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.

What's New

Version 1.8.5

• 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.

Ratings and Reviews

Reviewed by Tim ,

Great Tool!

This is a great tool for scraping multiple URL’s. I used it for images. Scraped 10k images in a couple minutes. Big time saver and easy to use.

williamjmackey ,

This app does not work at all

This app does not work at all. It keeps showing you need a login but then you login and it ignores you and then you do it again after logging in and it says the same thing. It goes in circles without doing anything. May I have my $3 back please?

Developer Response ,

Please contact to investigate your issue. Your problem is probably related to one specific download source.

Red Baron007 ,

It works!

It does what it says. However, it is not super clear on how it works. I would have given it 5 stars if they would make the interface just a little more clear. If you do not get the correct link it will just sit there. So at first I was stumped. I had not clicked on the proper portion. You need to make sure you are copying and pasting the piece that is actually the command to downloadn it will instantly start. So if it does not you are using the incorrect link.


Ron Elemans
3.7 MB
OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Unrestricted Web Access
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