Leech

Lighweight download manager

Master your downloads

Sure, your browser can download. But does it let you easily accelerate downloads, limit bandwidth, download on a schedule, or execute rules to sort incoming downloaded files? Doubt it. And clearly, you're not going to be able to quit that RAM-consuming monster of a browser until all your downloads are done.

This is why you need Leech, the lightweight-yet-powerful download manager.

Must…go…faster!

Leech 3's support for accelerated downloads (on servers that support this feature) means you can download many streams of data at once, possibly speeding up your downloads. Of course, we're good, but we're not magic—you can't download at higher than your connection's maximum speed!

Must…go…slower!

Don't want to max out your connection with Leech downloads? No problem; built-in bandwidth throttling means you're in control.

You control the schedule

Have one of those annoying net connections that has free bandwidth overnight, but limits during the day? Find a new provider. But if that's not an option, let Leech download all your stuff overnight—automatically. No more hanging around the computer to start a bunch of downloads before turning in for the night.

Of course there's more…

Leech isn't just any download manager, it's a download manager from Many Tricks. So here's just a sampling of some of Leech's other tricks…

  • Run in the Dock, in the menu bar, or in a new Dock-and-menu bar hybrid mode.
  • Includes a Safari contextual menu extension that sends downloads to Leech
  • Create rules to manage downloads, based on host name and filename extensions.
  • Download multiple files by using ranges, i.e. file_{1-3}.jpg
  • Paste lists of URLs into Leech, or drop a dragged URL onto its Dock icon.
  • Optionally quit when main window is closed, and/or when all downloads are done.
  • Save…or don't save…a complete download history.
  • Automatically split downloads into subfolders by date, if you wish.
  • Choose from three styles of progress indicators.

That's more than enough words about Leech…if you're a download fanatic, why not download the trial version and give it a test drive?

“What makes Leech so useful is that it gives you many options for customizing how downloads are handled.” —Dan Frakes

Leech 3.1 requires OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" or newer, and it currently speaks English and German. You can try it for free. The change log is an interesting read. For the nostalgically inclined, you can still download older versions of Leech.