Have You Encounter Any Problem Downloading Software?

Have you ever spent hours or minutes to download a file only to have some error occur at the last minute? Isn't it irritating that you must restart the entire download and re-download the entire file? In this section we'll review some of the best software available and tips to avoid them.

Improving Transfer Speed

It depends on four things to determine how quickly you receive the file - The speed of your internet connection, how busy the server is, where the server is and how much traffic is on the Internet.

Naturally, the faster your connection, the more quickly you can download files. All Internet service providers now provide broadband or Direct Service Line (DSL) services in addition to dial-up services. You should consider upgrading to a DSL connection if you have only dial-up access. You can check with friends around your area. If their modems are capable of faster connection but cannot connect faster then 512 Kbps, then it is unlikely that yours will either. There is no sense investing in a 4 Mbps modem if the your cable line won't support such speed.

If you have trouble downloading large file or the download link does not support download accelerators or managers, you should try downloading it during off-peak hours. Off-peak hours are usually early in the morning before 7AM or at night after 10PM during weekdays.

Utilities for Scheduling Downloads

The following are some of the recommended programs that can reduce your frustration and problems for downloading.

No doubt that the advantage of downloading with your browser is its simplicity. However in the long run, you are recommended to learn and have download utility instead of struggling with unreliable browser downloads. Note that some download links do not support download accelerators or managers.


GetRight can resume aborted downloads no matter what the reason for the break. If for any reason an error occurs while downloading, you'll have to start from scratch. GetRight enables you to start the download right where you left off. This tool can resume downloads that were aborted by unplugging the modem, turning off the computer and picking up the transfer line receiver in addition to other causes.

GetRight (32-bit)
Shareware - US$ 25.00 to register

Free Download Manager (FDM)

This is a free and open-source downloading software. FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously. As a result download speed increases up to 600%, or even more! Its features includes video downloader (Youtube, Google Video, etc.); built-in upload manager for file sharing; read what other community members say about the file you are going to download; download scheduler and organizer; and more!

Free Download Manager (FDM)
Open-source GPL

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