Download Buddy

Developer: Ron Elemans

Current Version: 1.8.5

Last Updated: 4 months ago

Download Size: 3.7 MB - Download


Download Buddy is a sophisticated but extremely easy-to-use Internet-download manager. It supports everything you need for stress-free and reliable downloading and does not disturb you with useless features or meaningless gimmicks. 


• Start multiple downloads with just one mouse click. 
• Context menu to start your downloads directly from Safari or every other application that allows selecting URL's. No plugins needed.
• Support for adding URL's via drag-and-drop.
• Limit the number of simultaneous downloads to keep performance high. 
• Pause, restart, cancel and reorder individual or all downloads. 
• Restart automatically unfinished downloads when you restart the app. 
• Automatic resume of timed out downloads.
• During downloading the app icon shows a badge with the number of unfinished downloads.
• While downloading you can close the main form and let the download manager run in the background. 
• Prevents unintended computer sleep while downloading.
• When all downloads are complete, you will see a Notification Center banner. 
• Supports HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols.
• Support for password protected HTTP and HTTPS downloads. 
• History form to view your download history, including all cancelled items. 
• Restart downloads from your download history. 
• Open downloaded files with associated app. 
• Full screen and Split screen support. 
• Full support for Retina displays. 
• Extended web based Help system to get started.


The Net Radar Add-on is an extension to Download Buddy that can be purchased within the app as an In-app purchase.
• Net Radar monitors the location and other metadata of the public IP address of your Internet connection.
• If you use a VPN connection, then Net Radar can monitor the operational status of your VPN.
• Net Radar automatically stops all downloads when your network status or the connection metadata indicates a non-working VPN connection.
• Includes a Setup Assistant that let you configure Net Radar with a few simple steps.
• The technology is based on the stand-alone Net Radar app.


Please contact the developer when you encounter problems with this download manager or with the In-app purchases. Use the Help menu items of the app or browse to 

If you have something good to say about Download Buddy, please share it with others by writing a review on the Mac App Store.


The Net Radar Add-on monitors the operational status of your VPN connection, based on system events and empirical data.

• The Net Radar Add-on does not include a VPN service.
• The reliability of the Net Radar Add-on depends on a correct configuration.
• The Net Radar Add-on is not able to check whether your connection is encrypted or not.
• Net Radar is not able to detect IPv6 and DNS leaks.
• Download Buddy cannot be used to download YouTube videos embedded in HTML pages.


Release Notes:

• Fixes a bug with the 'Add to Download Buddy' service.
• Improved resuming of unfinished downloads when restarting the app with Net Radar enabled.
• New setting to use extended link extraction whenever possible.
• New setting to suppress login warnings.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by heddhunter

Doesn't work - Doesn't actually download anything. It just says "Queued" forever.

Found helpful by 1 out of 3 people