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 14
  • Total Downloads:
    56,763,558
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 25, 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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  • Current Version

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4 stars

"A reliable, effective program that exceeds expectations"

November 09, 2011  |  By pumpkinwitch

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 14

Pros

I really like reliable programs that do as they advertise, & are easy to use. This one also seems to specialize in superfast downloads. I live in the country, & have access to wireless broadband. It's a lot slower than cable or satellite, but it sure beats dial-up. However, slow downloads are extremely frustrating.

This program takes the sting out of slow downloads. It opens up to 5 download sites; divides the project (program, picture, etc,) to be downloaded, among the sites, & the download is 5X as fast as expected. I can live with that. There is easy access to monitor the download, & you can easily set it in a que & download it immediately or set it up for later.

The program is virtually pushbutton, & it does it's job well. If something happens & the power goes out; it 'remembers' it's place, so you don't loose the download. It keeps track of all finished & unfinished download, so you know exactly what's going on.

Cons

I haven't found any yet.

Summary

All in all, this is a very straightforward program that is easy to use. Even beginners will feel confident using it. It's simple, but effective to use; yet is full-featured, & covers a lot of ground. I highly recommend this program to anyone. You'll enjoy using it, benefit from it's features, & never get discouraged.

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5 stars

"Trust this DL manager"

November 04, 2011  |  By criphder

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 14

Pros

Unlike other download manager,this is truly fast as Tonec claim

Cons

I hope next time it's freeware (or at least they don't put ad)

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5 stars

"Top piece of software"

October 30, 2011  |  By orrybird

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 14

Pros

Really rapid downloads no crashes. I tried it and bought it.

Cons

Just pros really good

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1 stars

"WARNIBG! DANGER! DANGER!"

October 30, 2011  |  By movieslurp

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 14

Pros

THER ARE NO PROS THAT I CAN SEE..

Cons

THIS PROGRAM TOOK OVER ALL MY DOWNLOAD FEATURES FOR MY COMPUTER! THE SOFTWARE HAS VERY LIMITED CONTROLS AND DOWNLOADS HUGE AMOUNTS OF FILES FROM WEBSITES. IT DOES NOT CAPYURE .FLV FILES WHICH IS THE PRIMARY REASON I TRIED THE SOFTWARE. I TRIED IT ONE TIME AND IT DOWNLOADED 700+ FILES. THEN THE SOFTWARE WOULD NOT ALLOW ME TO DELETE THE PROGRAMS UNLESS I PURCHASE THE FULL VERSION! i HAD TO UNINTALL THE SOFTWARE, AND REBOOT THREE TIMES TO GET RID OF THE SOFTWARE! IT WAS A VERY SCARY EXPEREINCE. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THE AMATEUR!

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5 stars

"It is Great!!!!!"

October 29, 2011  |  By atharvapurohit786

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 14

Pros

It fasten speed x10 times

Cons

No cons......

Summary

It is the best downloading manager which increases our downloading speed so much.
100 MB file was download in less than one minute.!!
(contact me at atharva.purohit786@gamil.com )

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.07 build 14
Version 6.07 build 14 adds support for new domain names of Filesonic, adds digest authorization for web sites, and fixes all known bugs
General
Publisher Tonec
Publisher web site http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Release Date October 25, 2011
Date Added October 25, 2011
Version 6.07 build 14
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows
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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