Fresh Download 8.79 for Windows

by FreshDevices Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.9 (206 votes)

File Details

File Size 2.1 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 28,696
Publisher FreshDevices Corp.
Homepage Fresh Download

Publisher's Description

Fresh Download is an easy-to-use and very fast download manager software that turbo charge downloading files from the Internet, such as your favorite software, mp3 files, video files, picture collections, etc.

Latest Reviews

rick_toronto

rick_toronto reviewed v8.72 on Oct 31, 2011

Freshdownload, while it works as a basic downloader, doesn't do much to increase your download speeds from my experience.

Trying to uninstall? Its says uninstalled but when you look at your registry, FD is all over the place - be prepared to take 30 minutes with a good registry search/edit tool. About 15 search terms later....

Enlightenment

Enlightenment reviewed v8.64 on Dec 22, 2010

Downloaded to a NTFS drive this 6.2GB Wikipedia file
http://download.wikimedi...-pages-articles.xml.bz2

FAILED:
- GetGo Download Manager 4.5.2.692
- Fresh Download 8.64

WORKS:
- FlashGet 3.7.0.1156

rfithen

rfithen reviewed v8.54 on Jul 20, 2010

-1* Does not download utube vids. (Even with the help of flashgot.)

johnd164

johnd164 reviewed v8.46 on Apr 16, 2010

I have always like this download manager for it's simplicity and it does what it is designed to do. But this latest build is not that good.

When telling the program where to put the categories in a different place than the default set by the program seem to confuse the program. The categories are not created in the anything other than the default setting which is the desk top.

Downloading into these folders/Categories is hopeless, if you want to place a download into the other folder for example the download goes to the software folder and there is no way of moving the download into the correct folder/category, clicking on the downloded file in fresh Download and choosing properties brings up an option to change or add to the information of the download, however, the part ware one can change the folder the buttons are grayed out.

I also found it to crash IE 8 when the Fresh Download addon is active.

It's a shame that this once good software is now poor and tech support is none existent apart from a standard FAQ email one gets when sending a problem report to Fresh Download.

Time to look for a better download manager.

alphanews

alphanews reviewed v7.94 on Jan 21, 2008

Been using it for more than 5 years. Very satisfied - works well, easy to use, no probs at all. Does what I expect from a d/l manager.

johngalt

johngalt reviewed v7.92 on Dec 29, 2007

Decent program, it works, and always has.

I prefer DTA for Fx as I use Fx for all my browsing and web related stuff. But that preference does not factor into this review.

@Rustik_one - no, you aren't *required* to use IE for WU anymore - M$ released 2 Fx plugins, the WGA plugin and the OGA plugin so you can use WU straight out of Fx. Been doing it for almost a year myself.

Ulmo

Ulmo reviewed v7.90 on Nov 21, 2007

rustik_one,
- I've said to uninstall IE ? No. (is's not very easy in fact)
- FreshDownload don't hurt IE engine because i use it every time I develop a web site, no problem.
- Firefox parse 98% of web sites perfectly. Those who don't work properly do not merit a watch.
- There is probably better DL Manager, but FreshDownload works perfectly for my needs.
It's a very good software, fast, stable, many options, frequent updates, free, and I don't recieve any spam.
I give it 5, it's an opinion, but i tested it more than 5 minutes to say this.

rustik_one

rustik_one reviewed v7.88 on Oct 22, 2007

Ulmo:

I know IE is ate up, which is why I "uninstalled" it from Windows and use Firefox as my default browser. Same for Outlook Express; Thunderbird is the bomb.

However, "uninstalling" IE/OE from Windows via Windows Setup merely removes their shortcuts. One still needs IE to use Windows/Microsoft Update. And there is still the occasional site that refuses to work right with Firefox (though their numbers are fewer all the time). Not to mention the many applications that use IE to run their own interfaces... Most users are kinda stuck with it, even if indirectly.

I use the IETab extension in Firefox, which loads those few problem sites using the un-removeable IE engine, (which breaks when FreshDownload's crapware is installed). I keep IE locked down for the most part, anyway, with strict custom settings that only allow a select set of custom sites to run with anything near "dangerous" privileges. That way, the few time I have to use it, or it is used by another software, I'll have a measure of protection.

As for download managers... FDM Lite version all the way.

Ulmo

Ulmo reviewed v7.86 on Sep 24, 2007

I'm not affiliated with this company.
If FreshDownload damage internet explorer ? I don't know, Browser integration is desactivated for me.
Flashgot for Firefox, Context menu for IE.
PS : Don't use IE and it won't bug (and you will host less spywares/keylogers/trojan/viruses)

Alex Stevens

Alex Stevens reviewed v7.82 on Jul 23, 2007

Junk, screws up internet explorer. There are much better free download managers out there, one of them is called free download manager or FDM for short.

Avg. Rating 3.9 (206 votes)
Your Rating
rick_toronto

rick_toronto reviewed v8.72 on Oct 31, 2011

Freshdownload, while it works as a basic downloader, doesn't do much to increase your download speeds from my experience.

Trying to uninstall? Its says uninstalled but when you look at your registry, FD is all over the place - be prepared to take 30 minutes with a good registry search/edit tool. About 15 search terms later....

