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Improve Speed and Reliability of your downloads with Download Accelerator Plus [Giveaway]

A Download Manager/Accelerator is a must-have tool for every internet user. There are many download managers and (so called) accelerators for Windows that promise to improve download speeds by 200% etc. But, very few download managers live up to their promise and Speedbit’s Download Accelerator Plus is one such download manager. DAP has been accelerating downloads for a very long time and more than 230 million users trust it. So, through this review you’ll know why DAP has become so famous and what features makes it stand out from the crowd.

Installation :

DAP InstallationThe installer of DAP not just installs the application but it will also promote other Speedbit products. If you want to install DAP only, then keep an eye on installation. If not, you may end up installing other products, toolbars, changed search engine settings of your web browser etc.

Interface and Configuration :

DAP InterfaceInterface of DAP is clear and easy to understand. All your downloads will be organized in two different ways.

  1. According to download status.
  2. According to category.

Category view will make it easy to browse the required downloaded file quickly.

DAP OptionsNot only that, DAP will offer so many options to the user so that he can customize it accordingly. Using these Options (Tools > Options) you can :

  • Select the desired mode of acceleration from available modes i.e. Normal mode, Above Normal mode, Accelerated mode, Broadband Optimization, High Accelerated Speed etc.
  • Set number of simultaneous downloads.
  • Create or edit categories to organize downloaded files into folders with respective categories as the folder names.
  • You can exclude certain file types, which you don’t want to download with DAP.
  • Scan downloaded files with your antivirus.
  • Schedule downloads and many more.

Security :

Most of the malware spreads from internet and it is very important to scan the downloaded files before using them. But, with DAP you don’t need that extra effort to scan them manually.  DAP analyzes the downloaded files with it’s unique Multi Antivirus technology (that includes renowned antiviruses like Kaspersky, Avira, NOD32, AVG, Avast etc). So, with that many best antiviruses on the list, it’s tough for malware to escape from DAP.

Other Features :

DAP comes with in-built internet browser and FTP browser. But they are not complete alternatives to such standalone applications. Their functionality is limited. For example, with FTP Browser, you can only browse and download the files from your server but you cannot upload files using DAP.

Making Use of DAP (Save Online Radio Streams etc) :

Number of features of a software doesn’t matter if the end user fails to utilize them. DAP is not just an ordinary download manager. It has so many powerful features and all you have to know is how to make use of them. So, we thought to give few usability tips on how to get the most out of DAP.

Save Online Radio Streams :

Many online radio stations (like xiph.org directory) gives .M3U playlists to users so that they can tune-in using their favorite media player. Usually what we do is, we open that .M3U with a media player like Winamp, iTunes etc and we’ll listen to the radio station. Now, let us see what happens if if open that .M3U file with DAP :

  1. To import .M3U file into DAP, go to File > Import > M3U playlist and then browse for .M3U playlist.
  2. Now, DAP will analyze that M3U playlist and it’ll list all the streams of that radio station.Download Online Radio Streams with DAP
  3. Just, select the songs you wish to save or use select all to download all radio streams.

I’ve just shown you a way to make use of DAP. There is so much to explore in DAP. The premium version unlocks more features like Private downloads, Extreme Acceleration, preview zip files even before they are downloaded etc. So, download DAP today and explore the end-less opportunities.


Thanks to Speedbit, we are giving away 10 license keys of Download Accelerator Plus Premium to readers of Avinashtech. Just follow the simple rules below to enter in this draw.

  1. Subscribe to Avinashtech by entering your email address in the subscribe box on right sidebar of the blog or by clicking this link. Do remember to verify your email address when you get the verification email from Feedburner.
  2. Like the Facebook Fan Page of Avinashtech (If you don’t have a Facebook account you can skip this).
  3. Leave a comment below telling us why you need it. (Avoid using twitter, Facebook login to comment as I wont be able to get your email address to send you a email in case you win).
  4. Share this on Twitter, Facebook. (If you have an account there).

