Internet Download Manager
is a tool for increasing download speeds by up to 5 times, and for
resuming, scheduling, and organizing downloads. The program will resume
unfinished downloads due to lost connections, network problems, or
unexpected power outages. It can connect to the Internet at a set time,
download the files you want, and disconnect or shut down your computer
when it's done. It supports FTP, HTTP, and SHTTP protocols, MP3 audio
files, and MPEG video-content processing.
Version 4.06 improves the general security
of Internet Download Manager, adds several enhancements to the logic of
download engine, fixes buffer overflow bug when taking over downloads
with long URLs, adds authorization dialog in case authorization
information don't match, and improves processing of sites that demand
different authorization information.
In a package as prosaic as its name, Internet Download Manager proves itself a
solid performer, handling with aplomb most of the tasks you expect. First and
foremost, it doubled download speeds in our tests. You can use the command-line
interface to execute standard features, such as resuming a file transfer,
scheduling downloads, connecting through dial-up, and logging on to
password-protected sites. Experienced downloaders will appreciate being able to
limit the number of connections and the download speeds for specific sites.
Conveniently, the program integrates into your browser, even if you use Mozilla
or Opera. Notable additional functionality includes automatic virus-checking and
the ability to download all files linked to a page. However, the program isn't
quite a full-fledged grabber that analyzes a site and retrieves, for example,
all images. Easy to use and modest, Internet Download Manager can satisfy most
users in need of a trusty transfer tool.
Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to
500 percent, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and
resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost
connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages.
Simple graphic user interface makes IDM user friendly and easy to use.
Internet Download Manager has a smart download logic accelerator that features
intelligent dynamic file segmentation and safe multipart downloading technology
to accelerate your downloads. Unlike other download accelerators and managers
that segment files before downloading starts, Internet Download Manager segments
downloaded files dynamically during download process. Internet Download Manager
reuses available connections without additional connect and login stages to
achieve better acceleration performance.
Internet Download Manager supports proxy servers, ftp and http protocols,
firewalls, redirects, cookies, directories with authorization, MP3 audio and
MPEG video content processing, and a large number of directory listing formats.
IDM integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, MSN
Explorer, AOL, Opera, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firebird, Avant Browser,
MyIE2, and all other popular browsers to automatically handle your downloads.
You can also drag and drop files, or use Internet Download Manager from command
line. Internet Download Manager can dial your modem at the set time, download
the files you want, then hang up or even shut down your computer when it's done.
Other features include multilingual support, zip preview, download categories,
built-in download accelerator, scheduler pro, sounds on events, HTTPS support,
queue processor, pipelining of ftp commands, html help and tutorial, enhanced
virus protection on download completion, progressive downloading with quotas
(useful for connections that use some kind of fair access policy or FAP like
Direcway, Direct PC, Hughes, etc.), command line parameters, and many others.
Version 4.06 adds improved browser integration, security fixes, XP visual
styles, downloadable skins, enhanced download engine, the unique integration
into all latest browsers, and a wealth of other improvements and new features.
Take a look at the news page if you want more information.