Download Buddy is a sophisticated download manager specialized in dealing with multipart downloads. It supports everything you need for reliable downloading and does not disturb you with useless nonsense and meaningless features.
Download Buddy makes downloading your stuff easy and stress-free by supporting the following features:
Download Buddy makes it easy to manage your downloads. Starting new downloads can be done by either pasting web addresses (URL’s) from the clipboard or by using the special 'Add to Download Buddy' context menu.
You can add downloads to the queue by using the clipboard of your computer by following these steps:
You can add downloads to the queue by using the 'Add to Download Buddy' system menu. Follow these steps:
Additional tips and remarks:
You can add downloads to the queue by using drag and drop. Follow these steps:
Additional tips and remarks:
With the Download Buddy History form you can view all queued, finished and cancelled downloads as historical items.
Normally you don't need to use the built-in browser in the Download Buddy app. However, because Download Buddy runs in a secure 'sandboxed' environment it's sometimes necessary to perform login actions with the built-in browser in order to be able to download items that depend on account information stored in so called 'cookies'. This can be the case if you download from password-protected sources. After performing a successful login, you can proceed with starting your downloads by using either the Paste feature or by using the 'Add to Download Buddy' system context menu from any application.
If Download Buddy shows a warning indicating that probably a login is needed, then you should try the following:
Do the following to delete a favorite from the Favorites bar:
Follow these steps to set the home page:
The Net Radar Add-on will protect you from downloading without a working VPN service. The Net Radar Add-on is based on the technology of the stand-alone Net Radar app.
Follow these steps to purchase the Net Radar Add-on:
The Net Radar Add-on is based on the same technology as the standalone Net Radar app. Therefore they share the same Setup Assistant. Only the last step contains some self explaining specific details. You can read the detailed instructions here.
Once the Net Radar Add-on is configured, the geographical location of your Internet address will be displayed in the status area of Download Buddy, on top of the window.
If you want to temporarily or permanently disable the Net Radar Add-on, you must open the Preferences panel of Download Buddy, open the Net Radar tab page and press the 'Stop Net Radar' button. Do the opposite to reactivate Net Radar.
The Download Buddy Preferences form can be started by using 'Preferences' menu which is a submenu of the 'Download Buddy' main menu. The following preferences can be set:
The default download location used by Download Buddy is based on the user profile. You can override the download location used by Download Buddy by following these steps:
Press the 'Stop Net Radar' button if you want to temporarily or permanently disable the Net Radar Add-on.
Press the 'Start Net Radar' button to reactivate Net Radar.
The Net Radar Add-on is based on the same technology as the standalone Net Radar app. Therefore they share a lot of the same configuration options. You can read more about the configuration options of Net Radar here. Please note that not all configuration options of the standalone app are applicable on the Net Radar Add-on product.
Follow these steps to set the home page of the built-in browser:
Follow these steps to remove all cookies in the app:
Follow these steps to clear the cache of the built-in browser:
You can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly accomplish many tasks in Download Buddy. To use a keyboard shortcut, press all the keys in the shortcut at the same time. Shortcuts for common commands in the main window of latest version of Download Buddy are listed in the table below.
|Open selected downloaded item in default app||⌘ Command + O|
|Pause selected downloads||⌃ Control + P|
|Resume selected downloads||⌃ Control + R|
|Restart selected downloads||⌘ Command + R|
|Cancel selected downloads||⎋ Escape|
|Move selected downloads to the top of the queue||⌘ Command + ↑|
|Move selected downloads to the bottom of the queue||⌘ Command + ↓|
|Copy URL’s||⌘ Command + C|
|Paste URL’s||⌘ Command + V|
|Delete selected downloads||⌫ Backspace (version 1.8.1 and higher)|
|Select all downloads||⌘ Command + A|
|Show selected downloaded item in Finder||⌘ Command + ↩︎ Enter|
|Activate Downloads window||⇧ Shift + ⌘ Command + D|
|Activate History window||⇧ Shift + ⌘ Command + H|
|Activate Browser window||⇧ Shift + ⌘ Command + B|
|Open Preferences||⌘ Command + ,|
|Toggle Full Screen||⌃ Control + ⌘ Command + F|
|Close window||⌘ Command + W|
|Quit Download Buddy||⌘ Command + Q|