Internet Download Manager: the best and the fastest

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Did you ever ask if you need download software or not? And which is the best choice for you? The answer is clear. Most internet users are downloading files (for example; photos, videos, documents and many more). The windows download feature is very slow and crippled. In addition, you need to arrange the files you saved to your computer. Your download may be interrupted and you will try again to save your file. The solution to all these problems is simply using download manager software with many features that can help you. Of course the best solution is Internet Download Manager (IDM) which is one of the most popular programs that is present in most internet user PCs.

It increases download speeds by up to 5 times using a smart download logic accelerator that features intelligent dynamic file segmentation and safe multipart downloading technology. It also helps to resume downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages.

Internet Download Manager has many features that make it the best choice for you. It supports proxy servers, ftp and http protocols, scheduled automatic downloads, firewalls, redirects, cookies, authorization, MP3 audio and MPEG video content processing. Download categories, zip preview, queue processor, enhanced virus protection and multilingual support are other useful tools.
The program is compatible with all browsers and very easy to use

Homepage:

http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/index.html

Program Description:

Name: Internet Download Manager
Category: Download accelerator
Current version: 6.31 build 1
Release date: June 21, 2018
Language: multi language support, the default is English

Download: (7 Mb)

http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/download.html

Free trial: used for 30 days with no limitation

Purchase:

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System requirements:

All windows versions (Windows XP to 10 both 32- 64 bit), 12 MB free HDD and 512 Mb RAM

Activation:

You need the first name, last name, email address and serial number (sent to you after purchase). Registered version works for your lifetime and has a number of additional features: no usage limitations, better utilization of bandwidth, built-in download logic optimizer. After the purchase you will also get prioritized technical support and the right for FREE upgrade to all new versions of IDM during one year after the registration.

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User Interface:

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The main program window is very friendly and easy to use. The main interface will show the main download list with the menu and download toolbars above. The downloaded file scan be rearranged using any details; for example; name, date of download, size and many more. Simply click on the column header to rearrange or use arrange files under view menu. In addition, you can use customize URL list (view menu option) to select and arrange the column heads you want above download list

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On the left side you will find the download categories and all unfinished and finished tasks, Grabber Projects and Queues

Download categories: These include 5 main categories; compressed, documents, music, programs, video. Files will be automatically saved to any category depending on file type. You can create more categories according to your need. You can also hide it using the option under view menu or close button.

Menus:

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How to customize User Interface and Change language?

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You can enjoy using the program in your own language. More than fifty languages are supported for use. Simply download translation files here: http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/language.html
then browse to IDM root Folder in “C:/Program files”, and extract the contents of the Zip file in language folder , finally restart the program. That’s all!

You can also change UI with different skins available here: https://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/support/toolbar2.html

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This page is also accessible using “look for new toolbar option” located under toolbar menu.
Again, all you need is to download file save and restart your application.

Features:

Download Speed Acceleration up to 5 times
Resume unfinished download
Easy downloading with one click
Video grabber
Scheduler
Site grabber
Easy installation
Drag and drop
Automatic antivirus check
Download all links feature
Download categories
Multilingual support
Customizable interface that is easy to use
Advanced browser Integration
Support proxy use and many file host sites
Download limiter
Supports main authentication protocols: Basic, Negotiate, NTLM, and Kerberos

The new features added can be found in details here: http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/news.html

IDM Update:

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You can check for program updates either manually at any time or automatically when a new version is available. You will receive a notification about the new version and the changes done.

Download:

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The advanced browser integration allows to automatically download any link with a simple click. You can also manually start any download using add URL button or simply right click of the link and click download

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Other methods to start download include drag and drop into the drop target which is accessible through task menu, clipboard download (copy a direct download), command line download for advanced users.

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When your download is complete, there will be a “download complete dialogue”. This lets you open the file or its location or choose the program to open with. For example WinRAR for archives

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Sometimes, the high download speed cause problems if you have slow internet connection or shared with others. To avoid this problem; the program has a built-in tool to limit the download speed according to your needs. This is located under the download menu.

