Leech 3.1

Leech is a simple and powerful download manager designed for Mac.
5.0  (88 votes)
3.1.4 (See all)

Leech is an efficient download manager created for Mac users to help them fetch files from the Web. This utility comes as an alternative to working with the download manager that's integrated with your default browser.

The program brings you an intuitive interface, supports batch processing and drag-and-drop actions, and comes with a comprehensive help guide. Furthermore, it gives you access to simple-to-configure download settings. You can choose the proper bandwidth limit, enable notifications, change the destination folder for the fetched data, and so on.

I tested the program multiple times, with different amounts of download items. The application behaved exceptionally good, used minimum CPU resources, and displayed notifications on my screen as soon as the downloads were complete.

But the thing I liked the most about this utility was the fact that it allowed me to schedule downloads for later time. This feature might prove to be of good use if you wish to download a large file from the Web and wish to be fetched while you're away from your Mac.

To sum things up, Leech is one of the best download managers I tried so far. It's full of useful features, you don't need much computer experience to handle it, and it comes with a fair price.

Ashley Griggs
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Review summary


  • Simple to configure
  • Supports drag-and-drop actions
  • Supports batch processing
  • You can schedule downloads
  • Provides you with a Safari contextual menu extension that sends downloads to Leech


  • Couldn't find any disadvantages
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