Free Download Manager

Free Download Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 902 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5 build 755
  • Total Downloads:
    6,530,989
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 26, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,057
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 43 votes

    • 5 star 30
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 902 votes

    • 5 star 528
    • 4 star 204
    • 3 star 46
    • 2 star 28
    • 1 star 96
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4 stars

"A quality program and the price is right!"

May 26, 2008  |  By adonallme

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 2.5 build 755

Pros

I like almost every thing about this program.

Cons

The tiny drop box has been on and off of my main screen. Sometimes it is there to use and sometimes it is not.

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5 stars

"does what it says it does"

May 25, 2008  |  By theyoda82

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 2.5 build 755

Pros

it works great with firefox witch is good because i HATE IE 7. i have qwest highspeed internet with download speed of 7 mb. this software brought my file download speed from 2 to 4 mb download to an impressive 6 to 7 mb download and this is all the time not just on some files on some days. awsome results and i love how it intergrates right into the browser so there is no drag and dropping going on you just point and click as always and this software will do its job. also has mirror site capabilites and you can ajust how many mirrors you want to hit. i LOVE this software and recommend it to anyone. also its free. i tryed internet downlad manager (i think thats the name) and it works just as well as this one but you have to buy it so just thought i would let all of you no that.

Cons

nothing to complain about so far but lets face it there will always be something that you will not like about something in due time right!!! see ya. o and i no i cant spell but that dont mean i dont no what i am talking about. lol

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5 stars

"fantastic"

May 23, 2008  |  By alburyants

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 2.5 build 755

Pros

does the job and is small in size. a must have for every one.

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5 stars

"BEST FOR FIREFOX"

May 18, 2008  |  By lostovios

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 2.5 build 755

Pros

It really accelerates downloads and has all the features needed.

It also intergrates excellent with Firefox without any problems ( unlike Flashget or IDM that mess firefox )

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5 stars

"It works very well with Vista SP1"

May 18, 2008  |  By etenim

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 2.5 build 755

Pros

It downloads EVERYTHING from the Web (http,ftp and bittorrent). It resumes automatically interrupted downloads (when the current fails or the telephone line falls). It reserves disk space for downloading files (avoiding disk fragmentation). It integrates automatically inside Internet Explorer and Firefox (you have no need to install mozilla-extensions like "FlashGot"). The bittorrent service of Free Download Manager is as fast as Azureus (but it occupies less RAM memory).

Cons

It asks to you the permission to install a "not well identified" software named "Software Informer": but you are not obliged to install it. I think it is only an advertising software...

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5 stars

"By far the best of them"

May 17, 2008  |  By frankv--2008

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 2.5 build 755

Pros

Smooth, works well. I tried a bunch of different download managers but wasn't happy with either of them - cumbersome and had annoyances. Until I tried Free Download Manager. It is by far the best I've ever tried... wish I'd done so sooner. (I particularly love how you can import a bunch of links from the clipboard, for example.)

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5 stars

"free is good"

May 17, 2008  |  By lawsk

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 2.5 build 755

Pros

free is good

Cons

always free!

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1 stars

"crash a lot."

May 12, 2008  |  By phalanges1972

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 2.5 build 755

Pros

free. no money wasted.

Cons

lots of errors.

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5 stars

"DOWNLOAD THIS"

May 10, 2008  |  By liverpudlian247

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 2.5 build 755

Pros

Its true the best things in life are free.

Thank you for the best download manager out there.

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5 stars

"A must have. This does everything !!!"

May 10, 2008  |  By chancenathan

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 2.5 build 755

Pros

Easy to use. This is exactly what I was looking for.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5 build 755
Version 2.5 build 755 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher FreeDownloadManager
Publisher web site http://www.freedownloadmanager.org
Release Date February 26, 2008
Date Added February 26, 2008
Version 2.5 build 755
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 7.69MB
File Name fdminst.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,530,989
Downloads Last Week 9,057
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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