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Release Date:
2015-11-24 | Changelog
Submit Date:
Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10
User Rating

(254 Votes )
Software Product Description

Using the power of this free download manager and accelerator you can retrieve files and complete websites up to 600% faster than before. It utilizes the entire bandwidth of your internet connection even if you download from slow web sites.

Features of the download manager include: integration with Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla and FireFox, powerful scheduler, downloading from mirrors, adjusting traffic usage, ZIP file and audio/video preview.


  • Free Download Manager (FDM) offers you a vast variety of options to control and schedule your downloads. This is a light-weight but powerful download manager.
  • FDM can resume your broken download so that you needn't start it from the beginning after casual interruption. You can resume unfinished download from the moment when it was interrupted. Also this program warns you if resuming isn't supported by the servers. It allows you to make a decision about the downloading. So with FDM you save your time and money.
  • FDM allows you to limit the downloading speed. There are 3 modes of network usage: Light, Medium and Heavy.
  • Capability to split download into several sections allows you to increase download speed up to 600%.
  • FDM can connect to the Internet at a set time, download the files you want, launch any program, disconnect or shut down your computer when it's done.
  • This download manager allows you to specify the settings of network usage, such as login and password, maximum number of connections, default group, etc. So you can avoid adjusting these settings every time you need to create new download from the server.
  • Also you can download the whole web sites from the remote server. You can adjust FDM to download files with the extensions you have specified.
  • Flash video download
  • Audio / video files converter
  • Bittorent support
  • Easy file sharing
  • Free Upload Management
  • Remote control
  • Portable mode
  • Metalink support
  • General Public License
  • Multilanguage support (desired language may be chosen during installation)

Free Download Manager 3.x features numerous tweaks and innovations, such as prioritized and partial torrent downloads, support for Chrome and Safari web browsers, avast! Antivirus, multifile metalinks, FDM plugins, and many more.

The new structure of FDM settings and a number of other optimizations will surely contribute to its handiness, shaping a neat and fresh impression of the familiar program.

FreewareFiles Clean Award FreewareFiles tested Free Download Manager on 2015-11-24 using leading antivirus scanners and found it 100% Clean.

User Reviews
"Better than described."

Reviewer: -Greg Zeng    Review Date: 2015-10-19
Average Rating (254 Votes )
Pros:  Handles torrents very well. Inserts itself into internet browsers (Chromium-based, Firefox-based & Internet-Explorer-based) very well.

Cons:  Some browsers baulk with this inserted download manager. So had to not use it there.

Other Thoughts:  Opera (ver.32) has a good enough download management tool so it it not needed here, except for torrents.
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