How much do you download from the Web on a daily basis? Never bothered counting? Still, no matter whether you're a video addict or a heavy apps user, organizing the downloading process efficiently is always important, and this will require the right tools. So today I'm going to list the most powerful download managers, which should help you to get the files you want fast and easy, without disrupting your other tasks.
This beefy download manager is free and open-source. With it, you'll be able to download files and whole websites from any remote server over HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, and BitTorrent protocols. Free Download Manager (FDM) supports download acceleration, file splitting, adjusting traffic usage, downloads scheduling, and many more useful features that allow you to make it as non-intrusive as possible.
Besides, it allows resuming broken downloads, which will save your traffic and precious time. Overall, if you want to avoid all those nightmares common to downloading big files, Free Download Manager is close to a must-have.
Another handy download tool that will manage and accelerate your downloads. It has a simple graphic interface, but Internet Download Manager is actually quite advanced: it uses a safe multi-part downloading technology that is claimed to increase download speeds by up to five times.
Like FDM, it resumes and schedules downloads, supports using proxy servers, FTP and HTTP protocols, and allows you to drag and drop the files you need to download, which greatly facilitates the whole procedure. Additionally, you can integrate Internet Download Manager with Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, and other popular browsers.
Download Accelerator is actually intended not just as a solution to improve your download speeds, but also as a system maintenance tool with an integrated anti-virus, trace cleaner, file shredder, and file converter.
Along with similar applications, Download Accelerator allows multi-part downloading, splitting files into smaller parts and thus reducing the time it takes you to get the needed files. Moreover, this application gives you a number of useful and interesting add-ons, both related to its main functionality and not so much.
This download manager is designed to simplify downloading files from one-click hosters like Megaupload.com or Rapidshare.com. Interestingly enough, the application doesn't require you to have a premium account on those storage servers, as it's aimed for both premium users and those who choose not to pay for premium features.
JDownloader is written completely in Java, comes absolutely free of charge, and includes a list of over a hundred storage servers with preset settings for each one of them. In addition to this, the manager supports downloading in multiple parallel streams, automatic file extraction, and captcha recognition. All you need is to insert the download link and JDownloader will perform the whole task all by itself.
Well, these are my favorites and I'd recommend you give each of these at least a try, to pick the best for you. Don't forget to let us know which one you liked the most and share it in the comments below!