The 5 best French download managers

french download manager
french download manager

Last updated: June 1, 2023

A download manager is a software tool designed to improve the efficiency and convenience of downloading files from websites, often offering more robust functionality than is available through a standard web browser.

Here are some of the key functions that a download manager can offer:

  • Pausing your downloads and the ability to resume them at your convenience,
  • Optimization of download speed according to your available bandwidth,
  • The advance planning of a file download,
  • The launch of several simultaneous downloads.

Download managers are especially useful for lovers of direct download and are widely appreciated by users who frequently download large files.

If you are unsure about which tool to use, I have selected 5 of the best French-language download managers for you, which I have personally tested and evaluated.

List of 5 best download managers

Free Download Manager

FDM is free and open source software for easily downloading files. Very light, it is available in French.

Among its features:

  • speeds up downloads,
  • limit the bandwidth used,
  • organize downloads by priority level,
  • download and convert flash videos from sites like Youtube,
  • program when to start / stop your work.

Free Download Manager works on both Windows and Mac.

Download Free Download Manager

Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager can optimize up to 5 times normal speed and manage your downloads on the Internet. Compatible with the most popular web browsers, IDM supports the resumption of interrupted downloads.
This program also gives you the option to pause your downloads, manage the queue, and schedule them for a specific date and time.
What I like about this tool is the possibility of recovering videos from streaming sites. An icon thus automatically downloads the video currently being viewed.


JDownloader is download manager available for Windows, Mac and Linux. It is free and open source.
Among its features, we find:

  • the automatic resumption of downloads in the event of your internet connection being cut,
  • le captcha code filling with ease,
  • automatic file decompression,
  • the download scheduler.

It supports a large number of online storages like Uploaded, 4shared, Google Docs, Dropbox, Mediafire, Mega as well as dozens of other services. You just need to copy and paste a link from them to start the download directly.

Download JDownloader

Internet Download Accelerator

IDA is an efficient and convenient to use download manager that can increase download speeds by up to 500%.

In addition to a download accelerator, this software includes the following features:

  • the resumption of downloads interrupted due to lost connections,
  • directly downloading videos in MP4 format via the YouTube platform,
  • converting files,
  • viewing videos.

The little extra of the Internet Download Accelerator is its support for HTTP and HTTPS addresses, as well as file retrieval over FTP protocols.

Download Internet Download Accelerator

Download Accelerator Plus

DAP is the oldest download manager on this list. It exists since the year 2000. It allows you to download a file and stop the download to resume it later.

The software also speeds up the download speed as it processes the file into small fragments which it then puts together.

Download Download Accelerator Plus