Alternatives to Free Download Manager for all platforms with any license



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  • JDownloader icon


    JDownloader simplifies and improves the process of downloading files from "free" file hosting sites like Rapidshare or Megaupload. JDownloader offers...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Bundleware The installer contains bundled adware. Clean, adware free installers are available here:
  • aria2 icon


    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. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android Xfce

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

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated and the website is no longer available.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:
  • 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...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version,, 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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    Ninja Download Manager

    Download Ninja is an Internet download manager and accelerator that dramatically increases download speed and allows you to resume and restart stopped / broken downloads.

    Commercial Windows

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Free Download Manager Comments

IDM Better Free Alternative -1 Helpful

Positive Comment by Shojimeguro
about Free Download Manager Feb 2017

FDM has same functionality with IDM but FDM is FREE !


Opera all over again.

Negative Comment by naarcissus
about Free Download Manager Jan 2017

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. :(


I prefer the old version 1 Helpful

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.


FDM in 3.x series, Great! 5.x and up? Trash 2 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.


The only download manager I will ever use -1 Helpful

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.


Potentially dangerous 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by TimPl
about Free Download Manager Nov 2013

Found comment from "benryanau"
Be careful.


Good overall but not really portable as advertised as it le ... 1 Helpful

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.


Feature-rich, free and it works like a charm. -1 Helpful

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 !