FDM 2.5 is released!

Dear all! We have released Free Download Manager 2.5. FDM is now released under GNU General Public License!

Of course, this is not the only thing you can rejoice at, as FDM 2.5 opens up new opportunities for its loyal users, as well as for those who are just about to join the FDM community.

What’s new:

  • Flash video download
  • Audio / video files converter
  • Bittorent support
  • Easy file sharing
  • Remote control
  • Portable mode
  • Metalink support
  • General Public License
  • Multilanguage support (desired language may be chosen during installation)

See the full features list. 

Free Download Manager 2.5 is available for free download here. Enjoy!

306 thoughts on “FDM 2.5 is released!”

  1. Hey this program shows an absolute upgrade for FDM community so plz staff continue upgrading features and releasing even newer programs

  2. I tested many free and commercial download managers. FDM is one of the best application of this type. Big thanks to the authors. Good work!

  3. Great software. The best when it is set right but setting it is really diificult. Can’t all the options be grouped together?

  4. Thanks guys for a great job.
    The best download manager ever,beats even shareware ones.
    Using it since the first version,then betas and now i’m going to
    install the final one – 2.5 buld 700
    Big Thanks again,wish you success in your great work!

    FDM user From Georgia.

  5. Excellent Download Manager ever build!!, it made me impressed since I try it on version 2.x. I really really love it and hopefully this version (or later maybe) can be used as “portable”. I give it a shot later.. ;)) thanks author and teams.

    Regards,
    Susanto

  6. Hello FDM Team!

    I’ve used your product now for many months. Thank you so very much!

    I own and operate a paid review website that you might be interested in. If ever you would like me to review FDM, please contact me via email and let me know, so that we can discuss mutually beneficial terms.

    In my side bar, there is a section called: “Personally Owned and Recommended Software.” Very few programs will be entered in there and if the review is done, FDM would definitely be entered.

    My site is also mirrored with at least 9 other respected pay-to-blog sites, so you could be sure that the review would have wide exposure.

  7. You guys delivered a great multipurpose download manager. My years of searching for the best download manager finally ends here.

    You guys are the best!

    We will do what we can to promote your wonderful product.

    Regards,
    AL2Fenrir

  8. 2 Stephane:

    Hi! This is one of the main current interface issues now. In the next version
    settings will be grouped in a more convenient way

  9. This is the only multipurpose download manager that helped me do my job without any hiccups and works very well, very kind of you for including torrent support and making this free. Thanks a lot. GOD Bless You!

  10. i’m really happy…
    but,can it used by LINUX?…..(on system requirement,only can used by windows?)
    please reply to my email…

  11. Thanks for the amazing program… been using it since 2 years now … thinks since version 1.8… great software… now its opensource… its even better…

  12. HUGE Thanks! I have to download about a half dozen patches for World of Warcraft, amounting to over 700 MB via my 56K dial-up connection. FDM will make this a LOT less painful!

  13. Hi, i like FDM. it is better than other download managers and after using FDM i have not used any other down man. i would like u people to plz add ‘proxy’ option in the ‘add download’ window itself. it would be great of u if u do so.

  14. It’s released under GNU License. So where is the source code available. I have a lot of curiosity to know how some functionalities are implemented.

  15. Hi and thanks for this wonderful program!!!!!!!!!
    Is better than Speedbit® Download Accelerator® for much!!!

    Thanks again!!!

    Bye, MerolaC

  16. I would Like To Thanks The Programmers For Their Efforts For Doing Such A wonderful Program Which You Can Count On , and It’s Free!!!!!

  17. Thanks for a great product. This is really useful product where we still connect through dial up and downloads can be resumed. Please continue the LITE version with plugin support.

    Cheers from India !!

  18. This is the best download manager tool ever !

    Thank you very much for investing your time and money in such an awesome tool !

    Regards.

  19. Well, this version still does not support FTP downloads together with “Get Proxy Settings from Microsoft Internet Explorer”. It tries to contact FTP server directly even when autoproxy configuration says go via (HTTP) proxy.

