TOP Best Free DOWNLOAD MANAGER FOREVER 2011 2012
Time is Money,With so many movie download sites other then you tube or Vuclip there is tons of download for you on the net. But unfortunately the web browser in spite of having a stable and good connection is unable to get you a decent download speed. To overcome this problem you have to download additional software specially if you are downloading large files like movie or software which can be a pain in the ass Even if you are on a fully upgraded operating systemyou have to get a download manager which have the resume facility incase your download is left pending for some reason from the last point without needing to downlad all over again,that also from multiple mirrors url.
A good download managers like Internet Download manager help you do just that.infact there are good download managers where python based software is included in your system which fetch the download when you click the download file location without having you to cut and paste url to the download manage add window like Flash downlad manager,the rest of the process is all the same, However,each download manager have their own use of system resource which varies from software to software. and resource it useS.
BAD part is most of the low resource using application in low or free download manager uses bad or poor accelerator which can’t even fetch the url from the browser itself you have to manually cut paste them to their add menu like in Flashget,This holds true perticulary if you are using multiple download mangers on your computers which confuses the system which resources to use. on the other side unlike Internet Download manager not the free version but the paid and demo version and Download accelerator plus,this type of application also do not block the port of internet for its exclusive use which you cannot use for other internet profiles. The connection has to released and relocated port for any use, for this sometime you have uninstall the whole application in frustration when the whole internet for which you have download this application is blocked and whole purpose of the download are hijacked. this holds true when you have a free version and they have a premium version for you. They push their ads which also reduces bandwidth and download speed and you can’t do any thing about it.IF you use Pirate bay software when you go online they block your application and the application is closed automatically.
Anyway there is a limitation for every thing and there is still some good option available online for you unless you ignore the side effects mentioned above.
Though most download manager claims to have a better acceleration but i never noticed anything significant except those graphics which appears to be fast but actually provide the same rate.
However,downloading parts of document have effect on overall speed and also reduce the chance of broken download,This can result in dramatic improvements in download speed given a transmission speed limited by Internet service providers.
Free Download Manager =UNLIKE original internet download manager which most of the internet download manager user first thinks of is kind of slow in spite of its fancy interfaces fells to show the performance as expected, however,if you have a 3g connection this connection can be well utilized with this. But for broadband or dial up user you better stick to the flashget or fresh download manager, beside that it is stable,and have multiple popular browser support such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari.Beside all that it also support filetube,youtube,vuclip,etc upload and download option,but remember what i said above,due to the multiple mirror download support files are download faster then the normal download manager.I give this C rating.
The program offers simultaneous multi-part downloads from several mirrors to increase the download speed, with a powerful scheduler to start and pause downloading files at the preset time.
DOWNLOAD ACCELERATOR MANAGER
I added this when i found out this download manager this I would highly suggest this as this download accelerator managermanager requires low amount on disk space most only 1.3 MB,you get 3 mirror url download which boost the speed of download specially dial ups as most other download manager need upto 50 MB of disk space and have it on trial unlike download accelerator manager which have unlimited validity. Only problem is you cannot exceed the max number of mirror download and it fetches the files easily and don’t have to wait for ever for it.Highly recommend it
Upon installation of the application, uncheck ‘install Software Informer’ if you don’t need it. A lite version of the program is also available with optional plugins.
A good contender in this category is Orbit Downloader, which is based on p2p and multi-source downloading technology with more efficient mirrors selection algorithm for faster download. It’s also devoted to the new generation web to make downloading any social media easy and fast.
Moreover, Orbit Downloader features Grab Pro to facilitate video download from sites using anti-leeching technology like YouTube, Pandora, etc. It also comes with a software updater but it might not be as good as the top pick reviewed in Best Free Software Update Monitor.
It integrates with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Maxthon, supports most streaming media protocols and file-sharing service websites, and includes other features such as general and tagged download management. Advisory: Orbit Downloader is bundled with OpenCandy. More information here.
Apart from downloading various types of files, GetGo Download Manager helps download your favorite videos from YouTube and other websites with embedded FLV flash videos with one-click.
It integrates with IE and Firefox browsers. With the program, you can easily set up a batch download using an URL pattern template and rename downloaded files automatically using a filename pattern template. Other features such as download scheduler, resume broken downloads, managing downloaded files, etc., are included.
