Internet Download Manager Review: Speed Has No Alternative [Giveaway]

Internet Download manager (IDM) doesn’t require any introduction. Many of our readers might be using it already and may be knowing more than me about it. It is a must have software. IDM does what it says. It dramatically increased download speed of files and features offered are unbeatable.

Not just downloading but it organizes your files according to type, offers scheduling of download and integration with browsers for ease of downloading. It doesn’t only catches the file download links from browser but also detects audio and video. And offers option to download videos on page in FLV, MP4 or whatever format available.

Installer is 4MB which installs quickly and tries to integrate its addon with browser installed on system. No manual configuration needed, it automatically does on its own. The application supports all major browsers on the market, from Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox to Opera and Safari, but you can add new navigation tools as well.

Interface is simple with one window which carries all menu buttons and list of files downloaded. I agree that it isn’t impressive but don’t go on looks.

idm window

From now on, any file download request invoked by web browser will be tackled by IDM. IDM is very clever and versatile in download management. It can automatically arrange the downloaded content into specific folder. For example: Video files will be in Video folder while any ZIP or RAR will be stored in Compressed folder. These locations can be customized from settings.

IDM Downloads are Fastest

I am using this software for more than 2 years now and definitely say that IDM can extract maximum possible speed to download. A file which had estimated download time 5:32 minutes on Firefox and 5:03 minutes on Chrome was downloaded in 3:50 minutes on Internet Download manager.


You can either download file at the same moment or use ‘Download Later’. File can be added to Main Download queue and it will downloaded according to schedule.

idm scheduler

Inbuilt Video Downloader

As I said above, browser extension not only catches file download but also detect multimedia objects on web page. For example, you are on Youtube video page, you will observe Download Video button by IDM just besides video. Clicking on video will give you option to download video in available qualities (High/Low, MP4/ FLV).

idm video download

Same is applicable for Audio files too.

Support for Site Logins

Some websites require login to download. Not necessary but if you have premium login access to download sites like Rapidshare, Depositfiles, etc. You can configure IDM to store login details of those site. IDM will take care of logging into those sites and downloading files as premium user without waiting.

idm site login

Export and Import File List

List of Files downloaded or the ones in queue can be exported into Text file. This same file can also be imported in to IDM which could be helpful while reinstalling program.

What’s Annoying

Some file hosts have .zip or .rar in the webpage URL but they don’t specify the download location of a file. IDM gets mistaken by such URLs and prevents web browser to open page and instead tries downloading file from it.

Also, sometimes you don’t want to download a video but just stream it. There are situations that IDM catches the stream and stops playing the video on browser. Not a usual case but rarely it happens.


IDM is one of the software which never found an alternative on my system. It is a must have for every system with Internet connection. In my tests and experience, I found it to be the fastest file download manager. Simple to use and configure. Sits quietly in system tray and does what it promises.

It is available for download as trial or you may buy it now for 24.95$ instead of 29$ and save 5$ instantly.

Internet Download Manager Serial Number Giveaway

As a promotional activity, Blogsolute in association with Tonec, Inc. is giving away 15 Licenses of IDM. All Blogsolute readers can take advantage of it and win full license for free by participating.

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About the Author

Rohit Langde is Founder and Editor-in-chief of Blogsolute. Tech Blogger by Passion & Profession | Mechanical Engineer by Qualification | Introverted Geek by Choice

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  1. MSerif says:

    Thanks for the giveaway

  2. Lyuda Vit says:

    One of the best program for downloads. Thank you for giveaway!

  3. Sinan Ak says:

    Thanks for this giveaway.

  4. QQ says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. AH Zeff says:

    Best of Best Giveaway…thank you sir πŸ™‚

  6. Marc Pliscin says:

    Thank you for this Giveaway πŸ™‚

  7. senior38 says:

    Marz? o tym programie,jest to najlepszy program do nagrywania.Mo?e szcz??cie si? u?miechnie.Oby.

  8. ToGor says:

    Great giveaway.
    Count me too … πŸ™‚
    Regards & good luck to all. πŸ˜‰

    P.S. License for 1 year?

  9. donis beltran says:

    excellent giveaway thank you very much Great program Count me in please regards

  10. bedro says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Brit says:

    Thanks! i hope i’l win a license.

  12. ehsan says:

    this is very good program. there is no alternative for it.

  13. Bunty Dee says:

    Hi, I wish to be entered for this giveaway. Thanx.

  14. eren says:

    unintentional video download problem is solved with the new version of idm. there was a youtube video download problem, that’s solved too.

  15. Praba says:

    Internet Download Manager Is The Best Application Until No One had reached the IDM speed and accuracy in dowloading files in The World…………………………….

  16. lena says:

    Thanks! i hope i’l win a license.

