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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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  • All versions:

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    out of 1,860 votes

    • 5 star: 1103
    • 4 star: 317
    • 3 star: 94
    • 2 star: 49
    • 1 star: 297
  • Current version:

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    out of 24 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 2
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  • 3.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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