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  • Thegamekiller94 December 12, 2011, 8:06 PM

    Please Include me..I download very often and it will help me

  • Linu December 12, 2011, 8:26 PM

    Hi I would like to win this as it seems to be comprehensive download manager with additional features like stream downloads with a lot of program customization. thank for the giveaway. Subscribe in newsletter and twitter but I do not have anymore a facebook account. https://twitter.com/#!/aviator365/status/146241649608101888

  • Anthony December 12, 2011, 8:57 PM

    WOW! Great giveaway. I need an download accelerator plus so I may download at a faster rate. I have Hudgesnet which is a internet satalite provider which is a joke. The speed is extremely slow and we are limited to a certain amount of downloads. This would speed up the process. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Guruship December 12, 2011, 9:25 PM

    I currently use the free version of DAP and it works great!!

  • Vent_90 December 12, 2011, 9:30 PM

    Download accelerator plus is the best download manager I ever used.
    I would like to win this because I need it and I love to use this software.

  • Relly December 12, 2011, 10:01 PM

    DAP one of the best download manager, a veteran, expect the best, works good even the free vers. but much better if i can acquire  the premium vers. ,hope to win one ,really a great giveaway…..thanks alot…….

  • Sirfabhi98 December 12, 2011, 10:11 PM

    woow that’s good to see that u provide free dap….

  • jelson December 12, 2011, 11:24 PM

    Love to score a license.  The extra features are really inviting. The recording of radio streams is why I want it.



  • Raghunathb December 12, 2011, 11:27 PM

    Many download managers software provide a variety of features, but i feel DAP is the best one of all in terms of speed and durability. I will be really lucky if i get my favourite sofware in full version.

  • Naits December 12, 2011, 11:37 PM

    DAP is one the greatest download managing software present (atleast in my
    opinion). It have used many other dowloading accelerating software but
    non of them could give me satisfaction, then i used its trial version and
    i was very much surprised to see how well it work,Then it thought if
    its trial version could works so well,then its paid version will be just
    awesomwe and since that today,i have been looking to get my hands on
    it. I just hope i would be one of them to get its license, that was very useful for me.


  • qwer0 December 12, 2011, 11:46 PM

    Very nice software, a must-have one

  • darma December 13, 2011, 12:03 AM

    DAP is a must have for me as I need to download large files on a slow connection and is sometimes frustrating. This program has a lot of useful time saving features which I really like for eg fast speed, pause & resume, auto mirroring speed boost, etc. Thanks.

  • MichaÅ‚ December 13, 2011, 12:30 AM

    I need it to grab media from internet!

  • rohish kaura December 13, 2011, 12:39 AM

    i use idm all the time but like to use it as recommended by many of my friends.

  • Paul December 13, 2011, 12:43 AM

    The review says it all, this is a much have, count me in please. Fingers crossed.

  • Shubham December 13, 2011, 12:57 AM

    I need DAP to accelerate download speed on my low bandwidth connection saving me time.

  • Cool December 13, 2011, 2:01 AM

    DAP are the closest competitor for IDM in my opinion. I have stop using it (DAP) long time ago because it did not integrate with my browser, hopefully they have got it fix by now. Would like to have a copy as it might come in handy as a good alternative for the current JDownloader that I been using at the moment.

    Thank again for this giveaway and please count me in this!


  • Ng December 13, 2011, 2:13 AM

    I have always been a fan of Speedbit product especially it’s video accelerator is simply a work of genius! I need this because I download huge and a lot of file at a time simultaneously this will do the trick for me.

    Please include me in this too. Thank


  • Gianckarlo December 13, 2011, 2:26 AM

    Great utility, I have tried the demo before and its a must have for any user.

  • Guest December 13, 2011, 2:56 AM

    Another great review done Samuel. I just want to know how this software compares with Internet Download Manager. If it’s any better than IDM please include me in the giveaway.

