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  • DownThemAll icon

    DownThemAll

    DownThemAll (or just dTa) is a powerful yet easy-to-use Mozilla Firefox extension that adds new advanced download capabilities to your browser. DownThemAll lets you download all the links or images contained in a webpage and much...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Firefox

  • JDownloader icon

    JDownloader

    JDownloader simplifies and improves the process of downloading files from "free" file hosting sites like Rapidshare or Megaupload. JDownloader offers downloading in multiple parallel streams, CAPTCHA recognition, and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Bundleware The installer contains bundled adware. Clean, adware free installers are available here: https://board.jdownloader.org/showthread.php?t=54725
  • Internet Download Manager icon

    Internet Download Manager

    Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost...

    Commercial Windows

    • it can download facebook videos and rip videos from stream webs Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • aria2 icon

    aria2

    aria2 is a multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility. The supported protocols are HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent (DHT, PEX, MSE/PE), and Metalink. aria2 can download a file from multiple sources/protocols and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Xfce

  • uGet icon

    uGet

    uGet is a lightweight and full-featured Download Manager for Linux and Windows. uGet allows you to download in multiple parallel streams for download acceleration, put files in a Download Queue, Pause & Resume downloads, Advanced...

    Open Source Windows Linux Android Xfce aria2

  • FreeRapid Downloader icon

    FreeRapid Downloader

    FreeRapid Downloader is a simple Java downloader that supports downloading from Rapidshare and other file-sharing services. Main Features: support for concurrent downloading from multiple services, downloading using proxy list...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • EagleGet icon

    EagleGet

    EagleGet is a free all-in-one download manager; it can be integrated to Chrome, IE, Firefox, Opera, offering support for HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS and RTSP protocol as well as popular online video websites.

    Free Windows

  • Xtreme Download Manager icon

    Xtreme Download Manager

    Xtreme Download Manager is a powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%, save videos from video sharing sites and integration with ANY browser.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Xtreme Download Manager will handle video downloads like flv files just like FreeDownloadManager for Windows does. And Xtreme Download Manager is multi platform, which FreeDownloadManager is not. Guest • Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • FlashGet icon

    FlashGet

    FlashGet is a download manager that uses the MHT technique and supports various protocols.

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated and the website is no longer available. The last version, 3.7, released on November 8th, 2012, can be downloaded from FlashGet's archived site on Internet Archive
    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • Internet Download Accelerator icon

    Internet Download Accelerator

    Internet Download Accelerator effectively solves three of the biggest problems when downloading files: speed, resuming broken downloads, and management of downloaded files. Internet Download Accelerator is available also as Chrome...

    Free Personal Windows Chrome

  • Orbit Downloader icon

    Orbit Downloader

    Orbit Downloader is a Download Manager for Windows with special focus on downloading content from social media websites like Myspace, YouTube, Imeem, Pandora and Rapidshare. In addition it provides generic means to download media...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 4.1.1.19, released in January 2014, can be still downloded from the official website.
    • Warning It includes the adware OpenCandy which propose to install bad softwares, anyway declinable, but it's suspected of DDOS attacks from ESET too! Read comments for more information.
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    Getright

    GetRight® is a download manager that simply improves and optimizes how you download files from the Internet through faster download speeds, download recovery and resuming, and better management of your downloads. With...

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 6.5, released in January 2011, can be still bought from the official website.
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    Tucan Manager

    Tucan Manager is a free file sharing application designed for 1-Click Hosters. Fast and lightweight, Tucan is fully open-source and compatible with Windows, GNU/Linux, and MacOSX. With Tucans modular support for the principal...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The software seems abandoned and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.3.10, released on January 2011, and the source code can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine.
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    webui-aria2

    The aim for webui-aria2 is to create the worlds best interface to interact with aria2. Very simple to use, just download and open index.html in any web browser.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Turbo Download Manager icon

    Turbo Download Manager

    A modern multi-thread download manager for Chrome, Opera, and Firefox.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • cliget icon

    cliget

    Download files using curl or wget. This addon generates curl/wget commands that emulate the request as though it's coming from your browser allowing you to download protected files directly to a separate machine (e.g. server).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

  • flareGet icon

    flareGet

    flareGet is a full featured multi-threaded and multisegment download manager for Linux, Windows and Mac. It supports browser integration through addons and many more features.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Download Accelerator Manager icon

    Download Accelerator Manager

    Download Accelerator Manager (DAM) lets you download not only Internet files but also Web media from sites like YouTube, easily at maximum speed. DAM is the best software to grab and download Web videos or music for Chrome, Safari...

    Freemium Windows

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    plowshare

    plowshare is a command-line downloader/uploader for some of the most popular file-sharing websites. It works on UNIX-like systems and presently supports Megaupload, Rapidshare, 2Shared, 4Shared, ZShare, Badongo, DepositFiles and...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • Download Ninja icon

    Download Ninja

    Download Ninja is a 100% FREE Internet Download Manager & Accelerator that dramatically increases download speed and allows you to resume and restart stopped / broken downloads.

    Free Windows

  • DownloadStudio icon

    DownloadStudio

    DownloadStudio - The award-winning Internet Download Manager from Conceiva. Download files, pictures, streaming audio, streaming video, complete web sites, complete ftp sites, search engine results and more! Accelerate your...

    Commercial Windows

  • CryptLoad icon

    CryptLoad

    CryptLoad offers a comfortable possibility to download from One-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare and MegaUpload as well as regular sites. Features include decryption services, support of multiple plug-ins, an intelligent download...

