Free Internet Download Manager 3.9

Sort your downloads and download them faster with this freeware

  • Vote:
    7.3 (396)
  • Category:

    Download Managers

  • Version:

    3.9

  • Works under:

    Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows 2000 / Windows 98

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
Free Internet Download Manager 3.9
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Free Internet Download Manager is freeware for Windows that automates and eases the downloading of files from the Internet in batches or one at a time.

Free Internet Download Manager is a powerful tool whether you download files once in a while or dozens every day. You can use the program as often and as long you like at no cost. The application operates in standalone fashion, or you can use it directly from within practically any web browser. The program does a lot, but its core purpose is to schedule downloads. You can avoid peak usage times, organize batches and arrange projects, categories, files and more.

Free Internet Download Manager handles automatic organization as well. It uses filters for this purpose. There are numerous preconfigured filters, and you can create your own it for on a global basis or for specific projects. You can have the program dump all image files into a single folder or assign or sort images into folders for BMP, GIF, JPEG and more. This works for audio, video and even archives, which can be sorted as is or decompressed and then sorted.

The program can be seeded with a resource link directly or by clicking on a hyperlink, but you can also have it explore a site structure or multiple structures. The navigator can grab images, audio, video and more including resources to which it might not expose direct links. This grabbed content can be sorted, or it can be maintained as is for offline use. You can even set Free Internet Download Manager to periodically update your offline copy.

The program cannot only download multiple files simultaneously, but it can download multiple pieces of a single file concurrently if the providing server supports it. This helps the app to maximize your bandwidth, and it can also help improve speeds when a server caps bandwidth on a per-connection basis. This feature is also what makes pausing and resuming work as well as it does. You can opt to pause and resume, but the program can do it too for scheduling purposes. This also supports fixing corrupted files since the bad sections can simply be downloaded again.

Free Internet Download Manager isn’t without its warts. The menu and toolbar structure are antiquated both aesthetically and functionally. Once you learn your way around it, the UI is powerful, but getting there can be a hassle particularly for casual users attuned to modern interfaces.

Pros

  • Prioritize and batch downloads
  • Pause and resume
  • Avoid corrupted files

Cons

  • UI in need of a redesign

If you do a lot of downloading, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of everything; luckily, Free Internet Download Manager can help. It supports Flash, BitTorrent, FTP and HTTP downloads, so you shouldn't have a problem managing all of your downloads.

There are a few ways that this completely free and easy-to-use program can help you. First of all, you can use it to schedule your downloads; this is a good way to download during times when your Internet speed is faster or to stagger your downloads so that you aren't downloading too many things at one time. It can resume any downloads that are interrupted for you as well, so you don't have to worry about canceled downloads. It also makes it easy for you to pause your downloads at any time that you choose; plus, you can enjoy faster speeds than when downloading the more traditional way.

Free Internet Download Manager has built-in conversion tools, so it's easy to convert your files to the extensions of your choice. Even though it can speed up your downloads by as much as 600 percent, it doesn't take up any of your system's resources. It's incredibly powerful and is a great choice for anyone who downloads a lot of files.

Lastly, Free Internet Download Manager will download your files very quickly, and it's always helpful to consolidate your downloads into one easy program. If you would like to make downloading faster, easier and more convenient for you, you should consider giving Free Internet Download Manager a try.

Pros

  • It makes downloading a breeze.
  • You can enjoy much faster download speeds.
  • The program installs very quickly.
  • It doesn't put a drain on your system's resources.

Cons

  • The platform has a traditional look that isn't as modern as those that come with some other programs.

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