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Internet Download Manager

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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:

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Internet Download Manager"

    October 24, 2011  |   By Netteligent

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 12

    Pros

    Similar as others.

    Cons

    Need to improve business strategy, customer experience, and no junky.

    Summary

    JDownloader and similar applications from host sites.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "No need to buy"

    October 23, 2011  |   By Se7enty

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 12

    Pros

    -makes download progress faster

    Cons

    -license price
    -not different from other players on the field

    Summary

    there are lot of free download managers like bitcomet, orbit downloader etc. no need to buy it.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This program performs its function quite well."

    October 20, 2011  |   By williambtm

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 12

    Pros

    Suits its purposes.

    Cons

    none to date.

    Summary

    For those persons whom are seeking the aid of a capable downloading assist program, this shoud suit your purposes.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Not worth buying"

    October 19, 2011  |   By vnhan4

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 12

    Pros

    This is a nice tool to have when downloading multiple files. Can download video just like Youtube Downloader.

    Cons

    In my case, I'm not getting better speed with this IDM. There are other free programs what will do the job in terms of managing multiple downloads, such as Orbit Downloader.

    Summary

    I'll give it a five-star if it is free. Try other alternative downloaders, which are free and ads-free.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Amateur Program"

    October 16, 2011  |   By republicanjohn

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 12

    Pros

    IDM work quite well but not better at all

    Cons

    People like NUDEBIE and many others who's given a full unbelievable 5 stars are probably all IDM staff or dependents.

    Try this program with other CNET free stuff and see for yourself.

    Summary

    Does not boost any speed at all!
    Anyone can simply stop other process on their pc temporarily to allow downloading to speed up!

    IDM is surpassed by many other programs currently available. Unlike IDM, many others are completely free for basic use.

    While a few free software around do ask the user to take the offer of some trial offers when installing, they can be easily be untick off so that you need not take any trial offers!

    In Britain, this IDM is amateurish.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Really boost the download speed. I love it."

    October 11, 2011  |   By mohamedsuhail

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 12

    Pros

    Faster download

    Cons

    Eats up all the bandwidth and other internet activities are suspended until the download is complete

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Hate the password settings!"

    October 6, 2011  |   By StevexP_P

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 12

    Pros

    Fast and easy to handle.

    Cons

    Hate the password settings. Cant continue my stopped downloads after many password tries.

    Summary

    It could be better with if the password settings is optional. But it seems once you messed up the password, ur screwed.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazingly helpful......"

    October 5, 2011  |   By DarkDeamon3010

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 12

    Pros

    Now I can download almost anything........ It's very useful...........

    Cons

    So powerful that when I even cover a text on FACEBOOK it says DOWNLOAD WITH IDM............

    Summary

    A great help to me...........Just awesome.............

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I really love it"

    October 5, 2011  |   By mr4miss

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 12

    Pros

    This is the best software for downloading

    Cons

    I am using google chrome and IDM working good with it.

    Summary

    It helps really a lot for using premium accounts. I get the maximum speed by it.

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  • 5.0 stars

    ""Kick-ass progy with ZERO third party software."

    October 3, 2011  |   By Nudebie

    Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 12

    Pros

    This program does everything it says without the risks that are ALWAYS involved when a program (usually "free") allows third party software to also be installed, most of the time without your consent.:(

    Cons

    Too powerful! lol Don't test the "Grabber" function on YouTube. Canceled it quickly but every YouTube I went to after that wanted the "type the word nag" because of to many requests. Unplugged Telus moden for a minute to get new IP and no more nag.

    Summary

    ***Causes some people to make a career out of suddenly opening an account just to bash IDM and scare people away from it. Wow I wonder what their motive is? Just click on the bashers names and you will see freshly created account dates. Click on mine and you will see that I have been a Member here since July 29, 2003 and have only posted 2 reviews both about IDM. I just felt that I had to get the word out.

    Beware of "FREE" stuff. Nothing is free, you will get third party crap and viruses. Not this program though! Full 5 Stars from CNET Editors with a description of "trusty". Doesn't get any safer then that. If you want free viruses then go somewhere else.

    This program works flawlessly if your computer is properly updated and not already polluted. After installing run Internet Explorer and go to YouTube. You will get the bottom bar asking you if you want to enable Internet Download Manager add-on. Yes! Then close and open Internet Explorer. When you go to a video page it will have a "Download Video" bar just above the video on the right. Does the same for just music also. Sorts everything into categories Programs, Documents, Music, Videos, etc. Now for an .flv player/converter with the same high standards! I would rather pay a few bucks to have a secure and virus free progy. And by the way, for those who think they are smart and hunt for a crack and actually find one well you take the CNET Dumb Award for inviting viruses.

    Updated on Oct 3, 2011

    Forgot to put this in:
    Was to the point of thinking that there would never be a progy like this that didn't pollute your putter. E-mailed the company and asked them. Their response: "We do not install any third party software. Our politic in this direction is very strict. We will never include any 3rd party software in IDM." Just hammering the point home:)

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