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Neat Downloader does not allow users to change the directory where Downloads get downloaded to (default DL directory is ~/Downloads/), additionally, Neat Downloader creates folders for each type of filetype, including: video, audio, compressed, Document, Misc as the corresponding filetypes are downloaded. Not everyone will like having to deal with files nested in folders like this. (July 2 2019 update, the developer responded quickly by releasing a new version with the ability to turn off the creation of folders per filetype kind, but there is still no way to change the default download location yet, hopefully in the next release.) Another missing but basic expected functionality is the ability to set preferences on whether they want to be prompted on each DL where to save the file. Considering there is filtering in the app for different kinds of DLs based on file type, it seems a great oversight that one can't choose different DL locations per filetype. Upon further inspection of the website, it's obvious this software is in beta stage, so, a lot of (planned) features have yet to be implemented. This behavior can be worked around with Hazel, but still, these are really basic functions that are missing. The lack of flexibility to tell Neat Download Manager where we want DLs to go leaves a lot to be desired. See More
Neat Download Manger for Mac is a great way to stop Google Chrome from interrupting file downloads with it's annoying "safety" feature that requires user intervention to keep a download or delete it. Somehow the browser extension enables Neat Download Manager to bypass Chrome's native download function. See More
Cannot get the download link by itself in most cases, and it needs the link to be entered manually (not even clipboard monitoring worked). Changing the theme can make it unusable, settings are very limited compared to concurrent programs. See More
Downloading stuff while you are on your computer can tax the internet connection. With iGetter, you can schedule downloads for the wee hours of the morning when you (probably) aren't using your Mac. This can also help with data-caps, as some providers have unlimited times early in the morning during off-peak times. See More
Folx GO is the free version, but it includes all the major features required for a good download manager. If you want the pro features, it will cost $4.99 but it will allow you to schedule your downloads when there is less load on your network, automatically add downloaded songs to iTunes, and other features that let you download quicker and optimize the download speed to your liking. See More