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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.26.5889
  • Total Downloads:
    7,106,558
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 28, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    40.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,872
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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Editors' Review

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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

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What's new in version 5.1.26.5889
  • [Youtube] Improved parser to work with new pages
  • [macOS] Disabled network configuration monitoring module to improve performance on macOS for WiFi connections
  • [Edge] Restart integration module on update (please see "Known issues" below)
  • [Update on macOS] Fixes for update breaking audio/video streams merging and next update (please see "Known issues" below)
  • [Scheduler] Fixed issues with specifying schedule before adding a download
  • [Win] Fixed issue when restarting an HTTP download would delete the file afterwards
  • [Batch downloads] Minor fixes
  • [IE] Bug fixes for context menus on extension install/uninstall
  • General bugfixes and performance improvements
General
Publisher FreeDownloadManager
Publisher web site http://www.freedownloadmanager.org
Release Date March 17, 2017
Date Added March 28, 2017
Version 5.1.26.5889
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.67MB
File Name fdm5_x86_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,106,558
Downloads Last Week 1,872
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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