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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 914 votes out of 914 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.33.6791
  • Total Downloads:
    7,160,169
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 30, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    41MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,220
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

Free Download Manager helps you download all kinds of files from various sites. It can handle multiple downloads simultaneously.

Pros

Interface organization: Free Download Manager features a tabbed interface that lets you move between various categories of downloaded files with ease and find the type of file you're looking for quickly. These include Downloads, Flash Video Downloads, and Torrents. There are also tabs for the Scheduler, Site Manager, and HTML Spider.

Community input: When you enter the URL for a file you want to download, there is a button you can click to see if anyone in the user community has reported the file as malicious. This can help you keep dangerous files off your computer, and you can contribute to the community as well by flagging any files you have trouble with.

Cons

Locating downloads: When you download a file through Free Download Manager, it can be difficult to find on your computer. Despite the fact that the app indicates that it will send the file to the Downloads folder, we repeatedly had trouble locating files during testing.

Confusing Help: The Help document that comes with this app is long and convoluted, and it doesn't have much actual information on what to do if you run into trouble. This could make it hard for less-experienced users to take full advantage of all the app has to offer.

Bottom Line

Free Download Manager is a good tool for processing and keeping track of your downloaded files. It includes a lot of nice features, although it may be hard for you to take full advantage of these since the Help file is so unwieldy. Overall, though, this is a good option to try out if you download a lot of files, particularly since it's free.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.1.33.6791
  • [Win] Fixed issues when FDM couldn't seed due to Windows Firewall.
  • [Win] Fixed issues when FDM could be causing lags on Wi-Fi networks.
  • [MacOS] Fixed random crashes when downloading torrents.
  • Added Firefox 57+ support.
  • General bug fixes and improvements.
General
Publisher FreeDownloadManager
Publisher web site http://www.freedownloadmanager.org
Release Date October 27, 2017
Date Added October 30, 2017
Version 5.1.33.6791
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 41MB
File Name fdm5_x86_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,160,169
Downloads Last Week 1,220
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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