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:
    6.05
  • Total Downloads:
    56,827,455
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 01, 2011
  • 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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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 7 votes

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

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    • 2 star 50
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5 stars

"THE BEST EVER !!"

February 12, 2011  |  By dudeme13

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.05

Pros

AWESOME AND AMAZING !!
THE BEST EVER Download manager hands down!

Cons

Integration with Google chrome is not aat its best!
When using Chrome
Download FLV from youtube is messes up !
But works flawlessly in IE 9

Summary

GOOD , Recommended For all download freaks!

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5 stars

"OK! Listen up PLEASE :)"

February 08, 2011  |  By HassanZombie

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.05

Pros

Full speed and customizable, easy to use and configurable AND the price is nice for a LIFE TIME license and 1 year free upgrades.

Cons

Nothing at all.

Summary

Well, see I have been using IDM for at least 5 years since I was 15.
I'm a MASS downloader and I love downloading. I download about 2G a day [movies, games and software].

So I can tell you It's the best ever download manager and accelerator ever made AND when I see these BOTS and STUPID PEOPLE judging IDM without even having -not a little PC experience- but the ability to read and understand!.

REALLY WHAT'S WORNG WITH YOU PEOPLE??? With all these negative comments and reviews.

IDM here in Egypt is number 1 and look at that..even when I got worried about the BUGS in the integration with Google Chrome 7 and 8 .. It was FIXED right away.
SO what can I say? I JUST love it :)
Forever and ever IDM in my heart :x

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5 stars

"it is a powerful program"

February 06, 2011  |  By mresaway

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.05

Pros

it is a powerful program

Cons

it is a powerful program

Summary

it is a powerful program

Updated on Feb 6, 2011

it is a powerful program

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4 stars

"it's faster/downloads from more sites then all others"

February 04, 2011  |  By larrymosebowers

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.05

Pros

best i'v seen

Cons

althought, a little money,it worth the cost

Summary

can't find any other as use full

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3 stars

"OK..but not perfect by a long means"

February 03, 2011  |  By rontexas2

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.05

Pros

Generally, it speeds up downloads

Cons

Several download sites require that it be turned off in order to complete their download

Summary

Not really worth the hassle for the slight increase that you might get on some sites

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5 stars

""Truly Awesome Downloader!!!""

February 01, 2011  |  By jfff7773

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.05

Pros

Easy to use, fast, versatile. One of those rare 'wares that does pretty much everything you might need it for.

Cons

I eventually have to buy it.

Summary

Internet Download Manager kicks ass! I've used them all: RealPlayer, GOM, Divx, and all the truly sucktastic iterations of internet downloaders. I even used the, since disappeared, Adobe downloader. These programs invariably lock up, exhibit significant bugs, can be slow ('Sup w/ Real & Divx?) or are simply just s#$%ty and don't work. Internet Download Manager smokes where the others chug along. Too many options to name, Some, I know that if I were a littlt bit smarter, would be useful to me. Still looking for the fissures these 'wares usually exhibit- haven't found any yet- except continuing to download s%^t you've wanted to delete already. Guess it's just a frisky l'il program! I've been trying, but I can't not like IDM. But dump all that ball-licking I just did,
the thing is solid and it works.
Can kinda ask "Who's your daddy?" to all the others I've tried, and delivers where they- even the big names installed in hardware - fail miserably.Go for it!

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1 stars

"Wortheless piece of crap"

February 01, 2011  |  By scode

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.05

Pros

None I can think of.

Cons

I was bombarded with tons of message boxes at the application launch.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.05
Version 6.05 improves IDM download engine, and fixes a critical bug that may crash a browser when a user moves the slider on the timeline in a Web player on YouTube videos.
General
Publisher Tonec
Publisher web site http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Release Date February 01, 2011
Date Added February 01, 2011
Version 6.05
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
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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