Review Internet Download Manager (deep) (updated) Review

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

  1. rockstarrocks

    rockstarrocks Level 14

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    I feel your pain bro:(. When i had 256kbps internet (about 7-8 years ago), I used to search for "best download managers" day & night:p. Now on a 50 mbps D/U connection I don't see any need for download managers. But then I mostly just stream movie/TV series or YouTube.
     
  2. frogboy

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    Now that I have around about 25 Mbs it is is not so bad but IDM is still very handy to have. ;)
     
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  3. Hadden

    Hadden Level 2

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    Well, I'm not on an slow connection but it's really faster.
    A single "thread" download on a fast site can go about 1,2 mb/s (as true speed)
    With IDM segmented download I can have also 8 mb/s.
    It's a really good download manager.
    Of course, there are also good free software, but I still prefer IDM.
    Has a grabber, it's often updated, has lifetime licence and other things.
     
  4. David Hennery

    David Hennery Level 1

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    really hope that IDM comes to mac, really need such stable feature full software on mac, anyone know any alternatives for MacOS.
     
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  5. NikolayfromRussia

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    I couldn't find any other download managers better than IDM. I have a lifetime license that bought 3 years ago for $20 (there was a little discount for a New Year). It' s worthy to buy this product if you like it. Rather than using keygen/cracks just pay some money and enjoy
     
  6. jamescv7

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    Even though I've barely use IDM but to be honest that is one of the reliable download manager that you can have, worth a penny to purchase on license.

    From its flexibility up to the performance on how it manage the downloads.
     
  7. jackuars

    jackuars Level 21

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    Can you support it with a screenshot?

    And even if it did, it's more popular than IDM at the moment, because there are 1 million users of the extension at Chrome store compared to IDM's 300 thousand. I can see why, because it's freeware and at the same time faster than IDM. I'm saying faster than IDM, because I have been a long time user of both EG & IDM and EG gave me atleast 20% faster download speeds than IDM :) Stability wise IDM is better because of it's longevity, but EG is getting there.
     
  8. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

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    Stability is a big problem. Download failed with EG for me many times, even after refresh it wouldn't resume. Not the same with IDM. And another thing, I don't want to download ffmpeg to download 480p(my preferred size cuz of slow internet) from youtube. Why can't EG do that without ffmpeg but IDM can?
    If it manages to gain the stability similar to IDM has, then it will beat IDM.
     
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  9. Hadden

    Hadden Level 2

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    Look here :)
     
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  10. Vivek J. Mundkur

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    I have been using IDM (and still do) for nearly a decade now.

    Previously used Getright (can anybody remember that one? :) ) in the days of the dial-up modem back in the '90s and early 2Ks and then the beautifully Oz made Download Studio. DownloadStudio - Internet Download Manager And Download Accelerator - Download files, pictures, audio, video, web sites and FTP sites fast!. Gave Download Accelerator Plus (DAP, Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) - Free Download Manager & Video Downloader ) a try for a year but didn't really like the subscription model.

    IDM has a basic and pretty ancient interface but heck this program is reliable and I can tweak its behaviour to my needs. That's all I need. Why use a download manager in an era when there are no dial-up modems, ADSL carrier drops are a thing of the past and pretty reliable connectivity is a given? It is for download acceleration. IDM does speed up your downloads by 3-5x. YMMV of course.
     
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  11. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    I just uninstalled IDM due to a bug that it injected a DLL into windows explorer (explorer.exe) which made it utilize ~13% of CPU without dropping. The solution is kill the process and start it again but it's only a temporary workaround. The issue will come up again

    not sure if it still persists now

    I switched to eagleget. although it's clear inferior but stable and usable enough for me
    I dislike freedownloadmanager and jdownloader
     
  12. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome Level 19

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    Internet Download Manager(IDM) is a good download Manager.They push patches very quickly and it is very easy to use.It is CPU friendly.:)(y) Capture2.PNG
     
  13. gin

    gin Level 5

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    are you use password manager, like sticky password ?
    i got cpu issue in idm too, but after uninstall sticky everything works fine :)
     
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  14. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    no I don't have it. I monitored using process explorer and it was definitely due to IDM
     
  15. Omarzwai

    Omarzwai Level 1

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    Why eagleget is better than free download manager ?
     
  16. Omarzwai

    Omarzwai Level 1

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    Which download manager is compatible with firefox 57 ?
     
  17. Evjl's Rain

    Evjl's Rain Level 29
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    because I like the UI and it's much easier to use for me
    the last time I tried FDM, several times actually, FDM was always blocked my by malware filter and my AV, and the UI is a bit confusing. Not really better than eagleget. Perhaps they have the same speed
    Eagleget also uses less RAM if I recall correctly
    maybe FDM can suit you better but for me eagleget is more comfortable

    I think all of them can work well with firefox quantum, not so sure
     
  18. Sunshine-boy

    Sunshine-boy Level 22

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    I'm happy with my FlashGet and will keep it.Idm is better in the term of feature and usability(FlashGet is outdated and sometimes you cant Dw your files with it! but rare times).
    Idm> all kind of Dw managers:D but paid! and I don't like to use a cracked tool which is connected to the internet.although the crack is provided by soft98 and it has zero detections on vt buts still risky:giggle:
    VirusTotal
     
  19. kuttan

    kuttan Level 9

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    IDM is compatible with Firefox 57 which I am currently using. I bought IDM's lifetime license (no idea lifetime is mine or there's :X3:) and the software is well polished, runs smoothly. IDM releases updates regarding bug fixes, compatibility optimizations etc on a regular basis too . Its a question of IDM or not, there is no other download accelerator I find it worth to use over browser's stock download manager.
     
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  20. mlnevese

    mlnevese Level 10

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    IDM works with no problems with Firefox 57... You know whenever I see discussions about download managers I remember Getright... I never undersood why its development suddenly stopped... It was the mos popular download manager a decade or so ago...
     
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