  17. Lazar Voin says:

    Thanks! Great choice ….

  18. Art Clarke says:

    Thank you very much. Please allow me to enter the contest.

  19. mmg1818 says:

    I use this soft, all ok but this soft load all download links

    when I need uninstall IDM this soft changed some files in windows

    after reinstall Windows 7

    never I use again IDM

    jDownloader is good, use java but is ok.

  20. hau says:

    I wish to be entered for this giveaway. it’s very nice

  21. Soumen says:

    One of the greatest download manager.Thanks for this fine Giveaway.Count me in…

  22. Sabrie says:

    Good one

  23. Catherine says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.I hope I can win it.

  24. SK says:

    Hello. I would love to participate in this giveaway.

    Thank you so much.

    Yours Sincerely,


  25. krishna says:

    thanks you all
    the best is giveaway

  26. Trojan Wimad says:

    Great Giveaway Dear….

    Dont forget me…

  27. Christo Chiramukhathu says:

    Hi Rohit,

    Thanks for the post and link. I downloaded and installed it. But how it would be a genuine/activated program, until I get a product key. I didn’t get any product key in my email, eventhough I completed the assigned tasks (Liking, Subscribing etc) in the site .

  28. torholt says:

    Excellent giveaway thank you!!!!!!
    Pls. count me in
    Best regards, Per

  29. Nitin says:

    I have never won giveaway license here. I badly want this one
    Dr Nitin

  30. Prabhath says:

    best ever program for downloads. Thank you for giveaway!.p/s count me in

  31. hazem awad says:

    Thank you for this Giveaway

  32. sankar says:

    this is great..really good

  33. Tetra says:

    Thanks for Giveway!!!

  34. Muhlis says:

    IDM is good. Thaks for this giveaway.

  35. sunil mehta says:

    nice one,pls give it to me,i badly need it.

  36. Cafe Tin Hoc says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. sai says:

    Thanks πŸ™‚ Hope to win πŸ˜‰

  38. meovachuot99 says:

    this is very good program. there is no alternative for it.

  39. Tsubatsa says:

    I used this program in the past, at the beginning I was skeptical but then I had to revise my opinion, and I must say it works really well!

    Great giveaway, count me in!

  40. Tsubatsa says:

    I used this program in the past, at the beginning I was skeptical but then I had to change my opinion, and I was really amazed.

    Great giveaway, count me in!


  41. partha says:

    I have been longing for such a giveaway!
    Many thanks

  42. Angel V says:

    Thank you for the review and the giveaway!

  43. QQ says:

    Thanks! i hope i’l win a license

  44. solarbytes says:

    Great giveaway.

    Please count me in.

  45. shiv says:

    best giveway.
    fastest internet downloader
    best thing is inbuilt downloader
    i was desperately looking for authentic key. dear frnds plz count me n include me if possible

  46. gulahmet says:

    Thanks for the giveaway

  47. Kaushik says:

    Thanks for this cool Giveaway ! Appreciate your generous efforts for conducting such an awesome giveaway ! Like to win one Genuine key ! Please Count me in !!

  48. Sashank says:

    Big time fan of your blog !
    Thanx a Lot πŸ™‚

  49. SU GUIYOU says:

    I very like, thanks.

  50. www1 says:

    Really great product and really great giveaway!

  51. arun says:

    thanks for the give away..

  52. Sergio says:

    Awsome. IΒ΄d like wina a license. Thanks.

  53. QQ says:

    Really best download manager!

  54. QQ says:

    Great giveaway
    Good luck to everyone

  55. QQ says:

    count me in
    Best regards

  56. QQ says:

    I just love this software

  57. snowfox says:

    best download manager, Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. Marc Pliscin says:

    I won Thank you for This Giveaway that is very nice πŸ™‚
    Internet Download Manager is the Best Download Program πŸ™‚

  59. chinzzz says:

    WoW. This is Supercool:) I Won:) Thank you very much:)

  60. Praba says:

    Thank you So Much..

  61. Christo Chiramukhathu says:

    Dear Rohit,

    Early you gave an article and link of Internet Download Manager and mentioned it’s under the β€˜give away’ scheme. I have installed it in normal way. But now it’s giving caution against expiration! How can I solve it and make it use continuously. pls write.

  62. Christo Chiramukhathu says:

    Mr Rohit,

    It shows only 5 days remain for expiration.

    Thanking you


    • Rohit Langde says:

      Mail me the screenshot of expiration date. I will send you another key with 1 year validity.

      • Christo Chiramukhathu says:

        Dear Rohit, Pls give me your email address..or any other option to send image file. Then only I can send the screen-shot. Because, the comment option in your blog does not allow to send image as reply/comment.

        With ‘Reply’ option of Blogsolute also I can not send because it’s ‘No-reply’ id.

        Thanking you


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