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Internet Download Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 1911 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.14 build 5
  • Total Downloads:
    59,058,824
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 10, 2013
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $24.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    6.35MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    32,554
  • 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

"Does all the work I need."

August 18, 2015  |  By JockTrapp

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.23 build 19

Pros

For me, it is very suitable

Cons

Not yet, everything's great for me and my friends!

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5 stars

"Very needful application for my computer."

August 16, 2015  |  By YehEskew

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.23 build 18

Pros

Can't beat for the price(free)simply awesome.

Cons

Well, nothing to be said

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5 stars

"This worked for everything I can find"

July 14, 2015  |  By twomilepost

 |  Version: Internet Download Manager 6.23 build 15

Pros

This worked for everything I can find

Cons

This worked for everything I can find

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.14 build 5
Version 6.14 build 3 fixes a compatiblity problem with Youtube, improves IDM integration into Windows 8 and Enhanced Protected Mode of IE 10, adds support for Firefox 19, 18, 17, and Seamonkey 2.14.
General
Publisher Tonec
Publisher web site http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com
Release Date January 10, 2013
Date Added January 10, 2013
Version 6.14 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 6.35MB
File Name idman623build20.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 59,058,824
Downloads Last Week 32,554
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95

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