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:
    6.12 build 20
  • Total Downloads:
    56,827,455
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 26, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    6.06MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    89,580
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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

"IDM 6.12 Build 21 saved the day!"

September 27, 2012  |  By Sealdrenxia

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.12 build 20

Pros

Now, we have the Firefox integration like on Chrome! Hurray for it! and apparently the YT download is better now :) and Chrome integration works great.

Cons

had some issues at Build 20 but they fixed it at Build 21 :) I already reported the bug so it's fix now :)

Summary

Internet Download Manager is a good software if you ask me :) I don't know about the others, but in my opinion, it's the best Download Manager, regardless of what they say about it. I haven't seen any trojan.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.12 build 20
Version 6.12 build 20 fixed a bug in Chrome integration module.
General
Publisher Tonec
Publisher web site http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Release Date September 26, 2012
Date Added September 26, 2012
Version 6.12 build 20
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.06MB
File Name idman621build17.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 56,827,455
Downloads Last Week 89,580
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

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