Comparison of download managers

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List of notable download managers. A download manager is a computer program dedicated to the task of downloading (and sometimes uploading) possibly unrelated stand-alone files from (and sometimes to) the Internet for storage.

Download managers[edit]

This comparison contains next to download managers also file sharing applications that can be used as download managers (using the http, https and ftp-protocol). For pure file sharing applications see the Comparison of file sharing applications.

Note: Download managers in purple are no longer in development.

General information[edit]

Manager Latest stable release License / Price (USD) Adware, Malware & Spyware[1] CLI GUI Web Linux Windows Mac OS X
4K Video Downloader 3.0.2.1
(November 6, 2013; 11 months ago (2013-11-06))
Proprietary / Freemium No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
BitComet 1.37 (December 31, 2013; 9 months ago (2013-12-31)) [±][2]

                                                               

Proprietary / freeware Adware from version 0.85 to 0.97;
Potentially sensitive information reported to BC Servers
Partial [3] Yes Yes[citation needed] No Yes No
Download Accelerator Manager  ? Freeware, $24.95 for Ultimate No  ? ?  ?  ? Yes ?
Download Accelerator Plus 10.0.5.7
(November 27, 2013; 10 months ago (2013-11-27))
Proprietary / Adware Free, $24.95 for Premium Adware on free version Yes[citation needed] Yes Yes[citation needed] No Yes No
Download Express 1.9.341
(June 27, 2007; 7 years ago (2007-06-27)[4])
Proprietary / Freeware, $9.95 for advanced mode None Known Yes[citation needed] Yes No No Yes No
DownloadStudio 7.0.5.0
(October 20, 2011; 2 years ago (2011-10-20))
Shareware / $24.95 None Known Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
DownThemAll! 2.0.17 (April 30, 2014; 5 months ago (2014-04-30)) [±][5] GPL / None Known No Yes No Requires Firefox Requires Firefox Requires Firefox
EagleGet 1.1.7.9
(February 18, 2014; 7 months ago (2014-02-18))
Freeware ? ? ? ? No Yes No
FlashGet 3.7.0.1195
(January 10, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-01-10))
Proprietary / Freeware Cydoor Pop-up ads,
banners[6]
No Yes Yes No Yes No
Folx 3.0.870
(October 9, 2013; 12 months ago (2013-10-09))
Shareware / $19.95 No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Free Download Manager 3.9.4 (Build 1479) (October 16, 2014; 3 days ago (2014-10-16)) [±][7] GPL / Software Informer (optional install) No Yes No No Yes No
Freemake Video Downloader 3.0.0.20
(February 17, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-02-17)[8])
Proprietary / Freeware None Known No Yes No No Yes No
Free Studio 6.3.1.514
(May 16, 2014; 5 months ago (2014-05-16)[9])
Proprietary / Freeware Adware Mobogenie (optional install) No Yes No No Yes No
FreshDownload ? freeware, name and e-mail required ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
GetRight 6.5 (January 24, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-01-24)) [±][10] Proprietary / $49.95 for Pro No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Go!Zilla 5.03
(February 1, 2008; 6 years ago (2008-02-01)[11])
Proprietary / $19.95 None as of Version 5;
Aureate adware prior to that
No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Internet Download Accelerator 5.14.2.1329
(December 27, 2012; 21 months ago (2012-12-27))
Proprietary / Freeware, $9.95 single/$24.95 family pack for Pro Adware on free version No Yes No No Yes No
Internet Download Manager 6.21 Build 7
(August 30, 2014; 50 days ago (2014-08-30))
Proprietary / $29.95 None Known Yes Yes No No Yes No
JDownloader 0.9.581
(19 January 2011; 3 years ago (2011-01-19))
GPL / Adware Mobogenie (optional install);
Adware browser hijacker Mysearchdial (Mandatory)
No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jigdo 0.7.3-3
(8 May 2006; 8 years ago (2006-05-08))
GPLv2 / No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
KGet 4.14.1 (September 16, 2014; 33 days ago (2014-09-16)) [±][12] GPL / None Known Yes Yes No Yes Part of KDE for Windows Part of KDE for Mac
MiniDM 2.5.1
(June 2, 2010; 4 years ago (2010-06-02)[13])
Proprietary / Freeware None Known No Yes No No Yes No
MLDonkey 3.1.5 (March 22, 2014; 6 months ago (2014-03-22)[14]) [±] GPL / None Known Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Shareaza 2.7.7.0 (September 14, 2014; 35 days ago (2014-09-14)[15]) [±] GPL / Original Client:
None Known
Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Tmib video downloader 3.5
(October 8, 2014; 11 days ago (2014-10-08)[16])
LGPL / None Yes Yes No No Yes No
uGet Template:Latest stable software release/UGet LGPL / None Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
Manager Latest stable release License / Price (USD) Adware, Malware & Spyware[1] CLI GUI Web Linux Windows Mac OS X

Protocol support[edit]

