Internet Download Manager Review and Giveaway

Most of you download something everyday from different sources over the web. The files vary in size and format starting from few kilobytes to even few Gigabytes. The conventional method of download using your browser often result in slow speeds, unfinished downloads, no resume support etc. and hence many of you turn to tools called Download Managers.

Today we will talk about one of the best available Download manager i.e. “Internet Download Manager“. It is a shareware which means you need to buy it to keep using it, but if you download often and can afford to pay for the license, every penny is worth what you payed.

Developers Description

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages.

Simple graphic user interface makes IDM user friendly and easy to use.Internet Download Manager has a smart download logic accelerator that features intelligent dynamic file segmentation and safe multipart downloading technology to accelerate your downloads.


Browser Integration

We will start with talking about IDM’s browser integration feature which supports all major or minor web browsers like Apple safari, Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet explorer,Netscape and Opera. Apart from these browsers, if you are using something different which is not listed, you can add the browser by clicking ” Add Browser” button in options panel. This feature monitors URLs, download links, videos etc which can be downloaded and automatically moves the downloads to IDM.

One feature I wish, it adds in next version that if we cancel the download using IDM (after the browser integration moves it to IDM0, the download must go through the normal conventional way of downloading it through browser. This feature is good for sites which do not support download managers and will block your download if the download manager is being detected.

If you wish you can add “Exclusions” so that IDM does not downloading files automatically from  those sites. Its a great feature if you use it wisely.

Queue Manager and Scheduler

A Download queue manager and scheduler is inbuilt which makes it easier for you to add loads of download URLs into a queue and it will download on its own depending on the file sizes, when you schedule it and maximum number of downloads that you allow at any particular instant. All these can be configured very easily in the scheduler.

Site Authentication

If some downloads need Authorisation like user name and passwords to download, you can add the login info inside site logins and save it. The download links from these sites will never ask you to enter your credentials anymore and downloads will happen automatically. It supports formats like http, https, ftp, mms etc.

Number of Connection and Speed

You can also decide the number of maximum download connections based on your connection speed. Recommended value is max. 8 connections but you can go for more if you got more speed. You can also set download limits so that all your bandwidth is not consumed by IDM itself and you can browse freely while the downloads are in progress.

Pause and Resume support

As most you may already know that download managers give you a option to pause downloads and start it later. IDM too has this feature. I have never encountered a corrupted download while using IDM to download big files which may happen with some download managers while downloading big files and pausing downloads in between.

Download Videos from Web

Another great feature is you can download videos from the web without any hassle. A small IDM button will be visible near almost every video that you can open in browser. Just click on ” Download this video” to start downloading the video file automatically.

Site Grabber

I bet most of you who used IDM anytime have not a clue that it has a inbuilt “Site Grabber”, which lets you download All pictures , Audio files, video files from websites or even full website. It reminds me of a free application HTTrack which can be used to copy full website directly on your hard disk and you can browse offline.

Import Links

You can also import a full batch download using a notepad file and you need not to add all the links manually for download. It is a great feature which saves loads of time if you got hundred of links to download. Just copy paste all links in a notepad file and use the import feature in IDM to add those download URLs to queue for download.


Overall, this is the best download manager I have ever used. Most of you must have tried it, but who have not please download a trial from IDM website and give it a try.


Thanks to Tonec, we got 20 license of Internet Download Manager, IDM to giveaway to lucky subscribers of Avinashtech. The rules of this giveaway are same as previous ones.

For being eligible to participate in contest/draw, you need to do the following:

  1. Subscribe to Avinashtech by entering your email address in the subscribe box on right sidebar of the blog or by clicking this link. Do remember to verify your email address when you get the verification email from Feedburner.
  2. Share it on Facebook or twitter if you have a account there.
  3. Leave a comment below telling why you would like to have Internet Download Manager License.

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  1. Nice review. Why IDM? Because this software is the best of all I used. Currently I use Orbit Downloader.

    I hope to get a license.



  2. Hi,

    I agree 100% percent with your review. This application is the best download managers available for a small price. Couple of years ago, I researched many download managers including free application like FDM as I used to download upto 7-8 movies and scores of mp3 albums from my paid site.

    Since I bought this software, it is an integral part of my web browser(s) and has had a 0% failure rate with Firefox & IE. The developer has constantly upgraded the software with new features and rectified known bugs.

