||Free Download Manager is a powerful open-source downloading application that has millions of loyal users all over the world. It lets you download files or whole web sites from any remote server via HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and BitTorrent up to 6 times faster, even when downloading from slow sites. FDM accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously. As a result download speed increases up to 600%, or even more!
Its new features include setting priorities within a single BitTorrent download with the possibility of removing separate files from a torrent download queue, support for avast! Antivirus, multifile metalinks, FDM plugins, megashares.com and megaupload.com file repositories. The new structure of FDM settings places all its newest benefits at one's fingertips, making them easily accessible.
The list of FDM features includes integration with the most popular browsers (Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla, FireFox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari), resuming broken downloads, simultaneous downloading from several mirrors, adjusting traffic usage, enhanced audio/video files support, ZIP files preview, browsing web and FTP folders, and more.
FDM offers more flexibility with the option of remote control (it lets users control FDM remotely, via the Internet). FDM also allows creating a portable version which makes it possible to enjoy the software on every computer without another installation; and its newest version 3.0 now claims ultimate portability, being able to work under Windows Vista and non-admin accounts.
Free Download Manager is the first social download manager inspired by Web 2.0 technologies. It protects you from malicious or useless downloads as it lets you read other users opinions about a downloaded file right from the download window. If the file contains spyware or adware, FDM will alert you before the download is started. You can also review any of your downloaded files and inform other users.