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.
- Bug restoring FDM's window position on system with several monitors
- FDM could not catch browser downloads while running under admin account
- RTSP/MMS downloads
- FDM saves list of downloads and other service data only when it's required
- Auto update system for Firefox extension
- Support of "Decrease traffic usage on browser activity" option for Firefox browser
- Compatibility issue with Internet Explorer 10
- Bug fixes
Reviewing 220.127.116.118 (Jan 16, 2013)
Been using it for years. Works flawlessly...and it's free!
Reviewing 18.104.22.1681 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 torrent...it 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.
Reviewing 22.214.171.1242 Beta (May 29, 2012)
Why FDM not operation with Firefox 9.0 - It's very very good...
Thank you by information
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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