Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1891 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.17 build 5
  • Total Downloads:
    56,308,915
  • Date Added:
    May 27, 2009
  • File Size:
    6.05MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    74,495
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2008/7

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
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    4.0

    out of 1891 votes

    • 5 star 1126
    • 4 star 317
    • 3 star 94
    • 2 star 50
    • 1 star 304
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3 stars

"Very good product."

September 07, 2009  |  By krmodin

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 5

Pros

When I lose a connection it enables me to reconnect

Cons

Nothing I don`t like.

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4 stars

"Excellent program"

September 07, 2009  |  By MakoKramill

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 5

Pros

Multiple stream, faster downloads, most have a resume.

Cons

I so far haven't found anything bad about it.

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5 stars

"SUPERB DOWNLOAD MANAGER"

September 07, 2009  |  By zeraeign

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 5

Pros

Very fast. It gets the best out of your internet-connection. Can download most streaming media like flv (video) and mp3. Supports resuming download.

Cons

Its a shareware.

Summary

A must have software. Ur money is worth for this software.

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4 stars

"Excelent download application."

August 31, 2009  |  By landy1950

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 5

Pros

Resume broken downloads

Cons

There is no cons, to me.

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5 stars

"exxelent!! must have this download manager"

August 31, 2009  |  By kejora7

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 5

Pros

make downloading very fast!!

Cons

only the appearace look boring. the rest is superb!!

Summary

Even though the name sound a bit dull but actually it is a great program that everybody must have.

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5 stars

"idm is a miracle of downloading"

August 29, 2009  |  By amitkz

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 5

Pros

very high speed
effective browser integration which is hassle free

Cons

no cons
only price factor which is right for the facilities it offers

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4 stars

"Greatly Exterior!"

August 25, 2009  |  By Pregnancom2404

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 5

Pros

Usually, it can download YouTube videos as easy as YouTube Downloader, but now, it's integrated to the browsers! It's great!

Cons

It's paying me money!

Summary

Money and Downloading does not make sense but all of the features are great; I know it.

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5 stars

"EXCELLENT!"

August 17, 2009  |  By portage022

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 5

Pros

faster downloads
lttle ram

Cons

none for this

Summary

dont believe all these people who say it sucks. This is one of the best

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5 stars

"download it!!"

August 16, 2009  |  By huiko12

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 5

Pros

the download rate is fast....

Cons

have to buy it.....

Summary

this software is very good...try it!!

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1 stars

"1st attempt Cannot download the file because of timeout"

August 09, 2009  |  By Elimelech2

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.17 build 5

Pros

Heard good reviews, but these are only words to me

Cons

Failed with my first usage, I have prepaid so needed this to ensure that I did not waste my download allocation. It allowed me to waste 1/6 of my allocation.

Summary

Didn't deliver when I needed it to.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.17 build 5
Version 5.17 build 5 fixes a bug with NTLM authorization and several others.
General
Publisher Tonec
Publisher web site http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Release Date May 27, 2009
Date Added May 27, 2009
Version 5.17 build 5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.05MB
File Name idman621build15.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 56,308,915
Downloads Last Week 74,495
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

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