Free Download Manager for Windows 10/8/7

Free Download Manager is a safe, user-friendly and free download accelerator and manager for Windows OS, distributed under GPL license. The application is developed in an effort to make the downloading process a lot easier. The free version of the downloading program is available as a lite version and desired features can be installed as a plug-in.

It accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously, resulting in an increase in download speeds! FDM can also resume broken downloads so you needn’t start downloading from the beginning after casual interruption.

Using Free Download Manager, you can download video from many websites. The video can then be saved in native .flv format or converted to one of more popular video formats. In addition, Free Download Manager allows you to: adjust traffic usage; to organize and schedule downloads; download video from video sites; download whole web sites with HTML Spider; operate the program remotely, via the internet, and more!

A built-in Upload Manager lets you upload your files easily to share them with other people. Upload manager can be easily integrated with your Windows Explorer, Internet Explorer or Outlook Express.

A very notable feature of the freeware is that it never downloads the entire file at once but splits them into several sections first and then downloads them simultaneously. This helps to accelerate the software and increases its download speed up to 600%. Apart from this, there is no need to resume the download from the beginning after a casual interruption.  FDM automatically initiates the unfinished download from the point where it was interrupted.

Free Download Manager features:

  • HTTP/HTTPS/FTP/Bit Torrent support – Downloads files using BitTorrent protocol
  • Flash video download – Downloads videos from popular video sites such as YouTube, Google video and save them in .FLV format or converts them into other popular video formats
  • Easy file sharing – Houses a built-in upload manager that lets you upload your files and share them with others
  • Spyware protection through active communication among users – Allows you to read what other community members haveto  say about the file you are going to download. Thereby, warning you against any useless or malicious files
  • Remote Control – Views the list of active and completed downloads remotely, via Internet
  • Smart file management and powerful schedulerOrganizes the downloaded files by their type and saves them in predefined folders
  • HTML Spider – Downloads whole web pages/whole web sites, can be fine-tuned to download files with specified extensions only.

Free Download Manager can be utilized to organize downloads, set the connection, launch the programs and can effectively function as a site manager, accelerator, site explorer and a scheduler. I am using it on my Windows 7 x64 and it works just fine!

You can download Free Download Manager from here.

Using some other freeware download manager? Please do share your experience.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Kit

    Any program that is named “Free” devalues itself automatically. I won’t dl anything that is named Free.

  2. i used this before but switched to IDM
    its not free though but its worth it 😀

  3. yethz: Yes IDM is great, and we did have its giveaway here sometime back.

    Kit: Try FDM, I’m sure you will like it; the word ‘Free’ notwithstanding 🙂

  4. @Windows Club:
    Ows really! I didnt saw it, maybe its a year already, coz i havent been online for almost 2yrs…
    thats great but how about giving it away again 😀

  5. Ravi Gupta

    FDM has not been updated in ages. Orbit is a much better free alternative, with better performance and more features. In paid apps, there is no beating IDM.

  6. ^ FDM was updated to v3.0 build 852, 2 days back.

  7. Avinash

    FDM is awesome…I am using it from last 3 years and it just works great!

  8. dragom

    este programa FDM esta muy bueno la velocidad de descarga es buena y no tiene ningun problema pruevenlo se los aconsejo y la vercion nueva es aun mejor

  9. Regfeg

    only IDM (Internet Download Manager)

  10. Tusi

    If you want a download manager that is really easy to use, try Eagleget. I thought Orbit was good until I started using this one.

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