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Sometimes downloading files in bulk can be a pain, but I've found the quickest, safest and sleekest download managers for you. What you're looking for in a download manager is a program that will automate the process, relieve bandwidth usage, and organize how files are being downloaded.

Most of the apps we cover here offer features like download scheduling, automatic disconnect after download, batch downloading, and speed optimization. If you tend to install lots of new programs, games, or videos and music, it's probably a good idea to set one up on your PC.

Flashget: The fastest of all download managers

FlashGet download manager

FlashGet promises download speeds of six to ten times faster than downloading normally through a browser. The program supports basically every download protocol including HTTP, FTP and MMS. This is one of our highest rated download managers, so check it out.

Download Flashget for Windows

Download Accelerator Plus:  Squeezes the best out of your Internet connection

Download Accelerator Plus interface

Download Accelerator Plus has a ton of cool features. You can watch a video while you're downloading instead of waiting for it to finish, and can convert videos into MP3 to be compatible with other devices.

Download Download Accelerator Plus for Windows

Internet Download Manager: Works with all major browsers

Internet Download Manager interface

Internet Download Manager has been around for a long time, but it's still being supported for modern operating systems. The app works with Windows 8.1 and all the major web browsers. Beyond offering faster downloads an an interface to manage them all, it can pick up on downloads when your connection gets interrupted.

Download Internet Download Manager for Windows

Free Download Manager: A free and solid all around download application

Free download manager

Free Download Manager works much the same as the other download managers, offering increased speeds and support for tons of download protocols like BitTorrent and FTP. This software is open source and available under the General Public License, meaning a community of developers can always improve it. The app even has a remote control feature that lets you view the list of active downloads from any computer.

Download Free Download Manager for Windows

Website Ripper Copier: Automatically download all content from a web page

Website Ripper Copier

Website Ripper Copier is unique in that it lets you download entire websites for offline browsing or archiving. WRC offers pop-up free browsing and speeds up general browsing as well. The app is paid, but you can download a free trial before you make the commitment.

Download Website Ripper Copier for Windows

WebZIP: Collect web content to browse offline

WebZIP

WebZIP is light on resources and basically runs on any computer. Save images, music, and other media files to keep for offline use. The app even downloads entire websites like Website Ripper Copier.

Download WebZIP for Windows

GetRight: Compact but fitted with all the necessary download features

GetRight downloader

GetRight helps users with an unreliable internet connection continue their downloads where they left off, instead of having to start over from the beginning. Sometimes downloads can take hours, and having to restart from the beginning can be devastating. GetRight has automation tools to let you turn off your computer when downloads are done, saving you on your power bill. The app quickly hunts for items on the webpage for you to download.

Download GetRight for Windows

Whether you're looking for speed, convenience, or organization, every download manager will have something for you. You can also check out the download managers now automatically available in most browsers like Chrome, Firefox and Safari for more options.

If you want to know how to safely backup all your files, then check out our guide for creating your own backup recipe.

Original article published on April 19th, 2007.

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  • Hanif Roshan |
    29/11/08
    Hanif Roshan

    I'm sorry your list is cool but i suggest trying Bitcomet 1st before listing it out!

  • peter |
    24/09/09
    peter

    i need it

  • Gaurav |
    14/02/10
    Gaurav

    This List is a scrap. Mass Downloader is far more better than Free download Manager on slow connections. In My Opinion IDM stands 1st....

  • Amal Raj |
    09/03/10
    Amal Raj

    Is there any download manager with API to initiate the file download from other application, get the file downloaded details (like path, when it download started and download ended, etc...) Kindly suggest any download manager.....

  • salman |
    03/05/10
    salman

    IDM is the first & best

  • safi |
    30/06/10
    safi

    My opinion is that IDM stands on 1st position in compare to other download managers

  • Dam |
    30/06/10
    Dam

    This list is surely a crap.... Has the creator guy never used IDM???? Use it bugga' It sure does Rock and is way better than any other manager.. Ciao....

  • oren |
    01/07/10
    oren

    You should look at this as why flashget is the best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BuAJ3k_vZI

  • waqar |
    03/07/10
    waqar

    INTERNET DOWNLOAD MANAGER IS ONLY THE BEST DOWNLOAD MANAGER.

  • ashminder |
    11/07/10
    ashminder

    ru crazy all r bad idm was fine bt it has 30days trial after tht all over rest sucks

  • Pac Man |
    10/08/10
    Pac Man

    IDM is the best, this list is total BS!

  • kumar |
    21/09/10
    kumar

    Rest go to hell.IDM IS best.Noone can even compete it..

  • Naresh |
    21/10/10
    Naresh

    IDM is the so fast download and without error and its best.

  • ADil |
    19/11/10
    ADil

    IDA is the best.

  • NOUMAN |
    12/12/10
    NOUMAN

    INTERNET DOWNLOAD MANAGER IS FASTEST DOWNLOAD MANAGER IT DOWNLOADS AT HIGH TRANSFER RATE IT IS THE BEST .

  • pree |
    09/01/11
    pree

    IDM 1st and fast downloading manager software....

