SpeedTao
SpeedTao
0.9.98

3.7

SpeedTao free download for Mac

SpeedTao0.9.98

13 September 2013

Simple and fast download accelerator (beta).

Overview

SpeedTao is a fast and simple download manager for OS X. It's capable of remote download, supporting HTTP/FTP/HTTPS/magnet/ED2K(eMule)/torrent protocols, and featuring auto-resuming, speed limit, YouTube video download, and Keychain integration. It can serve as frontend for MLDonkey on NAS/server.

What's new in SpeedTao

Version 0.9.98 (beta 26): Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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43 Reviews of SpeedTao

iMacintosh
16 April 2013
Version: 0.9.92

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The idea of DM is pretty awesome,but don't you think if you putted all your attention to make a much more capable DM it would be so much better than the idea of having torrent client and DM together? Let's face this that people love Transmission and uTorrent ,and it's unlikely to see they are going to use something else for downloading their torrent files .... I'm just saying this is a great application because I've tested so many times.it has great speed,great ability to catch file from browsers ,but it's not a complete top notch app,and i'm pretty sure it's gonna get better if you forget about torrent client and focus on what a good DM needs 1.Great functionality to catch a file and download them as fast as it's possible ( You got this one ) 2.Schedual setting which is organized in a professional way( this app does not have it) 3.capacity to download Youtube( or every flash Site) 4.sensible and beautiful GUI (I suggest to change a lot of things in your app such as download bar viewer which is not nice or option for Facebook and Twitter which is not necessary and put some useful option instead of them) Anyway if you want to develop the best DM for Macintosh,think about Speed download and download manager in windows and make something even better than them.
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3
kundanroy243
15 September 2014
Version: 0.9.98
good but not like other Download managers like progressive or speed Download.. http://fullfreeversionsoftware.blogspot.com/
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Derekcurrie
13 September 2013
Version: 0.9.98
I don't star evaluate betaware. Instead I'll say that my first impression is NOT good: It is invasive to the point of annoying. Despite insisting that it do all my downloads via Safari, it didn't do ANYTHING. Nothing downloaded that I tested. Then I thought I had turned off its extension in Safari, but it kept on working and being annoying anyway! That's not good. So I uninstalled ALL of it, including the stuff in my user Library folder found in the Application Support folder. Now I'm happy again. If it gets better, and actually has some help and training provided, excellent. But at this point, so long!
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3
ylluminate
08 August 2013
Version: 0.9.94
Well, I really want to use this app. I have used a lot of download managers in the past, but this is the most frequently updated one so far and a number of problems I've reported have been worked through… BUT one real glaring one yet is that I'd like download management logic that will allow dated folders. In other words, it would pick a master folder and then insert them into subfolders based on a scheme that I define. For example 13-08 would be for August of 2013. This is an important feature and has me using Glims still with straight Safari downloads for now.
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2.5
markoji
30 June 2013
Version: 0.9.94
nice app, simple user interface but using more memory, i prefer other apps with complicated interface but less memory, logic?
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4
Unicorn
27 May 2013
Version: 0.9.93
Great app for what it does~ a non-windows dumped thing that handles what it says it will, and more! The only thing I don't like is how it'll try to take over my browser's way of downloading. You can disable it, but it comes back after you update. I like opening things from my browser when they're finished sooo that's my only suggested improvement. I use other clients for some of the other features, but the main thing I use this for is ed2k and all. Updating from the client would be nice too, it kinda feels like a trial expired when it basically forces you to update x-x
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5
Thomas-Svendsen
13 May 2013
Version: 0.9.93
Thank you for the 1 click to download plugin dev! Finally it works with Chrome! Awesome!
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0.5
GeogProf
09 May 2013
Version: 0.9.93
Like others, I’ve tried this app several times (6, I think), but I always end up angrily deleting it. It’s just too weird, it doesn’t follow any of the normal rules of Mac development, especial UI design. The worst part is that every time I download something I cannot find any interface for that DL using any of the tabs or menus. I’ve repeatedly tried every single menu item and icon but could not find any info about the downloading file (and yes, I’m positive it was actually downloading because it completed and I use that file often). I’ve read just about everything I could find about SpeedTao (including dozens of other complaints exactly like mine — take a hint, dev), but to no avail. Just massively frustrating.
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UniqueNickName
19 April 2013
Version: 0.9.92
really want to start using this piece of software, but several times I downloaded it and trashed shortly after. why? cause there's not a hint of tracker management (add or delete trackers). also, i switched to Transmission before because of it's support of Notification center.
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0.5
GeogProf
17 April 2013
Version: 0.9.92
App follows no standard rules of development. For instance, down the left side of the interface are 5 icons: A house, an arrow, a checkmark, a cloud and a magnifying glass. I can more or less figure out their meanings, but the dev has chosen not to include any tooltips, so users have no explicit clue about the meaning of ANY icons in the app. Just stupid. When a download begins, I can see from other apps (especially iStat Menus) that something is downloading, but SpeedTao adds NOTHING to any of its tabs and shows NOTHING ANWHERE ABOUT ANYTHING. Utterly retarded. In short, CRAP.
