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Download Buddy 1.8.5: Fixes and some new settings

Download Buddy has been updated to version 1.8.5. A small but crucial aspect of the Add to Download Buddy service was not touched during testing of the previous version, which resulted in a usability decline for some users. So that explains the short term delivery of this version, only one week after the last update.

Version 1.8.5 contains the following fixes:

  • The Add to Download Buddy service menu has been fixed in order to be compatible with rich text URL links.
  • Downloads that are halted by the Network Monitor Add-on due to a non-working VPN, will now resume when you restart the app.

The following new settings are added to the Preferences:

  • Setting 'Use extended extraction if possible' determines how download links are extracted from the clipboard content that's copied, dragged or send to Download Buddy. When this setting is enabled, the Rich Text Format content will be used instead of the plain text content. This may result in a better and more complete extraction, but it may also be incompatible with some sources.
  • Setting 'Suppress login warnings' does exactly what is suggests; not showing you an alert when you have downloaded something that results in an HTML document with a login.

Download Buddy 1.8.5 is compatible with OS X 10.11 or later. The previous version of Download Buddy remains downloadable on the Mac App Store for users with older OS X versions.

Note to OS X 10.11 El Capitan users
Please restart your Mac after updating Download Buddy to version 1.8.5, to properly update the metadata of the Add to Download Buddy service. On OS X 10.11 this metadata is not updated dynamically after installing an updated app, but only after restarting your Mac. Without the updated metadata, the service continues to work with the limitations of the previous version.
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