Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1908 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.11 build 5
  • Total Downloads:
    58,569,337
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 23, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    5.94MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    46,447
  • 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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5 stars

"Best I've found"

June 06, 2015  |  By Newbeak60

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.23 build 12

Pros

Fast,reliable no-fuss downloads

Cons

Can't think of any

Summary

I've used it for over three years. It's simply the best utility for downloading I've ever used,and I've tried several.

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5 stars

"CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT IT"

May 08, 2015  |  By the_highlandlass

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.23 build 11

Pros

Ease of use
Speed of downloads

Cons

No cons that I could find.

Summary

Have used this software for years because we have a satellite internet access not broadband. The difference between downloads with/without this running is staggering. I think everyone will benefit from using it.

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1 stars

"absolutely horrible"

April 12, 2015  |  By nick123abl

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.23 build 10

Pros

none at all

Cons

does what almost all other download managers do but with a less aesthetically pleasing interface

Summary

people actually get paid for recommending IDM so I suspect that is why it's so damn popular without all the advertising I am certain no one would purchase it.

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1 stars

"don't waste money"

April 09, 2015  |  By bc-paddler

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.23 build 10

Pros

excellent program

Cons

I bought and registered this program. After 6 weeks I started getting pop up messages that IDM was registered with a fake serial number. I tried reinstalling and registering the program. I got the message that I was using a fake serial number and that the program was disabled.

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1 stars

"first install will not let me use, asking for money"

April 07, 2015  |  By ryans72

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.23 build 10

Pros

At least it was in English, so I could understand It was already asking for money.

Cons

t will not let me the use program from the first moment I installed it.
It has never been installed as this is a new windows 7 install. Have not tried it since
maybe the first couple of versions. Says that I have to reboot to finish uninstall.
Sorry but If I have to reboot to complete the uninstall process, then It must have really filled the registry with all sort of junk. l just look for a free alternative than doesn't hijack the system.

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5 stars

"best download manager for my needs"

April 02, 2015  |  By George-Levin

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.23 build 9

Pros

I used GetRight for a long time, but now my favorite download manager is IDM.
Very fast tool!

Cons

I didn't found any serious problems while using it

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1 stars

"Slows computer, clunky interface, updates EVERY DAY!!?"

March 27, 2015  |  By ryanlee75

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.23 build 9

Pros

None. Absolutely nothing great going on with this annoying app.

Cons

Slows computer, clunky interface, updates EVERY DAY!!? REALLY?! It seriously prompts you to download a "new build" every f'ng day! Don't know of any software out there that is that friggin annoying. It really doesn't do anything that special for a downloader either. Buggy, bad interface and CONSTANT annoying updates you have to download and reinstall over and over again.. forget this program, it sucks and they really don't care that it sucks as the program has changed little over last 7 years!

Summary

Fake reviewers all over here giving 5 stars are from people that are paid to advertise this crap software! Go ahead and buy it if you want to have to reinstall a "NEW" "UPDATE" every 5 seconds! LOL pathetically clueless these guys!

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5 stars

"Best free utility"

March 19, 2015  |  By PuenteCamargo

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.23 build 7

Pros

Really easy to use even for beginner like me does what you want!

Cons

Not too many words to say.

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1 stars

"they used to be good, but i can't get buy it anymore?"

February 28, 2015  |  By ancientspirit

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.23 build 2

Pros

when I owned two licenses for two old computer this program was the best!!!

Cons

know i try to buy it (3rd time vial credit card) I get a cancel charge, saying my credit card is fraud? funny, it still works when I buy gas?

also if you use it for Google (which I do with a lot of my internet searches) it loves to download for no reason at all? I have complained to IDM with photos i saved, but they never or don't want to fix this problem. I wished I could by the dame program, but when I do I get a charge of $15.00 for something going wrong on my credit card, considering I have contacted my credit card and they told me, that there nothing wrong with it in the first place? I think they do it on purpose (there 2check.com) just to get a free charge of the credit card owner of $15.00 bucks)

Summary

if they fix the Google problem (of it wanting to download everything? (good luck because I complained since year 2008)? than its a great program. Then you got to go past their crazy ordering and if your lucky you won't be branded "fraudulent" (know I got to recheck my credit history, if they didn't screw it up)

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5 stars

"The best program to download"

February 28, 2015  |  By armitagebtr

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.23 build 2

Pros

Light on the device
Download speed
And not complicated

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Cons

The only negative for the program is not free

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Summary

http://www.pcsoftwr.com/

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.11 build 5
Version 6.11 build 5 improves IDM categories. It adds a feature to create categories for specific sites. This new version also fixes false interception of web ads, improves HTML5 video detection in IE 9 & 10 on youtube, improves youtube video downloading from Google Chrome, adds support for Firefox 13, SeaMonkey 2.8, SlimBrowser and Epic Browser, adds Socks traffic monitoring for Google Chrome & Opera, and adds compatibility with address hiding programs.
General
Publisher Tonec
Publisher web site http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Release Date April 23, 2012
Date Added April 23, 2012
Version 6.11 build 5
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.94MB
File Name idman623build12.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 58,569,337
Downloads Last Week 46,447
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

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