Speed Up Your File And Torrent Downloads With Folx Pro for Mac [Giveaway]

Jeffry Thurana 14-02-2011

Every internet user need a good download manager, one that could maximize and speed up the download process. This manager should also be able to manage the download results: automatically arrange the files into folders according to their types or other kind of pre-determined rules.


While there are quite a number of great download managers out there, the choices for Mac users are more limited. One of the best among them is Folx. And it comes with a twist: Folx is not just another file download manager Folx: An Automatic Download Manager for Mac Read More , it’s also a torrent downloader Optimize Torrent Downloading on Your Mac with Folx Read More .

Win 25 free copies of Folx PRO worth $500 in total from this week’s giveaway.

The Free Features

Folx is available for free. Aside from the ability to directly download any kind of files from the internet, Folx also supports torrent downloading.

06b Download Torrent

But that’s not the only trick that it has up its sleeves, Folx users are able to manage their downloads using tags.


06a Tags

All of the downloaded items are be sorted using symlinks into categorized folders that correspond to the assigned tags. This feature makes it easy for users to find their downloaded items. All they have to do is to look for the items inside one of the tagged folders.

For example, if you tag a download with “application”, “utility”, and “Mac”; you can then access the download from folders titled “application“, “utility“, and “Mac“.

The Pro Features

All of the features offered by the free version are great and would surely enhance your downloading experience. But if that’s are not enough, you could get the Pro version with more features.


One of the Pro-only feature is the ability to split downloads in up to 10 threads and download each chunk simultaneously. This method will optimize the bandwidth usage and improve the download speed significantly.

07a Split threads

Pro users will also appreciate the integrated ability to search for torrent files. To do that, start a new download and select the “Search for Torrents” tab. Enter the search string to find the file that you want, pick the one that matches your query from the search results, and click the “Add new task” button to begin the download.

07b Search For Torrents


There’s also the ability to set a download schedule and define Folx’s exiting behavior when it’s finished with the downloads: whether system shuts down, switches to sleep mode or just quits. You can customize this feature from the Preferences (Command + comma).

07c Scheduler

Preferences” is also where you can adjust the “Speed Control“. You could choose among several settings: no limit, manual, and smart. You could also choose what applications these settings are applied to.

07d Speed Control


If you have to share your internet connection with several applications, you could limit Folx’s download and upload speeds.

07e Speed Control 2

If you want to get the Pro version with all the bells and whistles, you are in luck. MakeUseOf and Eltima Software are giving away 25 Pro licenses for the lucky ones among you – the readers.

03 Folx Download Manager PRO version Personal

And here’s how you can win one.

How do I win a copy?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions.

Step 1: Fill in the giveaway form

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This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, February 18th at 2100hrs PST. The winners will be selected at random and informed via email.

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MakeUseOf would like to thank Eltima Software for their generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interesting in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.

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  1. Inden
    March 25, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Can I get it to help bring in Mac software updates, like for the OSX? Thanks.

    • Anonymous
      March 29, 2011 at 4:58 am

      No, this app is a download manager and can't bring software updates.

  2. PinoyMuffinTop
    February 23, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    i won! thank you! ^_^

  3. acaPAWN7
    February 23, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Just won a copy of this software, thanks! :D

  4. Elton Sites
    February 15, 2011 at 3:39 am

    I think this will definitely help me out! Many thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Binoy xavier
    February 14, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Not sure if there is a need for premium app in torrent space. Still, thanks for the giveaway.