Free Download Manager

Free Download Manager

Efficiently manage your downloads

Free Download Manager is exactly what it says it is - an application that looks after your downloads, whether direct links, flash video or torrents. View full description


  • Lots of functions
  • Schedule downloads


  • Unattracive
  • Awkward to use


Free Download Manager is exactly what it says it is - an application that looks after your downloads, whether direct links, flash video or torrents.

Do you need it?

Today's browsers actually handle downloads very well, especially Google's Chrome, but if you're looking for a complete dowload manager, Free Download Manager might be for you. The interface is pretty untidy and outdated, with a row of buttons along the top which are not self explanatory. Below are a series of tabs that let you access the various download types.


There are basic downloads, from links you enter, Flash video downloads from a small selection of popular video sites, torrent downloads and a few more. Each part is relatively easy to use, and you can simply drag download links into Free Download Manager's floating drop box. The application works, but it feels clunky and old fashioned. We would recommend sticking with your browser's download manager alongside a dedicated torrent client if you need it.


Free Download Manager is an all-in-one app that should cover all your download needs, but fails to impress in terms of usability or looks.


  • Ability to download flash videos from even more web sites than before (FDM's plug-in now supports the following web browsers: IE 6 - IE 9, Firefox 3.5 - Firefox 9)
  • Flash video monitoring in Google Chrome
  • User interface improvements
  • Updated torrents core library
  • Ability to import downloads from uTorrent and Orbit clients
  • Better allocation of traffic between active downloads

It is a powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free download accelerator and manager.

Free Download Manager is a comprehensive download accelerator that comes with an integrated YouTube and flash video downloader and offers a streamlined UI with a friendlier approach to configuration.

Thanks to its revamped software engine, you will enjoy efficient and stable multi-thread downloading as well as overall better performance and responsiveness.

With the advanced acceleration technology, Free Download Manager significantly speeds up all your downloads, thus optimizing overall Internet performance. Multi-threaded acceleration lets Free Download Manager simultaneously download different parts of the same file, which allows you to get files up to ten times faster and more accurately.

If you're one of those billion unique users YouTube attracts every month, you will surely love the integrated YouTube and flash video downloader Free Download Manager comes with. Simply copy the URL of the video you'd like to download, and Free Download Manager will do the rest for you. Choose tracks of the best available quality and format, download high-rated YouTube videos in one click!

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— User reviews — about Free Download Manager

  • Eric Smart

    by Eric Smart

    "i like"

    i think it good downlaod manager, i like that i love that ok. More.

    reviewed on April 20, 2017

  • djlunga

    by djlunga

    "IDM is good indeed"

    Its good software that has enabled many practitionaers to succeed in their dailly job. More.

    reviewed on March 31, 2017

  • Sundram Kumar

    by Sundram Kumar

    "Its one of the best FREE download manager."

    Its best. It has these cons: ->faster download ->pause/resume option work successfully even after several ... More.

    reviewed on August 16, 2015

  • amritendu.mukhopadhyay

    by amritendu.mukhopadhyay

    "I found it essential "

    I personally believe we need download managers. This one is free and it works perfectly with chrome but you can download... More.

    reviewed on October 29, 2014

  • ashasunil4460

    by ashasunil4460

    "Does it help in downloading movies?"

    Does it help in downloading movies? Resume broken download movies?. More.

    reviewed on February 9, 2014

  • sajidsoomro46

    by sajidsoomro46

    "it is very good"

    i think it will help me in downloading songs,books,movies etc. . More.

    reviewed on October 8, 2013