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iMacintosh
16 April 2013
Version: 0.9.92
The idea of DM is pretty awesome,but don't you think if you putted all your attention to make a much more capable DM it would be so much better than the idea of having torrent client and DM together? Let's face this that people love Transmission and uTorrent ,and it's unlikely to see they are going to use something else for downloading their torrent files .... I'm just saying this is a great application because I've tested so many times.it has great speed,great ability to catch file from browsers ,but it's not a complete top notch app,and i'm pretty sure it's gonna get better if you forget about torrent client and focus on what a good DM needs 1.Great functionality to catch a file and download them as fast as it's possible ( You got this one ) 2.Schedual setting which is organized in a professional way( this app does not have it) 3.capacity to download Youtube( or every flash Site) 4.sensible and beautiful GUI (I suggest to change a lot of things in your app such as download bar viewer which is not nice or option for Facebook and Twitter which is not necessary and put some useful option instead of them) Anyway if you want to develop the best DM for Macintosh,think about Speed download and download manager in windows and make something even better than them.
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3.5
stevenlee
04 April 2013
Version: 0.9.90
I used 1 day, so far this looks simple and tidy looking. Automatic scan the copy clipboard when u copy a url. So far still happy with it. But it having a hard-noticable progress bar at the icon on dock. Better to having the download speed on it like Speed download. I'm going to look for it and wait for great change for next update.
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ylluminate
23 February 2013
Version: 0.9.90
Been seeing a problem here where the app throws this up each time it tries to download in Safari: http://cl.ly/image/3d0q152T0j39
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3
Cgc
09 February 2013
Version: 0.9.90
Doesn't work for me in OSX 10.7.5 with Safari 6.02. Clicking on the menu bar icon just beeps with no window opening. Do I have to right-click on all the links I want to DL the linked file with? Seems unintuitive. Good-looking program that needs some work.
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3
lools
03 February 2013
Version: 0.9.90
Just installed SpeedTao on both my iMac and MacBook Air. Downloading works, I just can't see anythind in the progress window. It's all blank, no file list, no details, no speed control, nothing. Is this a common issue?
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5
Jazzyguy
11 January 2013
Version: 0.9.90
I just installed SpeedTao and I like it a lot for numerous reasons. It is an EXCELLENT download manager and works well in my browsers. I see no bugs at all and find it convenient to use.I give it 5 Stars.
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4
C-keurk
31 December 2012
Version: 0.9.89
how to uninstall Speed Tao for a new version ?
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5
Thomas-Svendsen
15 December 2012
Version: 0.9.89
All works all good and yes its beautiful BUT where is the Chrome one-click download I demand for years?!!!
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Unicorn
14 December 2012
Version: 0.9.89
Please Add support for fs2you
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Trance
23 November 2012
Version: 0.9.88
i can't seem to find the very basic function of a download queue option?? it just downloads everything at once ...maybe i just can't see it ....works well otherwise
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ylluminate
09 November 2012
Version: 0.9.87
I just tried to download XtraFinder (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/42067/xtrafinder) and it had previously been downloaded by SpeedTao. Unfortunately SpeedTao thought the new download was the same as the old and would not automatically start the new download of the updated file. Just because they have the same filename does not mean that they are the same file. You need some logic in there to handle this and to allow new downloads to pull in even if they are the same filename.
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4
Thomas-Svendsen
09 November 2012
Version: 0.9.87
This version is much more stable than the earlier version I tried. Speed Download has optimal speed over SpeedTao, but their interface looks..argh.. So indeed this is the only choice of a downloader app on a retina Mac. So please make it better!!! I recently switched to Chrome and found that the one click to download thing does not work with Chrome. How could that happen, dev? I am gonna bug you to death on twitter!
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0.5
Duncan-Fisher
08 November 2012
Version: 0.9.87
It pains me to do this as the graphical interface is so pretty and it looks like it could be a very nice tool but I give it the lowest rating I can give. Here's why: I don't really use download managers that often, but when I do I like to have something that works. Speedtao didn't. In fact, it's caused me nothing but headaches. I can't download anything with it as SpeedTao just freezes up. And even though I uninstalled it with AppCleaner and removed all plug-ins from Safari and Firefox I'm still having major problems. Even though the plug-ins are supposedly gone, the SpeedTao plugin crashes not allowing me to download anything. So now I have to figure out why this plugin is still lingering behind and figure out a way to remove it. You can have the nicest interface and features, but if it doesn't work it doesn't help anything. Sorry SpeedTao and developers as I'm sure you've put a lot of hard work into this but I'll never try SpeedTao again after this experience and recommend others to stay clear, especially if they're not familiar with removing things from the system.
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ylluminate
03 November 2012
Version: 0.9.86