    Cygwin istaller works in the same configuration so it *is* possible.

  20. this very fastest downloading software.i recommened to all users take this.not for try forever use.i already use version 2.1 today i check for latest version and i download it 2.5 i think new version must be best form all.100% marks for FDM.

  21. Thanks, and again thanks, I’ve tried many DM but this is my choice since version 1.1x and now that you become GNU all the community will be glad. Thanks for the effort and the job you did. Greetings from Mexico.

  22. Best Download Manager.
    Thank you for creating and maintaining this for us, your works is greatly appreciated.

    It is really amazing, how a free program have so many features and even more features than other shareware download manager.

    Before this I have been using GetRight shareware and found out that FDM has cleaner UI and more stable codes than GetRight.

    Best Regards,
    Richard Laksana

  23. I had two or three complaints about aspects of FDM that made it less than perfect, but I see you just fixed them. Brilliant!

  24. i m simply hooked to this manager.
    i have been using it for the past 3yrs without any major problem.
    hope fdm team will continue to support us in future.

    u ppl rock!!!!!!!!!!

  25. I rarely post comments on the Internet but this new release together with the software being open source is really really great news. Congratulations!

  26. This is by far the most powerful download manager. It is a all in one. I have used all the previous versions of FDM. But the newer version(2.5) is very fast in loading .

  27. This software is great. CONGRATS
    But as you added support of bittorrent you should also add ability to select which files to download and which to ignore from those that torrent file links to (like BitComet). With that function FDM will have all I need. 😛

  28. Among download managers, free or not, I think this one is the best! Even though I haven’t tried the latest version (2.5) yet, I have used the previous versions and love them! I love it because it’s totally free and doesn’t require registration, unlike some “free” download managers I’ve seen.

  29. dear FDM
    really it’s a great job and i used your s/w since april and it’s really fantastic , waw, it’s really very nice s/w and also so easy best reagrds
    i’m from egypt

  30. I had to down several program for a computer that crashed. I didn’t have a download manager to speed things along and then a friend told me about your DM. That day changed my life. Not only did I drop my previous DM, I’ve been singing the praises of your DM to everyone I know. Thanks for the upgrade and Thanks for all the work you guys do!!!

  31. That is a good job you guys are doing but you need to do more so that you will attract more traffic to your site. I’m always available through my ebox for further consultation as whatever that is hidden is more significant.

  32. Hello, I have been using FDM for several years and I found it absolutely solid piece of software,it is relaible,fast and to boot spyware free…I use FDM exclusively..Thank you for great software…RumiGuru

  33. I will download it and going to test it.

    I ‘m hopping that this is a great download manager as people say.

    Greetings form Serbia!

  34. FDM is superb… Tested and used other managers till I found FDM.
    Excellent !! Nice and great job.

    Thank you very, very much !!

    Greetings From Uruguay

  35. Wow! Awesome comments here. I read nothing, but only good stuffs about FDM. I guess I’ve to try it to see whether they’re talking the truth. I shall come back again in two weeks time to give my comment. See you then.

    Greetings and lotta loves from Malaysia.

  36. Thanks for such beautiful download manager available in free domain. Thanks for writing such beautiful software / application for us. Linux version will make you more famous as i have yet to get good download manger in ubuntu / linux os.

    Thanks again

  37. Hello guys! Very good work you’ve done!!! Better then all i tried before, beats all commercial products in full lenght ^^. Keep going on!

  38. Bravo!
    a brilliant software that i was needed. this is the right choice for downloading any things,

    Once Again Thaaanks to all the members and pragramming masters.

    Bye

  39. well… this is a very good download manager… i like it 90% though… something is missing… e.g graphical progress (maybe in background of active download window will be great), animated task bar icon (its more eye catching when its move), dsc file not informative enough (needs more detail), slider for bandwidth 1-100% + auto (better than just 3 option speed + auto), custom toolbar, rename while downloading, etc..

    good luck to the team FDM
    best regards,

    andhee @ indonesia

  40. Hi, I am from Sri Lanka and I often connect to the net using my CDMA phone. I use DAP (Download Accelerator Plus) which is a crap and many and other download managers. This is a great free program rocks. Thankyou guys for making this program.

