Top 8 Free Download Manager for Windows

Introduction

In our day to day job, we need to download documents, movies, pictures, application tools etc. If someone has to download a single file then it can be downloaded from the browser by just clicking on the download link. But if we have to frequently download different types of files on regular basis. Then the download manager applications come into the picture. Here we are providing a list of top 8 free download manager for windows 10 with their brief description.

The professional download manager applications not only speed up downloads but we can also properly manage downloads. Using download manager we can initiate multiple downloads simultaneously, set download priorities, schedule downloads etc. These download manager have extra features like Bittorrent support, special security features, batch download mode, compressed file support, file preview support etc. 

We can also pause and resume our download using these download manager. These download manager applications may be a standalone application or it may be a browser extension that can be attached to your favorite browser. 

  1. Free Download Manager

Free Download Manager

Free download manager is an open source application and is completely free. It has a large community of developers. The developers of free download manager regularly release updates of the application. It is an all in one download manager. It has powerful features. A list of some of the features of Free Download Manager is given below.

  • It works as a download accelerator
  • Additionally, FDM is also a Bittorrent Client
  • However, it is also an audio and video downloader and previewer
  • Free Download Manager is also a internet traffic management tool
  • Furthermore, it has a powerful scheduling feature
  • It can resume broken downloads

Above given are some of the main features of the Free Download Manager. Moreover, some other features of Free Download Manager are, it can download links from the clipboard and it can also control bandwidth allocation among all downloads. Additionally, Free Download Manager is available for Windows, Linux, MacOS and Android platform.

There is no premium or commercial version of Free Download Manager application. I feel that this is one of the best freely available and an open source download manager with premium features. Given below is the link to the official website of Free Download Manager for downloading and installing the application.

Link to the Official Website of Free Download Manager (FDM)
  1. Ninja Download Manager

Ninja Download Manager

Ninja download manager is simple and fast download manager. Its user interface has a dark theme and is very simple to use. Ninja downloader’s downloads are ten times faster than the normal downloads. It breaks the download files in smaller chunks and then downloads these smaller pieces of data simultaneously from the server. For simultaneous downloads it creates separate connections from the server for each chunk of data. This is why it’s downloads speed is blazing fast as claimed by the developers.

Additionally Ninja downloader downloads files sequentially. Therefore we can play media files while the file is being downloaded.

However, we can also pause and resume selected downloads.  We can also drag and drop the download links in the download window to start download. Moreover, we can save our download and start the saved downloads later.

Additionally, we can schedule our selected downloads. In addition to above it has clipboard monitor, bandwidth control option, proxy support, support for download queues and a password manager.

Furthermore, it has a built in video downloader that supports Youtube and Vimeo downloads. Additionally it has a built in video convertor that converts the video format after the download is complete.

In addition to the free version it also has a profession version with some more features incorporated into it. Although the free version will do for most of the users, if needed the premium version can also be purchased from the official website of the Ninja Download Manager.

A link to the official website of Ninja Download Manager is given below for downloading and installing the application.

Link to the Official Website of Ninja Download Manager (NDM)
  1. JDownloader

JDownloader

JDownloader download Manager is a free and open source download manager application. However, it has a large community base of developers and users. Moreover, the JDownloader application developers release regular updates of JDownloader download manager. Fuethermore, JDownloader download Manager is a cross platform application and it is available for MacOS, Windows and Linux operating systems.

Additionally, Jdownloader has a simple and intuitive user interface. However, the real power of JDownloader Download Manager lies in its extensibility through the use of its vast array of plugins. There are more than three hundred plugins available for JDownloader.

Additionally, using JDownloader we can remotely manage and monitor all our download. The other features of JDownloader Download Manager include automatic RAR file extraction, ‘I am not a robot’ check, password search, captcha completion, save download links in file etc. In addition to this most of the options of JDownloader Download Manager are easily customizable.

In addition to above we will need Java Runtime Environment to run this application. It can also grab links from the clipboard for download.

Additionally we can also pause and resume the JDownloader downloads. We can also control the maximum number of simultaneous connection for a download in JDownloader.  Downloads can also be scheduled in JDownloader.

It is a powerful download manager. Given below is the download link of JDownloader Download Manager for its official website. You can download and install the application by following the below given link.

Link to the Official Website of JDownloader Download Manager
  1. Download Accelerator Plus

Download Acccelerator Plus (DAP)

Download Accelerator Plus is a premium download manager application. However, there is also a free version of Download Accelerator Plus application. Also, here we will discuss about the free version of this application. Additionally, the Download Accelerator Plus application runs on windows only and it does not support any other operating system.

Furthermore, there is not much difference between free version of the Download Accelerator Plus and its premium version for a normal user. Because, the free version of the Download Accelerator Plus application has almost all the essential functions that are needed from any good download manager application.

