Internet Download Manager (IDM) features , advantages and disadvantages

Download manager is the software program that helps you to manage your download , It can save downloads , It can schedule downloads , It can resume downloads and It can provide many more features while you are downloading any file from the internet , There are many download manager programs such as Internet Download manager , Download Accelerator Plus , Orbit Downloader etc .

You have to know that some of the download managers are available free of cost and some of them will cost you , They can provide the hidden download facility , And it will not show in downloading list or anywhere else , They use your maximum internet speed , They have the ability to download videos from the streaming sites and it is well integrated with your browsers .

It is very important to know that the file to be downloaded is divided into chunks and all the parts are downloaded at the same time , It increases the response time from the server and you get maximum downloading speed , It is the basic concept for any downloading manager .

Download Manager offers fast downloading speed ( Give best from your available bandwidth ) , It presents scheduled download , It has prioritized download , It can pause and resume download , It can download the media file directly while playing it on your browser , And It has hidden download .

Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager (IDM) advantages

You should know that Internet Download Manager is the most popular download manager , It is also called IDM , It is a shareware download manager , It is available for the Microsoft Windows operating system only , It is the best among all downloading manager , It provides all the facilities like save , resume , schedule , etc .

IDM plugins will automatically installed and integrated to the browser when you install it , These plugins will help to popup the download now window whenever it find any media file playing in the web browser , So , you can download YouTube videos while watching them without installing separately any YouTube downloader easily .

IDM divides downloads into multiple streams for faster downloading , It offers batch downloads , It presents Import/Export download jobs , It offers auto/manual updating of download address , It has multiple queues  , And it has recent downloads list for easy access to the directories .

IDM offers video downloading from streaming video sites , It has dynamic segmentation throughout the downloading process , It has many Protocols such as HTTP , FTP , HTTPS , MMS and Microsoft ISA , It has Authentication protocols such as Basic , Negotiate , NTLM, and Kerberos that allow for the storage and the auto-authentication of the user names and the passwords .

Internet Download Manager ( IDM ) supports the following web browsers such as Internet Explorer , Opera , Flock , Google Chrome , Netscape Navigator , Apple Safari , Mozilla Firefox , and many others , You can drag and drop the files , If you want to download the large files , It can withstand and resume the broken and the interrupted downloads because of the connection errors or the unexpected shut downs .

IDM can download flv videos from Youtube and also from other sites , It has user friendly and simple interface , It can schedule downloads , It maintains a constant speed throughout , It has resume capabilities and pause and resume downloads , It also has many features such as Zip preview , Scheduler etc because it is a paid software .

Internet Download Manager can increase download speeds up to 5 times , It can resume and schedule downloads , It comes with simple graphic user interface that makes IDM user friendly and easy to use , It supports proxy servers , ftp and http protocols , the firewalls , the redirects , the cookies , the authorization , MP3 audio and MPEG video content processing .

Internet Download Manager (IDM) disadvantages

Internet Download Manager (IDM) had bugs in the integration with Google chrome browser in the previous editions  ( Fixed now ) , IDM is not Free , You have to pay after the trial season is over , But there are a lot of cracks available on the web , It does not work for every user , It depends on how browser is set , And it depends on the user experience .

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