  41. hi all i am very greatfull for the ppl who developed and upgrade such a master piece of work FDM is truly the one and only trustable download manager THANKS to the team of FDM

  42. Hi All!
    It’s great programm.
    I make website jeder.ru about GPL software in Russia!
    And now FDM will be there.

    FDM developers I will be glad to make inteview about your’s FDM and ideas – you can write me to jeder@mail.ru

    Thank you for your FDM!

    Open Source matters!!!

  43. Thank you very much for the great software for free. Think this is the best compared to the purchsaed ones from the market. If you can add up even the website downloader or offline browser it will be breat.

  44. Thanks 4 the feature rich new version… i’ve been using FDM for a long time n i think there is no real match for this free excellent software….

  45. Free Download Manager is great! Did anybody a compilation for Mac OS X? For PC’s are several download managers available. But none for OS X as Open Source free. Because I’m not using a Mac I can’t do that. And my friends with Mac’s don’t have the knowledge how to compile a source or even not a compiler.
    Please help my friends!

  46. it dosn’t download in my computer it asket for Registration , serial number and i didn’t know the serial.
    if you can sent it to me or show me the way to Registration .
    thanks

  47. You guys rock! FDM is the best download manager ever and the way it manages files and rapidshare links is just awesome! I wonder why Rapidshare hasn’t yet posted FDM as an “RS Compatible Download Manager” though.

    Keep up the great work Guys! You are definitely doing a great job! I can just wonder what life would be without FDM. I’ve been using it for over a year now for my downloading needs and I never ever once had to turn back.

    Cheers…

  48. Thanks a lot, I don’t have visa, mastercard, etc. what so ever, right now, otherwise, I will start supporting this application immediately. I love you so much. Once I am able to put in some support, I will not spare anytime for that. Thanks again, I am so happy and excited.

  49. Well, forgot to say one thing, I used to use flashget, which, recently, I discovered that it is mainly a spyware application since there are a lot of reports of suspicious behaviors and activities while connecting to the net without really using the Internet. I used flashget mainly for torrent download as I can see that it is more efficient (for me) in this than utorrent or other BitTorrent applications. I will use FDM now, without worrying that someone is spying on my me or my computers. Thanks again.

  50. Great product. Thing is after a week of using with Rapidshare – it stops working The file download says done but it aint, so reinstall and fine…Curious

  51. FDM is simply great! You can enjoy the fastest download ever…..
    I think it is safe and user friendly which is one of its best quality…….

  52. This works much better than any other download accelerator
    especially for broken link downloads
    thanks for this stuff

  53. Absolutely fantastic program! I never thought that free can be at least as good as commercial software. But you, guys, have done a supperior job! Very nice GUI, lots of useful info and all features work flawlessly. I have tried many other DL managers – yours is the BEST! Thanks!

  54. thanks for your sacrifices to millions of customers and users, you are really great, tumbs up
    Eras Darlington- Nigeria

  55. I guess I’m a little behind the times. For a year I have been using FDM V2.1 on a daily basis, and was so delighted with the software I never thought to look for any updates until today. The FDM team has created a “Best of Breed” package, and I thank you all deeply for your efforts and continued development as evidenced by this latest release.

    Excellent stability and error checking, highly polished interface, options galore; what more can one ask for? And it’s free?!!

    I am looking forward to installing V2.5, and I also applaud not only your license release to GNU, but the “Modularity” factor introduced in this latest version. Very nice touch! Thanks again for such an awesome software package.

  56. i m a system adminstrator and today i can see in server log

    90056 downloads of the same file with FDM 2.x user agent.. GREAT !

    i have to drop ip manually to stop this downloader

    stupid user or stupid program ?

  57. 2 nico

    What version do you use? If it’s version 2.1, then there can really be such a bug there. But it has been fixed in later versions.

