Let’s face it: everybody likes to download content from various websites, whether we’re talking about music, movies, TV shows, e-books, and so on. But surely getting yourself a download manager to do the job rather than choosing the age-old method of downloading content with your browser is way more comfortable and efficient. Browser downloads are clunky and could get interrupted at any time.
Feel free to test each of our selections of the best download managers for Windows PC and figure out for yourself which one suits your needs the most:
Ninja Download Manager
With a friendly interface and fast download speeds, there’s no wonder why the app is very popular. The software uses multiple connections simultaneously, and also different server points for assuring faster download speeds. There are features like queuing downloads, pausing and resuming downloads, scheduling downloads, and so on.
The highlight of Ninja Download Manager remains the sequential download feature that allows the user to preview its downloads even before completion.
Xtreme Download Manager
This piece of software is very old, but it works great. Xtreme Download Manager is best for handling downloads of video files from over 1000 websites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, Vimeo, and more.
One description says the following about the program:
“Xtreme Download Manager is a powerful tool to increase download speed up-to 500%, save and convert streaming videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Google Video and thousands of other websites, resume broken/dead downloads and schedule downloads.
XDM seamlessly integrates with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox Quantum, Opera, Vivaldi and many popular browsers, to take over downloads and saving streaming videos from web.
XDM has built in video converter which lets you convert downloaded videos to popular MP4 and MP3 formats.”
Therefore, the program can handle pretty much all sorts of files, and there are plenty of highlights when it comes to the features. The possibility to download entire playlists from YouTube without selecting the videos one by one could be considered the best feature.
Internet Download Accelerator
Do you have problems with download speeds, resuming broken downloads, or the management of downloaded files? Internet Download Accelerator promises to solve all those scenarios once and for all. The app can increase the download speeds by splitting an ongoing downloading file into several parts and then downloading all the parts simultaneously. Internet Download Accelerator can also resume broken downloads from HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP servers.
Free Download Manager
You can easily guess why it’s called ‘free’. But besides this, the program is pretty powerful and assures fast download speeds. For the last part, Free Download Manager uses a similar process as other apps from this list: it splits the downloading files into smaller parts and it downloads all the files simultaneously.
And if you’re aiming to get a nice-looking app, you must know that Free Download Manager also packs a modern design.
Like other download managers from this list, EagleGet uses advanced multi-threaded technology for speeding up connections so that the user can get speedier downloads. The app also supports other features like multiple downloads, adjusting the priority of downloads, the ability to pause and resume downloads, and so on. The developers are stating the following about their creation:
“EagleGet gives you fine grain control of the downloads. You can schedule multiple download queues, sort downloads by various criteria, implement speed limiting, or even remove unnecessary downloaded files physically.”
Not to mention that EagleGet also features a built-in malware detector for fighting those pesky viruses that are thriving online.
This is our list, and we would be happy if you tell us in the comments what download manager is your favorite and why!
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