Top 5 Best Free Download Manager For Windows

by Piunika on July 31, 2012

Download Manager is a software program which handles or manages the complete task of downloading anything from internet. It acts as an accelerator which increases your downloading speed up to 5 times than the normal speed. It has inbuilt error recovery feature with ability to resume the broken downloads due to network failures. Download manager has the feature to identify the incoming file type which it automatically sorts and put them in the correct folder. You can pause and then resume downloading as per your convenience. Almost all download managers support some common features like limit bandwidth, scanning for antivirus, resume broken downloads, accelerating speed, sorting file type, search for mirror sites, browser integration, multi-section download and much more. So this program is required by almost all the regular internet users to enhance downloading and for their convenience, here is list of top five free download manager for windows.

1. You Tube Downloader

You Tube Downloader is a free download management software which helps you in downloading videos from youtube.com, google.com, facebook.com and many other websites. It allows you to convert the downloaded videos to other formats as well as for cellphone, ipod, iphone, MP3 etc. This program is very easy to use, you just have to find the link from where you want to download the video. All you need to do is, copy the URL of video page and click on to open you tube downloader, it will then automatically paste the copied link at the right place, then you have to select the download quality and the appropriate folder and click the download button. Your video will be downloaded and you can hit the play button to watch it. It comes with many inbuilt features like you can adjust the volume, you can make alterations before importing the video and many more.

2. Download Accelerator Plus

Download Accelerator Plus is a freeware download manager which boosts your downloading speed extensively. It is probably the fastest download manager among the free ones. This program basically breaks the files into multiple parts and simultaneously download it from multiple sources seeking out the fastest mirrors and then finally connecting those broken pieces. It performs all these functions very quickly and hence gives you the fastest downloading speed. Download accelerator plus comes along with many brilliant features like Video Downloader and Converter which enables you to convert video to any format of your choice; DAPsters with which you can ignore useless ads; DAP link checker with which you can get file information before downloading it; browser integration; Video Preview with which you can play your video and audio files as they download.

3. Orbit Downloader

Orbit Downloader is a new generation web( web 2.0) downloading manager which increases your downloading speed upto 5 times. It makes your downloading experience much easier and faster with its power packed features such as it is very light and small in size; tag features manages download files; downloads music, video and streaming media; supports RapidShare download; supports pause and resume feature; browser integration with firefox, internet explorer, opera and maxthon; supports metalink download and much more.

4. Free YouTube to MP3 Converter

Free YouTube to MP3 Converter is a freeware program for download management which downloads MP3 from any of the YouTube videos. This tool extracts audio from single as well multiple( playlists) YouTube videos. Its features include multistream downloading, saves original youtube files, output name is customizable, download history is saved, download videos which require YouTube authorization via Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome and so on.

5. Free YouTube Downloader

Free YouTube downloader is a freeware download manager with which you can download and save any YouTube videos and watch it later. This program supports multiple formats, so you can watch your videos in any of the supported formats, for example AVI, MP3, MP4, FLV, MPEG, DIVX, MOV, PSP etc. This tool can be easily installed and used to view videos offline in viewable formats.


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Anonymous August 18, 2012 at 1:01 am

What about Free Download Manager?

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Piunika August 21, 2012 at 1:39 am

Free download manager is also a great freeware utility. Worth trying.

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zeoh417 December 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm

*thumbs up*
Indeed. I have been using Free Download Manager for a long time now and I must say, its a really great tool.. It actually downloads almost everything.. From Youtube Videos to Bittorrent Contents.. Im actually surprised that it didnt got included in this List. Free Download Manager Download Flash Videos not only from Youtube but almost everywhere.. heck, I even use it to get videos from Facebook and the darn thing worked even faster that YTD.. IDM is also good and works better with Chrome.. the problem is its not free.. Orbit on the other hand download great but it doesnt have Bittorent Protocol…

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Rone736 October 28, 2013 at 4:13 am

I too uses FDM.It is good.But the problem is ,Now a days after downloading Youtube videos from Fdm,when i play those files i realize it does’nt have any audio.Also for bittorrent files the speed is ok,but if i stop the download for a while and continue it after several hours,after reboot then it is not working so many times.So torrent downloads not use Fdm,unless you are planning to download the file in a single shedule.

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Anonymous February 16, 2013 at 9:06 am

ITS VERY GOOD

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Robert Casey September 25, 2012 at 12:17 am

The worst is “Internet Download Manager” (IDM) which steals data from the user computers and sends back without asking permission. Not only will cpu usage mysteriously be used without notification, it actually copies some data illegally and sent out.

Just be very careful when using this program.

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Sam November 12, 2012 at 8:35 pm

how can you tell that IDM steals data illegally? could you share?

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imran March 20, 2013 at 6:38 am

i agree with you.. my pc is becoming slower on startup

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Sushruta Bhattacharjee July 29, 2013 at 10:31 pm

You are true. I have been using IDM for more than a year. When the program started on start-up, the system became INCREDIBLY slow – that I had to restart the computer 6-7 (!) times to get it back to the normal state. Then I stopped the software from running on start-up and my computer became amazingly fast.
Even after all this, I must admit that IDM is pretty good. Though you can use Download Accelerator Plus as an alternative – it is as good as IDM.

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Deepak September 19, 2013 at 9:43 am

I don’t agree with you.
Maybe your PC is faulty.

I always use IDM and it never slowed my PC or steal data and I never restart for nothing. It seems like your PC is infected with some kind of VIRUS. Try using/scanning your PC using Norton 360/Norton internet security trial version.

