You’ve got a number of files to download from Internet, but would rather do it at a later time? Say, to comply with your Internet provider policy you have to do your downloads in some off-peak time, e.g. during night, or your work requires you to download images from a frequently updated web-site and you want to automate the process. How do you schedule or postpone your downloads? With the help of reliable software.
In this brief tutorial we will explain you how to schedule downloads on Mac with the help of Folx, a powerful download manager.
Scheduling downloads with Folx:
Download Folx (it's free), install this app. Then get а PRO version code and activate it.
2. Manage schedule settings
Go to Folx Settings, open Schedule tab and set days of week, start and end time of your download.
Tick Shutdown option if you want exit Folx once the download is complete.
3. Add a task
You must add a download task by changing Start option from Immediately to Scheduled
4. Start Download
This is it. Now enjoy the automatic downloads with Folx.
If you are wondering how to schedule downloads in Windows 7 or 8, Internet Download Manager might be what you need. The app not only schedules downloads, it also maintains the order you set.
Here I will explain you how to schedule downloads in IDM.
1. Queue your files for downloads
You are provided with a lot of options to schedule downloads in IDM – you can specify start and end time, date and periodicity of your downloads, number of retries for each file if downloading fails, tell the app what to do when the download is complete – disconnect from Internet, exit Download Manager or turn off your computer automatically.
Some sites do not allow more than one connection from a single computer. If you want to download several files simultaneously from such a site, create a separate queue and select Download 1 file at a time. Also add such sites to the list of exceptions in IDM Options > Connection tab with 1 connection to always download one file using a single connection.
Your download will start at the time you specified in Settings. Should you change your mind and want to start your download right away, click Start Now.
Scheduling downloads with Internet Download Manager is simple, isn’t it? The app is meant for making things easier for Windows users.