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Internet Download Manager v6.32 Updated Review
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Internet Download Manager  is a magic software that is considered a MUST have application for any internet user. It will help you download any file whatever its size using the maximum speed available for your bandwidth. It supports all websites, browsers and any file type. You don’t need to download any media download software; IDM will do the job for you in a few mouse clicks. In addition; it will categorize and save the file in a specific folder according to its type. 

If you want to download the file at a later time, no problem. IDM will schedule the file to be downloaded and saved at the specific time you want. If you have some favorite website that you visit daily, you can now save the website for offline browsing using the site grabber feature of IDM

In this review, we will try to shed the light on the most important features, updates and uses of this popular application

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Program Description:

Name: Internet Download Manager
Category: Download accelerator
Current version: 6.32 build 6
Release date: February 10, 2019
Language: multi language support, the default is English


Download: (7 Mb):

Free trial

The program can be used for 30 days with no limitation. If you are a new user, you can test all features and uses of the program for free. After the trial period is over, you need a license to continue using the program. This is available on the official website


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The website offers many purchase options to suite your needs. Of course, the best choice is to have a lifetime license for this wonderful must have software. You can complete your purchase here:

System requirements:

The program has minor requirements. All windows versions are supported including Windows XP to 10 both 32- 64 bit. Other requirements include 12 MB free HDD and 512 Mb RAM


After you download the installer file, you need to follow a simple installation wizard. The quick and easy installation program will make necessary settings for you, and check your connection at the end to ensure trouble free installation of Internet Download Manager


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You need the first name, last name, email address and serial number (sent to you after purchase). Registered version works for your lifetime and has a number of additional features: no usage limitations, better utilization of bandwidth, built-in download logic optimizer. After the purchase you will also get prioritized technical support and the right for FREE upgrade to all new versions of IDM during one year after the registration.


Download Speed Acceleration up to 5 times
Resume unfinished download
Easy downloading with one click
Video grabber
Site grabber
Easy installation
Drag and drop
Automatic antivirus check
Download all links feature
Download categories
Multilingual support
Customizable interface that is easy to use
Advanced browser Integration
Support proxy use and many file host sites
Download limiter
Supports main authentication protocols: Basic, Negotiate, NTLM, and Kerberos

The new features added can be found in details here:

User Interface:

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The main program window is very friendly and easy to use. The main interface will show the version number of the application, the toolbar menu and the main download list with the menu and download toolbars above. The downloaded file scan be rearranged using any details; for example; name, date of download, size and many more. Simply click on the column header to rearrange or use arrange files under view menu. In addition, you can use customize URL list using view menu to select and arrange the column heads you want above download list

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On the left side you will find the download categories and all unfinished and finished tasks, Grabber Projects and Queues

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Download categories: These include 5 main categories; compressed, documents, music, programs, video. Files will be automatically saved to any category depending on file type. You can create more categories according to your need. You can also hide it using the option under view menu or close button.

Customizable user interface:

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The program offers a fully customizable interface with many options and skins that let you enjoy your favorite software. You may choose the order, buttons, and columns to appear on the main IDM window. There are several different skins for the toolbar with different button styles. All skins can be downloaded from IDM home site. Also, users can design their own skins.

Customize URL List:

This option is available under view menu

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New toolbar:

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This interesting feature is available under view menu, toolbars option. It directs you to the website custom skins which lets you easily change the program look. You can download a toolbar look that you like, and install it on your computer. The default toolbar appearance has changed. Those users, who got used to old style, may get back to Classic style in toolbar customization menu.

IDM Tray icon:

You can use its right click menu for some available features as speed limiter, contact, about. You can also customize its look

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IDM Updates:

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The program has a quick update feature that allows to check for new versions of IDM and update IDM once per week. Of course, you can easily do manual check for updates at any time. However, the built-in quick updates feature lists all new features added to the latest version and asks a user if he wants to update IDM to the latest version. The process is completely automatic and takes a few seconds to update and install the latest version

Multi language Support:

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IDM is translated to Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijan, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, and Uzbek languages. You will enjoy your favorite app in your language

You can download any langauage you want here:

Download function:

This is the main and most important feature of IDM. It increases the download speed more than 5 folds and let you enjoy the maximum of your bandwidth. I will discuss this in details:

Download Speed Acceleration:

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Internet Download Manager can accelerate downloads by up to 5 times due to its intelligent dynamic file segmentation technology. Unlike other download managers and accelerators, IDM segments downloaded files dynamically during download process and reuses available connections without additional connect and login stages. This will achieve best acceleration performance.

