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    I know there's been a lot of posts like this but I need an IDM
    Hey,

    I just switched to Mac last week. Now, I don't need to tell y'all how much I'm loving this.

    The only thing I miss about Windows is IDM (Internet Download Manager).

    I use my Windows 98% of the times for internet and 90% of my internet work is done with IDM.

    Not just download accelerator, but link catching, live video downloads, audio downloads from ANY website is what makes it all easy. It's one stop for all my downloading - tv shows, videos, youtube, movies, mp3s, apps, everything.

    Any alternative for Mac that does ALL?

    Thanks!

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    Anyone, please?

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    Have a look at iGetter.

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    Be very careful with download managers. A quick search of the forum will show you that they are often more trouble than they are worth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Have a look at iGetter.

    Cheers
    I, actually, came across it but never installed it.

    Does it catch videos and audio files?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Be very careful with download managers. A quick search of the forum will show you that they are often more trouble than they are worth.
    Yeah, I read the same post somewhere. I'm guessing it was you there too. Could me brief me on this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aakdee View Post
    I, actually, came across it but never installed it.

    Does it catch videos and audio files?
    Not too sure. The Mac dl manager is good enough for my needs with the MAS, iTunes AppleTV so i have no need for one. Its just what google bought up. But do take heed in what vansmith has said. He know his stuff.

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    Another good download manager is "downthemall" - it's a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome. I use it in conjunction with FlashGot, and have yet to see any sort of trojan/virus/etc be downloaded by it (I use it on both Windows and OS X machines).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmccloud View Post
    Another good download manager is "downthemall" - it's a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome. I use it in conjunction with FlashGot, and have yet to see any sort of trojan/virus/etc be downloaded by it (I use it on both Windows and OS X machines).
    Yeah I tried that. It doesn't accelerate downloads much. But I guess if I find nothing, I'll stick with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    But do take heed in what vansmith has said. He know his stuff.
    I'm not just a pretty face around here.

    Quote Originally Posted by aakdee View Post
    Yeah, I read the same post somewhere. I'm guessing it was you there too. Could me brief me on this?
    Frequently, these get uninstalled improperly and end up precluding users from downloading anything at all (people will commonly get blank pages when they click to download files). Generally, with a reasonably fast broadband connection, you shouldn't need to use any DMs anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aakdee View Post
    Yeah I tried that. It doesn't accelerate downloads much. But I guess if I find nothing, I'll stick with that.
    I don't use it for acceleration. No real need for that with faster broadband connections. I use it to download files to specific folders based on type and use the FlashGot extension to download videos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    I'm not just a pretty face around here.

    Frequently, these get uninstalled improperly and end up precluding users from downloading anything at all (people will commonly get blank pages when they click to download files). Generally, with a reasonably fast broadband connection, you shouldn't need to use any DMs anyway.
    512Kbps (download speed 64KBps with IDM, 50-54KBps without)

    Does AppTrap help uninstalling completely?

    Will it, otherwise, affect my system majorly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmccloud View Post
    I don't use it for acceleration. No real need for that with faster broadband connections. I use it to download files to specific folders based on type and use the FlashGot extension to download videos.
    Oh cool.. Thanks.. I'll look into that later.. I appreciate your help. That'll be my second last resort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aakdee View Post
    512Kbps (download speed 64KBps with IDM, 50-54KBps without)

    Does AppTrap help uninstalling completely?

    Will it, otherwise, affect my system majorly?
    If you install something with an installer, use the appropriate uninstaller and not something like AppTrap. If it's a simple "drag and drop" install, you can just trash it most likely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    If you install something with an installer, use the appropriate uninstaller and not something like AppTrap. If it's a simple "drag and drop" install, you can just trash it most likely.
    Well, that is what I've been doing so far. I just got an update of AppTrap and that's when I read about it, hence asked. I didn't get your first line, though.

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