Free Download Manager is a free and open-source download manager for the Microsoft Windows. It is a powerful, easy-to-use and absolutely free download accelerator and manager. Moreover, FDM is 100% safe, open-source software distributed under GPL license. FDM was previously proprietary software, but with the release of version 2.5 it has been open source.
FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously. As a result download speed increases up to 600%, or even more! FDM can also resume broken downloads so you needn`t start downloading from the beginning after casual interruption.
In addition, Free Download Manager allows you to: adjust traffic usage; to organize and schedule downloads; download video from video sites; download whole web sites with HTML Spider; operate the program remotely, via the internet, and more!
Free Download Manager Features
- The GUI presents several tabs that organise types of downloads and allow access to different features in the program.
- Download information view that shows each downloads progress bar, file preview, community opinions if any are written for that download and a log showing connection status.
- Drop box for file drag-and-drop.
- HTTP & FTP download support.
- Batch downloading support for downloading a set of files.
- BitTorrent support (based on Libtorrent).
- Metalink support, for easy downloading from mirrors.
- Flash video download from sites like Youtube and Google Video
- Resuming broken downloads, if permitted by server.
- Download throttling via three fully customizable traffic modes, light, medium and heavy.
- Import list of urls from clipboard.
- Remote control via Internet