Not real happy with the way you handle the downloads still. Presently you use the magnifying glass icon to initiate a default action upon the item that has been downloaded. This of course is misleading and it should actually reveal the downloaded file in Finder (or PathFinder by utilizing NSFileViewer in the plist). It would be fine to execute the default action if one double clicks on the icon itself on the right, but clicking on the magnifying glass leads to the inference of "reveal" as per NSFileViewer. Further, a sorting mechanism would be useful as I've requested many months ago. For example, it may be useful to have .dmg files placed into a subfolder, or even more useful, months separated into "YY-MM" (12-11 for November 2012) since these can be sorted more easily in Finder when you have a lot of downloads. I like to keep my folders organized so that I can go back through time since I do a lot of graphic design and other tasks that require me to keep a lot of files strewn across my Downloads folder and having them vomited into one Downloads folder is just not usable.
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5
Hiroshige
01 November 2012
Version: 0.9.86
I have just found this. Best thing I have found on this site so far. Beautiful and unique, unlike any downloaders I've used before, it looks good, feels like a breeze and it is totally free! I especially like its youtube download capacity, and I can directly share the youtube url on twitter! Just one problem, I use Chrome as primary browser and the 1 click download thing is not working with Chrome? I have to download by context menu. Why is that? Only with Safari and Firefox can I 1 click download with success. It's so impressive at first sight. Will report back in days.
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5
Thomas-Svendsen
24 October 2012
Version: 0.9.85
Have been using this for a while. Pretty impressive. It's significantly fast, and easy to use, exactly what I need for a download manager. And it feels so Mac, most other Mac download apps remind you of Windows. I'd say devs need to work harder on its stability. I have not tried out the new version yet, hope it gets better, as mentioned in changelog. And wow, hell a lot of changes!! Way to go, dev!
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ylluminate
28 September 2012
Version: 0.9.84
So disappointing. Still getting corrupt downloads. I attempted to download this iso as a test and met corruption again: ftp://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.uni-kl.de/pub/linux/knoppix-dvd/KNOPPIX_V7.0.4DVD-2012-08-20-EN.iso
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ylluminate
28 September 2012
Version: 0.9.84
@developers: going to go ahead and give this a try again. One thing that would really help is a feature that allows sorting of downloads by date (12-06, 12-07, for YY-dd; or other formats that we could define via printf formatting parameters) and/or by extension. For example, dmg and iso files could go into different folders.
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4
Morlo
12 September 2012
Version: 0.9.83
its fast. I just wish it could work without using the context menu in chrome.
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mpiekielnik
30 August 2012
Version: 0.9.82
I had really great hopes for that little thing, but it just failed to deliver... It is just unstable - many times did not finished my downloads, or broke downloaded files. There is Safari extension which never worked for me. I had to drag all downloads over SpeedTao window. So, no I am in great hunt for proper Mac download manager. Any suggestions?
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2.5
Fuhayer
15 June 2012
Version: 0.9.6
i have tried to download a movie throughout this app to compare wıth windows's IDM and jdownloader. IDM is the fastest downloader in this planet i guess and pity it has no MAC version. IDM downloaded movie at the rate of 1,05 MB/s jDownloader downloaded movie at the rate of 960 KB/s Speed Tao was sailing at 400-500 KB/s i really liked its easy interface but speed is something inevitable.
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ylluminate
14 June 2012
Version: 0.9.6
Dev: It seems that iGetter and Progressive Downloader are remarkably faster than your app due to their multi threaded downloads. Is this something you're planning to integrate? I download a lot of ISO packages for server maintenance and unfortunately I usually cannot optimize download speed without 7 or 8 threads on my fast connection.
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Kris-Kelvin
08 June 2012
Version: 0.9.5
It's quick, it's beautiful, and it crashes very reliably - for example if you drop a few dozen URLs to it. Once that is fixed, this will be a fine app.
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CanaryEGP
13 May 2012
Version: 0.9.4
Continuous failures, excessive CPU, downloads stop for no reason, etc ... This is not Beta. This is alpha.
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nymphe
19 April 2012
Version: 0.9.4
Looks very interesting, I'll try it ASAP. Regarding the pricing, will it remain free after beta?
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4.5
S/ash
23 March 2012
Version: 0.9.2
Really nice UI and does the job well. Can you possibly remove the continuous Console logging?
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Trance
23 March 2012
Version: 0.9.2
keeps bouncing in the dock on launch and you cannot force quit
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5
Liam-
22 March 2012
Version: 0.9.2
Promising download manager but why is this Lion only? I cannot find one reason why it should not work on SL.
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Canisbos
16 March 2012
Version: 0.9.1
Looks very promising. I only wish it supported using AppleScript to add downloads remotely or, even better, had a remote UI.
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4
silverhand31
29 February 2012
Version: 0.9.0
Simple interface, love it. Something I love to have: popular premium accounts added. Rename accuracy.
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5
Csineneo
05 January 2012
Version: 0.8
The best ed2k client for Lion
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Surfspirit
03 January 2012
Version: 0.8
Lion only? What About the Best OS Ever!? - Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard!!!
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Penguirl
03 January 2012
Version: 0.8
Looks interesting, too bad it's Lion only.
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4.5
Harryo53
03 January 2012
Version: 0.8
Seems to be a very, very promising download manager. It's got P2P as well as standard download features and integrates with all of the popular browsers.
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Free

3.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.3 or later
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