Admit it! You need a good download manager to manage your downloads!
Choosing The Best Download Manager
While searching for a good download manager, we’ve to consider at least some features to make into the final cut. A good download manager should be able to resume downloads with ease, has good browser integration and work seamlessly. Video downloading is a plus and it should be easy to use. I have been playing with different download managers for some time now. Today I’ll let you know what I found, IDM is still the best download manager even in 2016. There is not a single download manager that can beat IDM comparing it’s speed, ease of use and vast functionality. I’ll be explaining why
Ease of Use
One of the best features of IDM is its ease of use. The download manager is dead simple to use. After installing, you’ll be greeted with a screen like this which enables you to manage all your downloads seamlessly. I have found this UI extremely easy comparing other mainstream downloaders like FDM, Eagleget & DAP.
From here, you can do various things, you can even schedule your downloads and sleep so that it shut downs your PC upon completing the download!
icon-youtube Download Videos with Ease – The best video grabber in a Download Manager
Trust me, I have tried different download managers, the one thing that always kept me faithful to IDM is its incredible built in Video Grabber. You visit any site with video, it shows an option to download the video. As simple as that! It is one of the best features of IDM and not many download managers support it. Moreover, IDM is the only one, which shows Download Video button in almost all websites that has video in it. The best way of downloading webpage embedded videos from the Internet is here. After installing IDM, “Download This Video” button pops up whenever you are watching a video anywhere in the Internet. Just click on the button to start downloading clips.
icon-rocket Increase Download Speed Up To 5x
Internet Download Manager can accelerate downloads by up to 5 times due to its intelligent dynamic file segmentation technology. IDM was one of the first few managers that introduced this file segments downloaded technology and it still beats others ass! IDM still achieves best acceleration performance comparing all others. I ran a test comparison, downloading the same file from same server using different download managers. The result was something like this:
As you can see, I got maximum speed while downloading with IDM
icon-forward Resume Downloads
IDM can resume unfinished download from the place where they left off. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost or dropped connections. IDM can resume one of the worst downloads which other downloaders couldn’t resume for me.
icon-gears Other Miscellaneous Features
- Schedule Downloads & automatic shut down
- Best browser integration – Supports Firefox, Chrome, Opera and other browsers
- Drag and Drop – you may simply drag and drop links to IDM and it’ll start downloading
- Download Categories IDM can organize downloads automatically using defined download categories.
- Automatic Updates
icon-warning Why You Should Not Pirate It & Buy It Instead
Despite having a lot of trouble, some people prefer to use IDM via various cracks and other illegal ways. Hey, DON’T DO IT. There’s one major disadvantages of using cracks.
- You cannot use the always updated version
- You cannot take update via auto updater
- Browser Integration breaks
The major problem of using old version of IDM is, it looses browser integration capability. The browser integration has to be updated regularly to have 100% functionality. And it’s a pain, cracking each time after update. So what you can do, you can head over to the Internet Download Manager official site and buy licensed copy for $19.99 a lifetime license
Believe me, it’s worth it! You can have a peace of mind, paying a little appreciation to the software company 🙂
Saif Hassan is widely known as saiftheboss7 in online communities. He loves to brainstorm on topics including PHP, theme customization & WordPress. A pro PC guy. working in Web Design, SEO & Google Adsense. Passionate about Blogging, WordPress, Google, SEO, Gadgets, Macs, Smart Phone, Android and helping others. Other interests and post topics include Photography, Psychology, Literacy, Science, Bengali and Life. 🙂 Loves to write about Microsoft, Apple & Google.