ABT Data Consulting has handed over all future development of Speed Download to YazSoft.
“The decision was made in order to take Speed Download to the next higher level,” Steven Mullin of the Speed Download Team at YazSoft told MacCentral. “We have a lot more resources and man hours completely dedicated to continue maintaining Speed Download as the fastest, must-have download manager for the Macintosh.”
Speed Download offers multithreading so you can go online and download as many files as you want, simultaneously. It works with Internet Explorer, Netscape and Opera Web browsers (with more browser support coming soon).
As a result, the final release of Speed Download 1.8 is out. YazSoft has completely re-optimized the code and added some highly requested features, Mullin said.
“There are many great applications out there for the Mac; however, not all can be used by everyone, since many of them are tailored to specific markets,” He added. “However, everybody downloads files no matter what line of work they are in. Hence, our goal is to make Speed Download the hub for all downloaded files.”
Speed Download currently has
a brand new Web site, where it can be downloaded. The price remains US$20 for a single user. However, YazSoft has also added a double pack license deal, which gives users two licenses for $30.