Free Download Manager (FDM) is a feature-rich tool for handling and accelerating downloads. Includes a site explorer, offline website downloader, scheduler, video downloader (YouTube, Google Video, etc.), BitTorrent support, and more. An included media file preview prevents downloading mislabeled music or video while a ZIP file preview tool saves download time and bandwidth by selectively removing unneeded parts. A hash check capability can verify downloads and the program can be controlled remotely over the Internet (fdmwi.exe).
Especially useful to overcome unreliable/slow connections that require frequent download restarts, when bandwidth is at a premium, or for very large files.
Alternatively, Free Download Manager Portable is available, as well as a "lite" version, which has not been tested for portability.
NOTE: Version 5 of this program is not portable (thanks Joby) and uses a freeware license.
|System Requirements:||WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10|
|Writes settings to:||Application folder. It writes some values to the registry, but these are not related to any user settings.|
|Dependencies:||WinXP: requires Service Pack 3 or above|
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|Similar/alternative apps:||Web Downloader|