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Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager

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This program received 24 awards

Video tutorial and screenshots

  • YouTube Download
  • Grabbing a Full Site
  • Site Grabber
  • Scheduler
  • Video Files Settings
  • Audio Files Settings
  • Archives Settings
  • Enter URL
  • Site Grabber

Editorial review

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Francisco Martínez Senior editor

This review applies to version 6.2. The latest version of this software will soon be reviewed by our informers.

An efficient download manager needs to provide top download speeds, be compatible with all kinds of Internet connections, be capable of recovering and resuming broken downloads, be integrated with your favorite browser, and be designed so that all potential users can make the most of its full functionality.
Internet Download Manager offers you not only all those features but also a full set of useful extra tools.

IDM has been designed to become the only download tool you will ever need to grab documents, archive files, video and audio files, apps, and even full webpages. Its high level of flexibility, downloading technology, and error recovery and resume capabilities make it stand out over other download managers. It works seamlessly with whatever Internet connection or protocol your PC might be using – proxy, ftp, http, firewalls, authorization processes, etc. – and adapts to your specific requirements as soon as you open it for the first time. IDM’s “smart download logic accelerator” combines dynamic file segmentation with a safe multipart downloading technology to offer you up to 5 times faster downloads. This allows the program to offer you state-of-the-art recovery and resume capabilities that will make sure that no broken or failed download is left unfinished for no longer than necessary.

The program’s main interface – without being particularly attractive – is utterly functional and well structured. Only the somehow animated icons that take you to the program’s main sections add an informal touch to an overall classic design. Downloads are clearly listed on the main panel and neatly organized into categories according to various sets of default file extensions to which you can add your own easily. Unfinished, finished, queued, and grabbed projects complete the categories into which you can classify your downloads.

The program allows for various ways in which you can add documents and media files to the download list. You can add the URL of the page or document you’re interested in, you can drag and drop that URL onto the download list, use the IDM download options added to the context menu, or make use of the convenient button that appears close to your favorite videos on YouTube and other media sites.

Finally, it is worth noting two of the various extra tools that come with IDM, as they make a difference when compared to the many similar tools available – the site grabber and the download scheduler. IDM Site Grabber is an excellent utility that will allow you to download and save entire sites in a straightforward and efficient way. To help you make the most of it, this tool comes with a wizard-like interface and a set of profiles that will grab an entire site, the video and audio files embedded in it, all the documents, only the text, etc. All of these profiles allow for customization – thus, you can tell the site grabber to download also all the files and HTML pages associated to the links present in the site for offline browsing. As for the download scheduler, it lets you manage and synchronize your queues, set up download limits, and – best of all – configure download start and stop times, the number of retries, the times and days of the week when downloading routines will be enabled, and the action will be well done.

Internet Download Manager is much more than just another download management tool – it is a download accelerator that offers you the best download technology available, together with a set of tools and features that would make many other similar apps pale in comparison.

Pros

  • Flexible download management.
  • Built-in download accelerator.
  • Integrates seamlessly with your favorite browser.
  • Direct video downloads from YouTube website.
  • Allows you to schedule downloads.
  • Error recovery and resume capabilities.

Cons

  • None.

What's new in version 6.2

Internet Download Manager v6.25. Added Windows 10 compatibility. Fixed compatibility problems with different browsers including Internet Explorer 11, all Mozilla Firefox versions up to Mozilla Firefox Aurora, Google Chrome. Improved FLV grabber to save videos from web players on web pages, Google Video, MySpace TV, and other popular sites

Version 6.25 adds Windows 10 compatibility, adds IDM download panel for web-players that can be used to download flash videos from sites like MySpaceTV, and others. It also features complete Windows 8.1 (Windows 8, Windows 7 and Vista) support, video page grabber, redeveloped scheduler, and MMS protocol support. The new version also adds improved integration for IE 11 and IE based browsers, redesigned and enhanced download engine, the unique advanced integration into all latest browsers, improved toolbar, and a wealth of other improvements and new features.
 

Publisher's description

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages. Simple graphic user interface makes IDM user friendly and easy to use.Internet Download Manager has a smart download logic accelerator that features intelligent dynamic file segmentation and safe multipart downloading technology to accelerate your downloads. Unlike other download managers and accelerators Internet Download Manager segments downloaded files dynamically during download process and reuses available connections without additional connect and login stages to achieve best acceleration performance.

Internet Download Manager supports proxy servers, ftp and http protocols, firewalls, redirects, cookies, authorization, MP3 audio and MPEG video content processing. IDM integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, MSN Explorer, AOL, Opera, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firebird, Avant Browser, MyIE2, and all other popular browsers to automatically handle your downloads. You can also drag and drop files, or use Internet Download Manager from command line. Internet Download Manager can dial your modem at the set time, download the files you want, then hang up or even shut down your computer when it's done.

Other features include multilingual support, zip preview, download categories, scheduler pro, sounds on different events, HTTPS support, queue processor, html help and tutorial, enhanced virus protection on download completion, progressive downloading with quotas (useful for connections that use some kind of fair access policy or FAP like Direcway, Direct PC, Hughes, etc.), built-in download accelerator, and many others.

Latest comments

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  • 16
    Guest 7 months ago

    I am not able to run IDM in my PC because the trial version has expired.

  • 6
    amirreza_batman2014 7 months ago

    Internet Download Manager is fast and nice.

  • 10
    Hoang Pham 7 months ago

    This is the best tool for downloading