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File Search:

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This tool will help you to easily need to find a specific file in the long list of downloaded files. This is located under download menu. This will save your time.

Import and export Download:

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This feature lets you save your download list. For example, if you are moving to a new computer or laptop. If you want to restore all your download, use import and choose the exported file. The exported list will be saved on your computer with the extension .ief or ef2.

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Video grabber:

If you prefer to download online videos on hard disk for offline playback, you can use video grabber tool. You will see the download panel of IDM above any online video, simply click the panel to see a list of the formats available for download. Select the one you prefer and download as usual. No need to purchase multimedia download software.

How to download from a Host File?

Many important filesare uploaded to host files (for example rapidgator, nitroflare and many others). These sites require paid subscription to enjoy the full download speed. IDM lets you add your host site login details so that file download from that host site will start automatically and with the full speed. Use sites login under options dialogue to add the site URL , your username and password. That’s all!

How to download multiple files at the same time?

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If there are many files and you want to download all of them, this will need a lot of time and effort. Now, using the built-in batch download feature (in task menu), you can easily download all files with a single mouse click. Simply, add the URL of your preferred website with asterisk then the extension of the files you need to download. (For example *.mp3 for sound files). Last step; you will have to specify the file arrangement method whether numbers (for example from 1 to 100) or letters (from a to z). The program will do everything for you.

Site Grabber:

This is a very useful feature that lets you download complete websites for offline browsing. For example, you can download pictures, documents or audio files. This is a simple four step wizard located under download menu. The first step, you have to specify the name of the new project, the website to be grabbed and project template and authorization (if needed). In the second step, you will choose where to save the project files and some other options such as overwrite existing files, convert links for offline browsing and so on. The third step lets you add explorer filters such as website exploration filter levels that will be included. The last step allows you to set file filters (types you want to include or exclude, hide duplicates and many other). Finally, the program will explore the website using the set filters till complete. The progress and statistics can be checked. The process may need long time according to the website and filters chosen.

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Scheduler:

This is a built-in feature that allows to complete all your downloads in an automatic way. It is available as the main and synchronization queues. The synchronization queue is the same as the main download but it checks for any file changes on the server which lets you have the new file version. To create a new queue, simply launch the scheduler and use new button then add files using download later option or more easily drag and drop or right click of a file in the download list. Files will appear as the column “Q”. Finally set location to save files, time to start and end, download limits, number of concurrent downloads.

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Program settings:

These are the options accessible under download menu. The program has many settings that render it one of the most customizable applications

General:

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Supported browsers, advanced integration, program start with windows, clipboard download, customize keys, download panels and context menu

File types:

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Files automatically downloaded and websites to avoid automatic start of the download process.

Save to: : These include file categories and save locations

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Downloads:

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Default download settings, such as settings for start and complete of download dialogue, Virus checking tool, show queue panel on click of download later button and many other options

Connection:

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Connection type and speed (maximum connection number 32).

Proxy configuration:

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Sites Login: Username and password for host file site are saved here for future use. This is paid subscription for premium services

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VPN settings:

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Sounds:

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For example with download is completed or failed, queue processing started or stopped. Only “Wav” extension is supported.

What are the key benefits you gain from IDM?

High download speed up to 5 folds
Downloads multimedia files
Site Grabber
Scheduled download task
Resume broken downloads
Compatible with all popular browsers
Easy to use with skinny customizable interface, multilingual support
And many more

Cons: None

Conclusion:

IDM is the best download manager software with many features and tools, friendly easy to use interface. It is a must have software by any internet user. The program markedly increases download speed and support resume of broken links. It has built-in site grabber tool, scheduled automatic download and video grabber tool which lets you enjoy offline playback of your favorite videos. The program supports all browsers. You can use it with file host sites.

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