Enlightenment

Enlightenment reviewed v8.64 on Dec 22, 2010

Downloaded to a NTFS drive this 6.2GB Wikipedia file
http://download.wikimedi...-pages-articles.xml.bz2

FAILED:
- GetGo Download Manager 4.5.2.692
- Fresh Download 8.64

WORKS:
- FlashGet 3.7.0.1156

rfithen

rfithen reviewed v8.54 on Jul 20, 2010

-1* Does not download utube vids. (Even with the help of flashgot.)

johnd164

johnd164 reviewed v8.46 on Apr 16, 2010

I have always like this download manager for it's simplicity and it does what it is designed to do. But this latest build is not that good.

When telling the program where to put the categories in a different place than the default set by the program seem to confuse the program. The categories are not created in the anything other than the default setting which is the desk top.

Downloading into these folders/Categories is hopeless, if you want to place a download into the other folder for example the download goes to the software folder and there is no way of moving the download into the correct folder/category, clicking on the downloded file in fresh Download and choosing properties brings up an option to change or add to the information of the download, however, the part ware one can change the folder the buttons are grayed out.

I also found it to crash IE 8 when the Fresh Download addon is active.

It's a shame that this once good software is now poor and tech support is none existent apart from a standard FAQ email one gets when sending a problem report to Fresh Download.

Time to look for a better download manager.

alphanews

alphanews reviewed v7.94 on Jan 21, 2008

Been using it for more than 5 years. Very satisfied - works well, easy to use, no probs at all. Does what I expect from a d/l manager.

johngalt

johngalt reviewed v7.92 on Dec 29, 2007

Decent program, it works, and always has.

I prefer DTA for Fx as I use Fx for all my browsing and web related stuff. But that preference does not factor into this review.

@Rustik_one - no, you aren't *required* to use IE for WU anymore - M$ released 2 Fx plugins, the WGA plugin and the OGA plugin so you can use WU straight out of Fx. Been doing it for almost a year myself.

Ulmo

Ulmo reviewed v7.90 on Nov 21, 2007

rustik_one,
- I've said to uninstall IE ? No. (is's not very easy in fact)
- FreshDownload don't hurt IE engine because i use it every time I develop a web site, no problem.
- Firefox parse 98% of web sites perfectly. Those who don't work properly do not merit a watch.
- There is probably better DL Manager, but FreshDownload works perfectly for my needs.
It's a very good software, fast, stable, many options, frequent updates, free, and I don't recieve any spam.
I give it 5, it's an opinion, but i tested it more than 5 minutes to say this.

rustik_one

rustik_one reviewed v7.88 on Oct 22, 2007

Ulmo:

I know IE is ate up, which is why I "uninstalled" it from Windows and use Firefox as my default browser. Same for Outlook Express; Thunderbird is the bomb.

However, "uninstalling" IE/OE from Windows via Windows Setup merely removes their shortcuts. One still needs IE to use Windows/Microsoft Update. And there is still the occasional site that refuses to work right with Firefox (though their numbers are fewer all the time). Not to mention the many applications that use IE to run their own interfaces... Most users are kinda stuck with it, even if indirectly.

I use the IETab extension in Firefox, which loads those few problem sites using the un-removeable IE engine, (which breaks when FreshDownload's crapware is installed). I keep IE locked down for the most part, anyway, with strict custom settings that only allow a select set of custom sites to run with anything near "dangerous" privileges. That way, the few time I have to use it, or it is used by another software, I'll have a measure of protection.

As for download managers... FDM Lite version all the way.

Ulmo

Ulmo reviewed v7.86 on Sep 24, 2007

I'm not affiliated with this company.
If FreshDownload damage internet explorer ? I don't know, Browser integration is desactivated for me.
Flashgot for Firefox, Context menu for IE.
PS : Don't use IE and it won't bug (and you will host less spywares/keylogers/trojan/viruses)

Alex Stevens

Alex Stevens reviewed v7.82 on Jul 23, 2007

Junk, screws up internet explorer. There are much better free download managers out there, one of them is called free download manager or FDM for short.

Latz !

Latz ! reviewed v7.82 on Jul 23, 2007

Ulmo sounds like a shill for this company. Keep spreading your pathetic lies, all people have to do is try this program and they'll see that you're full of it when it breaks their OS.

Fresh Download DOES damage settings and makes Internet Explorer non-usable. This app has been a piece of crap for years now and they obviously have no intention of fixing it.

Ulmo

Ulmo reviewed v7.80 on Jun 23, 2007

Sorry rustik_one,
Tweaking a system for security means banning IE from your firewall.

rustik_one

rustik_one reviewed v7.72 on Feb 20, 2007

They STILL haven't fixed the IE bug?? I LOVED this app when I used to use it, but as I became more and more comfortable tweaking my system settings for security and performance, (particularly my custom HOSTS file that blocks ads and badware), that the dreaded IE Blank Page problem arose. No other apps affected. What am I left to believe about FreshDevices?

hveich

hveich reviewed v7.64 on Oct 20, 2006

I too have been unable to integrate it into IE6
and it will see the same problems listed above. I have had some versions function properly though.

Ulmo

Ulmo reviewed v7.60 on Aug 23, 2006

- Desactivate Browser Integration.
- Activate IE Context Menu (Or don't use it)
- Install FlashGot in FireFox
- Activate "Close when DL Finished"

And you will enjoy this powerfull app.

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