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IS there a download manager for Mac OS X that allows me to interrupt and resume large downloads? (I'm trying to download the Apple Developer Tools update, but a 3+ GB file size seldom plays nicely with my internet connection.


I prefer a free solution if possible.


I need it to be able to download from the Apple Developer site, which requires authentication. The downloads there are huge - my bandwidth isn't. Using Folx and authentication, I successfully downloaded ... drumroll please ... an intermediate HTML file.

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Safari usually is able to do this on its own, I think. – Daniel Beck Nov 28 '10 at 14:46
Start a download in Safari to get you authenticated, then resume the one that was interrupted? – Daniel Beck Nov 30 '10 at 18:51
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I highly recommended using iGetter it was much better than other one.

But also you can use

Besides, if you using terminal and install package I recommended that go for AXEL I myself use this one. after installation is complete you can use blow commend to do what you want.

axel -n 100 -s 5242880 "your download link"

The -n 100 show the number of your connection to the server and the -s 5242880 use for limiting the speed,-s 5242880 in above example will try to keep the average speed around 5242880 (5120 Kilobyte per/sec).

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+1 for axel. I typically only use -n 10 (or raise it enough to saturate the pipe). – pkoch Dec 15 '12 at 20:32
Speed Download is good.. but the software do not support OSX Mountain Lion – risnandar Mar 6 '13 at 13:37
axel! especially you can install it from homebrew. brew install axel and you're gold. – soemarko Dec 31 '13 at 7:55

Leech and Speed Download are well known, the former has 25 program launches without restriction as trial. Should be plenty for your use case.

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Safari, OmniWeb, and iCab all have resumable downloads available in the Downloads window. Safari and OmniWeb are free, iCab is shareware.

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You should check out iGetter once. Its not a freeware but it is good download manager.

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