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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Firefox

  • JDownloader icon

    JDownloader Bundleware

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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
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    FlashGet Discontinued Bundleware

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

    Free Windows

  • Internet Download Accelerator icon

    Internet Download Accelerator

    Internet Download Accelerator effectively solves three of the biggest problems when downloading files: speed, resuming broken...

    Free Personal Windows Chrome

  • Orbit Downloader icon

    Orbit Downloader Discontinued Warning

    Orbit Downloader is a Download Manager for Windows with special focus on downloading content from social media websites like Myspace...

    Free Windows

  • Getright icon

    Getright Discontinued

    GetRight® is a download manager that simply improves and optimizes how you download files from the Internet through faster...

    Commercial Windows

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    Tucan Manager Discontinued

    Tucan Manager is a free file sharing application designed for 1-Click Hosters. Fast and lightweight, Tucan is fully open-source and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • flareGet icon

    flareGet

    flareGet is a full featured multi-threaded and multisegment download manager for Linux, Windows and Mac. It supports browser...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • plowshare icon

    plowshare

    plowshare is a command-line downloader/uploader for some of the most popular file-sharing websites. It works on UNIX-like systems and...

    Open Source Mac 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...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Download Ninja icon

    Download Ninja

    Download Ninja is a 100% FREE Internet Download Manager & Accelerator that dramatically increases download speed and allows you to...

    Free Windows

  • Turbo Download Manager icon

    Turbo Download Manager

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android

  • DownloadStudio icon

    DownloadStudio

    DownloadStudio - The award-winning Internet Download Manager from Conceiva. Download files, pictures, streaming audio, streaming...

    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....

    Free 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...

    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...

    Open Source Linux

  • MultiGet icon

    MultiGet Discontinued

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • CuteTorrent icon

    CuteTorrent

    CuteTorrent is a lightweight BitTorrent client with a simple, intuitive interface designed to quickly download and share torrent...

    Open Source Windows

  • 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...

    Freemium Android

  • Download Accelerator Plus icon

    Download Accelerator Plus

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

    Freemium Windows

  • MDownloader icon

    MDownloader

    MDownloader is a tiny application designed for downloading files available at the most popular file hosting servers. The .NET...

    Free Windows

  • 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...

    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Star Downloader icon

    Star Downloader Discontinued

    Star Downloader is a download accelerator/manager that can increase download speeds by up to 400 percent. Star Downloader is a...

    Freemium Windows

  • wxDownload Fast icon

    wxDownload Fast Discontinued

    wxDownload Fast (also known as wxDFast) is an open source download manager. It is multi-platform and builds on Windows(2k,XP), Linux...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Folx icon

    Folx

    Folx is a free application that combines two functionalities - of download manager and torrent client for Mac. Folx makes downloading...

    Freemium Mac

Free Download Manager Comments

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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