiple files by using ranges, i.e. file_{1-3}.jpg
  • Paste lists of URLs into Leech, or drop a dragged URL onto its Dock icon.
  • Optionally quit when main window is closed, and/or when all downloads are done.
  • Save or don’t save…a complete download history.
  • Automatically split downloads into subfolders by date, if you wish.

↓ 05 – Speed Download Lite | Free

speed download lite Free Internet Download Manager ( IDM ) For Apple macOS X

Speed Download Lite is a stripped down version of the Speed Download 5 download manager without any of the extra features – and it’s now been overhauled from top to bottom. With regards to the interface and browser integration, Speed Download Lite offer the same top of the line performance and reliabilty that you’d expect from a download manager.

↓ 06 – Maxel | $8

maxel mac downloader Free Internet Download Manager ( IDM ) For Apple macOS X

Smart download manager for macOS. Unleash your bandwidth. Maxel is an efficient and easy-to-use download manager which can:

  • Resume most downloads, even if your mac restarts
  • Speed up downloads by splitting the file into up to 100 segments
  • Automatically retry stalled downloads and manage your download queue
  • Drag & drop selections from webpages into Maxel to download any links within
  • Kickoff downloads from within Safari/Chrome/Firefox
  • Log into file sharing websites from Maxel’s built-in browser to download authenticated files
  • Compute MD5/SHA1 hashes of files to detect corruption
  • Use SSH public key authentication for SFTP
  • An API for adding downloads in scripts
  • Real Speed – Maxel is a download accelerator—it splits each download in up to 100 parts and downloads each part simultaneously to let you max your bandwidth.
  • Easy on the CPU – Maxel’s core download engine is written in C for blazing fast performance, and parallelizes more efficiently than competing download accelerators.

↓ 07 – Progressive Downloader | Free

Progressive Downloader Free Internet Download Manager ( IDM ) For Apple macOS X

A download manager to get ’em as fast as possible using the whole breadth of the Internet connection.

  • Integration with all major browsers made easy as 1-2-3.
  • Automatic search for the fastest servers available for the most popular downloads.
  • Built-in FTP/SFTP browser to control your remote resources.
  • Use power of the application from AppScript or Automator.
  • Use your Zevera account to Download from more than a hundred of file hosting services.
  • Make your downloads running only during specified time window.

↓ 08 – Xtreme Download Manager | Free

xtreme download manager

Xtreme Download Manager is a powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%, save streaming videos from YouTube, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Google Video or any other website, resume broken/dead downloads and schedule downloads. XDM seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari and all popular browsers, to take over downloads and saving streaming videos from web. XDM uses sophisticated dynamic segmentation algorithm, data compression and connection reuse to speed up the download process. Xtreme Download Manager supports HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols, firewalls, proxy servers, automatic proxy scripts, file redirects, cookies, authorization etc. Features:

  • Download files at maximum possible speed. ( 5-6 times faster )
  • Works with all version of all browsers. XDM can integrate with any browser (Microsoft Edge, Firefox,Chrome,Internet Explorer,Opera,Safari or any other program trying to download a file from Internet)
  • XDM can save videos from YouTube, Daily Motion, Metacafe or other popular video sharing sites.
  • Works with Windows ISA, supports Auto proxy, NTLM, Kerberos authentication.
  • Supports HTTP,HTTPS,FTP protocols with Authentication,Proxy Servers, Cookies, Redirection etc.
  • Resumes broken/dead downloads caused by connection problem,power failure or session expiration
  • Batch download,clipboard monitoring, automatic antivirus checking,scheduler, system shutdown on download completion

↓ 09 – SpeedTao [ Discontinued ] | Free

SpeedTao Free Internet Download Manager ( IDM ) For Apple macOS X

SpeedTao is a very FAST and SIMPLE download manager for Mac OSX. SpeedTao accelerates downloads with segemented download technology and auto-resuming transfers from where they stopped last time. SpeedTao can handle all popular protocals — HTTP, FTP, HTTPS, magnet, ED2K(eMule) and torrents. Speedtao’s P2P function is made possible by the opensource mldonkey engine (Binary, Patches).

  • HTTP/FTP, Magnet, ED2K & Torrent Support
  • Remote Download enables users to download to remote Macs, and to remote control (Pause/Resume) their remote transfers. During SpeedTao beta period, a user needs a Dropbox account to enable SpeedTao Remote Download feature.
  • Youtube Video Download
  • Frontend for MLDonkey on NAS/server (experimental)

↓ 10 – Download Shuttle | Free

download shutter Free Internet Download Manager ( IDM ) For Apple macOS X

Download Shuttle is a blisteringly fast download accelerator and manager, and it’s free! All downloads made via Download Shuttle are multi-segmented, i.e., each file is split into many smaller parts that are simultaneously being downloaded. This ensures that the speeds you experience are a lot faster as your bandwidth is maximized. Key Features:

  • Faster speeds with multi-segmented downloads
  • Download management tool that allows unlimited simultaneous multiple downloads
  • Support for URLs that require authentication
  • Pause and resume support for URLs that support it
  • Drag and drop support for download links
  • Support for http/https
  • OS X Service to send a URL to be downloaded directly by Download Shuttle