Review Internet Download Manager Review

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

  1. frogboy

    frogboy Level 61
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    I can get 25 sandwiches from the local deli very easily. :)
     
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  2. Evjl's Rain

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    indeed very expensive for many people even though it's the best. I'd rather use FDM, eagleget or coc coc's built-in download accelerator or firefox's downthemall. Good enough for the internet speed in VN

    with $5 I can survive for 2-3 days in VN :D
     
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  3. Umbra

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    Lol , yes me too. hahahaha. 1 rice+meat box in my town is 15-20k
     
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  4. jackuars

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    A much similar download manager or even better than IDM is EagleGet. You will feel right at home with EG, than you would with FDM, because the latter has changed a lot since v5, for better or worse.
     
  5. Gapp

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    Been using FDM for along time but when I came to know of EagleGet I never looked back :)
     
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  6. Game Of Thrones

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    #66 Game Of Thrones, May 16, 2017
    Last edited: May 16, 2017
    probably the best download manager out there, when I had mac one of the reasons that I was installing windows along side it was IDM. mac lack something as professional and feature rich with simplicity as IDM.
    one of the good thing about it is they concentrate on under the hood improvements and they keep the UI the same for many years, which for a download manager is a good thing. fewer bugs, more compatibility, more speed, who cares for UI when it's good and logical?!
    edit 1: some friends said about some bugs in the past, they really improved download engine and that was what I said, they concentrate on bugs, not UI or other crap.
     
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  7. rockstarrocks

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    Thanks for the review.

    Norton safe web doesn't like eagleget. It blocks the site "EagleGet - EG Download Accelerator, Free Universal Downloader" and after bypassing site filter it blocks the installer.
    Installer is detected by Malwarebytes as PUP.Optional.BundleInstaller. Probably a FP, i am gonna give it a try.
     
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  8. Terry Ganzi

    Terry Ganzi Level 23

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    Is this person you? If so i don't expect you to put EagleGet before IDM but I've used IDM for eons and it works splendid never had any issues, & I'm one of those guys that ain't leaving sure for unsure thou i value your input.
     

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  9. jackuars

    jackuars Level 21

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    It offers ByteFence or Opera during installation which can be deselected during install.
     
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  10. rockstarrocks

    rockstarrocks Level 14

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    I guess I was lucky then. Didn't got any offers for either of them.
    About Eagleget, it increased the download speed of video from YT by more than 1MB/s. My max download speed is 6.25 MB/s (50Mbps) and I was getting 5.4 MB/s by Eagleget and 4.3 MB/s using FF only.
     
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  11. jackuars

    jackuars Level 21

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    During install if you're only connected to internet do you get the offer. Yes it increased my download speed too
     
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  12. HarborFront

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    #72 HarborFront, May 16, 2017
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    Comparing IDM vs FDM

    You can't delete the downloaded file(s) off your drive from the IDM if you don't want the downloaded files(s). You can do it from FDM i.e. delete downloaded link(s) + the downloaded file(s)
     
  13. Deletedmessiah

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    What're you talking about? You can delete the downloaded files from IDM.
     
  14. HarborFront

    HarborFront Level 33
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    You delete the links to the downloaded files or the links + downloaded files in IDM?

    Thanks
     
  15. Deletedmessiah

    Deletedmessiah Level 15

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    What do you mean by the links to the downloaded files?
     
  16. Evjl's Rain

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    FDM website is blacklisted by hphosts EMD (by malwarebytes) while eagleget is not

    norton safe web blocked eagleget website. However, norton safe web is known to have many false positives. It blocked fileconvoy, which I use regularly to share files. I submitted a FP request to norton and they unblocked it and concluded that the website was safe
     
  17. HarborFront

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  18. reboot

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    Good catch @HarborFront That feature has been available in IDM for some time… indeed there are many features that I suspect many users would not be aware of or take advantage of.

    I think it would be a great rule that we all read the entire help file of any software before evaluating it. It is amazing what little gems are often hidden in the help files. ;)
     
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  19. whizkidraj

    whizkidraj Level 8

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