Accelerator Plus (DAP) 10 is Speed bit’s fastest and most comprehensive
download accelerator to date. Redesigned and rebuilt from top to bottom, the
new DAP 10 platform consists of the core DAP acceleration engine, now
streamlined and optimized for powerful efficiency and ease of use. DAP is an
essential tool, relying on its advanced patented technology, for fast
performance and download acceleration. DAP 10 takes the core DAP acceleration
technology to the next level, with a wide range of new and existing tools for
downloads and videos. Most of the features are carried as add-ons, enabling
users to customize their download experience by choosing only those that suit
their online needs.
new in this version: Version 10.0.3.6 includes the following improvements and
"Download this Video" button on YouTube - just one-click to download
the video from any video page
performance and design for the Link checker- indicating the status of the
download behind the URL
Dapsters that enhance your download experience and a special new Dapster for
as in previous versions, Download Accelerator plus 10 (free) boosts your download
speeds by breaking files into smaller pieces, connecting to and downloading
from multiple sources simultaneously, and even seeking out faster mirrors.
What's different with this newest version, though, is the more streamlined
engine that now offers features in the form of "add-ons." This means
you can supplement your boosted download speeds (200 to 400 percent faster in
many cases) with only the additional features that you want.
of the most useful add-ons that you can enable in version 10 is DAPsters. If
you download files from RapidShare.com or similar sites, this feature will come
in handy. Basically, it minimizes the annoying pages that usually proceed
downloads on those popular file-transfer sites and fast-tracks you to the
CAPTCHA step (if there is one).
great add-on is the Link Checker, which identifies valid and invalid download
links before you actually hit the download button. It shows a small icon next
to valid links on download pages, so you don't have to waste time trying out
the entire different download sources.
add-ons include a Media Preview, Zip Preview, Internet Browser, and Video
Downloader & Converter. I didn't see an FTP client, though, which was
available in previous versions. Also available is a SPEED bit Video Accelerator,
which is offered as a bundled download during setup. Not only that, DAP 10
serves up quite a few annoying pop-up messages encouraging you to download and
install it. I tried this feature and was less than impressed. I didn't notice
much of a boost, and found the Video Acceleration status window intrusive.
I found DAP 10 to be extremely adept at performing its core function of
accelerating downloads. I noticed the boosts consistently. It's also nice that
version 10 lets you customize your experience by adding on only the features
that you want. This add-on platform also bodes well for the future, as SPEED
bit is openly asking developers to create new offerings for their program.