Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a complete package used for downloading files from the Internet. If you like to download a lot, Internet Download Manager is the right tool for you. The program will not only do all the downloading, it will also enhance the downloading speed to 5 times and will schedule downloading as well. It can be easily installed into your browser, be it Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer or Opera and makes downloading an easier task for you.
The installation of the program is easy and simple. The installation process will make all the required settings for you and will also check your internet connection at the end of the installation. The program supports Windows 7 and Windows Vista as well as YouTube grabber and MMS protocol support. The program also comes with an automatic antivirus checking feature to ensure that downloads are free of Trojans and other malware.
The interface of the IDM is pretty simple and easy to use for new users and it is relatively more user friendly than any other download managers or accelerators. The interface can also be tailored or customized according to your liking. You can simply adjust what buttons or tools you would like to see on the main Internet Download Manager Window. There are also different skins available on the website. However, the interface is not so stylish and looks like those of many other programs.
Apart from supporting all popular internet browsers, the FLV grabber is improved and enhanced to allow easy saving of videos from websites. It will also resume all your unfinished downloads and accelerate the download. When installed, the program will easily catch any download from any internet browser or application which is one quality absent in other similar download managers.
The IDM v6.05 build 14 also comes with a built-in scheduler which connects to the internet at a scheduled time and downloads the files you want. Once done, the program automatically disconnects and shutdowns the computer if specified. It also comes with a quick update feature which automatically updates the IDM once a week.
One of the best features of IDM v6.05 build 14 is its multilingual availability. The program can be translated into languages such as Arabic, Croatian, French, Italian, Japanese etc.
Although the newer version is much better in compatibility and support as compared to older versions, the Internet Download Manager might not be as useful now as previously because of the advent of broadband internet connections.
Alternatives to IDM include Mipony and WellGet. Mipony allows downloading files from websites such as Rapidshare and Megaupload. It does not even require the user to open up the browser. WellGet allows you to pause or resume your downloads or shut down the computer once done.
All in all, IDM is a perfect download manager allowing you to not only quicken download speeds but also manage and resume your downloads. With IDM, you will not need to worry about your download times anymore.
Requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/VISTA
What's new in this version: Complete Vista support, completely redeveloped scheduler, YouTube grabber that download FLV videos from YouTube, Google Video, MySpaceTV and other popular sites, MMS protocol support, speed limiter and the site grabber feature. Added support for miltiple links in clipboard.
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