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Internet Download Manager review
Internet Download Manager allows you to cleverly organize and synchronize download processes over the world wide web. It’s a powerful application that increases your download speed and provides with a variety of useful features.
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Internet Download Manager primarily accelerates downloads and organize your files. However, it’s more than just that — it has integration with top browsers, the ability to rip videos from various media streaming sites and a powerful scheduling and organizing features.
One of the key features of this application is that you can set a date or period of time when downloads are processed. And by populating your list with desired web addresses, you can enable a one-time download at a specific hour or date, as well as periodically in selected days. Some post-process operations are also available, including shutting down your system or ending the download process at a certain hour.
If your business requires constant file transfer, Internet Download Manager greatly comes in handy, offering the synchronization feature. It offers similar time settings as the scheduler, allowing you to keep important documents constantly up to date.
Overall, the application includes these features:
- Resume and schedule downloads;
- Resume capability;
- Error Recovery;
- Proxy Server Support;
- FTP and HTTP Protocol Support;
- MP3 and MPEG content processing;
- Multilingual support.
Internet Download Manager has an ugly and dated design, but the interface feels pretty intuitive, posing no accommodation problems. The upper toolbar provides you with access to the most important features, represented by customizable icons. And the center list is home for all the files that are to be processed.
Internet Download Manager automatically integrates itself with the popular web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer, allowing an ease of access. For example, in case of videos, a small button appears and lets you either start downloading or schedule it for later. You can add your custom web browser if the preferred one is not found in the default list.
When you choose to download a file, you are also asked to set an output directory and the category of your desired item. It features the presets like general, music, videos, and documents, but Internet Download Manager poses no restrictions regarding customization. You are free to add new categories and edit existing ones, as well as set default destination folders so that you are not prompted each time a download process starts.
Cross-platform use 3/5
Internet Download Manager is compatible only with Windows OS. In particular, with following versions:
- Windows Vista;
- Windows Vista 64 bit;
- Windows 7;
- Windows 7 64 bit;
- Windows 8;
- Windows 8 64 bit;
- Windows 10;
- Windows 10 64 bit.
Internet Download Manager is a freemium application. It offers a trial version you can download and try for free, but if you’d like to continue using it, you’ll need to buy a license.
A 1-year license costs $11,95 for 1 PC, and $9,95 for each if you want to use two or more PCs.
A lifetime license costs $24,95 for 1 PC, and $19,95 for each PC, if you use two or more.
Internet Download Manager is a handy software to keep around, whether it is for business or other purposes. It takes a little of your system resources and provides with a large variety of helpful features in return. Speed-wise, it pushes bandwidth to the limits or uses it according to custom limits you’ve set.
Internet Download Manager increases download speed by doing file segmentation and safe multipart downloading. In the downloading process, IDM reuses available connections without the need of connecting and logging in for better acceleration performance. Also with automatic virus detection for virus infected files, Internet Download Manager can be integrated with the popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla, and Opera.
Considering all these features, we may say that Internet Download Manager is one of the best download managers in the market.Collapse
Internet Download Manager is an efficient tool to increase download speeds and schedule downloads.
Pros : Ability to save videos from web pages;
Compatibility with different browsers;
Cons : Freemium;
Not compatible with Mac OS.
Cross-platform use 3.0