Comparison of download managers

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This comparison contains download managers, and 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.

General information[edit]

Manager Platform Latest release License Cost CLI GUI Notes
Version Date
BitComet macOS 1.98[1] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-12-08 Proprietary No cost Partial[2] Yes [a]
Windows 1.98[1] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-12-08
Download Accelerator Plus macOS 10.0.6.0[3] Edit this on Wikidata 2014-07-21 Proprietary Depends ? Yes
Windows
DownloadStudio Windows 10.0.4.0[4] Edit this on Wikidata 2017-12-21 Proprietary At cost[b] Yes Yes
Web
DownThemAll! GNU/Linux 4.6.1[5] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-11-30 GPL-2.0-only No cost No Yes
macOS
Windows
Web
FlashGet Windows 3.7.0.1220[6] Edit this on Wikidata 2013-05-17 Proprietary No cost No Yes
Web
Free Download Manager GNU/Linux 6.18.1.4920[7] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-11-11 Proprietary No cost[c] No Yes
macOS
Windows
Free Studio GNU/Linux 6.7.4.1101[8] Edit this on Wikidata 2021-11 Proprietary No cost No Yes
macOS
Windows
Freemake Video Downloader Windows 4.1.14.1[9] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-12-06 Proprietary No cost No Yes [d]
GetRight Windows 6.5[10][11] Edit this on Wikidata 2011-01-24 Proprietary At cost[e] Yes Yes
Web
Go!Zilla macOS 5.02[12] Edit this on Wikidata 2008-03-05 Proprietary At cost[f] No Yes [g]
Windows
Web
Internet Download Manager Windows 6.41 Build 6[13] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-12-03 Proprietary At cost[h] Yes Yes
JDownloader GNU/Linux 2.0[14] Edit this on Wikidata 2016-05-26 GPL No cost Yes Yes [i][j]
macOS
Windows
Web
Jigdo FreeBSD 0.8.1[15] Edit this on Wikidata 2021-10-31 GPL-2.0-only No cost Yes No
GNU/Linux
macOS
Solaris
Windows
KGet GNU/Linux 22.12.0[16] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-12-08 GPL-2.0-or-later No cost Yes Yes [k]
macOS
Windows
Microsoft Download Manager Windows 1.2.1[17] Edit this on Wikidata 2011-11-08 Proprietary No cost No Yes
MiniDM Windows 2.5.1[18] 2010-06-02 Proprietary No cost No Yes
MLDonkey GNU/Linux 3.1.7[19] Edit this on Wikidata 2020-06-21 GPL-2.0-or-later No cost Yes Yes
Windows
Web
Shareaza Windows 2.7.10.2[20] Edit this on Wikidata 2017-09-18 GPL-2.0-or-later No cost Yes Yes
Web
Manager Platform Latest release License Cost CLI GUI Notes
Version Date

Protocol support[edit]

