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Features Of IDM

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu
Features of IDM


Automatic Antivirus checking

Antivirus checking makes your downloads free from all viruses and trojans . IDM can automatically run a virus scanner on download completion , like AdAware , Avira , Avast , Spybot , AVG Anti-Virus , Kaspersky , McAfee , SpywareBlaster , CCleaner and others to protect users from harmful downloaded files .

Built-in Scheduler

Internet Download Manager can connect to the Internet at a set time , download the files you want , disconnect , or shut down your computer when it’s complete . You can also synchronize changes using periodic synchronization of files . It’s possible to create and you can schedule several download queues for downloading or synchronization .

Drag and Drop

You may simply drag and drop links to IDM for download , and drag and drop downloaded files out of Internet Download Manager .

Advanced Browser Integration

When enabled , the feature can be used to catch any download from any application easily . None of download managers have this feature .

IDM includes web site spider and grabber

IDM downloads all required files that are specified with filters from full web sites , for example all pictures from a web site , or subsets of web sites , or complete web sites for offline browsing . It’s possible to schedule multiple grabber downloading projects to run them once at a specified time , stop them at a specified time , or run periodically to synchronize changes .

Customizable Interface

You may choose the buttons , order , and columns to appear on the main Internet Download Manager window . There are several different skins for the Internet Download Manager toolbar with different button styles . All skins can be downloaded from the Internet Download Manager home site . Also you can design their own skins .

IDM is multilingual

IDM is translated to Albanian , Arabic , Azerbaijan , Bosnian , Bulgarian , Chinese , Croatian , Czech , Danish , Dutch , Farsi , French , German , Greek , Hebrew , Hungarian , Italian , Japanese , Korean , Lithuanian , Macedonian , Norwegian , Polish , Portuguese , Romanian , Russian , Serbian , Slovak , Slovenian , Spanish , Thai , Turkish , and Uzbek languages . So you can use Internet Download Manager with your favourite language .

Quick Update Feature

Quick update may check for new versions of Internet Download Manager and will update IDM once per week . Quick updates feature lists all new features added to the latest version and asks a user if he/she wants to update Internet Download Manager to the latest version .

Download Categories

Internet Download Manager can be used to organize downloads automatically using defined download categories . So you can also set default folder for all categories .

Easy downloading with one click

When you click on a download link in a site and in any browser , IDM will take over the download window and accelerate it . You don’t need to do anything special , just browse the Internet as you usually do everyday . IDM will catch your all downloads and accelerate them . Internet Download Manager supports HTTP , HTTPS , FTP , and MMS protocols .

Download Resume

Internet Download Manager will resume any unfinished download from the place where they left off . Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost or dropped connections , computer shutdowns , network problems ,or unexpected power outages .
In download window you will see resume capability . If yes then it possible unfinished download resume to finished . If no then you need to open the link again and start download again .

YouTube grabber

Internet Download Manager can record and download FLV videos from popular sites like YouTube , MySpaceTV , Google Video etc . Its also support facebook . The best way of downloading webpage embedded videos from the Internet is IDM . After installing IDM , you will see “Download This Video” button pops up right side in the up of videos whenever you are watching a video anywhere in the Internet . Just click on the button to start downloading clips immediately .

Simple installation wizard

Quick and easy installation program will make necessary settings for you , and check your connection at the end to ensure trouble free installation of Internet Download Manager and work properly .

Dynamic Segmentation and Performance

* Dynamic file segmentation that uses in-half division rule .
* Full reuse of connections that have finished downloading of assigned segments without additional connect and login stages .
* Selectable timeout time and number of connections to tune IDM to your particular connection type .

Dynamic file segmentation and connection reuse :

Internet Download Manager has optimized the file download logic . IDM divides downloaded file on file segments dynamically , unlike other download accelerators that divide downloaded file in segments once just before download process been starts . Dynamic segmentation gives significant download performance improvement . When file download starts , it’s unclear how many connections may be opened . When new connection becomes available IDM finds the largest segment to download and divide it in half . Thus new connection starts downloading file from the half of the largest file segment . IDM minimizes the time needed for negotiations with servers and keeps all connections busy .
On a progress bar
* Pink lines show start positions ,
* Blue – downloaded segments ,
* White – the segments to download .
Once a connection has downloaded a segment (when blue bar comes to a pink line) and if the next connection has not started to downloaded its segment yet , IDM reassignes the segment to the first connection . If the next connection has started to downloaded its segment , first connection helps other slowly working connections by dividing the largest segment in half . IDM won’t divide the segment only when its size is too small for this connection type .
When connections have finished downloading all segments , IDM will assemble segments into one file .
IDM saves all file positions several times per minute . Thus after you stoped/ paused downloading or even after unexpected power shutdown , Internet Download Manager will resume download and assemble file correctly .

*** All of this feature information collected from IDM main site and many others website . ***
*** IDM = Internet Download Manager ***

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