I always do this from time to time and never had any problem.
DAP is far more slower and uses more amount of data compared to IDM.
FDM or Orbit barely picks up anything.
Try using any Linux distro such as Ubuntu. You will get a very good download speed for free.

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Kalea September 13, 2013 at 5:30 am

It’s true. FDM is spyware.

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javed wardak November 15, 2012 at 10:22 pm

good

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Technocrat November 19, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Oh Yes there are so many download managers that actually steal and extract data from the recipient back into their pre-set data banks.
Breach of Confidentiality. Even media get does the same.
U can monitor such using the statistics of your modem dialer interface.
U may for example find that U have almost the same amount of Uploads as Downloads,
Yet You haven’t uploaded any requests / No surfing done, and no data uploads executed.
That means they are siphoning off your computer as much data as you are downloading. WATCH OUT FOR THEM

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zeoh417 December 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm

You Tube Downloader as its own name suggest is not a download manager! It is tool used to download You Tube Videos and it can only be used for You Tube Contents Only (The same thing applies to Bittorrent Clients!) Nothing more nothing less! A true Download Manager is one that MANAGES ALL DOWNLOADS! Like IDM, Orbit and Free Download Manager!

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SIDDHARTH SAMAIYA January 7, 2013 at 4:00 am

You can also download IDM from any torrent site for free.

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KOT January 19, 2013 at 6:17 am

Download Accelerator Plus does not support x64 browsers.

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Ahsan October 7, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Yes, you are true.

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KCH_MYS February 16, 2013 at 8:23 pm

What about Internet Download Manager (IDM) ???

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Me March 13, 2013 at 3:00 am

this list is nothing without IDM

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Todd March 14, 2013 at 7:41 am

IDM isnt free

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Ani July 10, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Just search for some torrent for internet download manager and you can get it all for free!

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Todd March 14, 2013 at 7:47 am

I get juat as good speeds with flashget as i do with any of the others and it is free of spyware and it is linked to my virus checker so all files are scanned . I am happy right there

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Kardo May 2, 2013 at 1:21 am

Newer versions of DAP are riddled with unwanted addware. I don’t recommend it.
Orbit can slow down your internet connection even when download is finished.
Both used to be quite good but I don’t reccomend either anymore.

Currently using Free Download Manager. It’s OK but should have more features, also is not as fast as others.

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Ahsan October 7, 2013 at 3:51 pm

If you use DAP Premium there won’t be any Ads. Try DAP Premium.

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nasim May 13, 2013 at 10:02 pm

IDM is tge best download manager………

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FuriousBlaze June 11, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Orbit not working well, IDM good but poor performance and other not used by me. I came here to find out nicer one but failed

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Obaidullah June 18, 2013 at 1:39 am

i use orbit, DAP, IDM the are free about 3week then the slow downloading
:)

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sirahj June 29, 2013 at 6:08 pm

can someone please tell me which is fastest???

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Sushruta Bhattacharjee July 29, 2013 at 11:07 pm

DAP is the fastest!

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Damion Turbide July 19, 2013 at 1:03 am

I found the same file but not including the trojan at keygenpen.

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Gurjit Sidhu August 20, 2013 at 4:40 am

I have used these all.But free download manager is the best according to me.It support you tube downloading and also supports torrent downloading.

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Deepak September 19, 2013 at 9:46 am

In your list, among the 5, 3 are only music/youtube/video downloader and can’t be termed as “download manager for Windows”. Your heading should have to be “youtube downloader for Windows”.

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Ahsan October 7, 2013 at 3:49 pm

DAP Premium is the best. DAP is faster than IDM , or any other download manager. I recommend people to use DAP Premium.

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Vasu October 17, 2013 at 3:43 am

Hello Guys
Have you ever tried Eagleget. It is a freeware and quite easy to use. It is similar to IDM and it allows you to download the file instantly. It as the same features as IDM. It is quite good.

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arun November 18, 2013 at 11:10 am

Dear Vasu,
Thank you very much.
After I read your comment, I immediately gone searching for that stuff and have it installed straight away.
Then I put some test on it.
Wow! EagleGet is so compatible with my win 7 – 64 bit!
I don’t see my downloads to crawl anymore.
EagleGet travels speed neither fast nor slow but smoothly fly in between.
All my downloading tasks is now fully handled by EagleGet hassle free apps.
Thanks to all EagleGet teamwork.
Thanks to Vasu.

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Anubhav October 19, 2013 at 3:34 am

Not, Bad

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Ravi November 1, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Use Orbit Version 2.0.1.4 Very Good.

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Kani December 19, 2013 at 7:32 am

Please …Remember One Thing friends…IDM is Always best while comparing with others Softwares. Because it does well in all the sites and so fast .I have used all the downloader and give this comment ..And it is free from spyware.

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Joel January 7, 2014 at 12:40 am

DAP is one of the best here?
Well that’s surprising!I’ve been using it for over 2 years and I wanted a change and I got here and saw the list. Great.

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Yash Sharma January 9, 2014 at 1:54 am

IDM is the bestest downloder

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upset January 20, 2014 at 1:02 pm

i have used IDM free version but it is expired but i need to use it again please any help….

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PAUL February 7, 2014 at 1:45 am

Hi everyone, I use You tube Down loader, its the best.

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sonu February 23, 2014 at 10:34 pm

dap……..is good
oribit is better than perfect…
and idm is marvellous but its begs for registration.

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rahul June 6, 2014 at 1:22 am

idm is a nice apps.

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