Easy downloading with one click:

When you click on a download link in a browser, IDM will take over the download and accelerate it. You don't need to do anything special, just browse the Internet as you usually do. IDM will catch your downloads and accelerate them. IDM supports HTTP, FTP, HTTPS and MMS protocols.

Download Resume:

Internet Download Manager will resume unfinished download from the place where they left off. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost or dropped connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages.

Options after complete download:

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All browsers supported:

Internet Download Manager supports all popular browsers including IE, Chrome, AOL, MSN, Mozilla, Netscape, Firefox, Avant Browser, and many others. IDM supports all versions of all popular browsers, and it can be integrated into any Internet application to take over downloads using unique "Advanced Browser Integration" feature that will be discussed later with the settings of the program.

Download process can be started by many ways:

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Manual using the download link add feature located under task menu

Automatic with a simple click on any file or download link

Right context menu option on any link or file you want to save

Drag and drop using drop target feature located in task menu

Download all feature: IDM can add all downloads linked to the current page. It's easy to download multiple files with this feature.

Advanced browser Integration: When enabled, the feature can be used to catch any download from any application. None of download managers have this feature.

Download from host share sites: as rapidshare,, mediafire and so on. If you have a premium account to this site, you will enjoy full download speed. Please remember that this is a paid service in most of these sites. Now, you can easily add your login details in the sites login button of the program options/settings and enjoy full speed download of many important and large sized files shared. No need to enter login details each time you are using the host sites

Download Limits:

Progressive downloading with quotas feature limits downloading to defined number of megabytes per hour. The feature is useful for connections that use fair access policy (or FAP) like Direcway, Direct PC, Hughes, etc.

Speed Limiter:

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This feature is very useful if you are on a shared network. Using the maximum speed will cause marked slowing down of the network and other users will not be able to browse or download files

Batch download:

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This feature allows you to download many files that are uploaded to a website. No need to waist your time with each individual link. All you have to do is to add the website URL then arrange files with letters or numbers and specify wildcard size according to the number of files you will download.  If authorization is required, just add the login details and start

Video Downloader:

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The program will let you download any video you want for offline playback. No need to purchase other software. The process is very simple; after installing IDM, you can easily see a "Download This Video" button pops up whenever you are watching a video in your browser. The video download panel will offer you to download this video in all formats and qualities available for this video. In addition, you can choose to download a clip at any point during the video, the scene will be captured from the start. The download will continue in the background even if you stop watching. You can download more than one video at the same time.

Import and export download:

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You can save your list of downloads using export feature located under task menu. At a later time, for example after format, you can use import feature to restore your list again

Search for Downloaded files:

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This is a very useful built-in tool that will let you find your downloaded file in a few seconds. This will help you and save your time specially after long time and hundreds of files in your list. The tool is located under downloads drop down menu 

Site Grabber:

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The site grabber feature of Internet Download Manager not only lets you download required files that are specified with filters, for example all pictures from a web site, or all audio files from a web site, but it also lets you download subsets of web sites, or complete web sites for mirroring or offline browsing.

This is a very useful feature that lets you download complete websites for offline browsing. For example, you can download pictures, documents or audio files.

This is a simple four step wizard located under download menu. The first step, you have to specify the name of the new project, the website to be grabbed and project template and authorization (if needed). If you need to download all pictures, video or audio files from a website, or download a complete web site, you may select the appropriate template. Project templates make it easy to start your projects quickly, because all required settings will be made automatically.

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In the second step, you will choose where to save the project files and some other options such as overwrite existing files, convert links for offline browsing and so on. You can save each file to a folder according to the category of the file. If "Overwrite existing files" box is not checked, the grabber will characterize any files with the same name using underline or number

The third step lets you add explorer filters such as website exploration filter levels that will be included.

The last step allows you to set file filters (types you want to include or exclude, hide duplicates and many other).

Finally, the program will explore the website using the set filters till the whole process is complete. The process may need long time according to the website and filters chosen. The progress and statistics can be checked. The tree on the left side shows the site structure according to links and to folders. You can see the entire list of found files on a page or in a folder.

 The toolbar has the following buttons: "Start Exploring ", "Stop Exploring", "Check All Files", "Uncheck All Files", "Start Downloading the checked files", "Stop Downloading the checked files", "Add checked files to the main IDM list and to the download queue", and "Show Grabber Statistics".

