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I was just browsing around in /System -> Library -> CoreServices (doesn't everyone!?), and found a little 1.5Mb app called VerifiedDownloadAgent. Intrigued, I opened it and was presented with a little Safari-like downloads manager window. You can drag URLs from anywhere into it, and it will then download those items to your desktop. Really handy! Just open it up, and you get a little window that hangs around for you to drop URLs into.

A good use I've found for it is transferring files over a network. You can drag the file from the remote volume into the window and the app will download it. This gives you the speed of the transfer, and an easy way to pause the transfer if you need to. If you're going to use the app regularly, drag it to your Dock, sidebar, or toolbar for fast access.
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Authored by: IslandDan on Jul 31, '06 08:47:57AM

I fail to see how this works differently that the Safari Downloads Window.



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Authored by: dan8750 on Dec 04, '08 04:00:47PM

12 Midnight i think every single one of your posts might just have a reply. I think Safari might manipulate that application. I just opened it up i wonder if it would be able to download youtube video's with a URL hack hmm..



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Authored by: superg on Jul 31, '06 09:58:25AM

well for one you don't need to use safai to use it. I use firefox so this is pretty cool!



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Authored by: adrianm on Jul 31, '06 10:50:44AM

Nice one, very useful that.

I've put an alias to it in ~/Applications (so spotlight - my favourite app launcher - can find it) and docked it.

Cheers



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Authored by: claudio on Jul 31, '06 11:56:40AM
This tool will most likely work in tandem with Apples' dashboard advisory technology. By now it is unclear how it works exactly. But if you open the VerifiedDownloadAgent in a text editor (e.g. TextEdit) there appears Apple Computer, Inc.10U Dashboard10U Dashboard CA0 at least two times in clear text which hints at the Dashboard.

Other things in clear text give a hint that a secure download will need a ticket to get downloaded NSMutableDataNSURLConnection_secureDownload_ticketDownloadConnection_ticketResponse_ticketRequest_ticketData_downloadURLs_ticketDownloaded

The VerifiedDownloadAgent is also known as SDA (SecureDownloadAgent) so watch out for the abbreviation "sda" or "SDA" in the future. For now, I guess Apple cannot release this technology because of issues regarding the Intel version. At the moment VDA/SDA is a PPC-only application, not a universal binary. Let's wait for the WWDC keynote and the release of 10.4.8 (which will probably be released shortly after the keynote or the WWDC).

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Authored by: euskir on Jul 31, '06 12:21:45PM

So, It's a good application to download complete web pages?



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Authored by: magnamous on Aug 02, '06 02:23:40PM

I just tried it. It doesn't seem to work that way. : (



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Authored by: Superboy on Jul 31, '06 04:02:00PM

Yea, I saw that too. That could be interesting, maybe Apple's making some system whereby people can purchase a ticket from the Apple Store to download software, and use the ticket with VerifiedDownloadAgent to download the software they've purchased. Or something like that anyway. :)



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Authored by: moeman@videotron on Jul 31, '06 02:08:20PM

You can copy and paste urls into the app also.



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Authored by: Grommet on Aug 04, '06 03:09:26AM

Must be new. I'm running 10.4.4 and this app isn't in my CoreServices folder.



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Authored by: magnamous on Aug 05, '06 11:31:25PM

I'm running 10.4.6 and I don't seem to have it. Must be a 10.4.7 kind of thing...



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Authored by: Superboy on Aug 10, '06 10:51:40AM

Yep, I think it's new too. It's only on version 1.0.



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Authored by: yanokwa on Aug 14, '06 09:37:41AM

You could just use wget or curl on the command line



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Download Location is Set by Safari..
Authored by: alexmathew on Aug 15, '06 06:38:34AM

I use a dedicated download directory set rom within Safari and this neat little hint stores the downloaded file there - so I think this is the downloads part of the Safari app.
A very neat hint...
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VerifiedDownloadAgent = Safari Downloads window
Authored by: Ryn0r on Aug 17, '06 10:24:41AM

The same behaviour is in Safari's download window, IE dragging a URL (or even an image) or copypasting a URL. So... it's a standalone download window exactly like Safari's. How odd.

Ryn0r



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Authored by: magnamous on Feb 21, '11 11:00:50PM

Soooo, apparently this doesn't exist anymore (at least under the same name). Does anyone know what happened to this app? It hasn't moved to inside Safari.app or something like that... Seems a shame to lose it - I really liked it for the short time I was able to use it.



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