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Internet Download Manager

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Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 1911 votes

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  • Version:
    6.07 build 9
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  • Date Added:
    Aug. 29, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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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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5 stars


September 07, 2011  |  By sareaa

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 9





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5 stars

"great program"

September 05, 2011  |  By townie77

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 9


easy to use and gets the job done fast.


this is the only downloader i use.



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4 stars

"one of the best"

September 02, 2011  |  By kerry1208

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 9


fast and reliable.easy to use and does not use much ram on my computer


could not download some files at times


But i have used it for my site to download it http://rnregisterednurse.org/ and works fine

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5 stars

"The Only True Download Accelerator"

September 02, 2011  |  By jackuars

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 9


High-speed transfer rates
Integration with all major browsers
Download any content(flash/audio/video/images) on your browser
Restarts broken or interrupted downloads
Full-fledged site grabber
Advanced Scheduler


Shareware product :-( but still worth it!


This is the first time ever that am writing a review for CNET and especially for a shareware application. Because this is one shareware product that truely did what it claims.

Whether you're using a slow or broadband internet connection this download accelerator is truely a must for the above said Pro's. My download speed rose to 26KB/s from 16KB/s using IDM, which means a lot to me.

I have tried many freeware applications in its class FDM, Orbit, GetGo, FlashGet, UGet, DownThemAll, GigaGet and others like DAP, Internet Download Accelerator, Star Downloader, Meta Products Download Express, Leechget but nothing matched the download speeds and versatility of this great software. The best offered by them was 20KB/s

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1 stars


August 31, 2011  |  By clintonyankees

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 9


I liked the looks and the way it shows all the workings!


Antique software and inefficient approach to downloading.


Slow! Review is not reflective of the the top 5 downloaders. IDM was good in it's heyday but not anymore.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.07 build 9
Version 6.07 build 9 added support for Firefox 7 and fixed bugs.
Publisher Tonec
Publisher web site http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Release Date August 29, 2011
Date Added August 29, 2011
Version 6.07 build 9
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.38MB
File Name idman625build1.exe
Total Downloads 59,255,378
Downloads Last Week 28,620
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

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