    • Samuel December 13, 2011, 9:41 AM

      Both have similar features for most of the part, Mike. IDM can download streaming video, audio, pictures etc (with its Site Grabber feature) and DAP doesn’t have it. Whereas DAP has private downloads, download trace cleaner etc. which aren’t available in IDM. So, each of them have their own unique and good features. So, depending on our needs, you can choose any one of them.

  • Clyde December 13, 2011, 3:34 AM

    Count me in on this giveaway.

  • Adam Wampir December 13, 2011, 5:41 AM

    Please Include me.Thanks

  • Joa13 December 13, 2011, 6:04 AM

    I need this software because I use not only IE and Firefox (GetGo Download is compatible with these browsers) and I need good download manager compatible with  Chrome, Opera and Firefox and IE. Great contest. Please count me in.



  • Grr December 13, 2011, 7:56 AM

    Thanks Sam for putting a nice review.
    Wondering what would private download be for??

    @Avi:disqus  – please count me in.

    Thanks, Grr

    • Samuel December 13, 2011, 9:29 AM

      Private download feature, lets you lock your downloads with a password, so that only you can access them.

  • Ronald December 13, 2011, 8:03 AM

    I was always downloading Game Clients and watch Movies online. DAP is superb when it comes to downloading larger files, I can pause/resume it whenever I want. And it’s way too fast for streaming videos. Thankz alot.

  • Emt_32 December 13, 2011, 8:18 AM

    Great giveaway

  • Xavier December 13, 2011, 9:37 AM

    this software really different with other software which similiar with DAP.
    with DAP you don’t need that extra effort to scan them manually.  DAP analyzes the downloaded files with it’s unique Multi Antivirus technology (that includes renowned antiviruses like Kaspersky, Avira, NOD32, AVG, Avast etc). So, with that many best antiviruses on the list, it’s tough for malware to escape from DAP.

    and, I love it alot. because, I’m paranoid user and always downloading in many sites.
    besides of that, we can improve my download speed drastically. wow, It  saves lot time for me.
    so, thanks to avinash for this great giveaway. Please ,count me in.

  • samcool December 13, 2011, 9:46 AM

    DAP works fine for me.
    please count me in.

  • MohammadWasiullah December 13, 2011, 9:49 AM

    Premium licence always work in any where what ever it’s paid side or free 
    with good speed 
    count me in

  • ibhecks December 13, 2011, 10:47 AM

    DAP is a downloader which is loaded with unique features that are not owned by another downloader application
    I want to try all the features of DAP premium so please count me in

  • Alan Hazelwood December 13, 2011, 2:35 PM

    one i would like to try

  • Jasmeet December 13, 2011, 3:10 PM

    DAP is a rock solid download manager with plenty of useful features. Would love to have the premium version!

  • SinoTiger December 13, 2011, 4:28 PM

    Currently I’m using IDM, but I would like to try it for comparing their download speed, please count me in, Thanks for your giveaway!! ^_^

  • Alpha December 13, 2011, 4:46 PM

    Its been long time since i have tried DAP. It will be certainly interesting to check how it works now and how good/bad it is comparing with its contemporaries. AVi please count me for the draw and thanks for this awesome, rare giveaway. 

  • Sysabi December 13, 2011, 5:39 PM

    Hello, I often download a large files. I need a program like DAP. Thanks

  • Rusira Dulanga December 13, 2011, 6:10 PM

    superb software and great review. Thanks for useful giveaway.
    Avi plz count me in.


  • Pramu December 13, 2011, 6:30 PM

    Great giveaway. I will use this for downloading bigger size files where i can pause it and resume it. Please count me in.

  • Haclong0901 December 13, 2011, 6:37 PM

    oh thank you very much

    i want to receive this icense

    please count me


  • Jef December 13, 2011, 6:43 PM

    I use free download manager for now, but I would like to have Download Accelerator Plus for all my downloads, count me in for a license.

    Thanks. https://www.facebook.com/Avtechblog

  • Paku3 December 13, 2011, 6:54 PM

    count me in please.

