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.

Scheduling

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.

Bottomline

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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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 71 comments
MSerif - November 9, 2012

Thanks for the giveaway

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Lyuda Vit - November 9, 2012

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

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Sinan Ak - November 9, 2012

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QQ - November 9, 2012

Thanks for the giveaway.

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AH Zeff - November 9, 2012

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Marc Pliscin - November 9, 2012

Thank you for this Giveaway πŸ™‚

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senior38 - November 9, 2012

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

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ToGor - November 9, 2012

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

P.S. License for 1 year?

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va - November 9, 2012

thanks

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donis beltran - November 9, 2012

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

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bedro - November 9, 2012

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Brit - November 9, 2012

Thanks! i hope i’l win a license.

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ehsan - November 9, 2012

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

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Bunty Dee - November 9, 2012

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

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eren - November 10, 2012

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

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Praba - November 10, 2012

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

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lena - November 10, 2012

Thanks! i hope i’l win a license.

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Lazar Voin - November 10, 2012

Thanks! Great choice ….

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Art Clarke - November 10, 2012

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

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mmg1818 - November 10, 2012

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.

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hau - November 10, 2012

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

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Soumen - November 10, 2012

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

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Sabrie - November 10, 2012

Good one

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Catherine - November 10, 2012

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

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SK - November 10, 2012

Hello. I would love to participate in this giveaway.

https://twitter.com/SherFiles/status/267110341295616001

Thank you so much.

Yours Sincerely,

SK

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krishna - November 10, 2012

thanks you all
the best is giveaway

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Trojan Wimad - November 10, 2012

Great Giveaway Dear….

Dont forget me…

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Christo Chiramukhathu - November 10, 2012

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 .

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torholt - November 10, 2012

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

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Nitin - November 10, 2012

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

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Prabhath - November 10, 2012

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

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hazem awad - November 10, 2012

Thank you for this Giveaway

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sankar - November 10, 2012

this is great..really good

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Tetra - November 10, 2012

Thanks for Giveway!!!

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Muhlis - November 10, 2012

IDM is good. Thaks for this giveaway.

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sunil mehta - November 10, 2012

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

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Cafe Tin Hoc - November 10, 2012

Thanks for the giveaway!

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sai - November 10, 2012

Thanks πŸ™‚ Hope to win πŸ˜‰

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meovachuot99 - November 10, 2012

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

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Tsubatsa - November 10, 2012

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!

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Tsubatsa - November 10, 2012

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!

Thanks

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partha - November 10, 2012

I have been longing for such a giveaway!
Many thanks

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Angel V - November 10, 2012

Thank you for the review and the giveaway!

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QQ - November 10, 2012

Thanks! i hope i’l win a license

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solarbytes - November 10, 2012

Great giveaway.

Please count me in.

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shiv - November 11, 2012

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
thnx

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gulahmet - November 11, 2012

Thanks for the giveaway

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Kaushik - November 11, 2012

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 !!
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Sashank - November 11, 2012

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

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SU GUIYOU - November 11, 2012

I very like, thanks.

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www1 - November 11, 2012

Really great product and really great giveaway!

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arun - November 11, 2012

thanks for the give away..

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Sergio - November 11, 2012

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

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QQ - November 12, 2012

Really best download manager!

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QQ - November 13, 2012

Great giveaway
Good luck to everyone

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QQ - November 14, 2012

count me in
Best regards

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QQ - November 16, 2012

I just love this software

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snowfox - November 18, 2012

best download manager, Thanks for the giveaway.

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Marc Pliscin - November 19, 2012

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

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chinzzz - November 19, 2012

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

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Praba - November 19, 2012

Thank you So Much..

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Christo Chiramukhathu - December 3, 2012

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.

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    Rohit Langde - December 3, 2012

    All the keys given to the winners have 365 days validity i.e. 1 Year and they are provided by IDM itself.
    May I know how many days it is showing for expiration?

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Christo Chiramukhathu - December 4, 2012

Mr Rohit,

It shows only 5 days remain for expiration.

Thanking you

Christo

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    Rohit Langde - December 4, 2012

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

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      Christo Chiramukhathu - December 4, 2012

      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

      Christo

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        Rohit Langde - December 4, 2012

        Send it to rohit[at]blogsolute[dot]com
        I assumed you already had my email of winning notification in your inbox. If so, reply to the same conversation.

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