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 15
  • Total Downloads:
    56,763,558
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 14, 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

    4.0

    out of 24 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 2
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    out of 1893 votes

    • 5 star 1127
    • 4 star 317
    • 3 star 94
    • 2 star 50
    • 1 star 305
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3 stars

"Not integrating well with IE9"

December 27, 2011  |  By iwillneverstop

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 15

Pros

Fast download, great to download from some sharing sites such as rapidshare, megaupload, etc.

Cons

For some sharing sites, this software cannot get the links correctly, have integrating problem with IE9 that causes Tracking Protection List (TPL) to stop working.

Summary

I will give this software 5-star rating if it could integrate seamlessly with IE9. The integration with IE9 causes Tracking Protection List (TPL) to stop working. If you use an ad-block TPL to block ads, the integration will bring ads back to your IE9. If you disable the integration (or sometimes, you have to uninstall the integration by deleting the integration DLL file), TPL is working again.

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1 stars

"Overpriced"

December 27, 2011  |  By Alan Mintaka

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 15

Pros

Downloads large video files/types as well as VideoDownloadHelper (free FireFox add-on)

Cons

The cost. I download a lot of large video files. For that use, VideoDownloadHelper is just as good and free. $25.00 for a program that can do no better is ridiculous.

Summary

VideoDownloadHelper does the job for video files and is free. It's a FireFox add-on. You can find it here:
http://www.downloadhelper.net/

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5 stars

"Does everything I need easily."

December 27, 2011  |  By jtlavelle1948

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 15

Pros

Installation was simple. It's there when I want it without intruding when I don't.

Cons

Haven't noticed any yet.

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5 stars

"The Best Download Manager"

December 26, 2011  |  By no1swami

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 15

Pros

It gives you option to download anything downloadable from your browser.

Downloads at a jet fast speed.

Great software I have been using for years.

Cons

it even asks you to download things which you usually wont wanna download
eg: it will keep asking you to download background music when you play farmville on facebook

I wont say its bad though, becoz any other way you couldnt download that. Anyways thats an option left to you what to download and what not to.

Summary

You can also get the full version at
http://theinternetdownloadmanager.blogspot.com/

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2 stars

"Many Free downloaders are better than this!"

December 23, 2011  |  By laudermatt

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 15

Pros

Feel a lot of things are happening!

Cons

I measured the speed with a digital timer 5 times on different dates and Internet Download Manager was no faster than any free downloaders!!!
A lot of the time, it is slower and will slow the pc down while it is running.

Summary

Resuming a broken download and simultaneous downloading are also available for free on other programs.

I don't know about the others but there is a lot of talk on ms and other video forums about Internet Download Manager user review comment section being overfilled with dubious fantastic / fastest in the world / intelligent / supercharged / the greatest comments!

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4 stars

"One of the best Internet downloader"

December 22, 2011  |  By xiache

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 15

Pros

Automatic
Powerful
Extract video (flv, flash or any other type), picture and music

Cons

I can't seem to grab web content in more than one page

Summary

A decent Internet download manager. I tried both Orbit Downloader and this one. Although I felt they are very similar in functionality but decided to keep this one.

Updated on Dec 29, 2011

Oops, I thought this was free, but it was not. My bad.

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4 stars

"THE BEST DOWNLOAD MANAGER EVER"

December 21, 2011  |  By ASIFABDULKALAM

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 15

Pros

Unbelievable fast downloads.
Can download any videos or audios from all websites
user friendly
smart download resume capability
doubles the download speed than that of the inbuilt browser downloads.
works with almost all browsers.
best to use with chrome and mozilla firefox

Cons

its not free.thats all.
After 30 days trial, dont even think about using it again unless you have buy a licence.

Summary

Great must have utility.
I love it...

Updated on Dec 21, 2011

video download quality is not so good

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5 stars

"The greatest!"

December 19, 2011  |  By mlreadusmcret

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 15

Pros

IDM works better, is more stable and it doesn't take an IT to work it. You won't have a regret using this tool.

Cons

As far as I can see, there are non.

Summary

Get it, although DAP is great, this is by far much faster and reliable.

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5 stars

"Super Charged Download"

December 18, 2011  |  By Gatling_Infinite

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 15

Pros

Good...easy to use,High Speed Download!!!,Resume Broken Download,other good This Download manager Is the best!!!!

Cons

Wow....Nothing in this so far

Summary

Great...this Download Manager i suggested to everyone...I want a new update version..Live FOREVER IDM!!!!

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5 stars

"Really speeds up my downloads."

December 18, 2011  |  By r.wattonville1

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.07 build 15

Pros

Speed & ease of use

Cons

none that I am aware of

Summary

EWhat's not to like about this ?

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.07 build 15
Version 6.07 build 15 adds support for Firefox 9, and fixes all known bugs
General
Publisher Tonec
Publisher web site http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Release Date November 14, 2011
Date Added November 14, 2011
Version 6.07 build 15
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP
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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