Download Manager software is a software to manage your download activity like put download file in queue, pause, resume download, etc. Download Manager can also continue broken download file if for some reason your internet connection is down and the download activity doesn’t finish. A good download manager will allow you to resume the download, picking up where it left off.
Download manager also can improve download speed compare with ordinary browser download manager. When you download a file the it will start several concurrent download sessions from available resources for the one file. This works by splitting the file into parts with each part downloaded at the same time from multiple or mirrored resources. At the end the file is re-assembled to one file.
Actually almost all major browser built in with download manager. But the if you are download maniac then you need to use download manager software because it has some feature that browser download manager doesn’t has. Some download manager now support to download video from video sites like Youtube or Google Video. It will integrate with browser and can download as flv, mp4, or another popular format.
Below are 7 download manager software for Windows that you must know and you can get by free.
Eagleget is a download manager that can be used to download online video from YouTube, Vimeo, or another flash video on the web. It support pause, resume, multi-threaded technology to increase download speed, batch download, and support with most browser. It has simple interface like browser download manager and different with another download manager.
Download Accelerator Manager (DAM) is not only for download files but also Web media like Video easily at maximum speed. DAM is integrated with Firefox, IE, Chrome, Safari, and Opera browsers. It support accelerate speed, schedule, resume, recover, and manage downloaded files.
FlashGet uses MHT(Multi-server Hyper-threading Transportation) technique, supports various protocols and has excellent document management features. FlashGet support HTTP, FTP, BT, and can download video from YouTube.
Free Download Manager is popular free download manager software that support for IE, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari. It has some good features like simultaneous multi-part downloads; restart and recover; powerful scheduler; management of downloaded files. Free Download Manager can download video from youtube or google video, ftp, and bittorrent support.
Fresh Download is FreshDesign product’s that can be downloaded fast files from FTP, HTTP and HTTPS protocols. It has some good features like pause and resume broken downloads, multiple connections download manager, schedule, antivirus support, ability to download from password protected sites, and built-in Zip file extractor. It also integrate with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firebird, Firefox, Netscape Communicator, Opera, Avant Browser, Crazy Browser, Maxthon / MyIE2, Slim Browser, in any Windows operating system
GetGo Download Manager integrates with IE and Firefox browsers and can download videos from YouTube and other websites with embedded FLV flash videos with one-click. It also support batch download using template, auto rename, download scheduler, and managing downloaded files.
uGet Download Manager is design for Linux but it also can be used on Windows OS as standalone application. This program support pause and resume, classify download, every category has an independent configuration, Firefox through Flashgot plugin, and much more.
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