Free Download Manager

Free Download Manager leaves nothing more to be desired beyond a pithier name. Pith notwithstanding, the name is accurate. FDM is a fully featured piece of Windows freeware which puts other download managers to shame. The front end is remarkably user friendly, and downloads are automatically sectioned into small segments for faster download speeds. Purportedly able to “increase download speed up to 600%”, FDM supports resumption of broken downloads, won’t stress out your RAM, and will download from any remote server.

Another nifty feature is automatic or user set priority rankings, and the ability to browse the internet with higher priority connections, thus speeding up otherwise slow connections. It acts not only as a download manager, but an accelerator as well. And just in case you still happen to be living in 1998, the program supports Windows 9x through XP, as well as Internet Explorer 5.0. Cunning!