Free Download Manager

Free Download Manager

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8 build 1173
  • Total Downloads:
    6,530,989
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 28, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9,057
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • 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 good down loader"

May 11, 2012  |  By MasterTex

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.8 build 1173

Pros

I have a very slow internet connection, The Free Download Manager will resume quickly, by it's self after an interruption of download.

Cons

It's a bit hard to start bittorents.

Summary

Excellent performance and the price is right.

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5 stars

"This is a very good progam"

April 15, 2012  |  By onefoul1

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.8 build 1173

Pros

just about everything

Cons

seemed to screw up adobe flash

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5 stars

"It is a very good download manager"

March 25, 2012  |  By hardiksathavara

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.8 build 1173

Pros

The big sized files are very easely download by these download manager.

Cons

Full speed download by these software.

Summary

IT IS A VERY GOOD DOWNLOAD MANAGER.

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5 stars

"Very Great"

March 11, 2012  |  By jmoeller18

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.8 build 1173

Pros

Freeware that is very advanced and reliable.

Cons

Sometimes challenging to understand how to download multiple links. After a little digging there is an OS box, IE add-in or can copy/past links from clipboard although not always immediately intuitive.

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5 stars

"Great download manager"

February 27, 2012  |  By Elijah_B73

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.8 build 1173

Pros

Extremely effective
Doesn't slow down the system in the background mode
Easy to use

Cons

No one so far

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4 stars

"Really good program."

February 24, 2012  |  By rogermanawatu

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.8 build 1173

Pros

Really good program, once its working it is reliable, stable and copes very well with interruption, and resumes well. very important if you have a poor or slow connection.

Cons

Getting it to download the thing you want can be intuitive and almost automatic. Or it is sometimes elusive and darn near impossible to steer. Admittedly that may be because our school proxy server is too sensitive(??) but I end up frustrated with FDM which persists in downloading the web page and not the software on it that I am after.

Summary

I do recommend this, but it has some steps in it that are very like Torrent downloading, its tricky and arcane sometimes. I wish I knew why!!

Updated on Feb 24, 2012

I really getting annoyed with it. Have done everything FDM help says to do with copying the URL, which isn't much, and can't get it download anything more than the page the download link is sitting on in CNET. Silly! Should be better than that. Used to do it. Come to think of it, it did this once before in 2006 and i got rid of it.
Roger

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4 stars

"Good and it's free"

January 30, 2012  |  By mrbiscuit76

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.8 build 1173

Pros

Works good and it's free!

Cons

Not any that i've noticed

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1 stars

"did not work well with Google chrome"

January 15, 2012  |  By mcdonaldj55

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.8 build 1173

Pros

absolutely none

Cons

uninstall was not complete left files in Google chemo

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5 stars

"Excellent Download Manager"

January 10, 2012  |  By TLyleP

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.8 build 1173

Pros

Very quick downloader

Cons

There are no Cons

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5 stars

"fast-300Kbs on wireless and much more..."

January 08, 2012  |  By salesalex

 |  Version: Free Download Manager 3.8 build 1173

Pros

it does all fast ,you can manage it's speed modes if you want . CNET is the best place to download this program without viruses.And it's interface is easy to understand.

Cons

does not download FLV -you should take some other program for that (etc-FLV CAPTURE(zip)which is the best) .

Summary

the best program for downloading a big number of files at once ,I can stop downloading in the middle of the job ,shut down my computer and later continue the job when i want,IT DOES THE DOWNLOAD EVERY TIME . PERFECT !!

Updated on Apr 21, 2012

sorry for my mistake -since I've uninstaled google I've found it DOES download videos in IEXPLORER perfectly good and fast .

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.8 build 1173
Version 3.8 build 1173 has improved Flash video monitoring in popular Web browsers and ability to download video files from even more websites than in the past.
General
Publisher FreeDownloadManager
Publisher web site http://www.freedownloadmanager.org
Release Date December 28, 2011
Date Added December 28, 2011
Version 3.8 build 1173
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
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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