Internet Download Manager

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Internet Download Manager
Developer(s)Tonec Inc.
Initial release2.8 / 2 June 2001; 22 years ago (2001-06-02)
Stable release
6.41 Build 20 / 9 September 2023; 18 days ago (2023-09-09)[1]
Written inC, C++
Operating systemWindows XP and later
PlatformIA-32, x64
SizeAbout 11 MB
Available in50+[2] languages
TypeDownload manager

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a shareware download manager software application owned by American company Tonec, Inc. It is only available for the Microsoft Windows operating system.

IDM is a tool that manages and schedules downloads. It can use full bandwidth, and contains recovery and resume capabilities to continue downloading files that were interrupted due to a loss of network connection or other unexpected failures.

IDM supports a wide range of proxy servers such as firewall, FTP, and HTTP protocols, cookies, MP3 audio and MPEG video processing. It is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera and other popular browsers to manage downloads from the internet.[3]


  • 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[4]
  • Dynamic segmentation throughout the downloading process
  • Protocols: HTTP, FTP, HTTPS, MMS[5] and Microsoft ISA
  • Authentication protocols: Basic, NTLM, and Kerberos allowing for storage and auto-authentication of user names and passwords
  • Support for the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Firefox, Opera and many others[6]


In CNET, IDM received a user rating of 4 out of 5 stars, based on 1,909 votes.[7]

Softpedia gave IDM a rating of 5/5 stars, complementing on its convenience, effectiveness & diversity of options.[8] An extended review has been done by Softpedia in March 2014; giving the software 4/5 stars, but criticized IDM for not having released a major version since 2010.[9] An updated review gave IDM a rating of 5/5 stars again.[10]


  1. ^ "Internet Download Manager News".
  2. ^ "Internet Download Manager Translations".
  3. ^ "Download Free Software & Apps – Full Version & Reviews". Downloadwab. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Download FLV Videos from Video Sites with IDM plugin". Retrieved 11 January 2023.
  5. ^ "Internet Download Manager – Free Trial Download – Explore Win". Archived from the original on 22 January 2021. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Internet Download Manager Features". Retrieved 13 January 2023.
  7. ^ "Internet Download Manager – Free download & software reviews - CNET Download". Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Accelerate Your Downloads – Softpedia". 8 October 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  9. ^ "Internet Download Manager 6.19 Extended Review – Softpedia". 4 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Download Internet Download Manager (IDM) 6.41 Build 3". Softpedia. Retrieved 4 October 2022.

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