Peter Job today announced the release of version 2.1 of his popular Mac
file downloader MONICA.
MONICA is a queue based file download manager for downloading files from
the Internet using FTP, HTTP, and Hotline protocols. It was originally
released as freeware in 1998.
MONICA achieves exceptional download throughput by utilising queue
technology, optimised 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, while you can go off
to more pleasant occupations.
It’s a great time saver for people who download many or large files off the
New Version – MONICA 2.1
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 authorisation 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
* Preliminary HTTP chunked mode support.
* Facility to Export the queue.
* HTTP and Hotline Helper applications (under development) to make queue
* Improved HTTP and FTP robustness.
* Bigger buttons.
* Numerous other improvements in look and technology.
To run Monica Version 2.1, users require the following
1. A PPC Mac.
2. 8mb free RAM.
3. Open Transport.
4. About 3mb of disk space.
5. An Internet connection.
6. A screen set to 800×600 minimum.
The new MONICA Version 2.1 is now available and a usage limited copy can be
downloaded at http://www.ziggy.speedhost.com/ This shareware version is
limited to 50 file downloads; thereafter a registration code is required
for continued use. Additional information is available at the MONICA
Shareware / Payment
MONICA Version 2.1 is being released as shareware at a cost of US$ 20.00
per single user. Payment is being arranged by Kagi (http://www.kagi.com/).
Upon registration, registered users will be e-mailed their registration
codes allowing them unlimited usage of the software.