All new modern browser comes with a built-in download manager but with limited functionality. That means if you are using a slow internet connection, then it is a high chance that your downloaded file or video will corrupt. That’s the reason so many download managers are available over the internet. Not all download manager effectively works as advertised.
This post will discuss ten freeware download managers that work on Windows 10 PC. These are the following:-
- Xtreme Download Manager (XDM)
- Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)
- Ninja Download Manager
- Free Download Manager
- Neat Download Manager
- GetGo Download Manager
- FreeRapid Downloader
- Internet Download Accelerator (IDA)
- JDownloader 2
Why do we need to use a download manager?
All modern browsers come with an inbuilt download manager then why should we use a third-party download manager? Let me see in an example why you need a good download manager on your computer or laptop? Suppose you like a 5GB video, and you want to keep a copy on your PC. If you are using a slow internet connection, most probably during the download, your internet will be interrupted, losing your bandwidth and even time. Also, if the link expires during download, you can’t resume your download through the regular browser download manager. Hence, we recommend downloading and installing a good download manager. The download Manager saves your bandwidth by resuming the download links and helps you download up to 20 times faster than the traditional downloading method.
Now, let me see all the download managers one by one.
Xtreme Download Manager
Xtreme Download Manager (XDM) is a free tool that comes with a modern design. It claims to speed up download up to 5 to 6 times. Like all premium download managers, this free XDM also features pause, resume, and stop options. If you don’t want to compromise any feature of a premium download manager, you can get this freeware tool without spending a single penny.
XDM is one of the best download managers in the market that lets you download videos, music, documents, software, etc., and enables you to organize it by categories. This free software comes with data compression, connection rescue, and segmentation algorithm to gear up or speed up the download.
Apart from downloading software or video file from the internet, this freeware also converts streaming videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Google Video, and thousands of other websites. It lets you resume broken or dead downloads and schedule a download. If you are downloading a video, you can see the video file preview without downloads completed.
It integrates itself with popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, Edge, and many more to download and save streaming videos. It segregates downloads into different categories such as documents, compressed music, video, and program. With a single click, you can see all the incomplete or complete downloads.
The best part of this free software lets you convert downloaded videos to popular MP4 and MP3 formats. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, DASH, HLS, HDS protocols, firewalls, proxy servers, PAC scripts, file redirects, cookies, authorization, download queue, scheduler, and many more. It is fully compatible with Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. It is immaculate, and even there is no advertisement you will see in this program.
Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)
Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) comes free, and a paid version is also available. It is one of the most popular download managers obtainable over the internet and does not need our introduction. The free version will show advertisements; you can use it as your primary download manager by ignoring them.
It will fulfill your requirement if you use a slow internet connection or your download break every time you download a file from the internet. It is a good download manager and comes with easy to use interface. Some functions are trimmed down in the free version of DAP; for instance, you will only use up to just five connections for a download. If you download more than five files at a time, it will be in the queue, and when the number of simultaneous downloads decreases from 5 to 4, another link download will automatically resume.
All of us want to spend as little time as possible on a download in this busy era. Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) claims that it increases your downloading speed by 400% that means downloading a file four times faster than a regular browser download manager is possible using this tool.
The Download Accelerator Plus supports many popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera. Another cool feature of DAP is that it splits files into smaller chunks to boost download speeds, which should be in every pretty download manager. It segregates downloads status into different sections, such as Completed, Downloading, Queued, Paused, Scheduled, Excluded, Cancelled, and Broken. Further, it accommodates downloaded files in various categories, for example, Software, Compressed, Music, Videos, Images, and Documents.
DAP allows you to preview the audio and video files which downloading, a unique function of this program.
Ninja Download Manager
Ninja Download Manager (NDM) is another freeware tool with a modern design and easy user interface. Free and paid versions of this program are available. It provides the following features in the free version:-
Pause/Resume Download: Like all download managers, it also comes with a feature to pause and resume any downloads. A unique part of this tool is that it allows to pause and resume those links, which are prevented from the server-side.
Limit Download Speed: This feature is handy for those who want to browse the internet and at the same time want to download a file. It lets you limit the download speed of the downloads so that you can browse the internet and download a file together.
Download videos: Apart from downloading a video file from the internet, you can convert the video to different formats after downloading using this free application.
Browser integration: It integrates itself into all popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, etc., to download a file in a single click.
Schedule Downloads: This Allows you to schedule downloads to a specific date and time, beneficial for those who prefer to download large files overnight. Just schedule multiple downloads using Ninja Download Manager, and it will take care of the rest.
Clipboard Monitor: Once you copy the link into the clipboard, the app grabs the link and starts downloading.
Password Manager: This download manager securely keeps track of your various website logins, so they can fill up automatically using its encrypted login manager. It is helpful if a file requires the login to resume the downloads.
Connection Control: It lets you control the number of simultaneous downloads and connections per download. By default, up to 5 files can be downloaded concurrently in the free version of Ninja Download Manager. If you need, you can decrease the connections.
Sequential File Writing: Unlike the other download manager, it downloads videos and audios from start to finish, so you can begin to preview audio and video files before the download is complete.
Blazingly Fast Downloads: The developer of this free tool claims to increase download speeds by up to 20 times by using multiple concurrent connections.