Manager HTTP HTTPS FTP SFTP MMS RTSP Metalink Magnet link Podcast RTMP BitTorrent eDonkey
4K Video Downloader Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes No No
BitComet Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ?
Download Accelerator Manager Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No ?
Download Accelerator Plus ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Download Express ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
DownloadStudio ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
DownThemAll! Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No No
EagleGet Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No No No No
FlashGet Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Folx ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Free Download Manager Yes Yes Yes No Yes[17] Yes[17] Yes Yes[18] No No Yes No
Freemake Video Downloader Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes No No
Free Studio Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes No No
FreshDownload Yes ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? No ?
GetRight Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes ? Yes No Yes No
Go!Zilla ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Internet Download Accelerator Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No
Internet Download Manager Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No No
JDownloader Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes No No No
Jigdo Yes ? Yes ? No No No No No No No No
KGet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? No No Yes No
MiniDM Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
MLDonkey Yes ? Yes ? No No No ? No No Yes Yes
Net Transport Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Orbit Downloader Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Shareaza Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Tmib video downloader Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes No No
uGet Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No Yes No
wxDownload Fast Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No No No No
Manager HTTP HTTPS FTP SFTP MMS RTSP Metalink Magnet link Podcast RTMP BitTorrent eDonkey

Features[edit]

Manager Web browser integration
Resuming
Download acceleration
URLs per file
Mirror search
Auto dial/hangup
Categorized downloads
Cookies import
Speed limit
File browser
ZIP preview
Add-on support
Scheduler
Checksum verification
Remote Access/Control
Modified Time-stamp preserved
4K Video Downloader No Yes Yes ? No No No No No Yes No No No No No ?
BitComet Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Download Accelerator Manager Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Download Accelerator Plus Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Download Express Yes Yes Yes 1 No Advanced mode Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes ? ?
DownloadStudio Yes Yes Yes 1 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No ? ?
DownThemAll! Requires Firefox Yes Yes 10 Beta No Yes No Beta No No No No Yes No Yes
EagleGet Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No ? Yes ? No ?
FlashGet Yes Yes Yes 1 Yes Yes Yes Yes All downloads Yes No Yes N/A No No ?
Folx ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Free Download Manager Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Freemake Video Downloader for Firefox and Chrome Yes Yes ? No No No No No No No No No No No ?
Free Studio Yes Yes Yes unlimited No No No No No No No No No No No ?
FreshDownload Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
GetRight Yes Yes 10 streams, needs mirrors for >4 streams unlimited Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Scripting Yes Yes Yes Yes
Go!Zilla ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Internet Download Accelerator Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Internet Download Manager Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No Yes
JDownloader Yes Yes Yes 1 No Yes No No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
Jigdo No Yes ? unlimited ? No No No No No No ? No Yes No ?
KGet Konqueror, Fx (via Flashgot plugin) Yes Yes unlimited Yes Yes Yes Yes BitTorrent Only[19] Yes No Yes ? Yes Yes ?
MiniDM Yes Yes Yes unlimited No No No No No Yes No Yes ? Yes Yes ?
MLDonkey Partial Yes No unlimited No No Yes No Yes No No Yes ? Yes Yes ?
Net Transport Yes Yes Yes 10 ? ? Yes ? All downloads ? ? ? ? Yes No ?
Orbit Downloader Yes Yes Yes 60 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ?
Shareaza IE; Fx and similar: ext. plugin[20] Yes Yes unlimited Yes via Scheduler Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ?
Tmib video downloader for Firefox and Chrome No Yes ? Yes No No No No No don't download videos in zip No No No No ?
uGet Firefox (via FlashGot); Chrome & Opera in development Yes Yes unlimited No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes ? No ?
wxDownload Fast Firefox Only Yes Yes 1-9 No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ?
Manager Web browser integration Resuming Download acceleration URLs per file Mirror search Auto dial/hangup Categorized downloads Cookies import Speed limit File browser ZIP preview Add-on support Scheduler
Checksum verification Remote Access/Control Modified Time-stamp preserved

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Unless otherwise noted, programs marked "Yes" without other inline citations have been tested 100% Free OR 100% Clean by Softpedia and/or other sources
  2. ^ "BitComet Client Release Notes - A free C++ BitTorrent/HTTP/FTP Download Client". www.bitcomet.com. 2010-08-31. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  3. ^ BitComet command line interface see BitComet Command Line - BitComet Wiki
  4. ^ "MetaProducts Download Express Product Development History". Metaproducts.com. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  5. ^ "DownThemAll! 2.0.17 released". www.downthemall.net. 2014-04-30. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  6. ^ Panganiban, Francis (2010-04-04), FlashGet 3.4 sucks!, KIX|TRIX 
  7. ^ "Free Download Manager". Files. Free Download Manager.org. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "Freemake Video Downloader Version History". 
  9. ^ "Free Studio Release News". 
  10. ^ "GetRight 6.3e+06". Headlight Software. 10 March 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2010. 
  11. ^ Headlight Software. "What's new with GoZilla Download Manager and Accelerator". Go!Zilla. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  12. ^ "KDE Ships Applications and Platform 4.14.1". KDE. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Download IE7Pro". Ie7pro.com. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  14. ^ "MLDonkey at SourceForge.net". MLDonkey.SourceForge.net. 2014-03-22. Retrieved 2014-05-09. 
  15. ^ "Shareaza download page on sourceforge Web site". SourceForge. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  16. ^ "Tmib Video Downloader This version changes". 
  17. ^ a b http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/blog/2012/12/27/current-stable-version-fdm-ver-3-9-2-build-1281/
  18. ^ http://freedownloadmanager.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16625/
  19. ^ "Bug 210694 - download speed maximum seems to be infunctional". Bugs.kde.org. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  20. ^ https://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/shareaza/index.php?title=DownloadManager.Firefox

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