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Open Source Free Download Manager Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Free Download Manager is DownThemAll. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try uGet or Xtreme Download Manager. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Free Download Manager and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Free Download Manager are aria2, BiglyBT, PicoTorrent and Persepolis Download Manager.

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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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android
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FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously.

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  1. 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.

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    Most users think DownThemAll is a great alternative to Free Download Manager.
    thanasikalavritinos

    Very powerful download manager if you use Firefox.

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  2. Android, BSD, Linux, and Windows open source multimedia download manager.

    Discontinued

    Last updated: 2021.5.5 (Windows version), 2020.1.9 (Linux version).

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

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

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    It can download files from internet.

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    it can stop and resume downloads

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  3. 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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    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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    just have good accelerator

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

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    Almost everyone thinks aria2 is a great alternative to Free Download Manager.
    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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    It's command line and unreliable.

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

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    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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    PicoTorrent

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

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

    Discontinued

    last updated: Sep 17, 2019 (official download page):https://github.com/persepolisdm/persepolis/releases

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    Most users think Persepolis Download Manager is a great alternative to Free Download Manager.
  8. FreeRapid Downloader is a simple Java downloader that supports downloading from Rapidshare and other file-sharing services.

    Discontinued

    the latest version was published in 18th May 2014. See http://wordrider.net/download/changes.txt

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    Most users think FreeRapid Downloader is a great alternative to Free Download Manager.
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    Motrix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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    FrostWire

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Kindle Fire

    FrostWire is a free, open source P2P BitTorrent file sharing application & cloud file downloader in one. It's a fork of LimeWire .

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    On VirusTotal 26/66 AntiVirus flagged the installer as malicioushttps://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/75b209b3bb747037792b6c7a10a0a123fab23ed4ed17b937c240ddc45ff8f6ee/detection

    Bundleware

    As reported on VirusTotal, the installer contains Opencandy. Be careful during installation. https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/60a309e91ba1039c3527053867e0e210ff2e18628a01acc264d82430e6436889/analysis/

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