Download Director on the Mac

Download Director is a great little tool.  

For the uninitiated, it IBM’s own Java applet that allows fast downloads of multiple files from IBM’s web repositories using multiple download channels, and supporting resume.  In general it does a super job, at least on Windows.

However, on the Mac, it is a completely different situation.  The applet simply does not work with Firefox or Flock (it hangs the entire browser requiring a Force Quit), and seems less than reliable on Safari.

Come on IBM, please start testing these things on all three platforms, not just Windows…

PS. Would be good if your own Visitor Wifi had the Download Director port open too 😉

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!