Advice Request Any real IDM alternative in 2022?

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M4RT1NE2

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I have been using the free Neat Downloader Manager for a long time.
It's pretty good for everyday
 
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no, with free download manager or eagleget, they creates multiple connections but don't take time to combine parts. They place parts next to each other and combine them within no time. Neat, IDM or other download managers place parts randomly on the disk and combine after finishing. Easily noticed by my computer freezing when they are combining with significant spike in disk usage. This has never happened with EG and FDM
So, in this case Free Download Manager is the best choice, right? I am wondering why it is free and not paid.
 

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no, with free download manager or eagleget, they creates multiple connections but don't take time to combine parts. They place parts next to each other and combine them within no time. Neat, IDM or other download managers place parts randomly on the disk and combine after finishing. Easily noticed by my computer freezing when they are combining with significant spike in disk usage. This has never happened with EG and FDM
You also mentioned eagleget. Do you still use it or use mainly use FDM? In Download EagleGet - MajorGeeks says:
The project has been abandoned. We recommend you look elsewhere.

Where do you download the last version of eagleget? Thanks.
 

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So, in this case Free Download Manager is the best choice, right? I am wondering why it is free and not paid.
I don't know why it's free. It might be not the best but it suits me the best. I don't need it to catch links. I only want to download files when my browser's download manager is unacceptably slow. Chrome's default DM with parallel downloading enabled is good enough for me in most cases
You also mentioned eagleget. Do you still use it or use mainly use FDM? In Download EagleGet - MajorGeeks says:
The project has been abandoned. We recommend you look elsewhere.

Where do you download the last version of eagleget? Thanks.
eagleget is dead. It doesn't work with some websites so I don't recommend it. I switched FDM
 

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I honestly feel sorry for anyone, who is forced to use a download manager in 2022, even browsers support resume downloads, as long as you do not remove caches/cookies/temps.
 
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I honestly feel sorry for anyone, who is forced to use a download manager in 2022, even browsers support resume downloads, as long as you do not remove caches/cookies/temps.
There are some reasons to use a download manager such as making sure the download will use all of your bandwidth. I have seen some files that go from 10MB/s when using the browser download manager to 40+MB/s when using a manger. Many will also handle things like video download. Ant Download Manager can even convert a video to an MP3 file on the fly, for instance.
 

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Some download managers like JDownloader is much better than browsers for websites like mega and some other nasty ones with too much ads. I probably don't 'need' IDM these days but the browser is a poor alternative for JDownloader.
I may give up IDM if there is a good FOSS video downloader extension for firefox but haven't found any. Reddit only suggests youtube-dl which isn't the same thing.
 

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You can enable Parallel downloading via flags in some browsers.
This is what I get with Parallel Downloads on Edge:

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And this is with Ant Download Manager:


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Restarted my computer and got an improvement on download speed but the download manager still gets a better result.


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TairikuOkami

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Chromium download manager is buggy and slow as you can see in the screenshot.
Let me correct it for you: Windows network optimization is buggy. A guy had 300 Mbps speed on 1TB network before using TCP Optimizer. Windows defaults suck, there is no: all in one.

Chromium downloads it in 3 secs, Edge instantly, there is even no download window, but I have Edge optimized unlike Chromium. :)

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