Best Free Download Managers for Windows 7 | 8

Do you download a lot of things? Then I am sure that you must be aware of the Microsoft Download Manager. But if you are looking for a free download manager with some advanced features, you might want to check out this list of what we think are among the 5 best freeware in this category. Check them out and let us know which one is your favorite for Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Free Download Managers for Windows

1. Free Download Manager

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Free Download Manager, also known as FDM, is a very good free download manager and download accelerator program for Windows OS. It is and handy and easy-to-use tool. With its user-friendly GUI, you will find it very easy to manage and track your downloads. It even has an built-in uploader that supports uploading any content, which you can share with your friends. You would be surprised to know that FDM also supports HTTP/HTTPs/Bit-torrent downloads via using Bit-torrent protocols. Go get it here.

Here is a list of its features in brief:

  • Built-in file uploader
  • Download Accelerator
  • HTTP/FTP/ Bit-torrent support
  • Safely download the files
  • Supports remote downloads
  • Broken downloads can be resumed
  • Support for adjusting traffic usage
  • Available in many languages.

2. GetGo Download Manager

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GetGo Download Manager is another free download manager with some interesting and cool features. It offers integration with different browsers and allows you to track and completely manage your downloads from an interesting UI. Check out the features of this program:

  • Integrates with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
  • Batch downloads
  • Schedule your downloads
  • Accelerates your downloads
  • Can resume your broken downloads
  • Easy downloading option for Facebook and more.

Do remember to uncheck the option to install the Ask Toolbar in the case of GetGo, if asked.

3. Flash Get Download Manager

Flash Get 400x250 Best Free Download Managers for Windows 7 | 8FlashGet uses multi-server Hyper-threading Transportation technique and optimization arithmetic to split and then simultaneously downloaded the files. It supports HTTP, BT, FTP, eMule and other protocols and supports downloading from many websites. Check out the other features of the program, before you decide to download it.

  • Fast UI
  • Easy to use
  • Customize the skins
  • Accelerates the downloads
  • Supports various protocols
  • Tracks and Manage your downloads.

4. EagleGet

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EagleGet is a freeware that uses multi-threaded technology to accelerate downloads by splitting files into several parts and then transferring them simultaneously, thus increase download speed scientifically. In case you require additional options to manage your files/resources, you can access them through the right-click context menu. For downloading online videos you just need to move the mouse cursor over the video player and click ‘Download’.

5. uGet Download Manager

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All open-source lovers, this one is for you. uGet is a free and open source download manager that comes up with many features. As it is open source, you can get the code and customize it to your needs. uGet is relatively simple and easy to use. It can be used from command-line interface, programmers would love to do so. Here is its features-list:

  • Open Source
  • Light Weight and Easy to use
  • Can resume your broken downloads
  • Categorized download option
  • Queue downloads
  • Import downloads from HTML files
  • Batched Downloading
  • Can be used from a command line interface.

Do note that it requires GTK+ Runtime Environment, which gets downloaded separately during  installation if you do not already have it on your Windows computer. You can download it here.

Using some other freeware download manager? Let us know if we missed your favorite!

Go here if you are looking for a free Download Manager for Windows Home Server.

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Lavish, when not attending school, loves to follow up on the latest happenings in technology. He loves to try out new Windows based software and gadgets and is currently also learning JAVA. He also loves to develop new software for Windows. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software is always recommended, he feels.
  • sasuke

    i would like to add one more on the list: Internet download accelerator, it is also pretty good download manager…..

  • bethel95

    Huh. Did you specifically reject DownThemAll! from the list, or did you overlook it?

  • http://www.cgtechguide.co.in/ Prakash

    Thanks for the info i am aware about the four never heard about uget before.

  • bbk

    do you use fdm in ie9? i can’t. suggest if you have any idea.

  • priti yadav

    thanks for this post its really very nice post.
    suwwa.

  • R3dbowl

    i have been download few FDM, but noone of them support window 8, can anyone here help to solve this problem, thanks

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