It is always safe to download large files from the internet using any third party tool. Internet download manager is the most popular software for downloading the files, but it is not free to use. If you don’t want to purchase a license of IDM, then Free Download Manager is the best alternative. FDM is free, safe, and user-friendly download accelerator and manager for Windows OS. The application makes download process a lot easier. The free version of this tool is available as a lite version and if needs additional features, you can be install as plug-in. There are three plugins available for FDM : Video Conversion plugin, BitTorrent plugin, and Languages pack.


Like the popular IDM, FDM also accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously, that resulting in an increase in download speeds. FDM can resume stopped / broken downloads, so you don’t need to start downloading from the beginning, also there is no loss of bandwidth.

Free Download Manager also offers download video from many websites. You can download videos in .flv format or can also convert to one of more popular video formats. It also allows you to: adjust traffic usage; to organize and schedule downloads; download video from video sites; download whole web sites with HTML Spider; operate the program remotely, via the internet, and more.

FDM comes with built-in Upload Manager that lets you upload your files easily to share them with other people. It also integrates with your Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer or Outlook Express.

In my opinion, Free Download Manager is the best free downloading software which is available over the internet.

FDM is compatible with both 32-Bit and 64-Bit, including Windows XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Win 8, and Win 10. FDM is also available for Mac OS X 10.9 or later. You can download Free Download Manager from here.