EasyGet for Mac
EasyGet is a versatile download manager for OS X that enables you to set download priorities, speed limits and automatically send downloaded files to user-defined folders. Moreover, it also displays download details and provides a basic web browser for fetching download links.
Using the application is quite straightforward. Simply click on the “New Download” button to begin adding items to the list. Your downloads are displayed in a table divided into several columns: number, name, priority, resumable, size, progress, status, speed and ETA.
Thus, you can sort the download based on the following priority levels: high, medium high, medium, medium low and low. What’s more, you can limit the number of downloads (from 1 to 8.) and the download speed as well (from 10 KB / S to 10 MB / S).
In addition to this, EasyGet comes with a handy scheduler that enables you to use a built-in calendar to specify when you want certain download to be resumed. Of course, scheduled items can also be unscheduled with one click.
Furthermore, your download links are organized by default into the “In Progress” and “Completed”, Size and Priority categories. However, you can also sort your downloads based on your criteria into folders that are created from the preferences and are accessed via the left pane.
The web browser allows you to navigate any page and search for download links. The app automatically detects links and shows them in a left pane. This feature needs more work, because all kinds of random links are displayed. On the upside, clicking on a download link will automatically send it to the download manger table.
EasyGet offers a few extra customization options in its Preferences window. You can choose between several sounds that are played when a download has finished, select the download folder and toggle an option to automatically detect URLs from clipboard.
In a nutshell, the EasyGet app is quite a powerful utility for managing large numbers of download links. It does not speed up your downloads, but rather helps you manage and organize them into logical categories. Plus, the price / value ratio is as good as it gets.