Download Thingy, a free Download Manager for the Mac

Download ThingyIm working in a new piece of software called “Download Thingy” (at least for now).

It is basically a Download Manager for Mac OS X. The main reasons why I am doing this are simple: There seems to be not a single Download Manager for the Mac that complies with the following:

  • It is Free.
  • It doesn’t have a lot of features that i will NEVER use.
  • Comes with a simple UI putting the main focus on the Downloads and not on other stuff I don’t care.
  • Allows segmented / multi threaded downloads.
  • Allows limiting the download speed in a “per download” or “overall” basis.

For this project I’m using the amazing libCurl library as the download engine backend.

Anybody who is interested to participate in a private alpha testing of this (yet prototype) app feel free to comment on this post and i will get back to you when an alpha version is ready for testing.

Cheers, Diego.


5 Responses to “Download Thingy, a free Download Manager for the Mac”

  1. Oh man! This looks awesome! I would love to get in on the private alpha for this if slots are available. I’ve been using Speed Download and just wishing for something… better. Which this looks like. :D

    by Aktariel, October 26th, 2009 at 3:50 pm


  2. At last, well i am a Windows user and i used to the Amazing Internet Download Manager and now i am using iMac and tired for searching for such software…

    by Atheer, January 22nd, 2010 at 2:20 pm


  3. I’ve been looking for a while for just this sort of Download manager. Most others thrash the CPU or don’t support HTTPS. Will ‘Download Thingy’ … keep the name! ;-), support HTTPS and cache user/passwords for URLs to sites requiring login credentials ?

    Do you have an ETA on a full version yet ?

    by Adrian, July 20th, 2010 at 9:39 pm


  4. I would also definitely be interested in testing the app, if you still need more people for that!

    by Dries, September 10th, 2010 at 7:03 am


  5. Keep an eye to this blog, a prototype version is going to be released soon.

    by Diego Massanti, October 27th, 2010 at 7:16 am