  • Abhi |
    10/01/11
    Abhi

    I to agree. IDM is the best out there

  • SRINATH |
    12/01/11
    SRINATH

    YES IDM IS THE BEST AND FASTEST DOWNLOAD MANAGER. I WAS USING IT FROM LONG TIME. I CHOSE IT AFTER TESTING ALL THE ABOVE DOWNLOADER.IT HAS DIFFERENT FESTURES LIKE 1.YOU WILL GET DOWNLOAD VIDEO OPTION ABOVE THE VIDEO IN YOUTUBE ITSELF 2. YOU CAN DIRECTLY REPLACE A FILE WITH A NEW DOWNLOADIF IT IS WITH SAME NAME. 3. YOU CAN HAVE ANOTHER WONDERFUL OPTION SYNCHRONIZING DOWNLOAD. AND ALOT MORE DIFFERENT FEATURES UNLIKE OTHER MANAGERS

  • Subramanian |
    05/02/11
    Subramanian

    Download Accelerator Plus(DAP) Is the best download manager i ever seen before

  • syed shadab ahmad |
    27/02/11
    syed shadab ahmad

    idm is the best one for dialup users as low size maximum possible speed up auto dial up

  • net animal. |
    29/03/11
    net animal.

    u should use orbit who r voting here for idm. orbit is more faster than idm. and orbit has some functions which idm does not belong like online video recorder etc. and it is free and always will be.

  • Mr. Download |
    05/04/11
    Mr. Download

    All Download Manager Is The Best...!!!

  • dletion |
    07/04/11
    dletion

    any1 pliz tell me for latest idm downloading site with key.........

  • ehsan |
    21/04/11
    ehsan

    Hello I'm agree with you and think that flashget is the best of all

  • Danish |
    27/08/11
    Danish

    I suggest yiu that dap is the fastest of all.

  • You need not know my name |
    25/02/12
    You need not know my name

    Flashget is the fastest! You just don't know how to use it! go to tools, options, download settings, speed and choose full speed download. It'll use up bandwith but will go FAST

  • PAUL CHAFWALA |
    24/06/12
    PAUL CHAFWALA

    IDM IS THE FASTEST...DONT FULL YOURSELFS

  • sheikh Asif |
    05/09/12
    sheikh Asif

    idm is the best download meneger with other download meneger idm is the best try it

  • kainat |
    16/09/12
    kainat

    free good software

  • souleaser |
    23/09/12
    souleaser

    Internet Download Manager is the best Download Manager...

  • arshita |
    08/10/12
    arshita

    presently i'm using dap.it is quite nice accelarator.i'll try flashget now.

  • Kit Bryan Aquiler |
    22/02/13
    Kit Bryan Aquiler

    IDM is the best download manager in the universe nothing can beat it!!!! "IDM"! idm idm idm is is the best best best best!!!!!!! :P

  • sonu |
    16/03/13
    sonu

    I LOVE DOWNLOAD MANAGER

  • anilachary |
    20/05/13
    anilachary

    I worked with idm, its really use for me.. But some times it gives some error on 30 to 40% download.. Any way i think it is the best ...

  • saaaaaaaaa |
    20/05/13
    saaaaaaaaa

    idm is best

  • vishaltahlan@gmail.com |
    20/05/13
    vishaltahlan@gmail.com

    IDM IS THE BEST AND WILL BE THE BEST FOREVER

  • fablosasa |
    26/05/13
    fablosasa

    Yes IDM is the best,but I can only use it for 30days.

  • himanshu gautam |
    08/06/13
    himanshu gautam

    that was true idm was best but it also bad they have 30 trial and that was close you can buy idm that was good working you can suggest any other

  • Nyein Htoo |
    10/06/13
    Nyein Htoo

    I agree with the IDM guys. It's the fastest and most reliable download accelerator ever.

  • Koushik Bhattacharyya |
    14/06/13
    Koushik Bhattacharyya

    IDM IS THE BEST AND WILL BE THE BEST FOREVER..............

  • sadip |
    22/06/13
    sadip

    i am using IDM

  • Dip |
    26/06/13
    Dip

    It's total nonsense nothing is Better than IDM but even EagelGet & Flash Get Do compete with it to a bit.

    But IDM is No.1 & its true.

  • ambica |
    28/06/13
    ambica

    I die for IDM....I am crazy and a big FAN of idm's fastness in downloading.........

  • TOUFIK SHAIKH |
    30/06/13
    TOUFIK SHAIKH

    IDM IS BEST BUT THERE IS PROBLEM WHEN YOU ARE DOWNLOADING FROM IDM WHEN YOUR DOING PAUSE AND RESUME THE FILE BECAME CORRUPT

  • sachin |
    12/07/13
    sachin

    wait...coming soon

  • IDM |
    14/07/13
    IDM

    IDM IS THE BEST DOWNLOAD MANAGERS

  • Rizwan Khan |
    19/07/13
    Rizwan Khan

    IDM is good but problem s it needs to buy.

  • Evansbankx |
    19/07/13
    Evansbankx

    i haved used dap, idm, leechjet, getright, and flashget, but so far idm is the best, but it expires.........

  • IDM Lovers |
    23/07/13
    IDM Lovers

    I Think Best of Best Is IDM I USE WIN 8 and i like this

  • ELP-55 |
    30/07/13
    ELP-55

    download utorrent, searh piratebay.sx and download IDM click run click registered.

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