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Free Download Manager Alternatives

Free Download Manager is described as 'FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously' and is a very popular download manager in the file sharing category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Free Download Manager for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is DownThemAll. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try JDownloader or uGet. Other great apps like Free Download Manager are Internet Download Manager, Xtreme Download Manager, aria2 and PicoTorrent.

Free Download Manager alternatives are mainly Download Managers but may also be Torrent Clients or Video Downloaders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Free Download Manager.
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FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously.

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  1. DownThemAll icon

    DownThemAll

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    • Google Chrome
    • Pale Moon
    • Opera
    • Firefox
    • Microsoft Edge
    95 alternatives to DownThemAll 

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

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    thanasikalavritinos

    Very powerful download manager if you use Firefox.

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  2. Internet Download Manager icon

    Internet Download Manager

    71 alternatives to 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 connections, network problems, computer shutdowns...

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    Guest

    it can download facebook videos and rip videos from stream webs

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    getappspc

    It is supported almost all online video platform, even you can download online streaming movies easily.

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  3. JDownloader icon

    JDownloader

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    120 alternatives to JDownloader 

    JDownloader is a download manager, written in Java, which allows automatic download of groups of files from one-click hosting sites. JDownloader supports the use of premium accounts. Some parts, but not all, of JDownloader are open-source.

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    1.  SoundCloud DownloaderJDownloader allows you to download audio files from Soundcloud.
    2.  PortableJDownloader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

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    Most users think JDownloader is a great alternative to Free Download Manager.
    robertheadley

    The base program is very functional and easy to use. Now as far as malware, I would recommend that you only download clean versions of this program. I understand how desperate a company can be to make money off their free software.

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    Guest

    focused on file hosting sites

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  4. uGet icon

    uGet

    • Windows
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    • Android
    • BSD
    • Xfce
    • aria2
    79 alternatives to 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 Category Management, Browser Integration...

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    1.  LightweightuGet consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableuGet can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Command line interfaceuGet either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Last updated: 2021.5.5 (Windows version), 2020.1.9 (Linux version).

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    Guest

    Open Source, Good Speed, and its Simple look..

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    Guest

    It can download files from internet.

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    Guest

    it can stop and resume downloads

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  5. Xtreme Download Manager icon

    Xtreme Download Manager

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    • Windows
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    58 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Ad-freeXtreme Download Manager doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  PortableXtreme Download Manager can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Guest

    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.

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    Guest

    just have good accelerator

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    aria2

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    • Xfce
    101 alternatives to aria2 

    aria2 is a multi-protocol & multi-source, cross platform download utility.

    aria2 can download a file from multiple sources/protocols and tries to utilize your maximum download bandwidth. It supports downloading a file from HTTP(S)/FTP and BitTorrent at the same time, while.

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    1.  Command line interfacearia2 either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Lightweightaria2 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Ad-freearia2 doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    JohnDangerbrooks

    It's a command-line app, so it is automation-friendly. Sure, it might not appeal to some kid who wants to download that new game from GOG.com, but it appeals to sysadmins who recurrently need to download new patches and integrate them into their workflow.

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    Guest

    It's command line and unreliable.

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  7. PicoTorrent icon

    PicoTorrent

    57 alternatives to PicoTorrent 

    PicoTorrent is a tiny BitTorrent client for Windows with low memory usage, high performance and a native user interface. No ads, carefully selected features, and a native user interface integrating seamlessly with your desktop.

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    1.  LightweightPicoTorrent consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortablePicoTorrent can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Ad-freePicoTorrent doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Guest

    PicoTorrent is torrent client, or torrent downloader. It is not designed to download regular files directly.

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  8. BiglyBT icon

    BiglyBT

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    63 alternatives to BiglyBT 

    BiglyBT is a feature filled, open source, bittorrent client based on the Azureus open source project, now Vuze .

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    RemovedUser

    Free Download Manager is a download manager that can download files and support bittorrent files. While BiglyBT is a bittorrent client that can't download files that don't support bittorrent.

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    Motrix

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    • Linux
    35 alternatives to Motrix 

    Motrix is a full-featured download manager that supports downloading HTTP, FTP, BitTorrent, Magnet, Baidu Net Disk, etc.

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    1.  LightweightMotrix consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  Dark ModeMotrix supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Ad-freeMotrix doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    4.  PortableMotrix can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  10. Persepolis Download Manager icon

    Persepolis Download Manager

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    79 alternatives to Persepolis Download Manager 

    Persepolis Download Manager is utility for download easier and faster with aria2 and improved it.

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    1.  Ad-freePersepolis Download Manager doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  LightweightPersepolis Download Manager consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Last updated: 16 Sep 2019.

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