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You can check all required files for downloading and start downloading them immediately or add them to the main IDM list.
The program allows you to get back to a previous page of the Grabber wizard, for example to change settings or filters, etc. After doing all changes you want, simply go forward to resume exploring a site or downloading files.


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This is a built-in feature that allows to complete all your downloads in an automatic way. It is available as the main and synchronization queues.

Each selected queue will have its individual information on "Schedule" and "Files in the queue" tabs. You can start the queue manually by pushing on "Start Now" button. You can also schedule the time to start the queue as well as the time to stop queue processing. If you want to set download quotas on using your Internet connection, you should set IDM Download Limits at this step

The synchronization queue is the same as the main download but it checks for any file changes on the server which lets you have the new file version. To create a new queue, simply launch the scheduler and use new button then add files using download later option or more easily drag and drop or right click of a file in the download list. Files will appear as the column “Q”. Finally set location to save files, time to start and end, download limits, number of concurrent downloads.

Settings (Options):

The program has many settings that are available under downloads menu

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General Settings:

This button includes many options including:

Supported browsers, advanced integration with different browsers, program start with windows.

Automatic start of download when URL is placed in clipboard

Customize keys to force or to stop download with IDM

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Customize IDM menu items in the context menu of different browsers

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Customize download panels in browsers when there is multimedia request or when the text includes a download link

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File types:

This feature allows you to change the list of file types that will be downloaded by IDM during browsing of different sites. If you don't want IDM to take over all downloads from a particular site, you may add it to "don't start downloading" list. You may use asterisk to match any number of characters. You can also prevent IDM from downloading from specified web-addresses. The process is very easy. Simply; press on "Edit list button then add or remove web addresses in "The list of addresses exceptions" dialog. That’s all!

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Save To tab:

This option defines the categories of file downloads and the default "save to" directory for each selected category. You can also change this directory according to your wish.

If you check the box “change folder on last selected”, then any changes done in the download directory will be applied for all subsequent downloads in this category.

Downloads button:

You have many settings to specify; these include:

Customize download progress dialogue; show, hide, minimize to system tray

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Show start download dialogue

Show download complete dialogue

Virus check tool and how to do in case of duplicate file download

Show queue in case of closure of batch download or selecting download later


This feature lets you select the speed of your Internet connection. That is necessary for the optimal use of your bandwidth. The upper drop-down menu lets you select the download speed; high (4G, Cables..etc), medium (ADSL, 3G..etc) or low (modem, bluetooth..etc). You can also set the maximum connection number, download speed limits and websites to be excluded (maximum connections for a specific server)

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This feature allows you to make settings for your proxy servers. There are 4 options available for you to choose. No proxy, use system settings, use automatic configuration scripts and manual proxy/socks configuration. In addition, there are many advanced settings and options to get proxy settings direct from your browser 

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You can also specify some websites that you will not use a proxy. There is an additional feature that lets you"Use FTP in PASV ( passive mode of FTP protocol )

Sites login: you can add login details for many host sites to enjoy the full download speed (for example upload, rapidshare,...)

Dial Up/VPN: this option lets you add the details of your internet connection such as VPN

Sounds: for example after complete download. media files of the.wav format are only supported

Delete selected or all completed downloads:

This is a built-in feature that lets you delete some downloads or even all completed downloads can be deleted with a single mouse click

Automatic Antivirus Checking:

This feature needs to be set in the downloads button of the program settings. Antivirus checking makes your downloads free from viruses and trojans. IDM can automatically run a scanner on download completion, like AdAware, Avast, Spybot, AVG Anti-Virus, McAfee, Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, SpywareBlaster, CCleaner and others to protect users from harmful downloaded files.


Internet download manager is a must have application for all internet users. It helps fast download, arrange files and resume broken links. You can schedule any download to be done at a later time. Site grabber will help you browser your favorite sites offline. You can save any video for offline playback


Thanks & Profesional Review tarekma7
IDM NO.1 for me Thumb
Thanks for the detailed review of Internet Download Manager. It has been a must have program for me for years.
Thanks for this,Tarek Thumb
Awesome informative review for IDM @tarekma7, thanks a lot for this  Smile
Nice Review.
Thanks for explaining everything in detail.
Awesome informative review for IDM.......
Thanks for the sharing.
Best download manager and the best review for it, of course.
Thanks for this review.
thanks for excellent review.awesome program Heart Heart

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