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:
    6.07 build 8
  • Total Downloads:
    56,763,558
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 09, 2011
  • 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

    4.3

    out of 14 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.0

    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

"The increase in speed is outstanding!"

August 29, 2011  |  By martilane

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 8

Pros

Automates so many steps in downloading, including what files to store items in; no problems experienced

Cons

No cons experienced by me to date.

Summary

The best I've found for downloading YouTube files.

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5 stars

"AWESOME RECOMMENDED TO EVERY ONE......"

August 28, 2011  |  By LFC_Suarez

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 8

Pros

has got awesome speed and lets u download videos too........

Cons

there is only one answer to Cons:NONE

Summary

just awesome program and if u want it free go to this link....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlX7cvK5Z4g

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2 stars

"no better than others!!"

August 27, 2011  |  By conanpower

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 8

Pros

This program feels busy!!

Cons

Does not do things any better than others out there for free!!

Summary

user friendliness rates a 2 out of five!!
A few free programs are superior to IDM!! Speed in downloading is no better than other freebies!!!!! This will be uninstalled asap. It caused pc to slow down as if it is collecting some statistics for its own use!!!

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5 stars

"the best download manager yet"

August 27, 2011  |  By Rigved11

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 8

Pros

Best in speed, stability and interface!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons

some websites doesn't allow IDM.............

Summary

Why don't they develop apps for IDM???????????????
for example
1]games to play until the download is completed
2]an app which supports torrent downloading
3]an app which which takes speed test and sets itself according to the result

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5 stars

"a real download manager"

August 26, 2011  |  By maliwalrs

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 8

Pros

every thing

Cons

non as I experience

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1 stars

"This is not a simple application as others are!"

August 25, 2011  |  By mcarthur77

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 8

Pros

Looks good and impressively complicated as if a lot is working just for you

Cons

Best to download and see what I mean about how silly this so call fast downloader is!

Summary

Resource hogging and unnecessarily long winded application! I do not believe many of the comments here, perhaps cnet could attached all user comments ip number to reveal how many commenters are actually one person behind it all.

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5 stars

"Excellent Download Manager"

August 25, 2011  |  By zbgolightly

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 8

Pros

Works good for downloading off the internet

Cons

None for me so far

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5 stars

"THANK YOU IDM ! can't imagine my self without it !! :D"

August 20, 2011  |  By kikatoo

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 8

Pros

best downloader ever ever ! well organized and it really increases your download speed ! It's totally worth buying it ! wow !

Cons

NONE!!!!!!!

Summary

the best of the best !

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5 stars

"The best "downloader" you can have"

August 19, 2011  |  By Bruce_Vu

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 8

Pros

Work perfectly, download any kind file you want without any trouble

Cons

There's some website won't let you download using Internet Download Manager as a free user.

Summary

It would be great if they have Mac version

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2 stars

"twinkle twinkle"

August 19, 2011  |  By yasinathees

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 8

Pros

twinkle twinkle

Cons

twinkle twinkle

Summary

twinkle twinkle

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.07 build 8
Version 6.07 build 8 adds enhanced "Speed Limiter" to set individual limits for downloads, and fixes bugs.
General
Publisher Tonec
Publisher web site http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Release Date August 08, 2011
Date Added August 09, 2011
Version 6.07 build 8
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 2003
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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