Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1893 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.17 build 2
  • Total Downloads:
    56,763,558
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 29, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    6.06MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    92,638
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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The name might not be the most creative, but the Internet Download Manager does exactly what it promises: helps you download and organize files. The best part is that you can schedule downloads and use filters to get the specific files you want.

The compact interface is packed with options, but the main features are easily accessed from a toolbar at the top. We would have liked to see a bit more user guidance up front, but a tutorial does cover the basics, and there is a more detailed Help file if you get stuck. You can also go the easier route with the program's integrated Web browser options, which work with nearly all of the most popular browsers, including Internet Explorer and Firefox. Each time the program recognizes a video in FLV format on a site like YouTube, you'll see a button, and it's one click and you're off and running. From the main interface, all you have to do is add the URL for a video to get started. A new window shows you the status and allows you to pause the recording and set up a few options for what to do with the file once the download completes. As advertised, the speed was good and we didn't have any issues with test files we downloaded, which included MP3s, FLVs, and MPEGs. Our favorite feature was the scheduler, which was easy to set up and lets you choose where and when the program will download files. We especially liked the fact that if you lose your Internet connection, the program will resume downloading your selected or scheduled files once everything's up and running again.

The download and installation of IDM was easy and fast, and it uninstalled cleanly. If you're looking for a program that you can basically set and forget to video downloads, this is a good option.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Internet Download Manager 6.12 build 15.

 
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4 stars

"Does what it says on the tin"

May 08, 2009  |  By NicholasBear

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 2

Pros

It works....

Cons

None??????

Summary

Get it!

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4 stars

"Easy to use and helps organize downloads"

May 07, 2009  |  By RichardBudge

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 2

Pros

Easy of use
Organizes download into folders
Speeds up downloads
Checks for duplicate downloads
Schedules downloads into off peak period

Cons

Sometimes keeps the last folder open which prevents moving it

Summary

Helps me organize my downloads and keep track of them. Speeds them up and lets me schedule them for off peak times. I consider this an essential tool for anyone doing a lot of downloads.

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4 stars

"An excellent download manager with options."

May 07, 2009  |  By ninalou

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 2

Pros

Starts immediately. Can download immediately or later. Has a resume option.

Cons

I have not found anything I don't like about this product.

Summary

Excellent download with option features such as download now or later & can restart if problems arise.

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4 stars

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May 06, 2009  |  By cody121997

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 2

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.17 build 2
Fixed incorrect lookup of file names on several sites (including rapidshare.com) for "Download with IDM" feature.
General
Publisher Tonec
Publisher web site http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Release Date April 29, 2009
Date Added April 29, 2009
Version 5.17 build 2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.06MB
File Name idman621build17.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 56,763,558
Downloads Last Week 92,638
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

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