IDM Review Sep. 2018 – What’s the Hype All About?

The Internet Download Manager, also known as IDM is an application for Windows Operating System, which helps in managing and downloading the files from the Internet. This is quite a useful software since it boosts up the download speed up to 5 times the average rate. We tried and tested this application thoroughly and thus, have come up with a review of the Internet Download Manager. So let’s go ahead and know what the pros and cons of Internet Download Manager are!

The Pros of Internet Download Manager are:

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#1 Download Modes:

1. The fastest way to download files is by using the ‘Automatic Mode.’ On using this mode, IDM takes over downloads and starts downloading files automatically when you click on download links.

2. You can also download all the downloadable files or a particular link from a webpage. Right-click on a link in your browser, you will see ‘Download with IDM‘ option in the drop-down box. You can also select a text and click on ‘Download with IDM‘ to add all links in the selected text to IDM.

3. You can also copy the URL of the file which you wish to download and paste it into the application to download it on your PC.

#2 Download Speed:

IDM is widely known for its high-speed downloads. This is possible only due to the fragmentation of the original file. IDM divides the original file into a number of files and downloads them simultaneously and stores them temporarily on your hard disc. Once all the files are downloaded, they are combined, and a complete data is permanently stored on your PC.

#3 Compatibility:

1. Web Browsers– IDM is compatible with a number of web browsers such as Opera, Avant Browser, AOL, MSN Explorer, Netscape, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and other popular browsers.

2. Languages- IDM is highly multilingual. It supports languages such as English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and many other languages.

3. Proxy Servers- IDM supports a wide range of proxy servers which include firewall, FTP, and HTTP protocols, MP3 audio and MPEG video processing, redirected cookies.

#3 Built-in Scheduler:

Using the Scheduler, you can schedule the time depending on when you wish to download a particular file. IDM will automatically connect to the Internet, download the mentioned file and turn off your computer once the files are downloaded.

#4 Resume IDM Downloads:

In IDM, you cannot lose out on your download progress since it has a powerful recovery and resume capabilities. You can use it to restore the obstructed downloads. There could be many reasons to this issue which include lost connection, network issues, etc.

Read: How to Resume Downloads in IDM.

The Pros of Internet Download Manager are:

#1 User Interface:

We did not find the interface of IDM to be very attractive. However, some people might consider it to be a pro since there is no scope for confusion. Even though the user interface is work oriented, we do find a scope for improvement in it!

#2 Price:

The users can benefit from the services provided by IDM for 30 days. This is the trial period given to the new users. Once the trial period expires, the users have to pay for keeping the services. The price which the users have to pay after the trial period expires is around $29.95 which is subject to change.

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These were the pros and cons of IDM which we could find for you! As far as we understand, Internet Download Manager is one of the best options to use for downloading files from the Internet on your PC. If you have something to add, do let us know about it in the comments section below.

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