Everyday we download music, games and softwares from the Internet and we love to download them but unfortunately sometimes they got affected by our slow network connection or other reasons, we are helpless because our browsers resume them from the beginning because web browsers aren’t made to download these heavy files and a download manager should be used to manage all downloads.
Internet Download Manager – IDM?
Everybody knows about IDM (Internet Download Manager) but it’s not free and you can’t use it for more than 30 days (IDM trial pack) even if you manage to get some serial keys from any cheap website (those who provide free serial keys of paid softwares). IDM is not free and if they aren’t able to provide it for free then we can use the free one (an open source software).
About FDM (Free Download Manager)
The software which I want to mention that I am using for a few years is Free Download Manager – The best alternative to Internet Download Manager from freedownloadmanager.org (Home page).
FDM (Free Download Manager) was first released on 2004 (9 years ago) and current stable version is 3.9.2 (Build 1287) (January 11, 2013; 18 days ago) is written in C++ and licensed under GPL version 3 for window XP, Vista and 7. That means absolutely FREE!
FDM has a nice user interface and supports various browsers such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.
Why choose Free Download Manager (FDM)?
There are lots of reasons to use FDM but I am going to mention a few main features that we expect from a good download manager.
FDM Increases download speed: FDM claims to increase downloading speed up to 600% and even more by downloading large files into pieces simultaneously. I had used FDM and it’s a really great alternative to Internet download manager (IDM).
Resumes broken downloads: FDM is capable of resuming broken link from the vary point where it broke means that whenever FDM will find any network connection it will resume download and if there is problem it will pause the download and will get resume again. You don’t need to download a file again and again.
HTTP/FTP/Bit Torrent support: Free Download Manager lets you download files and whole web sites from any remote server via HTTP, HTTPS and FTP. You can also download files using Bit Torrent protocol.
Flash video download: You can also download YouTube, Google etc. videos with the help of FDM (Free download manager) very easily. To download you just have to right click on the little blue box and select “Create flash video download” option, that’s it.
GNU General Public License: Free download manager is now open-source software released under GNU GPL that means 100% free download manager.
Download Free download Manager (FDM):
Now when you know that FDM is made for you, you should download the FDM (Free Download Manager).
Note: I mentioned that FDM (Free Download Manager) is the best alternative to IDM (Internet Download Manager) but that doesn’t mean that FDM is not good as IDM. To know about all features of FDM, visit FDM features page.
Just for mentioning the name of some other download managers, they are Orbit Downloader, GetGo, FlashGet download manager etc.
Conclusion – The best alternative to Internet Download Manager
The conclusion is simple, FDM is a great download manager that is available for free and therefore all IDM users who can’t pay can use FDM. For all IDM users FDM (Free Download Manager) is the best alternative to internet download manager.