  • Tailieunganhcntp December 13, 2011, 6:54 PM

    please count me

  • pkghosh December 13, 2011, 6:56 PM

    I don’t have a download manager as good as DAP. I do very many downloads and depend on Firefox’s DownThemAll.

    DAP Premium will ease my download woes and save me a lot of time too.

    Looking forward to a license, I have tweeted:

    Thank you Speedbit and AvinashTech for this wonderful product giveaway….

  • DYN1711 December 13, 2011, 7:05 PM

    Please, count me in.Thanks

  • DrWoo December 13, 2011, 7:08 PM

    I’m a big fan of youtube (and similar services), watching online videos. I also download many of my favourites clips on my PC and smartphone. I think having this program will be useful to my needs. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • apn58 December 13, 2011, 7:11 PM

    I very much want to try it!
    Thank you!

  • richard gilberg December 13, 2011, 7:11 PM

    great giveaway, sure could use this for downloading with the poor internet connection i have.

  • Adri Syahreza December 13, 2011, 7:13 PM

    Count me in, too  …

  • John Matt December 13, 2011, 7:16 PM

    Excellent Download manager. Count me in. High download speed and then private download makes it ahead in products of its kind

  • Bob December 13, 2011, 7:20 PM

    Hey I would like to use a premium version of DAP. Back then, I have used it’s free version.

  • Tom_jo69 December 13, 2011, 7:31 PM

    I’ve been downloading all the time and i need the best download manager.. I need DAP Plus…Thank you…

  • briareoushex December 13, 2011, 7:39 PM

    Handy in pause and resume downloads.
    Count me in.

  • Asrielrusdyawan December 13, 2011, 7:42 PM

    Thanks for this Giveaway Dear Samuel. I like DAP so much for downloading all files from the internet as it has too many features. Please count me in Dear Admin.

    Hope to win this One!

    THX, LJBU!

  • Sidd December 13, 2011, 7:44 PM
  • Ararobotic December 13, 2011, 7:45 PM

    Please count me in.
    I really like using software downloader like this one!
    Please consider me in.

  • Boban Stankovic December 13, 2011, 7:50 PM

    Used it a long time ago and it worked great, and now I could use a license key to keep on downloading with DAP! Very nice giveaway!

  • Isd December 13, 2011, 7:53 PM

    Great Giveaway. Please count me also.

  • Nhatvuong December 13, 2011, 7:55 PM

    Give me one. Thank you very much. I need this software.

  • Ahamedyaseen December 13, 2011, 8:10 PM

    Excellent giveaway I like it. High Speed in downloads….. Thanks a lot. Count me in this giveaway.

  • Seanpaul0098 December 13, 2011, 8:19 PM

    hello this is greatfor me my internetspeedtoo slow 56kb dialup and this is best for me 
    like u in face book and share in my wall :https://www.facebook.com/OmidReza.S
    and really i need this forspeed up my download

  • Tom_jo69 December 13, 2011, 8:28 PM

    It would be great to have a software like this. I’ve been using DAP Free and its really great. I would be very glad to have a premium version of this software. Please count me in..Thanks a lot…

  • blaster2001 December 13, 2011, 8:28 PM

    I would like to have DAP, it effeciently make use of the available bandwidth need for downloads :)/.. It will save a lot of time waiting

  • John D December 13, 2011, 8:30 PM

    i do not have any download manager and want this. count me in.
    done all steps

    john d

  • AK2011 December 13, 2011, 8:50 PM

    Great giveaway. DAP is an excellent Download Manager to accelerate my downloads. So please count me in. Thanks a lot

  • Mohammadeakheratui December 13, 2011, 8:54 PM

    i like it. very good site. tanks

  • Mizdoc December 13, 2011, 10:57 PM

    I used DAP, the free one for years and loved it.  But started to get too many ads so quit using it.   Love to win a pro version.  Count me in for this one.

  • testinggiveaways December 13, 2011, 11:44 PM

    Please count me in.. I love DAP!

  • Pchak Jsr December 14, 2011, 12:03 AM

    please count me in your giveaway of DAP. I badly need such a downloader with slow internet connection.

