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Free Download Manager

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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 910 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.7 build 1627
  • Total Downloads:
    7,033,261
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 16, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    10.3MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,316
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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"AVOID - with recent(2016) it hijacked my bandwidth"

July 10, 2016  |  By atunis58041

2016-07-10 13:52:07  |  By atunis58041

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.9.7 build 1627

Pros

The new design is slick, however after running the software for about one week, I noticed my bandwidth usage went thru the roof, from an average of about 2GB/day to about 14gb/day. After doing some detective work, I discoved that this software had hijacked my computers bandwidth. I uninstalled it, and my bandwidth has gone back to normal.

Cons

See above - this software is now maleware!

Summary

Avoid this, or watch your bandwidth (and cost thereof) go thru the roof

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.9.7 build 1627
  • Unicode support.
  • YouTube downloads thorough processing.
  • General bug fixes.
General
Publisher FreeDownloadManager
Publisher web site http://www.freedownloadmanager.org
Release Date March 15, 2016
Date Added March 16, 2016
Version 3.9.7 build 1627
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.3MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,033,261
Downloads Last Week 5,316
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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