Free Download Manager

Free Download Manager

"A free Internet download manager and torrent client"
Dec 6, 2019 by Jane

Want to download files from the Internet faster? Then Free Download Manager should be an awesome choice for you. This download manager, accelerator and BitTorrent client can organize, resume, and schedule downloads. It also allows you to batch download files from HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP servers. The tool is available on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android.

Main features and supported browsers

FDM can download torrents through magnet links. When working with large media files, the manager splits them into parts and downloads them at the same time. This free file downloader supports proxy servers and firewalls, and comes with the Snail mode you can use to download data at slower speeds while having high-quality VoIP connections. FDM is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Safari browsers and can monitor and intercept downloads.


FDM has many rivals on the market and Internet Download Manager, EagleGet, and JDownloader are only a few of them. While IDM is a paid download manager, the other two are freeware. If we compare FDM and IDM, the latter has a better download dialog box, more tweaking options to schedule downloads and faster download speeds, but lacks torrent support offered in FDM.

FDM vs. EagleGet

EagleGet provides higher speeds of downloading and support for more browsers if compared to FDM. Additionally, it has a unique integrated malware checker and file integrity verifier, but EagleGet comes with ads and, again, features no BitTorrent option that present in FDM.

FDM vs. JDownloader

JDownloader comes with an extensive library of plugins and an ability to auto-complete CAPTCHAs, but its installation file contains third-party adware components and the tool has no file organization option offered by FDM.


Free Download Manager is one of the most effective downloading solutions. It manages to combine multiple features, such as torrent download support, downloads organization and resuming, comes with no ads, and is available for multiple platforms.

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5.1.38 (Jan 31, 2019)
Runs on:
Windows 11,
Windows 10,
Windows 8.1,
Windows 7


#download accelerator
#torrent download
#resume download
#IDM alternative
  • Works with both URLs and torrent files
  • Organizes downloads
  • Download schedule option
  • Resumes broken downloads
  • Cross-platform
  • No built-in malware checker
  • No support for Opera
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