Make downloading a snap with the help of these five tools


Back in the day, we used to take advantage of download managers that would help overcome the slow speeds and get those multiple downloads onto a computer without having to take on an overnight babysitting job. Since speeds are no longer a problem, are download utilities even relevant? Of course. Considering the volume of downloads we now do, it's great to have an app that can help keep them from getting lost, corrupt, or out of hand.

But with today's blazing network speeds and multiple platforms to manage, what tools are the best to have at the ready? I've listed five download utilities that might well make your daily download duties hassle free. Let's check out these utilities and see if any are worth adding to your current line up of networking tools.

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By Jack Wallen

Jack Wallen is an award-winning writer for TechRepublic, The New Stack, and Linux New Media. He's covered a variety of topics for over twenty years and is an avid promoter of open source. For more news about Jack Wallen, visit his website jackwallen....