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Download Accelerator Manager Free Edition (DAM for short) is one of many programs that promises to help you download better and faster from the Internet. But there are far better products available, including the excellent free Download Accelerator Plus. If you need to make your downloads more efficient, DAP is a better bet.

DAM does allow you to schedule download, batch downloads, pause and resume, and so on. You can change the order of downloads, and easily re-schedule them as well. It also very nicely puts your downloads into categories, and makes it easy to manage them once you've got them downloaded.

The problem I had, though, was that it didn't integrate with my browsers. When I downloaded files from popular download sites--including PC World's download library--Download Accelerator Manager simply didn't recognize them. Nor would it allow them to be managed. I couldn't get it to work with either Internet Explorer or Firefox. It worked fine when I entered actual URLs for downloads, but that's not exactly a timesaver. You'll save more time if you bypass this program and go for Download Accelerator Plus instead.

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