  • Fayez Ahmed Khan Noman December 14, 2011, 12:51 AM

    It is the only soft I have ever introduce with which could be comparable to IDM… Please count me in…

  • Johan December 14, 2011, 1:16 AM

    DAP would be a perfect solution for my need to speed up downloading. The Plus version is without advertising!

  • Hondros December 14, 2011, 5:07 AM

    Thanks for the DAP giveaway.
    I don’t have any download software & hopefully can win 1 license then.
    Please count me in.
    Thanks & Regards

  • Longislandicedz December 14, 2011, 6:06 AM

    Best Ever Download Manager I Ever Used Been Using The Free One For Years

  • magno December 14, 2011, 7:24 AM

    thanks for this giveaway. DAP is extremely fast time to download. I would love to win a license.

  • Pkt December 14, 2011, 7:43 AM

     I’d Thanks for the excellent review, in which you highlighted DAP as a comprehensive download manager with many powerful features.  In particular, features like ‘Save Online Radio Streams’, Private downloads, Extreme Acceleration, preview zip files even before they are downloaded etc. I’d like to have the opportunity to try these features, so please count me in.Thanks a lot for this great giveaway.My tweet:http://twitter.com/#!/PKPoh/status/146773487028154368
    Thanks for the excellent review, in which you highlighted DAP as a comprehensive download manager with many powerful features.  In particular, features like ‘Save Online Radio Streams’, Private downloads, Extreme Acceleration, preview zip files even before they are downloaded etc. I’d like to have the opportunity to try these features, so please count me in.
    Thanks a lot for this great giveaway.
    My tweet:

  • Pkt December 14, 2011, 7:47 AM

    Deear Admin,
    Sorry, my previous attempt looks funny – I typed in MS Word and pasted here.  Please delete it and I’ll try again. Thanks.

  • Pkt December 14, 2011, 7:49 AM

    Dear Admin,
    Sorry, my previous comment looks funny – I typed in MS Word and pasted here. Please delete and I’ll try again. Thanks.

  • Pkt December 14, 2011, 7:50 AM

    Thanks for the excellent review, in which you highlighted DAP as a comprehensive download manager with many powerful features.  In particular, features like ‘Save Online Radio Streams’, Private downloads, Extreme Acceleration, preview zip files even before they are downloaded etc. I’d like to have the opportunity to try these features, so please count me in.
    Thanks a lot for this great giveaway.
    My tweet:

  • Model December 14, 2011, 8:10 AM

    I like it. count me in.

  • sunit December 14, 2011, 8:23 AM

    improves download speeds dramatically so one can have more downloads in less time. thanks dap.nice giveaway pl count me in.

  • Jess December 14, 2011, 8:32 AM

    Count me in.

  • Frank December 14, 2011, 8:36 AM

    Count me in.

  • Acat Atease December 14, 2011, 9:22 AM

    By all means toss my name into the hat.  Great program, and thanks for making it available to 10 of us.

  • Cosme December 14, 2011, 9:28 AM

    I’ve tried unsuccessfully to win IDM many times, maybe I can win a license of DAP premium as it’s much better than the download manager included on any browser.

  • Sylnor December 14, 2011, 10:07 AM

    It appears to be better than IDM. Count me in please

  • Eric Rondilla December 14, 2011, 11:16 AM

    please count me in. thanks

  • rizsid December 14, 2011, 12:11 PM

    a high end download manager. Count me

  • Kiku December 14, 2011, 2:07 PM

    Thanks for the DAP review & giveaway.
    Please count me in.


  • Sandy December 14, 2011, 9:24 PM

    Hi, What a great giveaway. The Download Accelerator Plus Premium is an excellent program to boost the internet speed. I am using BSNL internet connection and usually download speed is very slow. I really need this program. It is a must to have tool for every internet user.

  • Kaushik Barot December 14, 2011, 10:23 PM

    Thank you avinash for this giveaway. I certainly like to participate into this giveaway as i always download stuff from the internet. i would be happy if i win one license. please count me in. 

