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FDM 6.20 released

FDM, a free download manager, continues to evolve. The new release, 6.20, runs on a completely new core, with UI designed from scratch. We made it to ensure FDM works smoothly on every modern device it can be run on. Also, there are 20+ new features and a dozen bug fixes.

Free Download Manager 6.20 comes in two versions. They are designed for the newest operating systems based on QT-6 and earlier but still widely used OS relying on QT-5. The former are

  • Windows 10,
  • Windows 11, 
  • Ubuntu 20.04, 
  • MacOs 10.14+ (Mojave, Catalina, etc.)

and the latter are

  • MacOs 10.12 (Sierra), 
  • MacOs 10.13 (High Sierra), 
  • Windows 7, Windows 8, 
  • Ubuntu below 20.04, and other Linux-based operating systems.

You’ll see a special section with versions for the “latter” list above on the FDM’s downloads page. If your system is in the “former” list, we’ll automatically suggest the build for you.

Some of the new features in Free Download Manager 6.20.

  • Battery settings in desktop version of FDM.
  • Improved downloading of live streams and from websites, and generally better experience for Linux-based systems.
  • No sleeping while downloading: we’ve added a setting that lets you disable switching to sleep mode if there’s a download scheduled.
  • Web browser user agent as a default option.
  • Support for Android 13.
  • Finnish localization. Tervetuloa!

Go to FDM Downloads page to get your copy of Free Download Manager, a stable, reliable, time-proven (since 2004) software for all your online downloading needs.

FDM Downloads page

8 thoughts on “FDM 6.20 released”

Eu estava usando a versão 6.19 quando vi a opção de “Criar versão portátil”, criei e desinstalei a outra. Olhando aqui o site, vi que tem essa atualização para a 6.20, então fui na opção de “checar atualizações” na versão portátil, e disse não ter atualizações. Então, como eu faço para atualizar ?

pt to en: I was using version 6.19 when I saw the option to “Create portable version”, I created and uninstalled the other one. Looking at the website here, I saw that there is this update for 6.20, so I went to the “check for updates” option in the portable version, and it said there were no updates. So how do I update?

is there anyway to disable seeding in ongoing downloads?
my internet connection is metered, and having files download + upload is eating up my bandwidth limit.

Hello FDM team!
I’m a long-time FDM user, since 2010, and I really like it for its simplicity, the fact that I can do both direct and torrent downloads with it and remote access.
In my opinion, there are still two features that could bring us closer to perfection:

1. Download queue: Allow users to create custom download queues. Let’s say I have 10 files to download. I want 3 files from queue 1 to be downloaded first, 2 more from queue 2 to be downloaded second and 5 files from queue 3 to be downloaded later (sequential order). In each queue, I could even define whether the files should be downloaded sequentially or not (like torrent files currently).

2. Batch download: I regularly have split files to download directly, and if there are 40 parts, I have to manually enter all 40 links, which is a bit of a pain and risks cluttering up FDM’s main download list. In this case, it would be nice to enter the link, with a wildcard, and FDM automatically detects this wildcard and displays a window to define the wildcard type (letter or number), the first element (e.g. 1, a), the last element (e.g. 20, t) and the wildcard zero offset. It then automatically retrieves all links within the given range and creates a queue with all files (as a torrent does today).

With these features, I think FDM will be closer to perfection.

Thank you very much.

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