Downloading files on a Mac is easy, right? Find the file online using a browser, click to download, wait. Some downloads require more effort and more time.
Here’s a Mac app that reduces the effort, takes less time for faster downloads, and organizes your downloads so you can find them later. Did I mention that it also does torrent downloads with a click?
Download Faster, From More Locations
Let’s be honest. Downloads are not difficult. You find a link, you click, it downloads to the Downloads folder, you continue to live a clean and comfortable life.
Here’s a few problems you may run into. Downloads take time. Time is money.
Downloads add up, clogging your Mac, making you hunt for something you thought you downloaded.
Wait. There’s more. Downloads also get hung up and stop (while you’re busy doing something else, and don’t notice). Browsers are crummy devices to schedule downloads.
What you need is a download manager that takes care of those problems, and makes your download life a bunch easier, and does so with a few clicks.
Among only a handful of Mac download managers is Folx, an inexpensive app which takes the download process away from your browser, speeds it up, organizes it better, and works on a schedule.
One function it provides that your browser doesn’t is to split the download which speeds it up.
Folx user interface lists all download file names, from all locations. Or click the tabs to view which files are scheduled for download, which are completed, which are paused.
Select any download to see how many threads are used. You can also throttle the download speed (you may need the bandwidth for other uses).
One of the most useful functions is the Scheduler (shown above). Set specific downloads for days and times.
Folx will also shut down your Mac when a scheduled download is complete.
File downloads can be tagged, which makes it easier to save them to specific folders on your Mac instead of simply stuffing the Downloads folder with everything.
An added bonus is the torrent functions, where Folx acts as a torrent client which makes it easier than using another torrent utility. Enter keywords and Folx searches for torrent URL’s to match your needs.
If your file transfer needs are more traditional, there are 12 Easy Ways To Manage Uploads Using Forklift. For plain old multi-faceted connectivity, here’s How To Connect To Anything Using Just A Click.