Imagine you’ve been downloading the file of your dream for the last hour (or two or three, if your Internet connection is really slow). So you’re almost there, with 95% of your download complete, and suddenly the power goes off. The file you’ve been downloading disappears completely and you have to start it all over again.
If you’re using Google Chrome, you probably know that it doesn’t download files that fast. You can speed up downloads with download acceleration software (like Internet Download Manager) which isn’t always free and doesn’t necessarily work. There is a much easier way that actually works… and it works AWESOME!
The Citrio browser features an Internet Download Manager, which brings files to you in a significantly more reliable and easier way than any stock browser downloader. At the same time Internet Download Accelerator will greatly increase the download speed up to 5 times faster. Citrio Internet Download Manager requires no additional launching, configuration, or adjustment. It is an integral part of Citrio, so whenever you want to download your favorite movie, the latest musical album, or photos from your best friend’s wedding — the Download Manager will do it for you. The Download widget will inform you when a download has started and you can easily access it to monitor the progress. A user-friendly navigation menu provides a full overview of ongoing and completed file downloads, torrent files, and magnet links.
First, an example. I’ve started downloading a 700 MB ISO file in Google Chrome at 1:52 AM and finish at 2:12 AM (see screenshots). Simple math tells us that it took 20 minutes to download a 700 MB file. Quite a poor result for a browser we all love.
Then I’ve downloaded a chromium-based browser called Citrio. I’ve started downloading the same file at 2:17 AM and finished at 2:20 AM. It took only 3 minutes to download a 700 MB file.
It’s more than 6 times faster than Google Chrome.
Citrio is basically a Chrome browser with pre-installed extensions. One of such extensions (that isn’t available separately for Chrome) is a Download Accelerator. It’s a part of a Download Manager so you don’t have to do a thing, except for start the actual download and it will be automatically boosted. You can use your Google Account to sign in Citrio and all your Chrome extensions, bookmarks and passwords will be added to Citrio. In my experience, it can fully replace Chrome. Otherwise nothing prevents you from keeping a second browser exclusively for downloading large files.
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Citrio: 1:48 – 1:53 = 5 min
Chrome: 1:57 – 2:14 = 17 min
Yes, the results turned out to be different from the initial ones. However, Citrio still was more than 3 times faster than Chrome.
If you feel like it, please, send me the results of your tests, because they can be performed as many times as the one desires. Nevertheless, I’m sure that Chrome will lose this fight.