    Free Windows

  • CuteTorrent icon

    CuteTorrent

    CuteTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client with a simple, intuitive interface designed to quickly download and share torrent files. At the heart of it’s core resides the powerful libtorrent BitTorrent library.

    Open Source Windows

  • Fresh Download icon

    Fresh Download

    Fresh Download is an easy-to-use and very fast download manager software that turbo charge downloading files from the Internet, such as your favorite software, mp3 files, video files, picture collections, etc.

    Free Windows

  • Steadyflow icon

    Steadyflow

    Steadyflow is a GTK+ based download manager that aims for minimalism, ease of use, and a clean, malleable codebase. It should be easy to control, whether from the GUI, command line, or D-Bus.

    Open Source Linux

  • Advanced Download Manager icon

    Advanced Download Manager

    Advanced Download Manager is a full featured downlader for Android. FEATURES - downloading from internet up to three files simultaneously; - accelerated downloading by using multithreading (9 parts) - interception of links...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

  • MultiGet icon

    MultiGet

    MultiGet is an easy-to-use GUI file downloader for Windows/Linux/BSDs/MacOs. It's programmed in C++ and has a GUI based on wxWidgets. It supports HTTP/FTP protocols which covers the requirements of most users. It supports...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued No updates since 2013. And that update was a minor fix, no new features since 2012.
  • Persepolis Download Manager icon

    Persepolis Download Manager

    Persepolis Download Manager is utility for download easier and faster with aria2 and improved it. - It support HTTP(S) & FTP. - Persepolis configure aria2 automatically for maximum speed...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • Turbo Downloader icon

    Turbo Downloader

    Download your files with faster speeds (up to 5x times as reported). Simply Long Press on a link on your browser and choose "Share Link" => "Turbo Downloader" and start the download in turbo speed! Due to...

    Freemium Android

  • MDownloader icon

    MDownloader

    MDownloader is a tiny application designed for downloading files available at the most popular file hosting servers. The .NET alternative to the java based jDownloader. Features include: page parsing to find supported links &...

    Free Windows

  • Download Accelerator Plus icon

    Download Accelerator Plus

    Download Accelerator Plus accelerates your downloads by downloading from parallel mirror sites.

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • KGet icon

    KGet

    KGet is a versatile and user-friendly download manager for KDE. By default it is the download manager used for Konqueror, but can also be used with Mozilla Firefox. KGet is part of the KDE Network package and can download files from...

    Open Source Linux

  • iGetter icon

    iGetter

    iGetter is a full featured download manager and accelerator. It resumes broken downloads and recovers from download errors. It is excellent utility for files that you want to download at ease. Key Features: * iGetter...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Folx icon

    Folx

    Folx is a free application that combines two functionalities - of download manager and torrent client for Mac. Folx makes downloading extremely easy: just open the page with the file to be downloaded, click the link in your browser...

    Freemium Mac

  • Star Downloader icon

    Star Downloader

    Star Downloader is a download accelerator/manager that can increase download speeds by up to 400 percent. Star Downloader is a download manager that accelerates your downloads by splitting the files into several parts and...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued Official website inaccessible, app still available through download sites.

Free Download Manager Comments

Opera all over again.

Negative Comment by naarcissus
about Free Download Manager 11 days ago

As of 5.x FDM has become another piece of software that has lobotomized it's advanced feature set to change over to a minimal, intimidating interface. And, like Opera, have promised to build the advanced features into the new program. We'll see. :(

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I prefer the old version

Comment by astral_cyborg
about Free Download Manager Nov 2016

The latest releases have a major change in GUI, which looks more minimal and more clear.
However, I think that FDM has lost some functionalities that were available in the past. One of them is the download of videos from streaming sites. Yes, it can download from the common ones, like Youtube, but if you try from other similar ones, it will fail.
I have tried other download managers like EagleGet and although it has uglier interface, it downloaded almost everything so far.
I really like FDM, but I've stopped using it.

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FDM in 3.x series, Great! 5.x and up? Trash 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by johnbanks
about Free Download Manager Oct 2016

To be honest I'm thinking the project was taken over by morons. The old program is fantastic and I wish I could find a similarly done program. Unfortunately this new 5.0 release is absolutely horrible. There is a lot of fishy stuff, it tries to install with borderline malware, the site is full of click-bait.

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The only download manager I will ever use

Positive Comment by shnbwmn
about Free Download Manager Jun 2014

You won't find a better download manager than this for PC. Works as advertised, has tons of features, fast, unobtrusive and never failed me. The only download manager I sometimes use apart from this is DownThemAll for Firefox, but that is a browser-specifc extension so it doesn't really count.

If you want one download manager to manage all kinds of downloads across browsers, then do yourself a favour and use this one.

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Potentially dangerous

Negative Comment by TimPl
about Free Download Manager Nov 2013

Found comment from "benryanau"
https://sourceforge.net/projects/freedownload/reviews?source=navbar
Be careful.

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Good overall but not really portable as advertised as it le ...

Comment by dgemu12
about Free Download Manager Jun 2011

Good overall but not really portable as advertised as it leaves information in the registry (would be better if they used ini files). If you don't care about portability and would install this program anyway, I think this is probably the best to use.

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Feature-rich, free and it works like a charm.

Positive Comment by Kiana
about Free Download Manager Jun 2011

It's feature-rich, it's free and it works like a charm.
Really, it has so many features I didn't even know I wanted !

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