  58. This is such an awesome program, especially with the inclusion of Bittorrent and Flash Video downloading support. (It’s nice to have Bittorrent on it, but i still stick with BitComet for reasons not related to performance. (seeding torrents with it on my 500 MHz system running 24/7 O.O )
    But still, This IS the undisputed ‘best download manager’ program to be found. Sure, it has some flaws (for some people anyway, and i myself havent found any), but it is better that the trialware commonly found elsewhere. Me wonders if the ‘others’ havent reverse-engineered it yet.
    Had some issue with Youtube videos earlier, but a reinstall fixed that. If support can be expanded to downloading flash videos from any URL, it’d be nice (although it can be expected that this can’t really be implemented for technical reasons)
    Nice work, keep it up :thumbsup:

  59. Simply the best Download Manager…i’ve been using FDM since the later version of 2.1….and i’ve been downloading almost 20 GB using 56K connection…..you guys should be awarded for making such a free but EXCELLENT program and become an example for any other programmers…..keep it up….salut!!!!

  60. Hi Wonderful. Thanks for a very nice and free download manager
    Thank…………………………………………………………………………………..

  61. i am appeciate, the most inforten software FDM, i use and i like, i like to say thank you for you people in the company that are work on the company,

  62. I love this software very much!
    Free, Nice, Good, Best…
    With this new feature, it makes me more love FDM..
    Thanks to the FDM team for makes this good DM.

    From Indonesia

  63. Just saw it couple a days ago on my friends PC and it was instant MUST HAVE!!! Awesome, far out work! B)
    Just keep on being excellent to each other and party on dudes!!! B)

  64. DEAR Admin, please pay great attention to what i am posting:

    The program doesn’t work with the free account of RAPID SHARE, even though it gets the name of the file and its format as well, but it does not download the actual file instead only a small part of the file is downloaded. eg if i download real player 11 from rapid share on a free account, whose size is 13.2 mb the manager will only download a few kilobytes only, this is an very importan problem please have a good look at it.you can try it out yourself and see the result, i hope you will get the problem solved as soon as possible. thanks!

  65. Hello FDM Team!
    its amazing software, its good and The best download software in the computer world.
    Thank you very much for this program from Indonesia

  66. FDM is just so cool….why pay for other download manager like DAP when FDM is better than that….i love FDM

  67. FDM rocks been using it since it was a plugin for ie many many years ago when i had dialup :O how oldschool is that lol

  68. Hmmm i am happy that you guys have built in torrent support in FDM, also add an option, that we can add additional trackers, like in uTorrents

    Thanks a lot FDM creators, hats off to ual

  69. This download manager is very fantastic. I have installed many and remove them the same day but FDM has given me more than what I asked for.
    God bless you for making FDM available free of charge.
    Thanks

  70. Hello FDM Team!
    its amazing software, its good and The best download software in the computer world.
    Thank you very much for this program.
    I am an Afghan, but I am leaving in Mongolia.

  71. Hello FDM Team!
    How to use with Firefox 3.0?
    FDM integration with Firefox browser and could not plugin .

  72. Dear FDM,

    Thank you very much for this software THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! Without this my DAY will not be complete thank you!!!!! I love this Software!!!

  73. This download manager is very fantastic. I have installed many and remove them the same day but FDM has given me more than what I asked for.
    God bless you for making FDM available free of charge.
    Thanks i cant even say much than this .i really love the team of FDM.

  74. I have been using this download manager after I first connected to internet(Aproximately Four years).
    This is the most powerful, reliable, multipurpose download manager ever built.
    It is very user friendly.
    -Good Work-
    To
    Author

  75. Hi FDM Team.

    Keep in a good work !!

    I Kinda like FDM.
    Latest updates, support Torrent file ?

    hmm…….another good impression !

    regards,
    Rixxa-Man from Indonesia

  76. hi
    fdm is the best download manager i’ve ever come across for years. many cheers to the developers. i just changed from windows to ubuntu and i’m sorry to see that a linux version’s not out there yet. will miss this great program!

  77. Thank you very very very much.
    Im from Iran. This program works as a miracle . I advise users to uses this software combined with Mozilla FireFox.
    pursu your path.

