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!

Step 1: Chrome Is Slow

First, an example. I've started downloading a 700 MB ISO file in GoogleChrome 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.

Step 2: Citrio Is 6 Times Faster

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.

Step 3: What Was That!?

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.

Step 4: A Little Update (for Mh76dk)

Dear mh76dk, thank you for mentioning that files were downloaded from different servers. I didn't think about it at first. Yes, this might have played the part in the great download speed difference. So, I've decided to repeat the test.

It's almost the same time as yesterday (around 2 AM). This time I've decided to do the first download with Citrio, followed by Chrome. I've also added online clock to verify the data stamp. You can see results on the screenshots.

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.

I get a speed of 128 kb/s only. Can I use it download a file of 1.2 GB and can I pause downloads also so that I can continue it later.
<p>Does it speed up pages?</p><p>Sounds like what Opera browser's Turbo does.</p><p>Unfortunately Opera is based on Chrome now, too. :(</p>
<p>Wait a minute! It does work for Windows!</p>
<p>but the problem, is that it sadly runs on mac, not Windows according to</p><p>your screenshot. :(</p>
<p>YES!!! 984Mb in less than 3 minutes.</p>
<p>Good way, thanks for this easy way</p>
<p>XD. 500 kilobytes per second is bad, that's making me feel sorry for myself. I usually only get 250 kilobytes per second apart from the off occasion where I get 400 kilobytes.</p><p>Crappy NZ internet.</p>
<p>agreed nz internet sucks</p>
<p>Downloading a 1.2 GB file, getting around 150 KB/s.</p>
<p>I am only getting 100 KB per second</p>
<p>Im downloading a 2gb exe and im getting 99 kilobytes per second. Thats with chrome and NBN.</p>
<p>i'm only getting 65 kilobytes per scond</p>
<p>Lol i used chrome and downloaded a 1.9 GB Iso file and it downloaded in 8 minutes ._. i only pay for 50MB/s internet</p>
<p>how do you speed it up?</p>
<p>I feel the need to warn you. The Citrio browser isn't quite what it looks like; it has many privacy errors with it and also very many potential viruses and malware that are pre-installed when you install it. It is highly suggested that you ONLY use this for downloading and that you do not go on any social accounts with this browser. Enjoy the great download speed but be mindful of the potential risk!☺</p><p>All the best,</p><p>Citrio Expert</p><p>-----</p><p><a href="http://genxpose.blogspot.ca/2014/12/citrio-browser-avoid-it.html" rel="nofollow">Proof: The Truth About Citrio</a></p>
<p>After downloading and installing, I read these two articles while downloading 1 GB file:</p><p><a href="http://genxpose.blogspot.com/2014/12/citrio-browser-avoid-it.html?q=citrio" rel="nofollow">http://genxpose.blogspot.com/2014/12/citrio-browse...</a></p><p><a href="http://genxpose.blogspot.com/2015/03/more-reasons-to-avoid-citrio-browser.html" rel="nofollow">http://genxpose.blogspot.com/2015/03/more-reasons-...</a></p><p>Lucky for me I didn't sign into anything.</p>
<p>download link ????</p>
<p>thank you it really works, i wanted to download a 294 MB file in opera but it said 3 hours left ._. but i dont get it because a 500 MB file downloaded a lot faster so i downloaded citrio and it says 3 minutes left.</p>
<p>bruh, 157MB in 1 hour</p>
<p>Guys come to Singapore. We have 10 GBPS Fiber Wi-Fi plans that you can buy...</p>
<p>well that's amazing!</p>
<p>thanks, I always use the IDM application, I think this was the fastest download manager, but I always have problems when using it, often require a serial number after the use of 30 days,</p><p><a href="http://www.efilehorse.com/2016/06/download-freemake-video-downloader-latest-version.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.efilehorse.com/2016/06/download-freemak...</a></p>
<p>Windows Defender said it's a virus</p>
<p>can i also watch videos in citrio where it could load faster than chrome does?</p>
<p>I use http://fixr2.com it helps me speed up my connection</p>
<p>Any downloads of ISO files are very slow and I don't think its the Internet's fault.Cuz my Wi-Fi is 100mpbs and it takes 4 hours to download 4Gb files.The download will be faster if you try downloading files from a trusted website instead.But if you're unlucky,you will get a 'time out' or 'connection lost' message.Thats what happened to me :/.Yes,its around 5kb/s,lol.</p>
<p>700 mb in just 20 minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in india it takes 7 Hours to download a 700 mb file in chrome.</p>
<p>I feel bad for adding this late, but if ANYONE see's this,<br>Do. Not. Download. Citrio.<br>It is a scam, a fraud, and just all in all garbage.<br>If you would like proof, here you go: <br><a href="http://genxpose.blogspot.com/2014/12/citrio-browser-avoid-it.html" rel="nofollow">http://genxpose.blogspot.com/2014/12/citrio-browse...</a></p>
<p>Thanks man. You really saved me alot of trouble and time by making me hesitate to download this thing</p>
No problem man, just looking out for others.
<p>Lie</p><p>if you download iTunes 149 MB and download iTunes form a different website same size 1 might be slower then the other </p>
<p>The reason why one might be slower than the other is because they come from different servers which can have different speeds.</p>
<p>I downloaded this browser and it reduced my 4.2 GB iso download from 5 hours in chrome to less than 30 minutes on the wire. I get 30 mbps download. Its not fully downloaded but im happier. Ill use citrio for the big stuff from now on</p>
<p>i have to play??!!!</p>
<p>I live in India and the internet connection here is damn slow, but Citrio is gr8. I used it to download Virtualbox, which would have not been possible for chrome as my ISP cuts off the connection for a download that has been there for a long time.</p>
<p>Well i have ultra fiber, which is 100 mb down 50 mb up and all i get is around 250 kb - 500 kb like on steam im download at 25 - 40 MB.....</p>
<p>WOW. On chrome i have 24 kilobytes per second.</p>
<p>mga tanga sa internet connection un</p>
<p>look at the time in his computer...... jeez</p>
<p>don't fall for this.....</p>
<p>it's not the browser that your using.... its your internet connection that is slow</p>
<p>guys guys... just use internet explorer.. and obama just be a president of US!!</p>
<p>Probably the reason as to why the download speed is slow even though you have this program is because the fact that the site you downloaded from has a limited download speed.</p>
<p>I downloaded a game, but instead of it being faster, it's literally the same speed!!!</p>
<p>i am still getting a speed of 60kbps please help!!!!!!!</p><p>and i didn't understand the 4th step also. Please someone tell me what to do and how to get better speed </p>
My citrio browser is giving me only 100kb/s downloading speed.<br>How to increase it.
<p>Actually, it made it slower. Any reasons why? Thanks.</p>
<p>Cool, tripled my speed. I have a 25 mbps download line and was constantly getting about 500KB (about 4 mbps) which was way less than what I was hoping. I know that the particular server is very slow but it got annoying trying to download large isos. Now I have 1500 KB (12 mbps) which is waaay faster. Keep up with the magic!</p>
<p>This is great! I will recommend this software to my friends. </p>
<p>Why stick with any browser?</p><p>Use XDM :D</p>

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