Best download manager

By duku ยท 203 replies
Feb 16, 2002
  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    I tried using FlashGet recently. Not bad for a free download manager.
  2. matav

    matav TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    wow... people actually read this thread (me too)
    its too much work to read all 9 pages just to decide a good download manager so i'll just post my suggestion.
    Metaproducts Download Express
    it's not free but the only difference in free and piad is that in paid we get advanced options such as "shutdown computer after downloads complete" and "disconnect modem after downloads complete"
    SO... its still good. the best i've used yet cauz its simple and is efficiently fast.
    i've tried:
    > Internet Download Manager
    > Download Accelerator Plus
    > FlashGet
    > Binjet Downloading Engine
    > ConnectFusion Download Accelerator
    > GetLeft
    > GetRight
    > Metaproducts mass downloader
    and some others that i've deleted from my HD cauz they were even more pathetic.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The free version of FlashGet comes bundled with adware and should be avoided. This does not happen with the paid for version.

    Regards Howard :)
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    How come? FlashGet is listed as freeware on their site! There's no paid-for version as far as I know.
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

  6. gamerex

    gamerex TS Enthusiast Posts: 151

    Oooh Metaproducts doesn't have half the features of freshdownload doesn't have half the fetures freshdownload has. Flashget seems to have about the same amount.
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Ah it appears they've put in the ad-support again. Too bad, it's a great program.
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,667   +987

    I no longer use a download manager, just use Firefox's built-in with the download statusbar extension, works like a charm. For torrent downloads I go with uTorrent.
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I'm continually suprised when this thread gets bumped. You really don't need download managers, and haven't in several years. Opera and Firefox both resume broken downloads. The only reason I can fathom people still using them is if they have a 10-15+Mbps connection and are only able to get at 5 from one server.
  10. mitomobo

    mitomobo TS Rookie Posts: 20

    i'm using Internet Download Manager...this is the best download manager ever for support resume so u can download the file's very fast too(depend on internet connection)......i tried flashget, supersonic, DAP, Getright etc...but still, IDM remain the best download manager for, it even support download flv get thing toward perfect, i also use Orbit Downloader(for download flash,get direct link)...........

    Orbit+IDM=Perfect Download Team!!!1
  11. NTxLS

    NTxLS TS Rookie

    Best DOWNLOAD Manager . . . FDM . . .

    Excuse me for being so late with this, had trouble becoming a full member.

    I am on only a DSL but this works with dialup, DSL or any speed connection. The best part is it is FREE and is called FreeDownloadManager from website of same name but WWW Dot (above name here) DOT Org. It will do BitTorrent, Resume (if supported by Server), with many other features including breaking many downloads to several parts and downloading all at the same time, do not know if there is a limit on number of segments a download can be broken to, I have only done four and that is selectable. It can also be used with ANY browser on ANY type of file. So far I have used it to download up to 35Meg files broken into 4 parts in as much as 3 - 4 min. and 10-15Meg files have been as little as 40 sec.

    That is if you would like to try it do so,

    Edited by NTxLS today @1517hrs local> Added some info on breaking down of download files, maximum number of segments allowed is not known. Maximum size of file is not known either.
    TIA, CU L8R,
  12. fenderguy2112

    fenderguy2112 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    I'm really happy with DAP. DAP is free and really efficient!

  13. josbd

    josbd TS Booster Posts: 202

    ......... and full of ad/spyware, unfortunately!
  14. NTxLS

    NTxLS TS Rookie

    Very strange, I have not seen any of this with any usage of FDM.

    TIA, CU L8R,
  15. Softix

    Softix TS Rookie

    When it comes to download manager I do like to used flashget. It is user friendly at the same time you can say your downloading process and also you will have no problem with broken links or if there is some fluctuation of power in your area.
  16. mazameez

    mazameez TS Rookie Posts: 18

    hmm...i've seen alot of posts about DAP. Personally, I dont like it, or any of the other download enhancers, except for IDM, internet download manager. It is the best. It has a simple interface which allows you to manage your download efficiantly and restore broken downloads, and the best part is that downloads are lightning fast. I've gotten up to 3.5 MB/Sec using IDM.....
  17. Jungchen

    Jungchen TS Rookie Posts: 67

    ever tried Free Download Manager? worked very fine for me...
  18. mazameez

    mazameez TS Rookie Posts: 18

    no, I have not tried that one, but the small price I paid for IDM is totaly worth it.
    It integrates with any browser you use and it works great for me
  19. tallb

    tallb TS Rookie Posts: 65

    DAP is the worst downloader ever! it wants to download everything! he's such a power freak! it started to downloaded cookies to me! O.o and when i disabled him he continued!!! Lol so unfotionaly i uninstalled it =/ too bad it does makes things go realyl faster but i could stand it stucking me internet all the time....
  20. mazameez

    mazameez TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Yea, a few people complained of spyware/addware that comes as part of the DAP package.
    I'm still sticking to my IDM....I looovveee itttt....
  21. pyari

    pyari TS Rookie Posts: 66

    I love IDM.....IDM is the best for me. long live IDM.
  22. mazameez

    mazameez TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I'm with you all way Pyari....IDM
  23. jniccum

    jniccum TS Rookie

    is free download manager addon from firefox it safe to use?
  24. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Posts: 493

    DAP registered version
  25. treehugger

    treehugger TS Rookie

    I use DAP, and believe its the best, heck when I download 20 items, I can set it up to download one at a time, and it goes down the list. I can go shopping and come back and all my files that I needed would be downloaded.


    Sorry I forgot to add that I use the Free Version
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