Downloading is a simple one-click action, but knowing a few extra tips and tricks could make your life a whole lot easier. Wouldn’t it be nice to know whether your files are safe BEFORE you finish downloading and attempt to open them? How about those videos you are anxious to see – did you know that you can preview them as soon as they start downloading? Today’s post is dedicated to some great things you can do with Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) while you download.
Downloading safe is probably the first concern of heavy and light downloaders alike. We all want to protect our computers by keeping our downloads virus-clean – right? Our computers carry almost our entire life these days – important documents, family photos, personal sensitive information, and perhaps even our bank information. So you will be glad to know that with DAP’s Multi Antivirus Security add-on, you get an extra layer of security. As soon as you start downloading, DAP provides you with security alerts about your files. Your files are tested by multiple antivirus programs ensuring multi-layered protection for files you download with DAP. The security alerts are posted directly on DAP’s download window, so you don’t have to wait until download is complete to know whether your file is Trusted, Potentially Unwanted or a High Risk file.
This add-on lets you play your videos while you download them. Just click the Video Preview link that is located directly on DAP’s download window. That’s it – you don’t have to wait anymore for download to finish before enjoying those funny videos, not to mention waste time on downloading the wrong video… DAP lets you watch your videos as soon as you start downloading them.
Zip files are always a mystery. You don’t know what you get until you extract them. Normally, you can only extract them after you finish downloading, but DAP lets you preview them while download is in progress. Previewing compressed zip files gives you more control over the files you download – you can make sure you are downloading what you think you are downloading…
DAP Premium users can even choose to extract all or part of the files and further upgrade their download experience.
DAP Link Checker
DAP Link Checker gives you information about your file even before you start downloading, so you can decide whether or not to download it. Once enabled, DAP Link Checker is added to your browser and displays a status icon next to every download link. This icon lets you quickly spot which links are available and which are broken. If you hover over the icon, a window will appear with additional information about the file you are about to download (name, size, URL, status). This way you can make sure your file is online and don’t have to waste time on files that have been removed or expired.
All these features are part of the DAP 10 add-on system that lets you customize DAP as you wish. Learn more about enabling and disabling add-ons
So now that you learned a few new tricks, go ahead and try them out! Don’t forget to share them with your friends and feel free to leave us comments below.