Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1886 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.12 build 7
File Size:
6.02MB
Date Added:
February 08, 2008
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
55,481,403
Downloads Last Week:
80,704
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows (all)

Editors' review

Don't let the dull name fool you: Internet Download Manager is a full-featured package that handles downloading tasks with aplomb. It conveniently integrates into your browser, even if you use Mozilla or Opera.

It automatically sorts incoming files by file type and puts them in the appropriate folder. Most importantly, it supercharges download speeds (it doubled ours). Its windowed interface is clean and easy to understand. Power users can take advantage of the command line interface to resume file transfers, schedule downloads, connect through dial-up, or log on to password-protected sites. Experienced users also can limit the number of connections, the download speeds for specific sites, and even create an exception list to block specific, user-defined sites.

Other features include automatic virus checking and the ability to download all files linked to a page. The new version has a Web spider that can analyze a site and retrieve, for example, all the images on it.

Internet Download Manager strikes us as a natural choice for users in need of a trusty transfer tool. Version 5.11 build 5 added FLV grabber that can be used to download videos from YouTube, Google Video, MySpaceTV, and other popular sites.

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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 1886 votes

    • 5 star: 1122
    • 4 star: 318
    • 3 star: 94
    • 2 star: 49
    • 1 star: 303
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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