Internet Download Manager

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Internet Download Manager
Internet Download Manager logo.png
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Internet Download Manager running on Windows 8.1
Developer(s)Tonec FZE
Initial release2.8 / 2 June 2001; 20 years ago (2001-06-02)
Stable release
6.40 Build 11 / 24 March 2022; 58 days ago (2022-03-24)[1]
Written inC, C++
Operating systemWindows 7 and later or an earlier version of Windows
PlatformIA-32, x64
SizeAbout 10 MB
Available in15 languages
TypeDownload manager

Internet Download Manager (also called IDM) is a shareware download manager owned by American company Tonec, Inc. which is based in New York City. It is only available for the Microsoft Windows operating system.

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool that manages and schedule downloads. It can use full bandwidth. It has recovery and resume capabilities to restore the interrupted downloads due to lost connection, network issues, and power outages.

IDM supports a wide range of proxy servers such as firewall, FTP, and HTTP protocols, cookies, MP3 audio and MPEG video processing. It efficiently collaborates with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other popular browsers to manage the download.[2]



In CNET's review, IDM received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars with CNET concluding "Internet Download Manager gives you the tools to download many types of files from the Internet and organize them as you see fit. You can categorize each file as you download it, and then access all downloads right from the app's main interface".[6]

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".[7] An extended review has been done by Softpedia in March 2014, giving the software 4 of 5 stars.[8]


  1. ^ "Internet Download Manager News".
  2. ^ "Download Free Software & Apps – Full Version & Reviews". Downloadwab. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Download FLV Videos from Video Sites with IDM plugin". Archived from the original on 25 April 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Internet Download Manager – Free Trial Download – Explore Win". Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  5. ^ "Internet Download Manager Features". Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Internet Download Manager - CNET". Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Internet Download Manager 6.19 Extended Review – Softpedia". Retrieved 4 March 2014.

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