    I cannot imagine not having IDM while surfing the net!


  3. I download a lot of files and curently I use Free Download Manager. But Internet Download Manager is better, maybe the best download manager. I hope to win a licence.

  4. Thanks for sharing this Giveaway sir.Internet Download Manager is the best in its category.IDM boosts download speed to 5 times and we can also pause and resume the downloads and it has a feature called “website grabber” which i like the most.It is world’s most stable and trusted Download Manger.

    I want this because i download a lot content from the Internet everyday and my Internet plan is slow and for getting the maximum speed from my plan i need Internet Download Manager and with IDM i can also pause and resume the downloads and can also schedule them.
    Please count me in.Hope i win one of the license key.

    Thanks and Best Regards,

    “Avinash” you are the “best”.

  5. Congratulations, Avinash! You managed to get more licenses than others did.
    But don’t count me in for the giveaway….yet. I am still waiting for their answer about you-know-what. :tongue:

    IDM is the smartest downloader out there I have ever found. If I am not mistaken with your sentence, that feature you wish to see is indeed already existed. After two or three times we cancel downloading from certain link within a site, IDM will learn our behavior and then ask if we wish to exclude the site from downloading with IDM in the future. While Site Login option seems to be available only for registered users. But not only that, registered users are also entitled with advances, such as better acceleration at downloading and completed projects deletion.

    @Ashwin: I think it is IDM default setting, Ash. Each time File Download Info dialog appears, your file is already put onto the queue list. However, you should specify by yourself if you want to save the download for later time. Otherwise, it will be started automatically.

    • Well, the feature will only work if you add the particular site in exclusions lists otherwise it wont. Often we are not sure if the site will support Download managers or not. So its should be a additional feature just as it is there in Free download manager FDM.

      • We have the behavior detector to be active prior to putting any sites onto exclusion lists. Another way to prevent downloading upon IDM is by pressing a predefined key right before we click the download link. Anyway, I saw numerous participants are entering this giveaway. It may be better to let them have a shot. So I officially resign.


  6. Thank you so much for this great giveaway,IDM is the best download manager EVER.I really need a license.Thanks in advance.

  7. Last sypnęło competitions at the IDM, but as usual for such a program is more willing than licek. In my opinion this is one of the best if not the best manager to download files from the Internet. At his high scores are affected by such characteristics:
    Polish-language version
    -integration with most web browsers
    -easy to use that program
    -ability to download videos from popular sites
    -resuming downloads after stopping the connection
    -the possibility of adapting the program to meet your needs or change the directory to save files, customize the toolbar, etc, support for skins
    download file-sharing on the part faster downloads
    So I ask you to save me for the contest. Thank you very much;)!/KAMYK38/status/41467042016133120

  8. Great Giveaway Ash.. I have been wanting to get IDM for a while. Been stuck with FDM and even though it is a great free version, I would still love to get my hands on IDM. It has quite a few more features than FDM that I could use, specially fixing the broken links/interupts/restarts..

    Shared on FB for ya :


    (not sure if this is a repost, didnt get message it went through or awaiting mod, if dupe, pleas delete)

  9. Cool, Nice, Great Giveaway Avinash Bro, Done All Steps…
    And Best of luck to others too…. Let’s see who wins this giveaway…
    And i want it too…….. 🙂

  10. I really need this. I download huge amounts of data every day and Internet Download Manager would increase my productivity.

  11. I have tried Internet Download Manager and its an excellent program. I use it to download large files and its fast, resumes interrupted downloads and queues up multiple files for downloading automatically.

    Please count me in the giveaway. Thank you.

  12. I’ve used other download programs but I like IDM the best because its so easy to install and use right away. Hope to win. Thanks.

  13. I use Internet Download Manager to queue & automatically download files while I can focus on other tasks. Its does the job brilliantly.

    I would like to particiapate in the contest thanks.

  14. Thanks AVINASH for great review. Please count me in for IDM giveaway. I want to have a license, as it is my favorite download manager. I am currently using trial version. I will be grateful for your generosity. Currently, I don’t have active Twitter (previous account was hacked)/Facebook account, else I would have shared this giveaway with great pleasure.

