Maxel Accelerates Downloads on Mac OS X

Posted in Apple News, Apps, Mac on 25/04/2016 by Chris Hauk


If you’re not happy with the speed of file downloads on your Mac, you might want to take a look at Maxel, the download accelerator for Mac OS X, developed by indie developer Chris Li.

Maxel Accelerates Downloads on Mac OS X

Maxel offers drag-and-drop downloading of files directly from your favorite web browser, it also offers its own built-in web browser and browser extensions that work with all popular web browsers.

Users can add a file download to Maxel’s queue by dragging and dropping a link, or via web snippets form a bowser. A convenient browser extension allows Safari, Chrome, and Firefox users to add files to the Maxel queue directly from within the browser with a simple right-click of the mouse button.

Maxel Features Include:

  • Speeds up most downloads by splitting a file into up to 100 segments
  • Offers the ability to resume most downloads, even if your Mac has restarted
  • Automatically retries any stalled downloads
  • Manages your download queue for you
  • Drag & drop selections from a webpage into Maxel, and it automatically download any links found within
  • Initiates downloads from within popular Safari, Chrome, or Firefox web browsers
  • Maxel’s built-in browser allows users to login into file sharing websites to download password protected files
  • Computes MD5/SHA1 hashes of files to detect possible corruption
  • Uses SSH public key authentication for SFTP file transfers
  • Offers a convenient API for adding downloads in scripts
  • Supports HTTP, HTTPS, & SFTP protocols

Maxel 2.0.2 is $7.99, and is available for download via the Mac App Store. [GET IT HERE] A free demo version, restricted to one accelerated download at a time, is available here.


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.