Maxel Accelerates Downloads on Mac OS X

Maxel Accelerates Downloads on Mac OS X

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.

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