  78. For a long time now i have been using this great tool that has been provided for the whole world to use.
    One thing i must say is this IT IS SIMPLY,TRULLY,AWESOMELY,FANTASTICALLY THE BEST OUT THERE.
    so keep it up(the good work).

    we will not leave your side interms of support.

  79. Thanks for the new release
    i ve tried many programs in this feild ,, but the only program i like is FDM
    with this release i have many options ,,,,
    Thanks alot

  80. great DM
    2 things tho..
    * it looks like i can’t integrate it in firefox 3
    * is there a way to add a list of url from copy/paste ? (i saw the batch download, but what about sites like rapidshare?)

    it’s still better than any other manager, close to perfection, maybe next version 😀

  81. I can’t download videos from video-sharing sites other than YouTube…. and I can’t download videos flagged ‘adult content’. So, my use for FMD is basically reduced to downloading general content YouTube videos.

    I’ve e-mailed technical support numerous times starting over a month ago, and I still have to reicieve any kind of helpful information.

    Nice

  82. I’ve been using FDM for about a year now. Great product; the best download manager on the planet !!!
    For FireFox user, get flashgot to integrated FDM with FireFox; and you will get the best browser on the planet plus the best download manager on the planet = 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Thank you FDM team and kudos to you all !!!!!

  83. I have been using about four year. there is no comercial or noncomercial download manager that can compete with this FDM. If you put the FDM in heavy mode it become extreme sucker to use ultimate available speed. So you are the best Guys to make such great things !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    **********************Thanx***********************

  84. I just can’t say thnx… thnx can never compensate such a great software…

    I just love this software… no commercial software can compete this either 🙂

    Love u FDM 🙂

  85. man you guys are off the hook
    even the old version of FDM still rocks
    and lookin at the comments i must be in for a treat thanks a bunch guys
    keep your brains ticking jah bless y’all

  86. you people did greate job,thnx.but you will try to make this fdm to download videos from”megavideo”.then it will b’come world no 1

  87. Product is overall good
    suggestion

    1. when i downloads many files from different portal button required on the menu bar is to resume and start the button over it

    2. one more botton to define nos. of download like 1 or 2 or 3

  88. Nice Job…
    since i am know about computer and internet
    I am using FDM, It’s Free and working faster
    good job dute….
    continue your service
    thanks

  89. I love this software very much!Free, Nice, Good, Best With this new feature, it makes me more love FDM..Thanks to the FDM team for makes this good DM and one again fray for more success.

  90. I have been using about four year. there is no comercial or noncomercial download manager that can compete with this FDM. If you put the FDM in heavy mode it become extreme sucker to use ultimate available speed. So you are the best Guys to make such great things !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    **********************Thanx***********************

  91. Download maneger was introduce to me by a friend of my, and ever since then have being using it till this very moument. Thanx Team………………………………..

  92. love this software very much!Free, Nice, Good, Best With this new feature, it makes me more love FDM..Thanks to the FDM team for makes this good DM and one again fray for more success.

  93. I have been using a different download manager for a long long time, I never heard of FDM and I was searching on google for something better with more features, google brought me here I read all the comments posted and they were all positive so I decided to give it a try and it was the best experience I have ever had with a download manager, It was faster than those I have tried for years and I was able to preview the video before the actuall file was completed, a 700MB took me 5 minutes with FDM while the others 12 minutes, Thank You FDM I am an eternal FDM user for life now!!!

  94. Thanks for such beautiful download manager available in free domain. Thanks for writing such beautiful software / application for us. Linux version will make you more famous as i have yet to get good download manger in ubuntu / linux os.

  95. I have tried a lot of stuff out there but this is the only download manager which actually seems to do the job it was made for

  96. thnkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk u so much………………………..i like this and i nvr chenge….for my live………….

  97. I own and operate a paid review website that you might be interested in. If ever you would like me to review FDM, please contact me via email and let me know, so that we can discuss mutually beneficial terms

  98. I’m not sure why but this site is loading incredibly slowly for me.
    Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end?

    I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

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