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:
    5.18 build 4
  • Total Downloads:
    56,763,558
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 15, 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
  • Product ranking:

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

    4.6

    out of 16 votes

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    • 4 star 6
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    out of 1893 votes

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    • 4 star 317
    • 3 star 94
    • 2 star 50
    • 1 star 305
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4 stars

"used for a month now no problems"

November 12, 2009  |  By Captbill2

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 4

Pros

easy to use, one click operation

Cons

none so far

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5 stars

"Makes downloads a lot faster"

November 11, 2009  |  By spike_mize

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 4

Pros

tripled the download time on my computer.

Cons

no dislikes

Summary

great product

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4 stars

"It is the best"

November 06, 2009  |  By dejmba_dejmba

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 4

Pros

It works very fast, simple to use and you can limit the download or upload speed.

Cons

The only thing I faced is, you can not download a file as a temporary file i.e. the product could delete the downloaded file after usage.

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4 stars

"Best of the lot"

November 06, 2009  |  By skewedbrain

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 4

Pros

Integrates with all programs downloading from the web
Low space requirement.

Cons

Integrates best with IE and firefox.
Opera is unresponsive for about 20 seconds as soon as IDM captures download.
Not successful with download requiring new code every time.
Can make auto update difficult for new programs.

Summary

can resume download anytime anywhere.
can resume download on another platform by migrating folders.
full utilisation of bandwidth, can be controlled.
Queue and scheduler are great features.

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5 stars

"Best download manager ever."

October 30, 2009  |  By waterliliq

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 4

Pros

Have had times when I clicked to d/l and couldn't becausepage would not display...D/L Manager picked it up and I had it.

Cons

Don't dislike a thing about it.

Summary

Love the features, all of them.

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5 stars

"This is now one maintenance program I won't do without."

October 30, 2009  |  By Walter Harvey

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 4

Pros

Early, quick and accurate warnings (except it keeps telling me my WinXP SP3 isn't up to date and it is).

Cons

The one false warning mentioned above.

Summary

Unobtrusive and easy to use.

Updated on Oct 30, 2009

I thought I was writing the revue for CTracker. Of course the next mistake I make will be the first mistake I've ever made.

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4 stars

"It is great & getting better."

October 30, 2009  |  By bobpeairson

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 4

Pros

I like the speed & power of it.

Cons

It doesn't download everything & sends it to files I can't find or open.

Summary

Still has some bugs but getting better.

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5 stars

"Downloads really fast and has served very well"

October 29, 2009  |  By quentingrzyb

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 4

Pros

Great speed, able to recover broken downloads, free upgrades, and always reliable

Cons

Personally - none

Summary

It is has helped me cut down my download times and made it more productive.

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5 stars

"it is very good . i am very happy"

October 28, 2009  |  By vnyscn

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 4

Pros

it work very fast. it is not block in my college.

Cons

i am not thik so that..

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4 stars

"good performance"

October 27, 2009  |  By cookiejones

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 4

Pros

simple to use

Cons

it wants to download ALL PDF files rather than just open on screen

Summary

Have used this for a long while and very happy with it's performance

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.18 build 4
Version 5.18 build 4 adds automatic interception of downloads for various file hosting web sites; and fixes Windows 98 compatibility problems started from 5.18 build 1, introduced by processing of site names in foreign languages
General
Publisher Tonec
Publisher web site http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Release Date October 15, 2009
Date Added October 15, 2009
Version 5.18 build 4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
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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