We choose Speed Download instead of Jdownloader because of stability, speed and gathering links from browsers. Speed Download maybe does not have superior intergration with file share systems as Jdownloader, but it has stamina!
Speed Download is an award winning download manager for Mac OS X. With over 20 million downloads, Speed Download sets the standard for unsurpassed performance and reliability.
Speed Download 5 combines four amazing products – a turbo – charged download manager with auto-resuming downloads, a fully featured secure FTP client, a file sharing utility with full encryption, and complete .Mac/iDisk/WEBDAV connectivity – into one small and easy to use application.
Speed Download 5 also introduces a stunning new user interface option that feels right at home in Mac OS X and is designed to help you be even more productive with fewer mouse clicks hence, completely redefining what you can do with your time online. Introducing SD Minimized mode; a serious upgrade to the Speed Download floater. Fully supports drag n drop, completely resizable, customizable, and a whole lot more. In minimized mode, SD is even more discrete on your Mac. Save screen space, but not power!
Speed Download 5 and Speed Download Lite both use the same state of the art Speed Download download engine to give you the fastest and most reliable download experience on your Mac.
Speed Download Lite is simply a stripped down version of Speed Download 5 offering just the download manager – without any of the extra features (i.e. FTP, File Sharing, WEBDAV, etc) found in Speed Download 5. With regards to the interface and browser integration, both versions of SD offer the same top of the line performance and reliabilty that you’d expect from a download manager.