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:
    5.19 build 4
  • Total Downloads:
    56,827,455
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 30, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    6.06MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    89,580
  • 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

    4.5

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
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    out of 1893 votes

    • 5 star 1127
    • 4 star 317
    • 3 star 94
    • 2 star 50
    • 1 star 305
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5 stars

"fast, stable plus video downloader"

November 05, 2010  |  By OLLIESNR

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.19 build 4

Pros

best 've used so far. Can get up to 16 connections making it very fast plus the video downloader. No need to search for a seperate video downloader

Cons

nil nada nothing so far

Summary

as for 3

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5 stars

"Great Program - Just what was needed"

November 03, 2010  |  By Katix2

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.19 build 4

Pros

Simple Install
Does exactly what it was designed to do.
Awsome integration into standard browsers
Download of web videos and pics smooth and effortless

Cons

I didnt notice and problems with this softwatre

Summary

Great feel - runs seamless -

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5 stars

"D best among d rest,only thing u have 2 pay 4 d best!"

November 02, 2010  |  By orangetribal

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.19 build 4

Pros

i've tried using all the download managers to see which is the best and hassle free,this stands out among the pack.blazing fast speeds ,for me it was a 400% increase in speed.

Cons

the advanced integration is knackered! don't use it if you're using ie or firefox.my com slows down when i on the advanced integration.

Summary

i suggest you to off the integration and everything will go dandy

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5 stars

"Greta program well worth the money !!!"

October 31, 2010  |  By georjec

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.19 build 4

Pros

easy to use comes up when something is down loadable. QUICK downlaods !!!!

Cons

none that I can think of !

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4 stars

"a very efficient product"

October 30, 2010  |  By webfooted

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.19 build 4

Pros

quick and easy,whats not to like?

Cons

there is nothing i can think of

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5 stars

"There is no alternate for this softwr upto my knowledge"

October 29, 2010  |  By mfaisal_270

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.19 build 4

Pros

excelent download features

Cons

it should be free

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3 stars

"nice with firefox, not with chrome"

October 21, 2010  |  By grpcue

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.19 build 4

Pros

very effective download manager if you're using firefox.

Cons

using chrome, some websites will not load and just displays text characters. that includes cnet and yahoo. you have to disable chrome support on IDM, which makes it then useless.

Summary

if you're using mozilla firefox, this may be the best download manager out there. but if you're using google chrome, nah.. its useless.

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5 stars

"best downloader!!"

October 14, 2010  |  By 2hiro2

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.19 build 4

Pros

I love this software.
No idm No life.

Cons

none,grate

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3 stars

"It works as advertised"

October 13, 2010  |  By jshe

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.19 build 4

Pros

IDM works as advertised.

Cons

I don't believe it works quite as fast as Download Accelerator Plus.

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4 stars

"i really like IDM"

October 09, 2010  |  By lenie100

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 5.19 build 4

Pros

to downloading youtube and video

Cons

nothing,i like this product.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.19 build 4
Version 5.19 build 4 adds a workaround for rapidshare.com site changes, improves processing of downloads from several file sharing sites, and fixes Firefox 4 compatibility problems.
General
Publisher Tonec
Publisher web site http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Release Date September 29, 2010
Date Added September 30, 2010
Version 5.19 build 4
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.06MB
File Name idman621build17.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 56,827,455
Downloads Last Week 89,580
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

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