Free Download Manager 3.9.4 Build 1478 Fileforum Pick

4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 (1165 votes)


Windows (All) / Open Source / 316,202 downloads

Free Download Manager (FDM) is a full-featured freeware downloading program. It allows you to download files and whole web sites from any remote server via HTTP, HTTPS and FTP.

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    Free Download Manager

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  • Latest Changes

    - Brand new Google Chrome extension

    - Bittorrent: UPnP, NAT-PMP, Local Peer Discovery

    - Firefox 30 support

    - General bug fixes

Reviews of Free Download Manager

  1. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Sep 23, 2013)

    Get the Lite version Unless you still Bat on with Torrents.. Snigggger..!!
    Easily made portable from the "setup" file via CMD:Innounp
    Highly configurable. Well maintained..... A super 5*

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing (Jan 16, 2013)

    Been using it for years. Works flawlessly...and it's free!

  3. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (Aug 24, 2012)

    Downloaded this program and experienced such great pain trying to download Xubuntu files for almost two weeks straight, that I couldn't wait to get it off of my computer. Firstly, I tried downloading the 680 MB file without stopped several times; then I tried the torrent download--3 days later, it said it was 100% downloaded, but I also noticed lots of wasted MBs in the log files; I went to open the file and it had 27 KB. Now you know I'm hot at this point! Silly me, tried once more just to be fair; and waited another 24 hours for it to download, but it stopped at 89% and refused to download further. I'm not one for wasting my time and really get angry when something else does! If this works for you, great! It didn't did work for me even with all of its beautiful interface and tooted useful tools.

  4. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing Beta (May 29, 2012)

    Why FDM not operation with Firefox 9.0 - It's very very good...

    Thank you by information


  5. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 3.9 RC1 Build 1194 (May 5, 2012)

    Sorry for this review, but it doesn't seem to be avoidable. As long as I work with Win 7 64 FDM (3.8.x as well as 3.9.x) is not capable of calculating a correct bandwidth (at least it looks like). Fact: Most files are downloaded either with 2 chunks and a download speed, which is 20% (sometimes less than 10%) of - for example - DownThemAll. No way to change this behavior and also (that's the major reason why you can read this review) no chance to tell the developers on their forum this fact. Always I get the reply 'can not be reproduced', what I - sorry for this - can not ant therefore will not believe.
    It seems that FDM works for the majority of users - and that's enough.
    As a conclusion: If it works for you - be happy and use it (since it has very interesting features. If it doesn't work don't wait for the developer team to fix any bug - it's very unlikely that your message is processed (exception: Many other users tell the same).
    Poor working program, poor forum (at least for me, sorry) - poor rating: 1 - PERIOD.

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