  15. Thx avi for the giveaway .. i really hope i be lucky to win IDM finally .
    its very useful s/w and must for down loaders…

    really appreciate your work on the site

    i shared on twitter :

    thx very much

  16. I download a lot of stuff; have tried different download managers and haven’t found one I like better than Internet Download Manager. Hope I win…

  17. Thanks Avinash for the very comprehensive review and the very generous offer of IDM licenses. After having tried it, IMHO it is undoubtedly the best, and fastest download manager.The Site-Grabber feature is a real gem that makes short work of downloading enmass all audio, video files from a site.
    Kindly consider me in the draw for this giveaway.!/kweeny66/status/41517129274621952

  18. Great Giveaway Avinash!

    Shared on my twitter acount…!/louman578

    Currently I’m using the DownThemAll! estension for firefox, It’s simple and do the job, but I think it’s time to have a most solid download manager just like IDM.

    Thanks for this giveaway!

  19. After reading all about this download manager sounds like something that is really needed for me. I like the site grabber option along with the download video from the web feature. Please include me in this giveaway Avi.

  20. Thanks.Count me for a serial of IDM. This is the most desired download manager for its eclectic and convenient features.

  21. Thanks for the best internet download manager. The most convenient one. I have twitted it. Download Manager Review and Giveaway

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  22. Nice giveaway! Right now i’m using Orbit. For me IDM is the best. Good monitoring and fast download acceleration.

  23. This is very nice giveaway actulay i downloads files much every days and i am using opera and mozilla,s default downloads options that,s too slow and can,t resume the downloading files ,i love this IDM software its very fast and nice software that,s why i wanted IDM ,hope i count in and won the key best of luck me .

    shared post on facebook!/profile.php?id=1434386743

  24. Great giveaway avi 🙂
    IDM is a great tool to have, not only does it reduce the load of downloading multiple files but also it download faster. Its specially great for those who dont have a fast internet connection. I have to download many developer tools and size of which are very much large so IDM will help me to download it faster.
    Hope to win a license…..
    Thank you 🙂

  25. Internet Download Manager offers resume the download process, technology, dynamic segmentation, downloaded files (in order to accelerate the download), allows you to preview the contents of zip archives, and also has a scheduling function, and download content from sites such as YouTube, MySpaceTV, Google Video. The advantage is that the program is user friendly and easy to use user interface.

  26. I had a trial of IDM and I agree with you – it’s the best dl manager, and I’ve tried every other one I could find. Please enter me in this great giveaway.

  27. My work as a researcher requires a lot of downloads and the review shows that IDM would be a perfect tool for my work……..I would really love to be in the license winners’ list…………please count me in !!!

  28. Please count me in for the IDM giveaway as well.
    IDM is the best download manager with multiple mirror links for downloading.
    Thank you Avinash and TONEC for the giveaway.
    Sorry that I couldn’t share the giveaway, as much as I wanted to since I am using neither Facebook nor Twitter.

  29. why I really want this software, because this is the best software I could find to speed up downloading a file, if I win I’ll use it every day 🙂

  30. This is what I’ve been looking for, I tried the trial version for one month and really got impressed with the work it does. I’m one of those who suffer from slow internet connection and I believe IDM can help me a lot.
    Will very happy if I win a license.!/amozai


  31. good review…recently i have seen one more review this site…Keep it up guys..grt work
    hope i also win a key:)

  32. I am using IDM from last 4 years now. After fresh windows installation this is the first app i require on it. To be honest i have never used the complete version, but this looks like a golden opportunity. Thank you!

  33. Hi Avinash,
    Please count me in as well for the IDM giveaway.
    This the best download manager I have tried on Internet.IDM is much faster in downloads compared to other counterparts.
    Thanks a lot for bringing this superb giveaway.
    Hoping to win one.

  34. IDM is the best download manager.
    I like it very much, but I don’t use genuine software, and I hope I have a license IDM.
    Thank you very much.

  35. Thanks for the IDM reviews & giveaway.
    I’m not using any download software now & hopefully can win the IDM license then.
    Please count me in for the giveaway contest.
    Thanks & Regards

  36. Great giveaway. IDM is must to have utility for your PC. The Site-Grabber feature is an excellent feature if it is available with IDM as informed by Avinashtech. Hope to get this great giveaway.
    With regards

  37. Thanks Avinash for giveaway cout me for the giveaway.
    Video download and refresh download address are the best feature of IDM.

