The Best Download Managers For Mac
Hello everyone, how are you all doing? Have you been looking for a good download manager for Mac? Well below we have a list of the 5 best download managers available right now for your Macbook or iMac computers. We have listed both free download managers and some that require you to buy them. Either way, you will not be disappointed with what we have for you.
Today we will highlight the best download managers for your MacOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, and even Sierra(we strongly suggest you at least upgrade to Mojave asap). We have tried all of these download managers at least a couple of times to make sure we gave each of them a fair analysis.
Do you need download managers for Mac OS X?
Yes, you do need at least a basic download manager for your MacOS whether that be on your iMac or a Macbook, simply because these days some of these files we download can be huge, we now have movies, software and mac games that can reach above 100gb! Imagine starting the file download, going out for something to eat, coming back and you find your download failed or restarted because of a disconnection or error? That has happened to most of us at least once. Luckily we have download managers to help us resume broken downloads from where you left off, and of course, they also increase your download speed on your Mac by using multiple file mirrors for you to download from. This is why I highly recommend anyone, even the casual downloader to have a download manager, plenty are around that are free and we have listed the best below, enjoy the list and please let me know if you think we should add, remove or update the listed software by contacting us.
Top Mac Download Managers
#1. Folx GO+ Download Manager
Folx GO+ is a premium download manager for your Mac that is worth the price. It has a 4/5 star rating from their users for a good reason. It works and it works well. Folx GO+ was ranked #1 on our list because it comes with a beautiful UI design that is modern and simple enough to use. It of course can split your download link to multiple threads to increase your download speed, it has a download scheduler that allows you to also set how fast it downloads during certain times of the day, brilliant addition. On top of this, it is also nicely and smoothly integrated with iTunes, once you download your videos, movies, or music, all the right data is automatically displayed in your iTunes library playlist. Give FolX GO+ a try if you are looking for the best download manager for Macbook or iMac right now.
#2. Free Download Manager
FDM or ‘free download manager’ for the best free download manager for Mac, period. It could have easily been #1 on this list but Folx GO+ has the added advntage to integrate with your iTunes smoothly. Either way, FDM is the go to choice for many including myself. FDM allows BitTorrent support allowing you to download torrent files instantly. You can also preview audio/video files before a download is completed and convert the file format after download. Quite impressive. Of course it allows to increase your download speed by allowing you to download from multiple sources at the same time. You won’t be disappointed if you try this on your Mac, period.
iDownloader is fast file downloader with very beautiful and elegant design that will make you feel like you are finally using a modern download manager. I love the UI design and most of you will too. iDownloader for Mac works by breaking downloads into multiple segments and downloading these segments together. This ensures that your internet bandwidth is fully utilized and thus increasing your speeds. It can also start downloads from where it left and keep retrying if a connection is lost. So even if you have slow or unstable internet connection, your download will virtually never fail. You can also schedule your downloads, there isn’t much iDownloader can’t do.
#4. Download Buddy
Download Buddy is a sophisticated but extremely easy-to-use Internet-download manager for Mac. It supports everything you need for stress-free and reliable downloading and does not disturb you with useless features or meaningless gimmicks, much like Fat Pipe Downloader but with more options and a better UI. Download Buddy comes with many features including the ability to restart automatically unfinished downloads when you restart the app and automatic resume of timed out downloads. Pus a handy context menu to start your downloads directly from Safari, Chrome or Firefox with no plugins needed.
#5. Fat Pipe Downloader
Fat Pipe Downloader is an awesome basic download manager, hence why it was listed at #5. But don’t let that make you thinks this app can’t help you. It can, Fat Pipe downloader bypasses limits set by most servers where you download from by splitting a download task up into many smaller chunks thus making your downloads faster it also comes with auto segment count determination, you can filter file destination by file extension, store passwords for hosts and it also supports http/https addresses. If you want a quick little download manager that doesn’t have many options for you to play with, but still increases your speed, try this one.