Free Download Manager 3.0

Free open-source download manager and accelerator supporting video conversion.

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Free Download Manager is a powerful open-source downloading application that has millions of loyal users all over the world. It lets you download files or whole web sites from any remote server via HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and BitTorrent up to 6 times faster, even when downloading from slow sites. 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!

Its new features include setting priorities within a single BitTorrent download with the possibility of removing separate files from a torrent download queue, support for avast! Antivirus, multifile metalinks, FDM plugins, megashares.com and megaupload.com file repositories. The new structure of FDM settings places all its newest benefits at one's fingertips, making them easily accessible.

The list of FDM features includes integration with the most popular browsers (Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla, FireFox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari), resuming broken downloads, simultaneous downloading from several mirrors, adjusting traffic usage, enhanced audio/video files support, ZIP files preview, browsing web and FTP folders, and more.

FDM offers more flexibility with the option of remote control (it lets users control FDM remotely, via the Internet). FDM also allows creating a portable version which makes it possible to enjoy the software on every computer without another installation; and its newest version 3.0 now claims ultimate portability, being able to work under Windows Vista and non-admin accounts.

Free Download Manager is the first social download manager inspired by Web 2.0 technologies. It protects you from malicious or useless downloads as it lets you read other users opinions about a downloaded file right from the download window. If the file contains spyware or adware, FDM will alert you before the download is started. You can also review any of your downloaded files and inform other users.

Requirements: Pentium II
Release Info: Major Update on Jan 01, 2009
Release Notes: - Apple Safari and Google Chrome browsers support. - FDM plugins support. - Prioritized and partial torrent downloads. - Creation of new torrents. - avast! Antivirus support. - Multifile metalinks support. - megashares.com, megaupload.com support. - Support for downloads from Yahoo mail.
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50% doesn't download youtube vids unless you start (the separate program YouTube Downloader first - no joke). The support staff only provides canned phrases so integrating it with you browser is a mystery. Only works with Flashgot for Firefox and only works then if you start YouTube Downloader first. Why Gizmo at Tech Support Alert recommends it I don't know. DVDVideosoft works as well as Free YouTube download. But I did get an older version of Gigaget to work with Firefox (hear bad things about new). But Free Download Manager works with software however it's no faster than Gigaget. Gigaget was fastest I've ever tried. Hear the current version and Chinese company owning it stink. Why FDM is such a mystery I don't know. But there are so many alternatives who cares. Also Gizmo at Tech Support Alert didn't like File Shredder but I found it was best reviewed since one didn't have to watch it for prompts (super waste of time). One professional software reviewer said most of the programs he tested stunk. I guess that's life huh????? Best Wishes on the planet Dearth. Heh, heh Oct 27, 2010
90% does not work at all, a pure waste of time, there\\\\\\\'s better elsewhere! Jul 14, 2010

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License Freeware
Price $0.00
Downloads 9,424
OS Support Windows Install and Uninstall
File Name fdminst.exe
File Size 6.39 MB ( 6,539 KB )
Published Apr 25, 2005 (10 years ago)
Updated Jan 02, 2012 (3 years ago)

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