Free Download Manager helps you download all kinds of files from various sites. It can handle multiple downloads simultaneously.
Interface organization: Free Download Manager features a tabbed interface that lets you move between various categories of downloaded files with ease and find the type of file you're looking for quickly. These include Downloads, Flash Video Downloads, and Torrents. There are also tabs for the Scheduler, Site Manager, and HTML Spider.
Community input: When you enter the URL for a file you want to download, there is a button you can click to see if anyone in the user community has reported the file as malicious. This can help you keep dangerous files off your computer, and you can contribute to the community as well by flagging any files you have trouble with.
Locating downloads: When you download a file through Free Download Manager, it can be difficult to find on your computer. Despite the fact that the app indicates that it will send the file to the Downloads folder, we repeatedly had trouble locating files during testing.
Confusing Help: The Help document that comes with this app is long and convoluted, and it doesn't have much actual information on what to do if you run into trouble. This could make it hard for less-experienced users to take full advantage of all the app has to offer.
Free Download Manager is a good tool for processing and keeping track of your downloaded files. It includes a lot of nice features, although it may be hard for you to take full advantage of these since the Help file is so unwieldy. Overall, though, this is a good option to try out if you download a lot of files, particularly since it's free.
Free Download Manager downloads files and converts videos (including flash) faster with open-source Free Download Manager. Its features include integration with all browsers, support of downloads from RapidShare, BitTorrent support, adjusting traffic usage, resuming broken downloads. Free Download Manager is released under GPL license and adds BitTorent support, flash video download, upload manager, portable mode, and remote control.
In addition, Free Download Manager allows you to adjust traffic usage, organize downloads, control file priorities for torrents, efficiently download large files and resume broken downloads.
FDM can boost all your downloads up to 10 times, process media files of various popular formats, drag&drop URLs right from a web browser as well as simultaneously download multiple files!
Our internet download manager is compatible with the most popular browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari.
"It can download from https and it has complete features"
"It can download from https and it has complete features"
February 20, 2017
Version: Free Download Manager 126.96.36.19903
It can download from any website. We just need to provide the URL. It can download from HTTP, not a lot of software provide this feature. It has complete features such as advanced speed, it shows the file's size. It can resume the broken download if you change the URL.
September 13, 2016
Version: Free Download Manager 188.8.131.5297
I have used FDM for many years with FireFox a combination I loved and came to depend on. I went though whatever it took to keep them both functioning together in all the different updates and upgrades of both windows, fdm and ff. It became easy to use and did everything it was supposed to do and do many things other download helpers could not.
I am very disappointed that this version is no longer working properly with windows10,and FireFox. I have spent over a week , uninstalling and reinstalling both, even tried the vesion 5.0 new update. I am no longer able to make fdm download in firefox. it resists every config. and after so many years, i am very capable of setting it up/configuring it. and have even looked to help and searches to find anything i may hve overlooked. no good.
I do not find any incompatibility with windows 10 mentioned either. I hate to give it up. but have no option-it will not work.
After trying to make this work, trying version 5 but i am not able to get the 'old' version I like, like the interface and the ability to run instead of save and open later, and easy ability to manage all my downloads , how they will work and where they will go. I like the interface, do not like the v5, but that is personal taste, I could do things with the original application and it wont work anymore. wont load up right click will not launch it either.
after more years than i can count i've had to resort to using the capable but limited built in FF download tool with a few add on tweakers. and not like it at all. but it works. and FDM3.9.7 with ff ext, wont
You need to type in the complete path to where you want to put the file, like you did with DOS. Don't for get the file extension, it does not remember the default (.mp4, .txt, etc). Looks to much like Android OS, I use a Desktop Computer not a phone. Can not use Windows short cut keys. No Menu, just symbols.
The new design is slick, however after running the software for about one week, I noticed my bandwidth usage went thru the roof, from an average of about 2GB/day to about 14gb/day. After doing some detective work, I discoved that this software had hijacked my computers bandwidth. I uninstalled it, and my bandwidth has gone back to normal.
See above - this software is now maleware!
Avoid this, or watch your bandwidth (and cost thereof) go thru the roof
Able to download large files that the web browser gives up on.
Downloads multiple files simultaneously
Can schedule downloads
Lots of options
Can't rely on the downloaded files to be error free.
I buy on-line video courses from "The Great Courses" which can be streamed or downloaded for later viewing. The video files (usually 24+ per course) can be from 400 to 700 MB in size each so restarting a 10+ Gigabyte download is no trivial task. After starting the downloads in Chrome only to come back later to find several of the courses failed to download completely in the browser (I tried IE also) , I decided to give this program a try. I was at first happy that I could just start the downloads and by the end of the afternoon all of the files would complete.
When I went to play them back however, several videos were corrupted and stopped playing at random locations. I downloaded a couple of them directly from the web browser then compared the files to the ones saved by Free Download Manager using the FC command at the command prompt. There were a couple of locations in the files that didn't match up. The videos that I downloaded directly played back ok so those files didn't seem to have any problems. Several of the video files downloaded by FCM however had errors and I had to re-download them individually from the browser so I'm sorry to say that I can't rely on Free Download Manager at this point. (using Ver 3.9.6 build 1614)
Fast, lightweight, powerful and ad-free. In fact, it excels in every one of these categories.
An amazingly powerful and hassle-free tool. I use it professionally in different environments ensure large downloads are fast and resumeable. Always works without a hitch. Thank you FreeDownloadManager.org!
Has been able to download everything I have thrown at it, with ease! Downloads are exceptionally rapid..Design is very well laid out and intuitive. Works very nicely with the Chrome browser. I have tried virtually all the download managers available today, and this one bests them all.
Outstanding and remarkable in that it's a free download manager, what with all the bells and whistles included in the program.