  • Ashwin December 14, 2011, 10:54 PM

    Nice review Sam 🙂

    Count me in Avi, as my IDM license expires in a couple of months. I could switch to DAP if I win 😛

  • Daniel Hoble December 14, 2011, 10:57 PM

    It’s the dest dl manager – been using the free version for a couple years now.

  • Reyes47 December 15, 2011, 9:57 AM

    Please count me in

  • ischar December 15, 2011, 10:36 AM

    DAP looks very interesting at first glance, I can’t decide which is better IDM or DAP. Besides I’m in the need of a new download manager, hope I will win the license.

  • Xgaz80 December 15, 2011, 3:22 PM

    DAP is great second after IDM. for speeding up download speed. It saves alot time when using this software also. I would love to get one license for this software.
    I need this, because my download speed just 230kb/s or less than it. Need it. for speed up my speed, Great review Samuel. I love this software too. Please count me in.

  • paulcrousel December 15, 2011, 4:11 PM

    Great article, DAP has several great options as outlined like downloading songs from a playlist, resume download of failed jobs and more like beter support on low bandwidth internet… Thanks for this contest.

  • Larry Rydel December 15, 2011, 4:32 PM

    At the present time I have no download manager. This product has always worked well for me.

  • Matt December 16, 2011, 12:33 PM

    I really need this software. because, it makes my download 3 times more faster. I feel it always. and also this software easy to use for all computer users.
    thanks for review and for giveaway, also thanks to DAP for giveaway. Please count me in.

  • David December 16, 2011, 5:25 PM

    This sounds good, please count me in, it would be good to have a download manager.

  • Mayur December 16, 2011, 10:15 PM

    Nice Giveaway, Please Count me in…
    Thanks For Giveaway

  • Trulyurs2 December 17, 2011, 7:23 AM
  • Kavya December 18, 2011, 7:06 AM

    good gift.

    i love to download various s/w’s, games… so i need this very much.

  • Longislandicedz December 20, 2011, 10:49 AM

    Great Giveaway Excellent Download Manager =)

  • Koolguy December 20, 2011, 12:03 PM

    nice giveawayy.

  • Urnapa December 20, 2011, 12:25 PM

    DAP is great tool to download with greater speed as well resumable downloads also possilble.

  • Cory Gordon December 21, 2011, 6:28 AM

    Please count me in on the DAP plus giveaway offer. I have used it before, but not the plus version

  • Kondalrao December 26, 2011, 6:54 PM

    dap is good realiable 1 for speedy downloads.

    i need 1 key.

  • Techrocker December 27, 2011, 7:32 AM

    i’ve used the trail version,works great for me.

    thansk for the giveaway.

  • Krishtech2323 December 27, 2011, 7:19 PM

    count me in this fantastic giveaway.

  • Uandme December 28, 2011, 7:28 AM


    hope to get 1 licence.

  • Mylife December 28, 2011, 5:54 PM

    Facing so many problems while downloading even the resumable files also not resuming using crome default download manager. hope dap solves my problems in downloading.

  • Prasadnapa December 28, 2011, 7:28 PM

    your review about dap software is very good. need 1 key

  • Lovely_vn December 29, 2011, 7:39 AM

    happy b’day avinastech.

  • Kasu Kumar123 December 29, 2011, 9:17 PM

    count me

  • Peterjhon December 30, 2011, 6:00 PM

    DAP is a powerful download manager.

  • Itsme December 30, 2011, 9:30 PM

    DAP and IDM are the best download managers in the market..

    Hope to get dap licence..

  • Andja January 29, 2012, 4:22 AM

    count me

  • Saurabh May 9, 2012, 1:30 AM

    DAP not only download files well but also download video from website. 

  • idomoryosef September 16, 2012, 12:59 AM

    I really need this because my dap is downloading with only 1 connection and I don’t know why :/

    • Avinash September 16, 2012, 2:05 AM

      The giveaway is already over. Better luck next time.

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