Review Internet Download Manager Review

Discussion in 'Users Review' started by whizkidraj, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Level 51

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    Currently I am trying free JIO offer thats going to end in march...I get anywhere around 500kbps-3.5mbps download speed...now they have limit per day usage to 1GB...1GB over speed is reduced to 128kbps.
     
  2. LAGUN

    LAGUN Level 10

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    Thank for review.
    Can you review Eagleget and Free Download Manager? @whizkidraj
     
  3. insanity

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    IDM is a very good download manager. I've used it until 3 years ago and something I don't like is the fact that the uninstall leaves a lot of traces in the system. You will want to use Revo Uninstaller or similar software to remove it. I didn't, and the result was that IDM didn't remove its browser plugin, which still tried to catch all my downloads. It aso left many files in the Program Files folder and several nonfuncional entries in the Registry. It was really annoying.
     
  4. whizkidraj

    whizkidraj Level 8

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    True. I'll talk to them about this uninstall leftovers issue. Thanks for pointing that out.


    Nope, mate. At least not for now, sorry. I have college from 9.15 am to 4.20pm. Have to leave home at 6 am coz traveling alone takes 2 hours minimum. Same for returning home. And all the assignments and engineering stuff.
     
  5. whizkidraj

    whizkidraj Level 8

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    Even mine is 2mbps unlimited and same speed as you. 2048 MB divide by 8 = 256 kbps. Mine is 600 rupees per month 2mbps unlimited and 6000 rupees for 1 year unlimited + the youtube videos download speed is always more than 1 mbps and sometimes even for torrents 3 to 11 mbps. At night i.e from 12am to 9 am it is 4 mbps.
     
  6. whizkidraj

    whizkidraj Level 8

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    Let's go with standard ;) and hehe, mate, you seriously need to change your ISP. Ridiculous speed. Like "r u kidding me" expression type speed.
     
  7. reboot

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    I am so glad you found the word. :) I would have been frying my brain about it for the next 3 weeks. lol
     
  8. jackuars

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    Great review! Good luck.

    I'd like to comment that EagleGet is the same as IDM if not even better, has all it's features and and that too for free! Except in terms of stability it falls a little short of IDM. By the way, you should try that out too.
     
  9. whizkidraj

    whizkidraj Level 8

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    I've been talking and talking with IDM people and it's been such a great experience.

    So many people think (and I thought, too) that IDM lifetime license is only 3 year supported upgrades.

    I talked to IDM people and here's everything to solve your doubts [​IMG]

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  10. reboot

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    @whizkidraj thank you for the great review and for going the extra mile to get answers for our concerns. It is very much appreciated.
     
  11. whizkidraj

    whizkidraj Level 8

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    Always :)
     
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  12. Andy Ful

    Andy Ful Level 22

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    It looks like a really good program.
    Windows Defender users in Windows 8+ should remember, that files downloaded by Internet Downloader (and most non Web Browser downloaders) will be totally ignored by SmartScreen on the run. It is not a big deal for many users, because downloaders are mostly used to download big files (non executables).:)
     
  13. whizkidraj

    whizkidraj Level 8

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  14. jackuars

    jackuars Level 21

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    #34 jackuars, Feb 16, 2017
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    Sadly IDM is much slower than EagleGet for me.

    Here's a video I recorded which compares the speed of these download managers individually and also at the same time. (watch it in 720p/1080p) :D




    Yet Another One uploaded by someone else.

     
  15. whizkidraj

    whizkidraj Level 8

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    Thank you for sharing your experience, mate :)
     
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  16. reboot

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    It may be worth adding this comparison to the WAR Room. There is more to consider than the speed during the download. What happens before, during and after the download should make for an interesting comparison.
     
  17. Winter Soldier

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    Thanks for the review, and of course IDM is one of the best download manager I've tried.
    It is proved by the fact that until recently it was the most cracked program ( but I'm not very up to date on this stuff :D).
    As already said here, IDM is very invasive, and it leaves many traces in the system when uninstalled.
    Best way IMO is to use Revo, yes but the Pro edition (trial is fine) by tracing the IDM installation so that almost all changes are recorded from Revo Pro.
     
  18. mlnevese

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    #38 mlnevese, Feb 17, 2017
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    My problem with all the videos comparing IDM with Eagleget, for instance, is that they always try to show IDM is slower by running it at the same time they are testing the other download manager.

    It is my experience that if ANYTHING in your system requires bandwidth, IDM will automatically slow down. So if you are downloading a file and decide to watch Netflix, for instance, IDM will slow down and allow Netflix some of the band you have.

    If nothing else in you system is requiring access to the Internet it will use all of your available bandwidth.
     
  19. whizkidraj

    whizkidraj Level 8

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    I try not to post or believe any source from the internet when it comes to comparison or war between two subjects. If one person posts some source that he believes this is better, here's some sources and proofs. Then the person on the other hand can do the same and collect his sources and proofs. And the war would keep going on forever with sources and proofs they want each other to believe in.
    And thank you all for your appreciation of my review. I really worked hard for this. Almost one and half months it took me along with going to college, classes, doing assignments and engineering projects, practical programmings, etc. everyday.
    And about IDM leftover keys issue after the uninstallation, I've talked with them and they have notified the development team about it and they'll try their best to resolve this in the next coming updates.
     
  20. jackuars

    jackuars Level 21

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    In the first video of my last post, I ran the download tasks of both EG and IDM one after the other, with no other network activity in the background (analysing NetLimiter). Only then I ran both the tasks at the same time. You can watch it.
     
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