Do you know that there are lots of free download managers which are equally good at downloading files as compared to the paid download manager? Yeah, you read it right, but not all open source download managers are equally good. So, here we are going to pick the 5 best free download manager.
When we surf the internet we might need to download a lot of files ranging from videos, songs, and many other media files to huge sized software and games on a daily basis. So, to make this downloading task easier there comes a variety of download managers.
But, if you are still using the browser itself to download files or using some other premium download manager with annoying trial expiration message or some cracked version taking your whole PC into the danger of malware.
Furthermore, the download manager can speed up your downloads by breaking huge files into many chunks. Also, let you pause and resume your downloads, and can even restart the download from the point up to where you completed the download previously.
All have there own features and limitations, so here we are listing the best free download manager for windows to make you easier to choose one of them.
5 Best Free Download Manager for Windows
Free Download Manager, as the name suggests, it is an open-source download manager. It is one of the best free download managers that can be found now. FDM is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac.
It allows you to adjust traffic usage, organize downloads, efficiently download large files, resume broken downloads. Furthermore, it can be used to download through BitTorrent and uTorrent Client.
FDM is compatible with the most popular browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
You can download different media by copying URL and pasting it in FDM or by right click on the media link and directly download from the options available there.
- Support for Windows and Mac OS X
- User-friendly interface with modern design
- Video downloading from popular websites
- HTTP/HTTPS/FTP/BitTorrent support
- Proxy support
- Fast, safe and efficient downloading
Eagle get is an all-in-one free download manager that provides an easy-to-use tool to manage your file downloads and boost the download speed significantly. It supports many of the popular browsers such as chrome, firefox, IE, Opera. Furthermore, it can automatically catch downlinks so that you can download without any trouble.
Additionally, you can find EagleGet extensions for different browsers which can be used to grab any youtube video or any other media files. It will provide all the links of the downloadable files in the top right corner where its extension is showing.
Also, during installation, it will ask either to use your bandwidth or show ads, I suggest you choose to show ads instead. Although they say they will show ads, I have never encountered any ads during its usage over 2 months. But, can’t guarantee they won’t show as they said that they can show ads.
- Increase Download Speed Greatly
- Schedule and Manage Downloading Jobs Smartly
- Automatic Refresh Expired Download Address
- Support All Popular Browsers
- Flexible Notification Configurations & Silent Mode
- Automatic Malware Checker & File Integrity Verifier
- Customizable User Interface
- May display ads
Xtreme Download Manager is another open-source download manager yet powerful and helps to increase download speed, save streaming videos from YouTube, DailyMotion, Facebook, Vimeo, Google Video, and other websites, resume broken/dead downloads. It also possesses the built-in feature to convert the downloaded videos to different formats so that you can watch them on your mobile or TV.
Like other download managers, it also supports scheduling downloads, limit download speeds, and queue downloads. Additionally, it can be integrated into popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, and other Chromium, and Firefox-based browsers.
Furthermore, just like popular download manager Internet Download Manager it also provides the direct download link. So, if you are willing to replace IDM then this might be the choice for you.
- Support downloading from most popular video hosting websites
- Works with most popular browsers
- Support Play / Pause
- Smart Scheduler, Speed limiter, and queued downloads
- Support for the proxy server, authentication, and other advanced features
- Sometimes fail to provide the download link
iDownload Manager is another small but powerful, free download manager for Windows 10. In addition to that, it is available to the Windows Store too, which means you can get rid of a long hassle of setting it up. Just click on “install” on the windows store and it will be installed on your windows.
Like other download managers, it also supports all the basic features that a download manager should possess such as pause/resume support, download scheduler with the queue, clipboard monitoring, popular browser integration, etc.
Furthermore, it also supports the clipboard monitor but it is turned off by default. You need to turn it on by going to settings.
So, when any link is copied it will pop up a window in the bottom right corner with a download link.
- Monitor Clipboard
- Can limit network usage
- Download scheduler with queues
- Does not support 1080p video
- Extension available only on Edge Browser
- Hard to find any guide if you got stuck because of its naming gets matched with Internet Download Manager(IDM)
JDownloader is a free, open-source download management tool backed by a huge community of developers that makes downloading as easy and fast as it should be. It is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Similar to other free download managers, it also possesses the basic feature that a download manager should have such as start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwidth limitations, auto-extract archives, and much more. It’s an easy-to-extend framework that can save hours of your valuable time every day!
By the way, you’ll need the Java Runtime Environment to run it, and take extra attention during installation. As it prompts to install additional software, during its installation. So, make sure to uncheck the other prompt adware which is not necessary for you.
To download, you can right-click on the media and select options, “Download with jDownloader” just like Free Download Manager(FDM).
- Completes CAPTCHAs automatically
- Web-based remote control
- Works with most popular browsers
- Support play/pause downloads
- Prompts additional software to install
- Comes with adware
- Little difficult to use
Here, we mentioned our top 5 best free download manager for you. I Hope, it might make you easier to make a choice. Furthermore, you can try every single of them to finalize which suits best for your needs. As all are free, it won’t cost you any dollars for testing any of them.
Please, mention which one is your favorite and let us know if you feel some other downloaders should be on the list too.