Free Download Manager is a powerful open-source downloading application that has millions of loyal users all over the world. It lets you download files or whole web sites from any remote server via HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and BitTorrent up to 6 times faster, even when downloading from slow sites. FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously. As a result download speed increases up to 600%, or even more!
New features include BitTorrent support, built-in upload manager that makes it possible to upload files easily to share them with other people, and the ability to download flash video from video sites, such as Youtube, MySpace videos, Dailymotion, Yahoo, etc. After flash video download is complete, you can convert it to another video format, such as simple AVI, DivX, MPEG4 and more.
The list of FDM features includes integration with the most popular browsers (Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla and FireFox), resuming broken downloads, simultaneous downloading from several mirrors, adjusting traffic usage, enhanced audio/video files support, ZIP files preview, browsing web and FTP folders, and more.
FDM now also offers more flexibility with the new option of remote control (it lets users control FDM remotely, via the Internet). FDM also allows creating a portable version which makes it possible to enjoy the software on every computer without another installation.
Free Download Manager is the first social download manager inspired by Web 2.0 technologies. It protects you from malicious or useless downloads as it lets you read other users opinions about a downloaded file right from the download window. If the file contains spyware or adware, FDM will alert you before the download is started. You can also review any of your downloaded files and inform other users.