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September 27th, 1999

[7:30 AM] MONICA Updated With Major New Features

Peter Job has released version 2.1 of his file download manager software, MONICA. MONICA is a queue based file download manager for downloading files from the Internet using FTP, HTTP, and Hotline protocols. According to Mr. Job:

MONICA achieves exceptional download throughput by utilizing queue technology, optimized processing of Internet protocols, and by extensive use of transfer resumption techniques.

MONICA allows you to easily set up a download queue by "dragging and dropping" or "cutting and pasting" file URLs. Once you have placed some files in the queue you may manually start each download at a time convenient to you, or allow MONICA to start downloading automatically. In automatic mode, once a file is received MONICA will start the next one, allowing up to four simultaneous downloads. If the server times you out or if the download is incomplete then MONICA will restart the download and do her best to resume from where the download left off.

Based on users suggestions, the freeware version of MONICA has undergone substantial additional development work resulting in many new features being incorporated in the latest version (MONICA Version 2.1). MONICA Version 2.1 has just been released as Shareware and includes 2 Helper Applications, namely; the HTTP Loader and the Hotline Loader. The new features of MONICA Version 2.1 include

  • HTTP authorization support.
  • Applescript support.
  • Support for Hotline downloads, including support for Hotline 1.5 servers.
  • PPP control.
  • New small "Drop Here" window that can be positioned conveniently on your desktop.
  • Preliminary HTTP chunked mode support.
  • Facility to Export the queue.
  • HTTP and Hotline Helper applications (under development) to make queue loading easier.
  • Improved HTTP and FTP robustness.
  • Bigger buttons.
  • Numerous other improvements in look and technology.

MONICA is available as shareware for US$20. A demonstration version is available allowing up to 50 downloads before it expires. You can find more information at Mr. Job's web site.


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