  38. i need this software bcoz its the no1 internet download manager…and i’m impressed by the features it is providing…so plz count me……

  39. very good and usefulful software. it would solve much of my downloading problems,i too need this.count me

  40. Hii,

    Thanks for providing this nice giveaway. I like the smoothness of the programe. i use it for downloading bigger files and downloading videos from youtube and other video streaming sites.

    this is my tweet

    Kindly consider me for this contest.

    Thanks in advance

  41. Best download manager among the all competitors.Fastest,Flexible & powerful download manager.Please count me this giveaway.Best wishes for you as well as your blog.

    • When i download video from youtube it automatically name as videoplayback1,2,3…………. is there any way to download this video keeping original name using IDM ( Without renaming manually)

  42. still using free software to support download, It would be great if could win one of the greatest download manager
    accept me, hope to win

  43. Hi Avinash

    This is a wonderful giveaway and an excellent review!
    IDM is one of the best and fastest download managers… I have slow internet and each file download acceleration definitely easier my life.

    Thank you and greetings!

  44. HI Avi,

    Again a very nice review I must say, explained in simple layman terms even a novice can understand…

    I’d also like to opt for one, pls count me in. Reason being that I simply love this piece of software, works great and greatly enhances the download speed.. I’ve tried it earlier but couldn’t continue due to the lack of license (also I cant make online purchases else I’d have bought one).. I hope this time I’ll be lucky enough to grab one..



    Again thanks for the opportunity and your efforts for your readers. Your a nice man! 🙂

  45. Hi Avinash..:)
    Thanks a lot for the IDM giveaway opportunity and many thanks for Tonec for providing the IDM licenses. Please count me in. Why I would like to have IDM: IDM is the best download manager on the market. Combination with flashgot on Firefox will be great to maintain download in term of speed and efficiency. I’ve already subscriber and unfortunately I don’t have a facebook or a Twitter account for a privacy reason.
    Kind regards

  46. IDM is the best download manager that i’ve ever used, beside the orbitdownloader…
    but i only have cracked-one, so hope get the license soon, and make mine be originale’ ~

  47. Hi 🙂 Very nice giveaway 🙂 I’ve never use it… Good reviews and i’ll be very happy to win it to give it a try. Best regards 🙂

  48. pls help me.. i need the serial number of IDM 5.18… pls send me pls….
    send to-*******

  49. Internet download manager is a must for me,as I have slow internet connection. With all the features in it, it is the most desireable downloader in the market.Thanks

  50. thanks i am so much crazy about this download manager..i had used it for many time as a trial and its pretty faster than any download manager available currently in the market..please count me for this giveaway..thanks

    • @SumanThakur unfortuneately this Internet Download manager giveaway is over long time back. Keep a tab on us and we may soon have another IDM giveaway hopefully. 🙂

  51. my idm is not showing the ‘download this video’ button while i watch a video….does anybody know how to bring it back..i am using firefox latest version

  52. Thank you for this promo give-away of Internet Download Manager. I’ve been using this trial version of this app for quite some time now. Of all the download managers I’ve used through the years, IDM is the best and the fastest. It has features that make life of a heavy downloader like myself a breeze. first of all, it has PAUSE & RESUME capability that other download managers lack. Also, IDM has a download speed engine that is unmatched. It’s easy to install as well. It’s user interface is nicely designed that is animated when your mouse is hovering above them. And one of the best features that i like about IDM is the download dialogue window. When you’re downloading a file – any file – you will know for sure that it is truly downloading because of the DOWNLOAD PERCENT INDICATOR and the DOWNLOAD TRANSFER RATE. It’s nice to look at those two indicators. It lets you know VISIBLY that something is indeed being downloaded and downloaded fast. You don’t know see that in many download apps. And the download transfer rate is shown up to the THOUSANDTHS and that’s why it’s great and fun to look at. For me, there’s no substitute for IDM (Internet Download Manager). Kudos to the developers. And thank you to this site.

  53. when i downloaded video from youtube by idm it’s always give a name like a title of the video.
    but now it’s give a name videoplayback1 2 3 …. .
    i want it to give a name as a title of video. can anyone help me please. i sick to change a title of video………………plz plz help id is as***[email protected] mail me

  54. Saw many websites on net… But this one amazed me comletely.. Its unique and has its own perfect style.
    I would be pleased if i get this giveaway .

  55. I find it useful to download anything easily. I love the resume option because sometimes it needs to disconnect internet.

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