Open Source Free Download Manager Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Free Download Manager is DownThemAll, which is both free and Open Source. 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 uGet (Free, Open Source), aria2 (Free, Open Source), Xtreme Download Manager (Free, Open Source) and PicoTorrent (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 23, 2021
    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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    2. Android, BSD, Linux, and Windows open source multimedia download manager.
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      Most users think uGet is a great alternative to Free Download Manager.
      Open Source, Good Speed, and its Simple look..
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      it can stop and resume downloads
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      It can download files from internet.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    3. 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 vs Free Download Manager opinions
      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.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      It's command line and unreliable.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    4. 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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      Almost everyone thinks Xtreme Download Manager is a great alternative to Free Download Manager.
      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.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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      just have good accelerator
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    5. 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.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    6. BiglyBT is a feature filled, open source, bittorrent client based on the Azureus open source project, now Vuze .Features:
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      destructor200511 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.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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    7. Persepolis Download Manager is utility for download easier and faster with aria2 and improved it. - It supports HTTP(S) & FTP. - Persepolis configures aria2 automatically for maximum speed and it have a GUI for using easier.
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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.
    9. FrostWire is a free, open source P2P BitTorrent file sharing application & cloud file downloader in one. It's a fork of LimeWire .

      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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    10. Shareaza is the most luxurious and sophisticated file sharing system you'll find. It can harness the power of up to four separate peer-to-peer networks, including EDonkey2000, Gnutella, BitTorrent and Shareaza's native network, Gnutella2.
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