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Best 10 Alternatives to Internet Download Manager (IDM) for Windows, Mac or Linux

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Download Manage IDM which stands for Internet Download Manager is for those downloading very large files. Well, there is big difference and benefits of using an IDM and one of them is the ability to pause and resume a download. The Internet download manager is not free as it comes with a monthly subscription, but you can get a 30 days free usage here; IDM is currently not available for Mac and Linux. With that in mind, we will be looking for the alternative that is available for macOS, Linux, and Windows as well. So check out the list below.

1. Folx Free

Folx Free
Folx Free

Folx Free is a download manager for macOS and it comes with a Mac-style interface. It provides convenient downloads management, flexible settings, and more to Mac users. Further, it has a unique system of sorting and keeping the downloaded content. For example, if you come across something that you want to download, Folx can automatically catch the downloads or catch the specific files you want for download.

Folx also features browser extensions that have the option to download all, download selected, and download with Folx. The supported browser includes Safari, Firefox, Opera, and Chrome.

2. iGetter

Igetter
Igetter

iGetter is a powerful download manager that can greatly improve the speed of your downloads using segmented downloading. Further, it also allows auto resume on broken downloads, queue filtering by various criteria, site explorer, history list, scheduling downloads, auto redial on broken connection, auto hang-up, and shut down on completion.

3. JDownloader

Jdownloader
Jdownloader

JDownloader is a download manager that is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This free download manager is written in Java and it allows automatic downloading of files and split files from one-click hosting sites. It also supports the use of premium accounts.

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4. Progressive Downloader

Progressive Downloader
Progressive Downloader

Progressive Downloader is available for Mac and this is one of the best download managers for those that want speed and fast download using the breadth of the Internet connection. The software is integrated with all major browsers and it can automatically search for the fastest servers available for the most popular downloads.

5. Xtreme Download Manager

Xtreme Download Manager
Xtreme Download Manager

Xtreme Download Manager is a powerful tool that promises to increase download speed up to 500%, save streaming videos from YouTube, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Google Video, and any other streaming websites. It can resume broken/dead downloads and schedule downloads as well. It integrates with Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari, and all popular browsers.

The Xtreme Download Manager makes use of sophisticated dynamic segmentation algorithms, data compression, and connection reuse to speed up the download process.

6. Download Shuttle

Download Shuttle
Download Shuttle

Download Shuttle features a fast download accelerator and manager and it’s free. Its downloads are multi-segmented, that is, each file is split into many smaller parts that are simultaneously being downloaded. This will ensure faster speed since your bandwidth is maximized.

7. Free Download Manager

Free Download Manager
Free Download Manager

Free Download Manager is available for Windows and Mac and it accelerates downloads by splitting files into sections and then downloading them simultaneously. It also allows users to adjust traffic usage, organize downloads, control file priorities for torrents, download large files and resume broken downloads.

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It can boost all your downloads up to 10 times, process media files of various popular formats, and has drag & drop URLs right from a web browser.

8. Persepolis Download Manager

Persepolis Download Manager
Persepolis Download Manager

Persepolis Download Manager is a nice download manager that has a utility for downloading easier and faster with Small aria2 iconaria2. It’s written in Python and has support for HTTP(S) & FTP. You can also adjust the start time and end time for downloads you want.

9. Neat Download Manager

Neat Download Manager
Neat Download Manager

This is another free Download Manager for macOS and Windows. The Neat Download Manager is a lightweight UI wrapped around a powerful and optimized Download-Engine. The software was designed to be simple, easy to use, and respectful to hardware resources.

10. EagleGet

Eagleget
Eagleget

The EagleGet is a freeware download manager and media grabber for Microsoft Windows operating system. It comes with a lot of features that you can use to get some stuff on the internet starting from songs, videos, documents, archives, software, images, and more. It allows you to pause and resume broken or interrupted downloads due to network problems, lost connections, power failure, and the computer shutdown.

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