Best download manager

By duku
Feb 16, 2002
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  1. Xtra

    Xtra Newcomer, in training Posts: 46

    I was looking for a new download manager and subscribed this topic at the time. Now, it has been more than a month I am using Free Download Manager and its great. And its free! As kodrutz said, you should give it a try!
  2. Mr.Terabyte

    Mr.Terabyte Newcomer, in training

    I think Stardownloader is pretty good :knock:
  3. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Posts: 620

    Got a quik ??? were do i get Download Accelerator
  4. coastymad

    coastymad Newcomer, in training Posts: 122

    http://www.speedbit.com/

    The link for the free version is on the left hand side. :bounce:

    Only downside is the adverts, don't make much difference though.
  5. akaivan

    akaivan TechSpot Maniac Posts: 620



    ok thanks alot
  6. josbd

    josbd TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 289

    Man, DAP isn't just full of adware, it is full of spyware too!!

    There are plenty of decent downloaders mentioned in this thread.

    Most of them are just as fast, if not faster than DAP. If you are happy with spy and adware polluting your pc, fine, otherwise, I would seriously use one of the others.
  7. z0k!

    z0k! Newcomer, in training Posts: 70

    segmented downloading doesnt really help on 56k,or does it?..unless ur isp is 'down the gutter' pathetic. :dead:
    flashget works fine for me and has excellent management capabilities specially if u utilise its browser integration,and i agree DAP is a huge compromise with spywares.
  8. bamamal

    bamamal Newcomer, in training

    I use Internet Download Manager....you can't beat it....it rocks!
  9. ZeroCount

    ZeroCount Newcomer, in training Posts: 81

    I don't really care for Download Accelerator, something about it just isn't right.
  10. muadonglangle

    muadonglangle Newcomer, in training

    Internet Download Manager is the best download manager I've ever used....I've tried DAP,Getright,Flashget,FDM and so on but I think IDM is the best 'cause it's easy to use ,fast and specially it can catch the link from every soft like limewire,winamp,firefox,opera.........
  11. socrfan

    socrfan Newcomer, in training

    Give this one a try

    I use Internet Download Manager. So far I have had no problems with it, no spyware or adware and they regularly update it. Best of the bunch in my opinion and I've read some very positive reviews about it also.
    http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/index.html
     
  12. kodrutz

    kodrutz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 145

    FlashGet

    FlashGet is completely free!!! No more adware!
    This should also worth a try!
  13. socrfan

    socrfan Newcomer, in training

    I tried Flashget. I'll still take Internet Download Manager.
  14. maish

    maish Newcomer, in training

    Are you kidding, DAP is no match for Internet Download Manager, I heve used it and its the fastest and bets for REsume and fast downlad speeds!!try it at
    www.internetdownloadmanager.com
  15. Toink

    Toink Newcomer, in training

    i use IDM and Wellget (free) + firefox by adding the flashgot all extension.

    wellget:
    http://www.wellget.com
  16. Darkravenz

    Darkravenz Newcomer, in training

    what is a download manager?
  17. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    download manager is a third party app that helps you downoad a file off the net. Sometimes faster than just using the normal download with Internet explorer etc. And some of them lets you pause/resume downloading a file if you get disconnected etc.
  18. Darkravenz

    Darkravenz Newcomer, in training

    have anyone ever heard of gigaget?
  19. JC_SE

    JC_SE Newcomer, in training Posts: 36

    Ie7?

    The only reason for me to use a download manager is because IE6 drops the
    downloads before they get started at some places. Or there's just a little
    piece of the original file. I live in Sweden, for some reason the downloads
    always drop at UK and sometimes at different places around the world. I've
    been using Fresh Download from FreshDevices in some years. It was very
    good until I installed a later version which disabled the connection totally.
    So I unistalled it for good. Now there's broken downloads again and I've
    had enough. Maybe I should try FDM this time?

    Hello! Why do we have to use download managers at all???
    Why isn't it built-in already?
    Have anyone tried IE7? (still beta I think) Is it the same? :unch: ​
  20. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,479   +292

    I know Opera has been able to resume broken downloads for years, firefox probably does too. So there really is no reason to use a download manager in Opera, unless maybe you have a super fast connection that can download from an individual source faster than it can supply AND the source has mirrors.
  21. JC_SE

    JC_SE Newcomer, in training Posts: 36

    Firefox and Opera limited

    I tried Firefox last year and didn't work very well in forums and I've heard
    that Opera isn't fully HTML compatible. So I prefer IE because it's most
    functional and it's able to view the pages correct. Seems like I have to
    install a download manager anyway :suspiciou

    However, Opera 9 do have some interesting features and I'll try it later.
  22. JC_SE

    JC_SE Newcomer, in training Posts: 36

    no opera

    I've tried Opera 9 and I'm not impressed. Actually I had no time to check
    out it's downloading features very much because there was so many bad
    functions that isn't necessary for me at all. I spended hours trying to
    disable the bad stuff. First I decided to keep Opera and learn more
    later but today I had enough when I would check e-mal via IE6
    and Opera started when Outlook Express was default...

    I'll check for a download manager :eek:
  23. N3051M

    N3051M Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,800

    firefox 2.0 have improved to be a lot better than what you've tried last year.. i haven't run into much of a problem with the current version apart from it not displaying a certain page on my router settings properly. Although in terms of download it only lets you pause and resume while the browser's still open.. once you close it it prompts you to cancel or go back.. i haven't fiddled around with it much..

    opera for PC i haven't had a try yet but the pocket PC version i have and its much better than the IE crap on there.. too bad it isn't free..

    try star downloader.. its pretty basic manager but does all the basic jobs, minus integration with firefox (IE integration is ok)
  24. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,479   +292

    For Linux, Windows, OS X Opera has been free since version 8.
  25. socrfan

    socrfan Newcomer, in training

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