If you consider yourself a power downloader, then Speed Download is one of the most powerful solutions out there for Mac. However, if you don't need everything that Speed Download has to offer, Speed Download Lite provides a stripped-down version.
Like its more powerful version, Speed Download Lite sports the same glossy interface and gives you immediate control over all your downloads. The best way to browse through your content, apart from the search box, is the left side of the interface. You can view your library elements, servers, folders and specific searches. To keep the application running but have it out of the way, simply use the mini-controller.
Speed Download Lite also offers the same iTunes-like Minimized mode with user controlled color picker, a bandwidth throttle and even control over individual file scheduling. It's advisable that you use the file scheduling feature when doing lots of downloading as Speed Download Lite can take up a lot of RAM otherwise. Most recently, Speed Download Lite has been updated to work with Firefox 4 meaning it integrates perfectly with Mozilla's latest browser.
Speed Download Lite is a great download manager for anyone that does a lot of downloading.
- New: Optimized for Mac OS X 10.6.7.
- New: Restored downloading from YouTube.
- Updated: Performance tweaks.