Free Download Manager

Free Download Manager

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Video tutorial and screenshots

  • Settings Dialog
  • Torrent Download
  • Torrent Track Selection
  • Download in Progress
  • Select Video Quality
  • Add URL
  • Main Interface
  • Convert Options
  • Installation Settings Check

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Francisco Martínez Senior editor

This review applies to version 5.1 beta. The latest version of this software will soon be reviewed by our informers.

Typically, you will need to have installed on your system a file downloader for your YouTube or Vimeo videos and another one for your BitTorrent downloads.
Free Download Manager is an open-source downloader that combines both download types in a simple and nicely-designed interface. Thus, you can drag and drop onto the program’s interface any number of URLs and combine them with your favorite .torrent files and magnet links, and manage all your downloads with just this tool.

The program supports some of the most popular media sites, and allows you to select for download any of the video and audio file formats available for playback in the original site. You are constantly updated in real time on the download speed of each file, its status (including the percentage downloaded and the ETA), and the total size versus the downloaded size, and you can resume any paused or broken download at any time without having to start it all over again. A series of convenient tabs placed on the top side of the download list will allow you to view all files, those that are active, the completed ones, the torrent downloads, and those coming from YouTube and other sites. Actually, you can add as many new tabs as you wish, and thus customize the way you view and manage your downloads. Free Download Manager offers video and audio preview for downloads in progress so that you can check whether you’re downloading the right file or not. Torrent-based downloads allow for file selection, both before and during the download process. Together with the information provided for online files, you are also kept informed about the trackers you’re connected to and the peers you’re sharing your torrents with.

The program offers you interesting and useful settings to customize your download experience. It integrates seamlessly with all the most widely-used browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE, and Safari), supports more than 30 languages, and allows you to check your list of active and completed downloads remotely via the Web. You can also adjust your traffic usage to the one that fits your Internet connection best, and accelerate your downloads by splitting files into smaller and more convenient packages or use the Snail download speed to allow for more simultaneous tasks without interrupting your downloads.

Free Download Manager adapts perfectly to your Internet connection, download and upload speeds, and your navigation habits so that no download is ever lost due to an exceeded traffic or a slow ISP provider. This open-source tool is all you’ll ever need to grab videos from the Web and share your favorite torrents.

Pros

  • Nice and neat interface.
  • Fast downloads.
  • Allows you to resume broken or paused downloads.
  • Video quality selection for online files.
  • Suitable for both torrent files and video URLs.

Cons

  • None.

What's new in version 3.9

Updated torrents core library;
Firefox 10-14 support added;
A pack of general bug fixes;
Help-file updated.

What's new in version 3.8

- Firefox 5 support.
- Import uTorrent and Orbit Downloader downloads.
- "%userprofile%" macros.
- Minor interface changes.
- Updated Bittorrent downloader module.
- "Shutdown computer when done" did not work if computer locked.
- General bug fixes.
- Per tracker logging.
- Bug when running (downloading or seeding) many torrents at the same time.
- Bittorrent | General tab could show invalid information about a tracker.
- FileSonic support (for Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers).
- Crash when creating a new torrent.
- A few bugs when creating a new torrent.
- Possible crash when adding a new download.
- UI bug in download's details window.
- Windows 2000 support.
- FDM did not send login information to FileSonic servers sometimes.
- Firefox 6, Firefox 7, Firefox 8 support.
- Bug in positioning Download with FDM button in some cases in IE8 and IE9 browsers.
- FDM could crashed sometimes when using Site Explorer.
- Flash video monitoring for Google Chrome.
- Improved behavior of FDM's passwords manager.
- Crash when deleting flash video download.
- Decreased memory usage by FLV monitoring module.
- Mirror URLs search fixed.
- Several bugs when using Bittorrent downloads.
- Behavior of "Not completed Recent" downloads filter was corrected.
- In some cases files could be damaged while downloading.
- Downloads could remain in the list after deletion.

What's new in version 2.5

- GPL license.
- Bittorent support.
- Flash video download.
- Upload manager.
- Portable mode.
- Remote control.
 

Publisher's description

It is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac.

In addition, Free Download Manager allows you to adjust traffic usage, organize downloads, control file priorities for torrents, efficiently download large files and resume broken downloads.

FDM can boost all your downloads up to 10 times, process media files of various popular formats, drag&drop URLs right from a web browser as well as simultaneously download multiple files!

Our internet download manager is compatible with the most popular browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari.

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    jeevajacquline 2 months ago

    It was very nice, I think so. First time I was using this software, I think it will be so good.

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    anil 2 months ago

    Nice app for downloading data.

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    mohamed 2 months ago

    Keep it going, like this program.

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