Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a great tool for improving your download experience and its quality which supports resume, schedule, and sequence download system.
Unlike other download tools , IDM is able to resume unfinished downloads due to network problems, or unexpected power cuts. IDM features a full mode site grabber that enables downloads files that are specified with filters, for example, all your pictures from a web link, different pages of websites, or full offline browsing.
It currently supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and MMS protocols, which has built-in download accelerator for MP3 audio, FLV/MPEG video files. It has also got download video or audio panels supporting major browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Exporer, Opera, Safari, Mozilla Firefox or Chrome/Mozilla powered browsers which appears at the top to download Flash/HTML5 videos from video streaming sites like Youtube, MySpaceTV, Netflix or even Facebook.
Why should you be using some other downloading tools as my browser already have download support ?
Yes, your browser might support downloading the content but you lack full features and control over your downloadable contents.
Key Benefits of Using Internet Download Manager
IDM is an amazing download mananger/accelerator which enhances your download speed by overcoming the lazy downloads taking 10-15 minutes into couple of minutes.
Once you after install it shows your the quick tips to teach you benefits of using this program. The most essential things to you would love to know while using IDM is given below with the screenshots.
1. Startup tips
You can hide popup by unchecking the “Show Tips on StartUp“, it provide the guideline how to use IDM effectively. Homescreen of IDM is built to be userfriendly which makes easy to operate with much features available to choose on toolbar.
2. Easy-to-use Interface
First of all you will get the easy-to-use interface and which is malware free unlike you find the open source download tools which comes with different malwares and virus in it. You can have total control over your downloaded contents and you don’t need to organize the downloaded files as IDM handles it by default.
It also consists of download history which is categorized into :
a. All Downloads
c. Finished Grabber
3. Easy Download Videos
Downloading is even easier than before and you can grab Youtube videos with resolution option or other video streaming sites including Facebook, Netflix, Metacafe.
4. Detect Downloadable Content
IDM can detect the downloadable contents and generate the download option based on users need. IDM is great tool with great user interface for downloading videos in youtube. After clicking on download bar there’s get multiple files to choose (based on resolution) and save them in specified locations.
Once you selected the download location and clicked on “Start Download” option ( default location set by IDM is C:\Users\Computer\Downloads with organized file system (Programs/Music/Video/Compressed).
5. Speed Limiter
There’s a tab called “Speed” where you can limit bandwidth (maximum download speed) for all files or certain file and “Option on Completion” was the where you can select to show download complete dialog box or Hangup the modem / Exit IDM / Turn off Computer (immediately after the download completes).
Then wait for sometime until the download was completed (differs on your bandwidth speed and filesize) and then it popuped with option to choose to , either to open that files directly or to open the folder where that files had been stored or cancel it and open it afterwards.
6. Support Direct Download
Here you can put the direct download link and start downloading that file.
7. Cross Browser Support
Officially, IDM support major browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox , other Chrome/Moz based browser and release the updates if there is any changes done in browsers/website update. You can go to the options and select which ever browser you need to configure it with the Internet Download Manager.
Not only that IDM also supports the download scheduling system. You can schedule any file for the future download and can specified time for the download pause/resume and after the download is over you can also set the option after completion for hanging modem/ exit IDM or turn off the computer directly as above mentioned.
8. Regular Updates
IDM releases its update frequently once there is any changes on different video streaming sites or in browser side. There is a option to check for update in About IDManager (right click on IDM icon on bottom of Taskbar – show hidden icons).
Features of Internet Download Manager (IDM)
IDM v6.27 : Added Windows 10 compatibility.
Batch Downloading : Provides the option to download multiple files at a time.
Resume : Supports for the resumable file if it’s not the case then go to the previous download site and refresh the link via Refresh Download Address and put it on the main file and enjoy downloading.
Site Grabber : Download whole site including pictures, music and other files.
Supported Protocols : HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and MMS.
Requirement for Internet Download Manager
Operating System :Windows XP to Windows 10
RAM : 128 MB above
CPU : Pentium 4 (1 GHz) above
Download : Internet Download Manager – v6.27 for free