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Free Download Manager

CNET Editors' review

This download utility is surprisingly attractive and full-featured for a freeware product, and its operation couldn't be more straightforward. To download a file, just click a link in your browser or drag it onto the program's tiny, semitransparent window.

In our comparison tests, Free Download Manager beat out Opera's download manager 85Kbps to 53Kbps. Its automation features also are very good. Like other managers, it can automatically dial a modem, start a download, or shut down the PC. Unlike many of them, it also can change the number of connections depending on download speed, or disconnect and shut down the computer if a file is unavailable.

If you want to boost your download speed for free, this utility is certainly worth a try.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.1 stars

    out of 904 votes

    • 5 star: 528
    • 4 star: 204
    • 3 star: 47
    • 2 star: 28
    • 1 star: 97
  • Current version:

    4.0 stars

    out of 130 votes

    • 5 star: 93
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 29
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  • 1.0 stars

    "More spyware."

    April 22, 2005  |   By satchick

    Version: Free Download Manager 1.45

    Pros

    Drop the spyware and you might have a useful tool.

    Cons

    Software bundled with spyware (optional install or not) is junk and not worth the time downloading. Instead of making money by ravaging someone's system with spyware, make the software shareware, not freeware! A much better option!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "great one"

    April 20, 2005  |   By tony_adams

    Version: Free Download Manager 1.45

    Pros

    i used it for a long time,

    its free

    Cons

    no

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  • 4.0 stars

    "The best free Download Manager."

    April 17, 2005  |   By EisenSeele

    Version: Free Download Manager 1.45

    Pros

    This download does NOT install adware unless you tell it to. Please dont post a review if you dont know what youre talking about. This download manager makes my dial-up connection about 5% faster, but ive tried many others with adware and they did the same. I mainly need this so my downloads wont be lost, because phone calls cut off my connection.

    Cons

    There are no cons that i am aware of.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "fdm 1.1 was the best problem is i deleted the setup file,"

    April 17, 2005  |   By heywood

    Version: Free Download Manager 1.45

    Pros

    can any user tell me or maybe upload if he has it where to get 1.1

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Spyware"

    April 14, 2005  |   By pjw

    Version: Free Download Manager 1.45

    Pros

    the product would probably have been good without the spyware

    Cons

    the spyware (Internet Explorer toolbar) made Internet Explorer crash constantly. Remove it with Ad-Aware or SpyBot

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Your search for a freeware download manager stops here!"

    April 9, 2005  |   By SKJoy2001

    Version: Free Download Manager 1.45

    Pros

    GetRight + ReGet + LeechGet = Free Download Manager

    Cons

    Very rarely I've suspected it to freeze my system, but I am not sure, the new version 1.7 is also released!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Try pressing No"

    April 4, 2005  |   By whyhoo

    Version: Free Download Manager 1.45

    Pros

    I love this program. It allows me the ease of lining up multiple downloads, and managing the process for me. I especially like the "drop box" feature. This allows you to copy a link location, and then que the download without being forwarded to teh page telling you the download has been transferred to FDM- you simply click on the drop box and press "INS"- your link is automatically inserted- press enter to que it up!

    I'm especially confused by all the spyware related reviews. I believe when I installed the software, it asked me if I wanted to install some other application, and I just declined. Why can't anyone else follow a simple prompt?

    *******ATTENTION DOWNLOADERS******** I' have something to say, and I want you all top ut this in the pages of free download history: If you don't want to install other apps that are offered when you download a FREE program, follow the prompts, and choose the option that says: "NO".

    Cons

    I love it

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent and easy"

    April 3, 2005  |   By Woodyb_97

    Version: Free Download Manager 1.45

    Pros

    Powerful and intelligent with several good reasons to use it.

    Cons

    User interface not easy looking or sexy upon first glance, but it really is easy!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "good"

    April 2, 2005  |   By hcit2005

    Version: Free Download Manager 1.45

    Pros

    good

    Cons

    good

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Pretty Decent Download Manager"

    March 31, 2005  |   By Mrsone

    Version: Free Download Manager 1.45

    Pros

    This download manager works well with Internet Explorer, or IE shell. It works quickly, downloading files much faster than when I did not have it. It has good options, such as allowing the user to set default locations to save certain types of file groups. It monitors the browser to see when you click on a download link, and if you do, it pop up some options for you to set before downloading. It automatically adjusts the amount of sections it needs for a particular download. The ability to reconnect and resume broken downloads is a blessing, since in IE, if your download is broken, you are fresh out of luck.

    Cons

    This program sometimes may not name files well if you select the option for automatic file naming. And sometimes, it may not be able to reconnect some downloads. It should allow an option to let the user scan for viruses on a right-click of a file. Also, the user interface could use an overhaul. Still, it is well worth the try, because it is free.

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