Internet Download Manager

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Internet Download Manager (IDM)
Internet Download Manager logo.png
Developer(s) Tonec Inc.
Stable release
Version 6.26 Build 9 / 11 November 2016; 23 days ago (2016-11-11)[1]
Written in C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Download Manager
License Shareware

Internet Download Manager (also called IDM) is a shareware download manager. It is only available for the Microsoft Windows operating system.


IDM downloading a file

• Divides downloads into multiple streams for faster downloading

• Batch downloads

• Import/Export download jobs

• Auto/manual updating of download address

• Multiple queues

• Recent downloads list for easy access to directories

• Video downloading from streaming video sites.[2]

• Dynamic segmentation throughout the downloading process.

• Protocols: HTTP, FTP, HTTPS, MMS[3] and Microsoft ISA

• Authentication protocols: Basic, Negotiate, NTLM, and Kerberos allowing for storage and auto-authentication of user names and passwords.

• IDM supports the following web browsers: Internet Explorer, Opera, Netscape Navigator, Apple Safari, Flock, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and many others.[4]


In CNET's review, IDM received a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars with CNET concluding "Internet Download Manager strikes us as a natural choice for users in need of a trusty transfer tool".[5]

Softpedia gave IDM a rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars with the editor stating in his review that "Internet Download Manager is a must have application for many users out there".[6] An extended review has been done by Softpedia on March 2014, giving the software 4 of 5 stars.[7]


  1. ^ "Internet Download Manager News". 
  2. ^ "Download FLV Videos from Video Sites with IDM plugin". Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Internet Download Manager – Free Trial Download – Tucows Downloads". Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Internet Download Manager Features". Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Internet Download Manager - CNET". Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Download Internet Download Manager 6.12 Beta 2 / 6.11 Build 8 Free Trial – Schedule, resume and accelerate downloads by up to 5 times with this very good accelerator – Softpedia". Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Internet Download Manager 6.19 Extended Review – Softpedia". Retrieved 4 March 2014. 

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