Manager HTTP HTTPS FTP SFTP MMS RTSP Metalink Magnet link Podcast RTMP BitTorrent eDonkey
BitComet Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? Yes Yes
Download Accelerator Plus Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
DownloadStudio ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
DownThemAll! Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No No No
FlashGet Yes Maybe[l] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Free Download Manager Yes Yes Yes No Yes[21] Yes[21] No Yes[22] No No Yes No
Freemake Video Downloader Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No
Free Studio Yes Yes No No No No No No No Yes No No
GetRight Yes Maybe[m] Yes No No No Yes ? Yes No Yes No
Go!Zilla ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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 Yes No No No No No No No No No
KGet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? No No Yes No
Microsoft Download Manager Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
MiniDM Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
MLDonkey Yes ? Yes ? No No No ? No No Yes Yes
Shareaza Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No Yes Yes
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
BitComet Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Download Accelerator Plus Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
DownloadStudio Yes Yes Yes 1 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No ? ?
DownThemAll! Yes Yes Yes 10 Beta No Yes No Beta No No No No Yes No Yes
FlashGet Yes Yes Yes unknown limit Yes Yes Yes Yes All downloads Yes No Yes No No ?
Free Download Manager Yes Yes Yes 10 Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free Studio Yes Yes Yes unlimited No No No No No No No No No No No ?
Freemake Video Downloader No Yes Yes unlimited No No No No Yes Yes No No No No No ?
GetRight Yes Yes Partial[n] unlimited Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Scripting Yes Yes Yes Yes
Go!Zilla ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Internet Download Manager Yes Yes Yes 1 refreshable No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No 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 No
KGet Yes[o] Yes Yes unlimited Yes Yes Yes Yes BitTorrent Only[23] Yes No Yes ? Yes Yes ?
Microsoft Download Manager Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No No No No No No No ?
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 ?
Shareaza Yes[p] Yes Yes unlimited Yes via Scheduler Yes 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]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Adware from version 0.85 to 0.97; Potentially sensitive information reported to BC Servers.
  2. ^ $24.95
  3. ^ No cost after version 5.0.
  4. ^ Offers to install sponsored software upon installation changing default search engine and browsers homepage.
  5. ^ $49.95 for Pro
  6. ^ $19.95
  7. ^ No adware as of Version 5; Aureate adware prior to that.
  8. ^ $24.95 lifetime for 1 PC.
  9. ^ Version 2: Adware comes bundled but can install even when not ticking yes.
  10. ^ Version 0.9: Adware Mobogenie (optional install); Adware browser hijacker Mysearchdial (optional install).
  11. ^ Part of "KDE for Mac" and "KDE for Windows".
  12. ^ 1.7x, 1.9x.
  13. ^ Paid version only.
  14. ^ 10 streams, needs mirrors for >4 streams.
  15. ^ Konqueror, Fx (via Flashgot plugin).
  16. ^ IE; Fx and similar: ext. plugin.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.bitcomet.com/en/changelog; retrieved: 14 December 2022.
  2. ^ BitComet command line interface see BitComet Command Line - BitComet Wiki
  3. ^ "FREE Download Manager - Download Accelerator Plus - Speedbit". Archived from the original on 26 July 2014.
  4. ^ "DownloadStudio - Internet Download Manager And Download Accelerator - Whats New". Archived from the original on 23 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Release 4.6.1". 30 November 2022. Retrieved 9 December 2022.
  6. ^ "FlashGet 3.7.0.1220 International, revised version released". 17 May 2013. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015.
  7. ^ https://www.freedownloadmanager.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=17900; publication date: 11 November 2022; retrieved: 14 December 2022.
  8. ^ "Free Studio | World's #1 Freeware Suite by DVDVideoSoft". Archived from the original on 3 December 2021.
  9. ^ https://www.freemake.com/freemake_video_downloader_changelog/.
  10. ^ "GetRight® 6.5". Archived from the original on 16 February 2011.
  11. ^ "GetRight 6.3e+06". Archived from the original on 13 July 2011.
  12. ^ "Go!Zilla: Download GoZilla Download Manager and Accelerator". Archived from the original on 2 December 2008.
  13. ^ "Internet Download Manager News and Updates". Archived from the original on 16 December 2022.
  14. ^ "JDownloader 2 has been released". 26 May 2016. Archived from the original on 29 May 2016.
  15. ^ https://www.einval.com/~steve/software/jigdo/.
  16. ^ "Releases 22.12.0 2022-12-08". Retrieved 15 December 2022.
  17. ^ "Microsoft Download Manager". Archived from the original on 15 June 2012.
  18. ^ "Download IE7Pro". Ie7pro.com. Archived from the original on 2010-08-08. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  19. ^ "Release 3.1.7". 21 June 2020. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  20. ^ https://sourceforge.net/projects/shareaza/files/Shareaza/Shareaza-2.7.10.2/.
  21. ^ a b "Free Download Manager » Blog Archive » FDM ver. 3.9.2". Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  22. ^ "FDM 3.9.3 - www.freedownloadmanager.org". Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  23. ^ "Bug 210694 - download speed maximum seems to be infunctional". Bugs.kde.org. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  24. ^ "Shareaza". Retrieved 10 December 2016.