Internet Download Manager (also called IDM) is a shareware download manager owned by American company Tonec, Inc. which is based in New York City. It is only available for the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool that manages and schedule downloads. It can use full bandwidth. It has recovery and resume capabilities to restore the interrupted downloads due to lost connection, network issues, and power outages.
IDM supports a wide range of proxy servers such as firewall, FTP, and HTTP protocols, redirected cookies, MP3 audio and MPEG video processing. It efficiently collaborates with Opera, Avant Browser, AOL, MSN Explorer, Netscape, MyIE2, and other popular browsers to manage the download.
- Divides downloads into multiple streams for faster downloading
- Batch downloads
- Import/Export download jobs
- Auto/manual updating of download address
- Multiple queues
- Recent downloads list for easy access to directories
- Video downloading from streaming video sites.
- Dynamic segmentation throughout the downloading process.
- Protocols: HTTP, FTP, HTTPS, MMS and Microsoft ISA
- Authentication protocols: Basic, NTLM, and Kerberos allowing for storage and auto-authentication of user names and passwords.
- IDM supports the following web browsers: Internet Explorer, Opera, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Netscape Navigator, Apple Safari, Flock, Firefox, and many others.
In CNET‘s review, IDM received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars with CNET concluding “Internet Download Manager gives you the tools to download many types of files from the Internet and organize them as you see fit. You can categorize each file as you download it, and then access all downloads right from the app’s main interface”.
Softpedia gave IDM a rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars with the editor stating in his review that “Internet Download Manager is a must have application for many users out there”. An extended review has been done by Softpedia in March 2014, giving the software 4 of 5 stars