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Free Download Manager Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Free Download Manager for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is JDownloader, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Free Download Manager and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Free Download Manager are uGet, Xtreme Download Manager, aria2 and BiglyBT.

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. 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.

    Bundleware

    The installer contains bundled adware. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

    2019-03-11 on Mac
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    JDownloader vs Free Download Manager opinions
    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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    focused on file hosting sites

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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
    uGet vs Free Download Manager opinions
    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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    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.

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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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    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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  6. 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

    Persepolis on GNU/Linux
    Most users think Persepolis Download Manager is a great alternative to Free Download Manager.
  7. 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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  10. DownZemAll is a free and open-source mass download manager for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It helps you to select, organize, prioritize and run your downloads in parallel. Based on the Qt5 framework, DownZemAll! is written in C/C++.

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