Review Internet Download Manager (deep) (updated) Review

Discussion in 'Users Review' started by whizkidraj, May 19, 2017.

  1. whizkidraj

    whizkidraj Level 8

    Nov 9, 2012
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    Name of Software/Product:
    Internet Download Manager
    Advantages:
    Easy to use and user-friendly GUI, program.

    Captures downloads without having to click or manually add the links.

    Integration with all major web browsers.

    A lot of settings and tools for managing downloads.

    Download resume capability even with broken or refreshed links from the server.

    Light on the system.

    Paid software, but has a trial version and a lifetime license for not much of a cost.

    Can take over downloads automatically.

    And much more... (i.e. all the same advantages as described by me before, in my previous review)
    Disadvantages:
    No portable version,

    Uninstallation leaves many registry files behind. And I mean, a lot.

    Not much speed increase for people with broadband or slower internet connections.
    Bottom Line:
    Best download manager, period! But still, we want it to keep becoming more better.
    Protection:
    4 / 5 ✪
    Usability:
    4 / 5 ✪
    User Interface:
    5 / 5 ✪
    CPU/RAM/Storage:
    Low Usage
    Performance:
    Low Impact
    Overall Rating:
    Very Good - 4 / 5 ✪
  2. Porama6400

    Porama6400 Level 1

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    You can't disable it when you want
    That's bad :(
     
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  3. ravi prakash saini

    Apr 22, 2015
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    I tried it 2 or 3 years ago but did not find it better than free download manager.Has anyone compared the latest version of both the managers.
     
  4. Malware Person

    Malware Person Level 4

    Jun 8, 2016
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  5. SaeedLohana

    SaeedLohana Level 2

    May 28, 2017
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    i still have not found any alternative to idm, simple UI but extremely powerful piece of software.
     
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  6. orthonovum

    orthonovum Level 3

    Jun 17, 2017
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    I will never understand the need for a "download manager" I mean... my downloads are managed by the client app I am downloading with, I have never thought to myself "I really wish I had a way to manage these downloads" ;) but hey, different strokes I guess
     
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  7. jackuars

    jackuars Level 21

    Jul 2, 2014
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    You missed EagleGet ,has all the features of IDM with better media detection capability and for free :):eek:
     
  8. Glashouse

    Glashouse Level 4

    Jun 4, 2017
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    thanks for this review!
     
  9. shukla44

    shukla44 Level 10

    Jan 14, 2016
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    It is much more than that. But you are right, different strokes....;):)
     
  10. Trickster

    Trickster Level 14

    Jul 28, 2016
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    :rolleyes::eek:
    eagleget is known to be affeliated and sponsored by pornsites , thanks but NO thanks.......I rather stick with my lifetime subscription of IDM! :eek::rolleyes:;):D
     
  11. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    Jun 9, 2013
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    The same here, IDM works great. ;) To me it is worth paying for.
     
  12. SHvFl

    SHvFl Level 32
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    Nov 19, 2014
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    Hmm, for me it's a good reason to support them. :p
    Honestly i don't see the point on using a download manager. 99% of times my downloads are full speed.
     
  13. Glashouse

    Glashouse Level 4

    Jun 4, 2017
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    same for me, perhaps I have just the wrong usecases...
     
  14. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

    Jan 16, 2017
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    Hehe :D
    They're very useful when you have horrible internet like me. Without download manager, downloading large files is almost impossible for me. And then there's streaming videos downloads. IDM supports nearly every site, except those drm ones.
     
  15. BoraMurdar

    BoraMurdar Super Moderator
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    Aug 30, 2012
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    Most video downloads, or embedded videos can be detected from within the browser itself by inspection tools. I never used any download manager apart from JDownloader for automation reasons, it can download videos from every non-redirect website, crawl for links hidden behind the shortened urls full of ads, resolve or simplify captchas and download multiple / dissected downloads that, in case of not having JD, you'll need to click and download 1by1.
     
  16. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

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    But then there's problem of expiring download address, I like how IDM refreshes and resumes those. Never failed me unless the file got deleted from server or the file is non resumable, it will mention in that case. Eagleget does it too but it failed me in the past. Showed error even after refresh. Maybe better now, don't know.
    JD is great but I wish it was lighter. I like its captcha resolving.
     
  17. BoraMurdar

    BoraMurdar Super Moderator
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    It cannot be lighter, it's coded in Java :D

    For me, it's simple as is,
    • if the file is smaller than 200mb then I'll just download it from Chrome, if it fails, it wouldn't take much time until I download it again. Problem is slow servers without redirection upon slow speed downloads.
    • If there are multiple small files I use JDownloader
    • If there are multiple bigger files I use JDownloader
    • If there is one big file I use JDownloader
    • If there is some mega file that I need to download I plan its download when I need to go somewhere or by night, where "Autoshutdown after successful download operation" completes
    Done :D
     
  18. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

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    I could never afford to download over 50 MB without downloader. Pain of having slow internet :(
    And that slow internet is why streaming capture is very important for me. Can't enjoy any videos without so much buffering :mad:
     
  19. BoraMurdar

    BoraMurdar Super Moderator
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    Yeah, that's a problem...
     
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  20. songoku316

    songoku316 Level 5

    Jul 25, 2014
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    best download manager buying a license worth 100 % your money
     
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