The Internet Download Manager, commonly known as IDM, is a shareware piece of software used to schedule and manage downloads. It is only available for PC’s running Windows Operating system. IDM makes use of full bandwidth, thus making the download process relatively fast. This tool has recovery and resume capabilities enabling it to restore any interrupted downloads which might occur due to internet issues, lost connections, and power failure.
For efficient downloading, the Internet Download Manager tool has an extension which supports browsers like Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox, Avant, Netscape, AOL, and many other popular browsers. This extension enables it to capture any download sessions on the internet automatically. It also supports a wide range of proxy servers such as redirected cookies, firewalls, and protocols such as HTTP, FTP, and HTTPS.
Other key features supported by IDM include Batch downloads, queuing, capturing videos from streaming sites like YouTube, and listings of all recent downloads. According to a review done by CNET, the Internet Download Manager received a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 as the only download manager tool that downloads different types of files from the internet and arranges them in order.