What are the best download managers for Windows?

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  1. 12

    #1uGet

    uGet
    uGet is a multi-protocol open source download manager app for Linux, BSD, Android and Windows that allows multi-connections at once, queue downloads and batch downloads, among other features.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Virginia Jordan
    Written on March 15, 2017
    "This is a pretty decent download manager. It's a tiny bit more complicated than, say, Download Accelerator Plus, but in my opinion it works a lot better than any other managers I've tried so far."
  2. 8

    #2FlashGet

    FlashGet
    FlashGet is a multi-protocol download manager that uses MHT (Multi-server Hyper-threading Transportation) technique. It can split downloaded files into sections and support multipoint transfers at once.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    Ai Jin
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Sometimes downloading a bunch of files at once can be a hassle. After years of struggling with keeping my downloads neat and ordered I decided to check out a program I'd heard about FlashGet. My files and downloads are a lot more simple now and I don't lose track of things as often."
  3. 6

    #3aria2

    aria2
    Aria2 is a lightweight multi-protocol & multi-source command-line download utility. It supports HTTP/HTTPSFTPSFTPBitTorrent and Metalink.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Jonathan Young
    Written on August 15, 2017
    "If you are looking for a lightweight, full featured, metalink enabled download utility I can fully recommend aria2! I have been using these tools for a few months now and can't complain a bit. The best part...this program is free! I had been searching for a utility that didn't use a lot of memory and CPU time and have been more than impressed with the 2.8MiB/sec while using bit-torrent sites! Impressive!!"
  1. 5

    #4JDownloader

    JDownloader
    JDownloader is a free Download Manager written in Java. You can start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwidth limitations, auto-extract archives and much more.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Madison Santos
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I download a ton of programs every week. I'm always looking for ways to increase productivity and get more out of my computer, so I try a lot of different programs. Keeping track of my downloads can be a problem because sometimes my browser hangs up, or the file goes missing, or a paused download refuses to resume. Having this download manager saves me from all of that with the added bonus of being able to set bandwidth limitations, something that is important on my internet plan as anything over a certain amount gets tethered."
  2. 4

    #5aTube Catcher

    aTube Catcher
    aTube Catcher is a powerful tool that not only lets you download videos from YouTube, Myspace, Dailymotion, Metacafe but convert the downloaded video to play on all regular portable devices.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Virginia Perry
    Written on April 26, 2017
    "I am so lucky to have found aTube Catcher! I was looking for a download manager for Windows that lets me convert downloaded videos so that I can play them on my other devices. It is one of the best tools out there. There is a free version that I had the good fortune to find. You only have to download it one time so that cuts out a lot of hassle!"
  3. 1

    #6KeepVid Music

    KeepVid Music
    With KeepVid Music you can download online videos from Youtube, Vimeo, Twitch. TV, Facebook, Dailymotion, Youku, Tudou, Metacafe and more. Simply copy and paste. *No Longer Available*
    Software

    Mark Banks
    Written on July 30, 2017
    "I tend to find myself constantly watching Youtube videos and for the longest time, I always wanted to figure out a way to download these videos so I could watch offline. After years of doing this, I finally did a search and found KeepVid Music tool. This tool has been great and finally allowed me to download and save all my favorite Youtube videos. I know that it can also save videos from different sites as well but haven't had a chance to use that feature yet. I highly recommend this tool if you like watching videos!"
  4. 0

    #7Internet Download Manager

    Internet Download Manager

    Internet Download Manager is a tool that increases the download speed of your computer up to 5 times. It also resumes and schedules all your downloads. The software also has a free trial available.

    Online Tools

    $9.95- Varies by plan

    Ella DingDing
    Written on November 29, 2018
    "Fast & easy to use."

Summary

Best What are the best download managers for Windows
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1uGet Software 12 Free
2FlashGetSoftware 8 Free
3aria2Software 6 Free
4JDownloaderSoftware 5 Free
5aTube CatcherSoftware 4 Free
6KeepVid MusicSoftware 1 Paid
7Internet Download ManagerOnline Tools 0 Paid
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