Some of the important features of the Download Accelerator & Manager addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Download Accelerator & Manager.
In short, Download Accelerator & Manager lets you easily accelerate your downloads up to 5 times!.
5 Reasons to Use Download Accelerator & Manager
Gives you access to all your downloads from toolbar popup UI.
Enables you to download desired files with multi-thread method (max 5 threads per download).
Has context-menu item to add downloads to the download list.
Has several settings in toolbar popup UI (including maximum number of items to show).
Available for all browsers and platforms.
This video gives you an idea of how the extension works in your browser.
Are you tired of waiting for large downloads to be finished, or looking for your latest downloaded file and unable to find it? One of the problems faced by every user is that they don’t have the audacity or time to organize their download’s folder. To both accelerate and manage your downloads, there are numerous extensions (browser plugins). Unfortunately, not all of these addons have the feature to organize downloads and accelerate the downloading speed altogether. This makes selecting the best download manager challenging. An amazing add-on is the Download Accelerator & Manager. Please read on to know the complete review of this download manager extension.
Download Accelerator and Manager is an add-on that will enable you to download all types of files without any hassle at the maximum speed. This is a multi-browser extension that is capable of downloading files using multi-threaded technique. You can download this extension from the official stores (Chrome, Firefox and Opera). When you download this extension it will appear on the top of your toolbar. Moreover, there are two ways through which you can download the desired files. The first way to download the files is by adding them through the context-menu (right cick menu). For doing this, you need to right-click on the link that you need to download and then select the - Download with Accelerator. Another way to download your files is by clicking on the toolbar popup. You can see a bar where you will have to enter the URL, enter the thread number. For time being, you can add maximum 5 thread number. After entering the number, you need to press the (+) option. The popup from the toolbar displays the list of downloaded files, you can change the number of items that you can see. You can also sort the files easily according to the state, URL, bytes received, start time, type, end time, and total bytes. This extension has a user-friendly interface that will enable you to easily manage your downloads. Furthermore, to clear or cancel the downloaded items, you need to click on the eraser button. If you wish to refresh the popup, you can click on the reload button. In case you want to search for a file using a keyword, you can enter it in the search bar at the bottom of the page.
The download manager provides you plenty of settings. When a file starts to download, there are few features that you can have access to. You will be able to pause, stop, or play the download. There is also an open button for browsing the file and an erase button to clear it. Then, there is a button for opening the referrer URL for visiting the website from where you were referred to download the file. In addition to this, there is a button for deleting the file that will remove the file from your disk space. There are few limitations of this extension; the download size for the files is 5 GB. In case the download size of the file is more than 5 GB, it will be terminated. At the current version, you are not able to resume your download if you closed the window while the file was downloading. In the end, Download Accelerator & Manager is an ideal extension to be able to download large files and quickly manage your files without any trouble.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Download Accelerator & Manager?
Download Accelerator & Manager is a multi-browser addon that lets you easily download files with multi-threaded method. Simply adjust desired thread number and then add a download task. In order to add a new download, you have 2 options. The first option is adding a download through context-menu item in right click. Simply right click on a desired download link and then click on the - Download with Accelerator - item in right click. Alternatively, you can open toolbar popup UI and add a desired download link in the designated area (top left corner). Please note that, when you add a URL, please adjust number of threads as well. Please note that, currently maximum number of threads is 5.
2. How can I operate with Download Accelerator & Manager addon?
In order to operate with this addon, first, open toolbar popup UI and adjust the number of threads. Then add a download URL to the designated area and press on the (+) button. By default, number of threads is set to 3. You can re-order the listed download items in popup based on state, url, type, start-time and etc. Moreover, you can also adjust the maximum number of listed items in toolbar popup UI (default value is 30 items). In order to clear all the downloaded or canceled items, please click on the eraser button. A refresh button (top right corner) is also available to reload the toolbar popup UI. If you want to search for a keyword within the current download list, please type in your keyword at the bottom area in the designated input field. While you type a keyword, the listed items will be updated.
3. How can I download the source code for Download Accelerator & Manager?
To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.
4. What options are available for each downloaded item?
For each downloaded item, there are few functions available. From left to right, the first item is the icon. Please note that if the addon cannot detect the correct icon, a default download icon will be replaced instead. Next 3 items are play, pause and stop (cancel) buttons for resuming, pausing or canceling a downloading item. Then there is open button to open the download folder. Next, there is the erase button to clear the current item from the list (popup UI). The 6th button is for opening the referrer URL (the website in which the download is referred) and the last button is for deleting the download file from disk. Please note that pressing on this button will permanently remove the file from disk. A confirm dialog box will be shown upon pressing on the delete button. On the right hand side, you will see information (time left, speed and received bytes) regarding the current download.
5. What are the limitations for this addon?
Currently this addon has few limitations. 1. Maximum number of threads is 5 at the moment. In future support for greater number of threads will be added. 2. Maximum download size is 5 GB. If a file has a greater size, the download will be cancelled. 3. When you close the browser while a download is in progress, it will be terminated and you wont be able to resume the download when restarting the browser. 4. This addon is still in beta and may have some bugs for downloading big files or several simultaneous downloads.
6. What happens if I erase an item from the list?
When you erase an item from the popup, the listing for this item will be cleared, however, the item itself is still available in your computer. If you want to remove the item from the disk, please press on the trash button. Please note that this operation will permanently removes the files from disk and this operation is irreversible.
7. What happens if I delete an item from the popup?
As mentioned above, when you delete an item, it will be permanently removed from the disk. A confirm dialog box will also be shown when you click on the trash icon.
8. What is the message shown next to the file name?
This message is related to the current download status. For example, if a download is interrupted a red - canceled - text will be shown.
9. What is the colored lines shown for each item?
The colored line are progress-bar for each thread. For example if you have 5 active threads for each download, you will see 5 progress-bars as colored lines below each item. Please note that colors are chosen randomly by the addon.
10. Can I search for an item within the popup UI?
Yes, you can search for desired items within the popup UI. Just type-in a keyword and the related item(s) will be shown. Please note that only the items that are matched to the keyword are shown and all others are hidden.
11. What are the 4 buttons at the top right corner within the popup UI?
Folder button at the top right corner is for opening the containing folder where downloads are located. The eraser button next to it is for erasing the items within the popup UI. Please note that, this button only clears the list and does not delete any file from the actual disk (hard drive). Reload button is for reloading the toolbar popup UI, and the (+) button is for adding a URL to the download queue.
12. Does this addon has any settings or options page?
No, this addon does not have a separate options page. All you need is available within the popup UI.
13. Is this addon available for mobile devices?
No, as mentioned above, currently this addon is only available for desktop machines. But in future, it will be released for mobile devices as well.
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