Free software to increase the speed of downloads

9 software downloads

Whether or not you're running on a dial-up connection or have access to a 100Mbit DSL or cable line, downloads can never be fast enough. There are a number of different software programs available today which give you faster download speeds by utilizing several techniques. The most used technologies to speed up Internet downloads are multi-threading, downloading from multiple sites and download multiple file parts from the same site.

While the techniques used can have a positive effect on download speeds, the best usually use a combination of the above techniques to increase speeds. Unlike Bit Torrent technology or other file-sharing services, these download managers function with HTTP and FTP connections for downloading files from the web.

  • Internet Download Manager 6.33.2

    Internet Download Manager Icon
    Schedule, resume and accelerate downloads by up to 5 times with this accelerator
    Internet Download Manager can increase the speed of downloads, download multiple file parts at once and pause and resume downloads.
    Full version Free Trial
    7.59 MB
    10 / 8 / 7 / V / XP
    Very Good (4.1 / 5.0)
    May 13, 2019
  • Internet Download Accelerator 6.17.2

    Internet Download Accelerator Icon
    Efficient download manager which can accelerate downloads, pause and resume and generally manage downloading files from http...
    Internet Download Accelerator can increase the speed of downloads and pause and resume downloads.
    Full version Free Trial
    6.88 MB
    10 / 8 / 7 / V / XP
    Good (3.3 / 5.0)
    Jan 25, 2019
  • DownloadStudio 10.0.4.0

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    Ultra-fast download manager that works with all popular web browsers
    DownloadStudio is software which can increase the speed of downloads.
    Full version Free Trial
    43.83 MB
    10 / 8 / 7 / V / XP
    Very Good (4.5 / 5.0)
    Dec 22, 2017
  • Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.6.0

    Download Accelerator Plus Icon
    A popular download manager with tons of features
    Download Accelerator Plus can increase the speed of downloads, download multiple file parts at once and pause and resume downloads.
    Free Ad-supported
    10.32 MB
    10 / 8 / 7 / V / XP
    Good (3.1 / 5.0)
    Jul 21, 2014
  • JDownloader 2.0

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    An open-source download manager
    JDownloader can increase the speed of downloads, download multiple file parts at once and pause and resume downloads.
    Free Open source
    10.77 KB
    10 / 8 / 7 / V / XP
    Good (3.6 / 5.0)
    Jul 20, 2014
  • Star Downloader 1.52

    Star Downloader Icon
    Star Downloader is a download accelerator. The acceleration is achieved by splitting files into...
    Star Downloader can increase the speed of downloads and download multiple file parts at once.
    Free Freeware
    1.52 KB
    8 / 7 / V / XP
    Good (3.1 / 5.0)
    Jan 11, 2013
  • Go!Zilla 5.02

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    Fast Download Manager
    Go!Zilla can increase the speed of downloads and pause and resume downloads.
    Adware
    3.12 MB
    7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / ME
    Very Good (4.5 / 5.0)
    Apr 6, 2012
  • GetRight 6.5

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    GetRight Free - Fast Download Manager
    GetRight is software which can increase the speed of downloads.
    Full version Free Trial
    4.98 MB
    10 / 8 / 7 / V / XP
    Good (3.2 / 5.0)
    Dec 6, 2011
  • FlashGet 3.7

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    Powerful download manager.
    FlashGet can increase the speed of downloads, download multiple file parts at once and pause and resume downloads.
    Free Freeware
    5.92 MB
    7 / Vista / XP / 2000 / ME
    Very Good (4.5 / 5.0)
    Dec 6, 2011