Best Free Download Managers or IDM Alternatives for Windows 10 and 8


It is a digital era, whereby almost all the population has access to the internet. In this case, a major concern is on the files to be downloaded from the different platforms within the internet. Files can range from documents, music, movies and other related entities.

IDM Alternative Free Download Managers Windows


In this case, I will consider the best free, reliable and efficient download managers for windows 7/8.1.

1. Free Download Manager (FDM)

I find this as the top in the list and most of the internet users will concur with me. Some of the features which make FDM the outstanding of all include:


  • FDM is compatible with peer to peer file sharing communication protocol.
  • It does support all the major browsers available.
  • Built-in File uploader facility
  • Have resume download facility
  • Ability to resume broken downloads.
  • Able to safely download the files.

2. GetGo Download Manager

GetGo download manager is packed with lot of new and amazing features which include:

  • Ability to integrate with most of the browsers, especially Mozilla and Internet Explorer.
  • GetGo accelerates the download speed of your files up to 6 times.
  • Download broken? No worries, it does resume the broken download links and you can also schedule your downloads.

3. uGet Download Manager

uGet is an open source download manager designed to meet the needs of the open-source lovers. The only thing to keep in mind with uGet is that it requires GTK+ runtime environment. Features include:

  • It is open source hence the user can customize it to meet his or her needs.
  • Ability to resume your broken downloads.
  • Especially for programmers, it can be used through the command line interface.
  • uGet download manager allow its user to import downloads from HTML files.

4. Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)

This is well known for its maximum download speed, which is unattainable by most of the download managers. Other features include:


  • The ability to download and convert the file to almost any format.
  • DAP comes with a unique feature that show you video preview of video file you’re downloading.

These were few of the best Internet Download Manager or IDM free alternatives for Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows 10. Let us know about your favorite download manager.

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