Free Download Manager

Free Download Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 902 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.4 build 1479
  • Total Downloads:
    6,460,516
  • Date Added:
    October 16, 2014
  • File Size:
    7.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10,444
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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The Free Downloader Manager is an application for downloading files and converting videos; a download manager for those who want more than just YouTube videos.

We are honestly baffled by this program. It seems to download files from the URLs that we've used, but accessing those downloaded files is a different story. The Help page doesn't really explain things in detail. It does a good job of telling you how to download different files and videos by inserting the URL, but it doesn't tell you why any of those files/folders wouldn't work after downloading. It doesn't seem like a worthwhile download. This is most definitely not for the average computer user, or it's simply not doing what it's supposed to and has some glitches. It had trouble accessing some of the URLs that we tried to download in the Flash video Downloads tab. It seemed to download files just fine in the Downloads tab, but they might as well have not been there, since they didn't open right. There are also a few buttons that the Help page does not have a tutorial for. The Dial-Up Connection button is particularly confusing. Basically, it would be best to find something a little simpler in design with better explanation of its inner workings.

The download was easy and simple. You do need to read through the steps carefully to pick up on the special offers and instructions, but that's OK. The download/installation process was the only good thing about this.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"very good."

June 13, 2014  |  By honestreview1

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.9.4 build 1472

Pros

current version works with firefox.
it's pretty fast.

Cons

it's not currently detecting the youtube videos correctly, so it's not downloading them.

Summary

works on most websites, even on youtube but not at this point. have been using it for years on and off, i always come back to it. as a main downloader, or an alternative one, you can't lose.

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4 stars

"Not A Bad Tool"

March 04, 2014  |  By Terrazona

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.9.3 build 1360

Pros

Very simple interface, I work from home so need good tools to get the job done correctly and easily. if interested visit *****

Cons

None really, its free so cant complain!

Summary

Definitely suggest this download. visit *****

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1 stars

"Crickets Chirping...."

February 14, 2014  |  By illiad8

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.9.3 build 1360

Pros

Crickets Chirping....

Cons

Crap! Blows out your internet data usage to nearly a gig in a day of standard browsing. (Usually 200-300mb) And thats without all the install OPTIONS.

Summary

Just my opinion.
Sorry to the dev team if they didn't intentionally make it suck.
But it's a FAIL from me.
Avoid

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4 stars

"Excellent app"

January 10, 2014  |  By Windows78

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.9.3 build 1360

Pros

-Can download torrents
-Great free alternative to IDM

Cons

-Videos are sometimes damaged
-I dont know where is downloading files

Summary

I have portable version so no complaints.

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4 stars

"Like Internet Download Manager, but Free"

December 30, 2013  |  By Richard_Nixon

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.9.3 build 1360

Pros

-Free
-Works, looks, and feels like Internet Download Manager
-Hotkeys to disable download link catching, clicking cancel works too

Cons

-Some Youtube videos will download damaged, or unplayable in some way. Only certain videos though.

Summary

Great alternative to IDM

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1 stars

"installs too much"

December 23, 2013  |  By NLpanda

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.9.3 build 1360

Pros

Works fine when downloading flash movies

Cons

- overrules any other download program you are using (f.e. for torrents). You cannot change the settings.
- installs a lot of ****, even when you pay close attention while installing. F.e. it installs some Russian program on your taskbar that you really don't need. As it is in Russian, you cannot understand wth it's referring to on. Even after uninstalling FDM you still need to delete this program.

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4 stars

"My Trusted manager, Fulfill all of my download Demand"

November 21, 2013  |  By idzeeshan

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.9.3 build 1360

Pros

Decently designed download manager. it is has been great so far. You can download flash videos from any video file that streams online and download torrents as easily as files that are hosted.

Cons

The only con is that if the file needs a password then you will have to restart the download from the beginning if you are doing it in stages otherwise this is perfect.

Summary

Good at All.

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5 stars

"the best free download manager"

July 16, 2013  |  By temporarypc

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.9.2 build 1303

Pros

everything is editable.
Just need to spend some time to learn what features are there
then u will automatically tell this is the best free download manager

Cons

none this time

Summary

i dont know why people hate this but
as far as i know it does hijack downloads but it can be removed by selecting "remove browser monitoring".It also supports download resume which can be found in miscellinous section of advanced when u add the download.everything is editable.

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4 stars

"every one can use this prodact is best"

July 09, 2013  |  By kulkarnisn

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.9.2 build 1303

Pros

easy to install fast speed and new verson is best

Cons

my best frainds use this products is bet for xp

Summary

pl send me free key to use and satisfy and other people use

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1 stars

"Hijacked my computer and now I can't download anything"

July 05, 2013  |  By standuncan

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.9.2 build 1303

Pros

It never worked, so, sorry, I'm unable to make any "pro" statements.

Cons

Never worked, but it took over all of my downloading. Destroyed all of my downloading capabilities. See the "Summary" for more details.

Summary

Really bad software. All of my other types of downloads are now automatically channeled through it. But since it doesn't work, nothing works. Every time I try to download anything from any source, including the "free Download Manager," I now get the message "Download was transferred to the Free Download Manager..." Please use the "Back" button to go back." But of course, the back button does nothing when I press it. Don't download this. It is a black hole of a piece of software.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.9.4 build 1479
  • Chrome and Firefox extensions can be installed under non-admin user.
  • Bittorrent: option to enable Peer Exchange.
  • General bug fixes.
General
Publisher FreeDownloadManager
Publisher web site http://www.freedownloadmanager.org
Release Date October 16, 2014
Date Added October 16, 2014
Version 3.9.4 build 1479
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.69MB
File Name fdminst.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,460,516
Downloads Last Week 10,444
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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