Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager 5.0

An easy-to-use program to download any files much faster
4.0  (20,936 votes)
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Internet Download Manager (IDM) is an easy-to-use program that allows you to download any software, music, movies, games etc. much faster due to its ability to increase download speed up to 500 percent. The program contains a wide range of customizable features and a multilingual interface and supports proxy servers, FTP, HTTP and HTTPS protocols, firewalls, file redirects, cookies, ZIP preview, categories, MP3 audio and MPEG video content processing etc. We found the site grabber feature very useful as it lets you download not only selected files but also the whole web sites so that you could then mirror or browse them offline. The program also gives you the opportunity to schedule multiple grabber projects with Scheduler feature. This feature enables you to specify the time when you want to start and stop a download, or you can select the periodic synchronization option. The scheduler also provides you with capability to hang up the modem and even turn off your computer when everything is done! Intelligent error recovery and resume features are really very helpful because whenever your downloads are interrupted due to different problems, ranging from lost connections to computer shutdowns, these options immediately restart them. This edition contains a newly added feature that enables you to download and save FLV video files from such widespread sites as YouTube, MySpaceTV, Google Video, etc. So, we can definitely say that Internet Download Manager is an excellent and irreplaceable download assistant.

Review summary

Pros

  • Increases download speed up to 500 percent
  • Multilingual interface
  • Added the feature to download and save FLV video files
  • The site grabber feature
  • Scheduler
  • Supports proxy servers, FTP, HTTP and HTTPS protocols etc

Cons

  • None
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