Managing downloads can be a tricky job, especially if you are a download junkie. Moreover there are many countries where network infrastructure is so bad that it is very hard to get good download speeds. So you end up downloading few hundred megabytes of data after wasting almost a whole day.

If you are a victim of the above problems, then probably you need a download manager to help you out. These download managers not only organizes and manages your downloads but also accelerates them. It helps you reach your optimum download speed and thus improves your download experience.

There are many download managers and accelerators available in the market but not all of them are useful. The best download manager and probably the most widely used is Internet Download Manager. I am sure almost all of you have heard about it and many of you are using it also. In this article I will discuss little more about Internet Download Manager and its features.

Description and Features

Internet Download Manager, popularly known as IDM, is a powerful and feature rich download manager that is capable of increasing the download speed by up to 5 times. It comes with a simple easy to use interface.


One of the striking features of IDM that separates it from other download managers lies in the fact that though it is packed with features still it is very easy to use and any novice user can use it without prior knowledge of it. IDM is certainly the best tool when it comes to downloads acceleration. It has a smart download logic accelerator that features intelligent dynamic file segmentation and safe multipart downloading technology to accelerate the downloads. Unlike other download managers it gives high speed and secure downloads. Another important feature of IDM is, it is compatible with all the latest browsers and can be integrated into any internet application to take over downloads using unique “Advanced Browser Integration” feature.

There are many useful features of IDM and among them I have listed few notable ones below.

  1. It is compatible with all the latest browsers and it can be integrated into any Internet application to take over downloads.
  2. IDM can automatically run a scanner on download completion to protect users from harmful downloaded files.
  3. Internet Download Manager can connect to the Internet at a set time, download the files you want, disconnect, or shut down your computer when it’s done. You can also synchronize changes using periodic synchronization of files. It’s possible to create and schedule several download queues for downloading or synchronization.
  4. IDM includes website grabber. It can download all required files, specific by some filters, from a website. This feature is useful while downloading all images from a site or completely downloading the site for offline browsing.
  5. IDM also comes with download limits feature. It is progressive downloading with quotas feature limits downloading to defined number of megabytes per hour. The feature is useful for connections that use fair access policy (or FAP) like Direcway, Direct PC, Hughes, etc.

I have touched upon few basic features of IDM. It does offer a lot more stuffs. As I have said before not only does it organizes the download but it also accelerates it substantially. All in all it is a great tool to have, especially if you have lots to download.


Thanks to IDM Support Department – Tonec Inc., we are giving away 15 License keys of Internet Download Manager to readers of Avinashtech (1 Key being given the Arnab for doing the review) . Just follow the simple rules below to enter in this draw. We will do the draw twice .

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