Folx - Top Free JDownloader Alternative

Olga Weis

When downloading large amounts of files regularly, it takes a lot of time and can grow into an unorganized mess.

To help avoid unnecessary clutter, special download managers are developed. One of them is JDownloader that turns downloading process as well as management of already downloaded content into a safe, steady, clean and organized process.

JDownloader is known everywhere. This downloader supports Rapidshare, Megaupload, and other similar services for fast downloading. The app is Java-based and supports Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

What you are getting with JDownloader:

JDownloader
  • Link grabber: can catch the links off file hosting services as well as hyperlinks with file types with extensions.
  • Captchas: has several methods to display and solve captchas.
  • Archive Extractor: will extract many RAR archives once the downloading is complete.
  • Event Scripter: can be used to customize your JDownloader.
  • Backup / Store Settings.
  • Bye-Bye and Standby modes.
  • Download YouTube playlists.

A wonder-software indeed. However it should be noted that some things still need improvement. For example, memory use issue (400 Mb), frustrating built-in ads, rough-and-ready downloading quality, etc. When those issues can't be tolerated, users start searching for a JDownloader alternative. We found and tried the download manager for Mac that can make a fine JDownloader alternative for Mac.

Folx - best free alternative to JDownloader Mac

Folx unites two big roles that could make two fine apps, yet they are all in one Folx. It is at the same time a regular download manager and also a torrent client for Mac. Despite having pretty much any option you can think of, Folx is really easy to use. Folx is offered in two version: free and PRO. This friendly downloader can do the following and more.

Folx

Free Folx offers:

  • Smart tagging of the downloaded content;
  • Browser extensions for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari.
  • Smart tagging of the downloaded content;
  • Supports magnet links.

Folx PRO offers an extended set of features, including:

  • Splitting the downloads in up to 20 threads;
  • Scheduling the downloading activity;
  • Saving login and password for the most used websites. You can also save passwords for FTP connections;
  • Performing the torrent search through multiple trackers at a time;
  • Smart Speed for downloading and uploading activity.

JDownloader is a wonderful app, however when looking for something more simple to use, Folx makes the cut. Folx can accelerate the downloading speed by splitting files, pausing and resuming up to your convenience, etc. Folx only needs 40 MB of available space, quite lightweight.

Folx

Requirements: OS X 10.9+ , 32.71MB free space
Version 5.2.1.13690 () Release notes