Free Download Manager (FDM) is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows, macOS, Android, and Linux. It can monitor and intercept downloads from web browsers, but can also work independently of them.
You can create batch downloads, download torrents, preview ZIP files before they’re downloaded and even deselect files you don’t want from the compressed folder, download entire websites, resume broken downloads, download all links from the clipboard, and quickly control the bandwidth allocation for all downloads.
Downloads are performed in order of how they’re listed in FDM, but you can move files up or down the list to set their priority. In addition to the above, you can preview and convert audio and video files before they’re finished downloading, as well as set traffic limits and schedule downloads to occur on certain days only.
Like Internet Download Manager (IDM) this Free Download Manager also runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, and Android. The browser integration works with Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox.
How do you use Free Download Manager?
First off, when you download FDM, you must install it. It does not come with any add-ons, but it will open up the home website to give you options for things to download. Once you open the software, you will see a simple to use interface.
Here you can drag or drop the files, which will start instantly. If you click the plus button, it will give you the option of pasting the URL from which you want to source from for the download. It organizes all the ongoing processes.
If you wish to change some of the settings or link FDM to your browser, you just need to go to the tab on the top right of the screen and go to settings. Here you can find a variety of options including connecting to the various popular internet explorers.
What features are provided by Free Download Manager:
One of the important things that make this accelerator different is that it allows people to use torrent on it. Within the program not only can you change the file format of audio and video files when they have finished, but preview them as well.
To keep your internet connection from being totally dedicated to FDM, it allows you to manage how much data it can use. Finally, it supports multiple languages and has a portable mode which you can use for multiple computers and retain your settings.