If you regularly download files from internet you need a best download manager which can fasten downloading speeds and also give you option to resume the download so that you can download the files later in case of interruption in internet connection. I mostly use Internet Download Manager (IDM) but it is not available for free. So I’ve collected some free download managers that you can use to download files from internet.
FlashGet is a leading download manager and has the highest amount of users on the internet. It uses MHT(Multi-server Hyper-threading Transportation) technique, supports various protocols and has excellent document management features. FlashGet is a freeware without any adware or spyware.
Orbit Downloader, leader of download manager revolution, is devoted to new generation web (web2.0) downloading, such as video/music/streaming media from Myspace, YouTube, Imeem, Pandora, Rapidshare, support RTMP. And to make general downloading easier and faster.
VDownloader is a powerful tool that can search, download and convert videos from Youtube, Google Video, Metacafe, MySpace, DailyMotion, Pornotube, Yuvutu, and many other similar sites, saving them in AVI or MPG format. It is also a powerful video converter.
GetGo Download Manager
GetGo Download Manager is a FREEWARE Download Manager and Accelerator. It is easy-to-use, fast, powerful, and completely FREE. It is designed for new generation of web (2.0), GetGo can easily download video/music/file from YouTube, Myspace, Google Video, MetaCafe, DailyMotion, iFilm/Spike and any websites with embedded FLV flash videos.
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Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)
Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) is the worlds most popular download accelerator, giving you the fastest possible download speeds, with privacy, security, and ease of use.
Free Download Manager
Free Download Manager is a powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free download accelerator and manager. Moreover, FDM is 100% safe, open-source software distributed under GPL license. FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously. As a result download speed increases up to 600%, or even more! FDM can also resume broken downloads so you needn`t start downloading from the beginning after casual interruption.
Download Accelerator Manager (DAM)
Download social video and music, accelerate, schedule, resume, recover, and manage Internet downloads. Download Accelerator Manager (DAM), an easy to use, micro-sized tool, is made for the Internet file and social media downloading, such as video, music, and more downloading, from rich media sites with all browsers. DAM makes downloads easier and faster.
IE7Pro is a must have add-on for Internet Explorer, which includes a lot of features and tweaks to make your IE friendlier, more useful, secure and custmizable.
JDownloader is a free download manager specially designed for free file hosts like Rapidshare, Mediafire, Megaupload etc. It requires Java Runtime Enviroment (jre/jdk) 1.5 or higher.
It is supposed to download complete Web sites. You give it an URL, and down it goes on, happily downloading every linked URL in that site. While it goes, it changes the original pages, all the links get changed to relative links, so that you can surf the site in your hard disk without those pesky absolute links. Limited Ftp support, it will download the files but not recursively.
DLExpert is a multi-thread resuming downloading software. It makes full use of the resources of the client and the server to download files from Internet at the fastest rate available. DLExpert’s powerful multi-thread function makes it download different parts of the same file simultaneously. Namely it can divide the file into parts. Each part will be downloaded by one thread, so different parts can be downloaded simultaneously. DLExpert supports HTTP and FTP, also HTTP and FTP proxy. Its function of auto-dial, auto-hang up, schedule downloading and auto-shutdown make it convenient and quick to download files.
Aktiv Download Manager
Aktiv Download Manager is a most needed tool for those looking impatiently for the next download. The application is developed to manage downloads, pause and resume downloads, queue downloads, or search for downloads.
LeechGet is a download manager that uses a very nice, modern, Microsoft Outlook-like user interface and seamlessly integrates into Internet Explorer, allowing you to easily start and manage your downloads. LeechGet provides many features, such a automatic downloading, resume of broken downloads, a download timer, automatic hang-up and shutdown and more. A built-in web parser lets you download complete website with all images and scripts in no time.
TrueDownloader is a open source download manager/accelerator with good features like Pause/Resume downloads, simultaneous downloads, segmented downloads for acceleration . Both HTTP and FTP protocols are supported , and it’s very fast ! You can even improve it or adapt it to your needs since it’s open-source. Some special features like HTTP/FTP Proxy support and ZIP previewing are supported too.
KooLoader is an all-in-one download manager software that guarantees a worthy Internet downloading experience through the addition of an adaptive download accelerator, segmented downloads for acceleration, an astounding number of simultaneous downloads and more. Anytime you need to download something online, copying the URL of that file will prompt KooLoader to automatically paste it into its main window and simply hitting OK in the small window that will be displayed instantly, will start the download.