The program has optional Standard and Search toolbars in the user interface. Upon installation, it adds a GetGo Toolbar into your browser, but that can be disabled.
FlashGet download manager is also worth a try as it is designed for speed and management of downloaded files.
It increases the download speed by applying multi-server hyper-thread technology and supports HTTP, FTP, BT, eMule and other various protocols.
FlashGet provides download monitoring for Internet Explorer and also integrates well with Firefox’s FlashGot extension. It supports unlimited categories for managing downloaded files.
Upon first running of the program after installation, it shows a ‘recommended message’ on the right panel, but that can be easily disabled.
Download Manager for multi-platform
Uget is a cross-platform program designed to be simple, lightweight and easy to use.
It’s an open source application written in GTK+. Debian and RPM packages are readily available for download and installation, but for Windows users, the GTK+ runtime environment needs to install separately before running the program.
The program supports pause, resume and queue downloads, and classification of download files, monitors clipboard and integrates with Firefox browser via FlashGot plugin. Other features include batch download and import downloads from html files.
As an alternative, MultiGet is an open source and easy-to-use download manager for multi platforms including Windows and Linux. It runs on most desktops without any configuration.
The program accelerates the download by multi-tasking with multi-threading on multi servers and supports http/ftp protocols which meet the requirements of most users.
It provides management of downloaded files in a good GUI interface, monitors the clipboard well but does not integrate with browsers.
Other useful features include multi-language support, optional auto MD5 check and reconfiguring the thread number without stopping the current task.
FlashGot is a Firefox’s addon which allows you to set your own preferred download manager and integrate it with the Firefox browser for auto download. The addon by itself also helps you to download many files on a web page at one go.
oGet, also known as DM Bridge, is a Chrome’s extension to integrate the Chrome browser with an external download manager of your choice, with optional settings for the integration mode and context menu.
DownThemAll is another browser extension to add advanced download capabilities to Firefox. This add-on is useful if you are using Firefox and need to download many files on a web page at one go. However, when you need to download a single large file it’s much slower than a standalone download manager.
Other Download Managers
Several other free download managers were brought up in comments here or noted from other sources. As they are not rated in this review, I am listing some of them here with brief descriptions and links to their sites for ease of reference.
Internet Download Accelerator, the free version offers general features of a download manager but comes with an ad panel which cannot be disabled. It also prompts for an upgrade to the commercial Pro version.
Gigaget utilizes cutting-edge Net Grid technology to tap the unused resources of networked PCs and servers to improve your download speed. This program is no more supported by the developer. It occasionally prompts an ‘about:blank’ error message after a browser’s home page is set to blank.
Download Accelerator Plus (free) is a toned down version of the commercial DAP Premium, but basic features are available such as multi-connections to download sites, mirror search, etc. It has an active ‘information pane’ at the right panel which can’t be disabled.
Star Downloader Free accelerates your downloads by splitting files into parts and downloading them from mirror sites. It is also a toned down version without some of the useful features available in the commercial Star Downloader Pro, such as a link leecher.
MetaProducts Download Express, a small application weighing in at about 680 KB, supports IE and Firefox browsers and allows you to download individual files from the Web and FTP sites with multiple channels technology. It features a Projects list without classification of downloaded files. Download speed is slower than the top-picked download manager.
LeechGet (Personal Edition) is a free download manager for non-commercial use only. It provides common download features and limits the number of simultaneous downloads to one only. The unlimited number of downloads is available to its commercial premium version.
Fresh Download offers several useful features such as turbo-charged downloads, pause and resume, multiple connections, integration with browsers, clipboard monitoring, categorized download, etc. Upon obtaining the software, you will be asked to enter your name and email address to get free codes to unlock the software. This program does not display the original names of some downloaded files when a download link is manually added.
SKDownloader is a java based download accelerator for Linux, Windows and other platforms, supports for simultaneous multi-part download, http and ftp protocols, Firefox and IE integration. It comes with an advertisement panel which cannot be disabled.
JDownloader lacks classification of downloaded files but makes downloading files from One-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare.com or Megaupload.com easier for users with a premium or a free account.
KooLoader, a slimmed down version of the paid for product, lacks classification of downloaded files and encountered couple of download sluggishness when tried.var linkwithin_site_id = 1085957;
APart from all this there is Koolloader simple and pro which also a good download manager