ADT Data Consulting
Speed Download 1.8fc4, a new version of the tool for speeding up download times when you’re online.
Speed Download offers multithreading so you can go online and download as many files as you want, simultaneously, Tony Yazbeck of ADT said. It works with Internet Explorer, Netscape and Opera Web browsers (with more browser support coming soon).
There have been many improvements to this version both on the interface and engine side,” Yazbeck told MacCentral. “We have integrated a lot of user requests into this release.”
Version 1.8fc4 offers faster startup of downloads, compatibility with more servers, and a new Scripts folder (any AppleScript added in here becomes available to the utility). More file extensions are now recognized by Speed Download for download. There’s also enhanced PPP (non-broadband) support, enhanced plug-in and CMM version checking and more.
Speed Download, a US$20 application, sports a download queue that supports schedules. It’s Carbonized so, as mentioned, it runs under Mac OS X. However, it also has multi-processor optimizations when running Mac OS 9 or higher.