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Internet Download Manager

CNET Editors' review

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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  • All versions:

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    out of 1,859 votes

    • 5 star: 1102
    • 4 star: 317
    • 3 star: 94
    • 2 star: 49
    • 1 star: 297
  • Current version:

    3.9 stars

    out of 23 votes

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    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 3
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  • 2.0 stars

    "More of a nuisance than a someting that is needed."

    January 19, 2010  |   By bmwpc

    Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 5

    Pros

    I don't see anything that windows doesn't already provide.

    Cons

    A nag and nuisance. I run XP, Vista and Win7 on three different machines and see no real need that this program fills.

    Summary

    Why is this program needed?

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It is awesome as it doubles my download speeds."

    January 16, 2010  |   By lynnsadler

    Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 5

    Pros

    easy to load, hides in the background until you need it.

    Cons

    No problems at all.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "i dont know what i cold say her but its good"

    January 14, 2010  |   By abduageed

    Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 5

    Pros

    i like you to let me use the trailer for mor time pcz i have not got a credit card

    Cons

    just the short time you give me for traing

    Summary

    really its the best, i never think that ther any product can be peter than internet download manager.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Best app for downloading on the internet"

    January 12, 2010  |   By mdhilon

    Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 5

    Pros

    It's quick and keeps the downloads

    Cons

    Some of the downloads does not say in clear language what it represent.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy to use, very fast and customizable. most useful w"

    January 8, 2010  |   By jonkristof

    Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 5

    Pros

    Easy to use, very fast and customizable. most useful when you have a good broadband connection

    Cons

    when it cut the conction it cant reply

    Summary

    was used IDM trail version...........i wnt 2 use full version of this product....plz any one give me key for full verion on my email adress(albatchuno@yahoo.com)....plz help me

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  • 3.0 stars

    "great product"

    January 8, 2010  |   By sabjitsingh

    Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 5

    Pros

    it helps me 2 download all types files....and also 2 accelrate speeds

    Cons

    some time gives me error

    Summary

    i was used IDM trail version...........i wnt 2 use full version of this product....plz any one give me key for full verion on my email adress(sabjitsingh@gmail.com)....plz help

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing downoader as usual"

    January 2, 2010  |   By yehia55

    Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 5

    Pros

    Always loved this app. and never found a better one.

    Cons

    No way to find any.

    Summary

    This is the best down loader I've ever used, it is an unbeleivable speedy downloading manager and a fantastic downloads organizer, plus, an extremely powerful and customizable application.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "THanks for providing such a software"

    January 1, 2010  |   By amitbarpute

    Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 5

    Pros

    boosted the downloading speed.

    Cons

    no cons.its a great product

    Summary

    Its an ultimate product , i am using my net on pc with GPRS , and here in india it gives a speed of notmore then 20-25kbps , but this product has speed up my downloading speed , or can say that boosted up my speed now i am no more reluctant to download anything and how much it is.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best Download Manager in my computer life"

    December 27, 2009  |   By lurvinzy

    Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 5

    Pros

    Extremely SIMPLE interface. Boost my download speed about 3-4x not what I expected but still excellent. I like how it simply intergrates into browsers

    Cons

    NO CONS AT ALL! From what I can see this product will be the leading download manager in the whole wide internet and world. I will support this product to my fullest....

    Summary

    Internet Download Manager is the way to go for downloading files. In my download manager experience, this one is the NO.1 product!!! I would definitely disagree with anyone else complaining about it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best download manager"

    December 24, 2009  |   By V25K

    Version: Internet Download Manager 5.18 build 5

    Pros

    Easy to use, very fast and customizable. most useful when you have a good broadband connection.

    Cons

    None, and it is more than 10 characters now!!!

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