Free Download Manager
As the name suggests, Free Download Manager is a freeware utility. Packed with premium features, it allows downloading any file from the internet. FDM is another name for this app. Acceleration of the download speed up to 600% is possible using this app on all Windows OS, including Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.
With its pretty user-friendly GUI (Graphical User Interface), managing and keeping track of downloads is straightforward. Built-in uploader supports uploading any content to share over the internet. Further, FTM modules support HTTP/HTTPS/Bit-torrent downloads using Bit-torrent protocols.
Those who don’t want to keep a full version of FMD can download a lite version of this app and install desired functionality as a plug-in.
It speeds up downloads by dividing files into small chunks and then downloading them simultaneously. After completely downloading all parts of a file, this software combines them into one file so that you can use it. Allows you to pause or resume downloading files, resulting in no need to start downloading a file from the beginning after an internet interruption.
Downloading videos from all popular websites, including Youtube, is possible. Further, the downloaded video can be saved in native .flv format or converted to other popular video formats. It even allows you to adjust traffic usage, organize and schedule downloads.
Free Download Manager Main Features.
- Fast, safe, and efficient downloading
- Video downloading from all popular websites, including YouTube, Google Video, and save them in .FLV format or converts them into other popular video formats.
- Supports Proxy
- Supports HTTP/HTTPS/FTP/BitTorrent
- User-friendly interface with modern design
- Supports all Windows and macOS
- It supports a built-in upload manager that lets you upload your files and share them with others.
- Organizes the downloaded files by their types and save them in predefined folders
- Download Accelerator
- Safely download the files
- Supports remote downloads
- Resumes broken downloads
- Support for adjusting traffic usage
- Available in many languages.
Neat Download Manager
Neat Download Manager is also a free download manager that lets you download programs or videos. It is a fantastic application compared to other free download managers accessible on the internet. This little utility hardly takes any space on your Windows computer and makes it truly speedier and simpler for you to download different files from the web. In other words, we can say Neat Download Manager for Windows 10 accelerates your download speed. It is an excellent program that works for all Windows PC including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.
FlashGet is free software that comes with a friendly user interface. The beauty of this program is that there is no paid plan available. That means you will find all the popular options in this free tool. Once you install it on your PC, a small icon will run on the fly, which you can adjust anywhere on your PC screen and monitor your downloads without actually opening it.
It uses the Multi-server Hyper-threading Transportation technique and optimization arithmetic to split the files into several chunks and then simultaneously downloaded those that improve the download speed. FlashGet supports HTTP, BT, FTP, eMule, and other protocols. You can download many programs, videos and audition simultaneously using this free download manager. Like other popular download managers, apart from downloading the files from the internet, it also keeps them in an organized manner on your computer.
Further, there are various skins available for the FlashGet to customize its look. You can also mingle it with a browser by going to Tools and then Add Browsers Support. It is 100% clean, and do not try to install adware and spyware during the installation of FlashGet software on your PC. The beauty of this free utility is that it lets you call anti-virus from your computer automatically to clean virus, spyware, and adware after finishing the download. It uses up the lowest system resources and does not influence your everyday work. The FlashGet also lets you download the BitTorrent file with a click. Even it comes with its own Recycle Bin that enables you to restore accidentally deleted downloaded files.
GetGo Download Manager
It is a free internet download manager and comes with an integrated web video downloader as a highlight. It is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 operating systems. It is designed for the new generation browsers and can easily download video and music files from the Internet. It also includes a search bar to find and download videos from popular websites quickly. This tool speeds your downloads and combines an auto-resuming feature, where you never have to waste your time on incomplete downloads due to network obstacles or unpredicted power outages.
Like all other popular download managers, the GetGo also speed up or gear up download by splitting files into may blocks or chunks and then downloading them simultaneously. It features a superb user interface and equips three different skins.
Once you download and install it on your computer or notebook, it sits on the System Tray to monitor your browser. Once a user attempts to download music, movies, pictures, or other forms of media, a box opens, prompting you to use GetGo to download the content.
FreeRapid Downloader is a free utility that works with Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7 operating systems. Built on the Java platform, the program comes with a simple GUI and easy-to-use options. It lets you download files from Youtube, Facebook, Picasa, RapidShare, and many more. Copy and paste the download URL in FreeRapid Download, and it will take care of the rest. The software also comes with a multilingual interface.
Internet Download Accelerator (IDA)
Internet Download Accelerator (IDA) is another free download manager to improve the download speed on Windows 10 PC. Inspired by Internet Download Manager (IDM), this software packs similar characteristics, such as multilingual support, the ability to download video and audio, scheduling download, and more.
IDA comes with the following features:-
- Browser Integration
- Clipboard Detection
- Videos Downloading
- File Categorisation
- Mirror Sites
- Download Later
- Site Manager
- History & Deleted List
- Compatible from Windows XP to Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit architecture)
JDownloader 2 is a free application that helps you to download applications or videos from the internet. It comes with a simple user interface. To download a file from any web-browsers, copy the direct download link and add them to this program. Like all other premium download managers, it also features pause, stop, and resume functionality.
Above is the list and details of the top ten free popular download managers. If you know about any other free download managers I have not covered in this post, please include them in the comment box. After testing them, we will introduce them in our blog.