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 well-known app 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 Google Chrome. The best alternative is DownThemAll, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Free Download Manager are Internet Download Manager (Paid), JDownloader (Free Personal), uGet (Free, Open Source) and Xtreme Download Manager (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 26, 2021
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      With Transloader, you can initiate downloads on one or more of your Macs - remotely from your iPhone, iPad, or other Macs. Say you're browsing on your iPhone and come across a Mac app demo you'd like to give a try.
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    1. Suckless BitTorrent Protocol Daemon.
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    2. Orion is a powerful, lightweight, fast bittorrent client, with beautiful user experience and fastest video and audio streaming capabilities.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Firefox
      Download files using curl or wget. This addon generates curl/wget commands that emulate the request as though it's coming from your browser allowing you to download protected files directly to a separate machine (e.g. server).
    3. MDownloader is a tiny application designed for downloading files available at the most popular file hosting servers. The .NET alternative to the java based jDownloader.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      Torrent2exe is a small BitTorrent client. Its basic idea is to let users download a custom-built EXE program with the torrent file integrated into it.

      Warning

      Potential abuse.

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    4. Net Transport (also known as NetXfer) is a shareware (with 30 day trial) download manager and stream ripper for Windows made by Xi Software. The company also develops FTP Transport, which is included with Net Transport.

      Discontinued

      software development seems to be suspended . Last version released on July 21, 2017. See http://www.net-xfer.com/news.htm

    5. Supports both bittorrent protocol and a friend-to-friend version of the same protocol which in most situations makes you anonymous.

      Discontinued

      The last code commit on GitHub was on May 25th, 2012.

    6. 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 wxWidgets. It supports HTTP/FTP protocols which covers the requirements of most users. It supports multi-task with multi-thread on multi-server.

      Discontinued

      No updates since 2013. And that update was a minor fix, no new features since 2012.

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    7. JSTorrent runs anywhere you have Chrome installed because it runs in pure JavaScript. Can be bought from the Chrome Web Store for a small fee or installed for free from their GitHub repo.
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