Turbo Charged Downloads!

Auto-resuming all the time! This download manager will take all you can give it!


Built-in FTP client

Fully featured, secure FTP functionality


Encrypted file sharing

Share your files with other SD users securly


Full iDisk Integration

Access your iDisk quickly and easily


Speed Download 5: Redefining the download manager

Speed Download 5 combines four amazing products — a turbo-charged download manager with auto-resuming downloads, a fully featured secure FTP client, a file sharing utility with full encryption, and complete .Mac/iDisk/WEBDAV connectivity — into one small and easy to use application.

Speed Download 5 also introduces a stunning new user interface option that feels right at home in Mac OS X and is designed to help you be even more productive with fewer mouse clicks hence, completely redefining what you can do with your time online. Introducing SD Minimized mode; a serious upgrade to the Speed Download floater. Fully supports drag n drop, completely resizable, customizable, and a whole lot more. In minimized mode, SD is even more discrete on your Mac. Save screen space, but not power!

Speed Download Lite – lean turbo-charged version of speed download

Speed Download 5 and Speed Download Lite both use the same state of the art Speed Download download engine to give you the fastest and most reliable download experience on your Mac.

Speed Download Lite is simply a stripped down version of Speed Download 5 offering just the download manager – without any of the extra features (i.e. FTP, File Sharing, WEBDAV, etc) found in Speed Download 5. With regards to the interface and browser integration, both versions of SD offer the same top of the line performance and reliabilty that you’d expect from a download manager.

The Lite version was created in response to a big demand from users who wanted just the download manager part of Speed Download. The Lite version sells for $20, whereas the regular version for $25.

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Key Features

  • Turbo Charged Downloads
  • Auto-resuming downloads
  • Browser Integration
  • RSS newsreader integration
  • MobileMe integration
  • Built-in FTP client
  • Encrypted file sharing
  • Download YouTube videos!
  • Full Rapidshare Integration

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later *
  • A popular Mac OS X browser
  • Any internet connection
  • SD 5.2.29 and later is Intel only
  • * Not supported in Mountain Lion or later.

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Speed Download is an Apple Staff Pick and a multi-award winning utility. A monumental THANK YOU to everyone for your continued support.

Showcase Videos

  • Speed Download Lite Review by AppScreencast. View
  • SD5 Review by MacWiz456. View
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  • Simple mode: Powerful Download Manager. View
  • Advanced mode: Powerful Download Manager, FTP Client, File Sharing, and lots more. View
  • Elegant Minimized View. View
  • For maximum use of screen real estate. View
  • Powerful and secure FTP client, built-in. View
  • Turbo-charged iDisk Integration. View


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Award winning multi-function download manager. Over 20m downloads and growing!

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