Free and Open Source Internet Download Manager Alternatives You Can Use in 2021


Subhadip Ghorui

2 years ago

Subhadip Ghorui

             Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages. But it comes with 30-day free trial and after that, you have bought it. But luckily there are some good IDM alternatives that are Free and also Open Source.



Why Use Crack Software when you  Free and Open Source Software

       With carack versions of software you are compromising your security. Here we have listed the best free alternatives for Internet Download Manager. The list contains both native apps and browser extension for Chrome and Firefox. You can check the entire list by using the table of content below and use it to navigate to specific apps if you want.

1. Xtreme Download Manager

           Claiming to increase the download speed of up to 500%, Xtreme has got all the bells and whistles to give IDM a stiff competition, and that too without bringing any complexity into the mix. So, how does this internet download manager achieve such a rapid downloading speed? Well, it makes the best use of sophisticated segmentation algorithm, connection reuse, and data compression to expedite the downloading speed.

That apart, it offers the convenience to resume broken/dead downloads or schedule downloads just like its famed rival. What’s more, XDM is equally good at capturing FLV videos from any site and boasts the support for HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP protocols. Not to mention, the handy integrations with major browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox Quantum, Opera, and Vivaldi.

Xtream Download Manager


NOTE: It requires Java, install it first. (

Download: Free
Platforms: macOS, Windows, and Linux


2. uGEt Download Manager

          uGet Download Manager is a free open-source project that was launched in 2003. Equipped with all the basic functionalities of a download manager, it is a lightweight application available on a plethora of different platforms. Like IDM, it has the capability of downloading multiple files at a timeresuming paused downloads, and scheduling downloads. With its source code uploaded on SourceForge, you can rest assured of its security.



Download: Free
Platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS


3. Persepolis Download Manager

              Persepolis is a Download Manager & a GUI For aria2. It's written in Python. Persepolis is a Sample of Free and open source software. It's developed For GNU/Linux Distributions, BSDs, macOS and Microsoft Windows. You can join Persepolis contributers & Help us with developing it.

1. Graphical UI for aria2

2. Multi segment downloading

3. Scheduling downloads

4. Download queuing

5. Finding and downloading video from Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion,



Download: Free
Platforms: Windows, Linux, macOS


       If you are need a good gui interface with high speed download I will recommended Persepolis Download Manager. Among the 3 app it provided the best speed and user experience.

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Subhadip Ghorui

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