However, the only essential feature missing in the free version of the application is that it does not have privacy protection. Although a link checker is available in the free version.

In addition to above some of the features of Download Accelerator Plus include video previewing, multiple connections for each download for faster downloads, automatic conversion of video files after the download, safe downloads etc.

However, it can be configured to turn off the internet after entire download in the queue are completed. After adding the link in the download manager it starts the download almost immediately. We can also schedule our download and pause and resume any particular running download

Additionally Download Accelerator Plus has a built in browser. However, it can also integrate with most of the commonly used browsers as a plugin.

Furthermore, it is also capable of scanning downloaded files for viruses. We can also add links from our browser to Download Accelerator Plus. We can also import multiple URL’s in the download manager.

Link to the Official Website of Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)
  1. Internet Download Accelerator (IDA)

Internet Download Accelerator

Internet Download Accelerator (IDA) is another download manager application having free as well as premium version for download. Again we will be discussing about the free version of Internet Download Accelerator in this article.

Internet Download Accelerator Supports on Windows operating system. It can not be installed on any other operating system.

The official website of Internet Download Manager claims that it has been developed keeping in mind the three mail objectives , the download speed, resuming broken downloads and the management of downloads.

It can automatically separate the download category wise for easy management of the download. Internet Download Accelerator has an inbuilt virus scanner that automatically checks the downloaded files after the download is complete. It also has a large number of plugins that can be installed as and when required to enhance the application.

The free version of the application contains some ads.

The Internet Download Accelerator can be integrated with most of the commonly used and popular browser for easier downloading experience.

Downloads can also be paused, resumed and scheduled in the Internet Download Accelerator as per our requirement.

There are many more features available in the Internet Download Manager that are common to all the other download manager. A link to the official website of the Internet Download Accelerator is given below for downloading and installation of the application. A detailed documentation is also available on the official website.

Link to the Official Website of Internet Download Accelerator (IDA)
  1. GetGo Download Manager

GetGo Download Manager

The GetGo Download Manager is another free download manager with simple and easy user interface. There are many features available in GetGo Download Manager and some of the most useful of them are discussed below.

GetGo Download Manager supports only Windows Operating System. It can not be installed on any other operating system.

In the GetGo Download Manager we can schedule our download as per our requirement.

It also has multiple options for importing download links making it easier for the users.

We can preview the image before the start of the intended download.

We can also download documents and files from the password protected websites.

The GetGo Download Manager also supports drag and drop, we can drag and drop the link on the windows to start the download.

It also supports web browser integration for the most commonly used web browsers. It also supports batch downloads.

We can pause, resume and stop the download while in progress. We can also copy and paste the download links to start the download.

There are lots of other features in this download manager that are common to all other download manager.

Given below is the link to the GetGo Download Manager Official website for downloading and installing the application on your system.

Link to the Official Website of GetGo Download Manager
  1. Download Accelerator Manager (DAM)

Download Accelerator Manager (DAM)

The Download Accelerator Manager (DAM) also has a commercial version besides its free version of the download. Obviously, we will be discussing here the free version of the Download Accelerator manager (DAM).

The Download Accelerator Manager (DAM) is supported only on the Windows operating system. It cannot be installed on any other operating system.

In addition to above the Download Accelerator Manager (DAM) also has a simple and intuitive user interface. The official website of the Download Accelerator Manager (DAM) claims that it is the fastest download manager among all. The official website claims that the other download manager split the files before the start of the download. But Download Accelerator Manager splits the files dynamically while the download is in progress. This increases the download speed.

We can also setup sound alert for the completion of the download. We can store website password. Also has virus checker, supports pause and resume, supports resuming of broken downloads etc.

The Download Accelerator Manager (DAM) can be integrated will almost all the most popular web browsers.

Given below is the link to the Official Website of Download Accelerator Manager (DAM) for downloading and installation of the application.

Link to the Official Website of Download Accelerator Manager (DAM)
  1. FlashGet Download Manager

FlashGet Download Manager

The FlashGet Download Manager is freely available from its website for download and install. Despite being free it does not have ads to support it. This is the major plus point of FlashGet Download Manager.  Below described are some of the major features of FlashGet Download Manager.

Like most of the download manager the user interface of FlashGet Download Manager is simple and easy to use.

FlashGet Download Manager always displays the file size before downloading. Giving you a chance to decide again whether to download a file or not.

It can monitor the download from the active web browser window and if required can also download the intended files.

As claimed by the official website FlashGet uses multi server hyper-threading transportation technique. This technique makes the downloading process much faster than the other download manager.  It breaks the file in multiple parts to achieve this.

Most of the other features supported by it are common to all the other browsers like pause and resume download, drag and drop feature, resuming of broken downloads etc.

Below given is the link to the official website of FlashGet Download Manager for downloading and installation of the application on your system.

Link to the Official Website of Flashget Download Manager

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