Un download manager is a software tool designed to improve the efficiency and convenience of file downloads from websites, often offering more robust functionality than that available through a standard web browser.
Here are some of the key functions that a download manager can offer:
- Pausing your downloads and being able to resume them at your convenience.
- Optimizing download speed based on your available bandwidth.
- Scheduling a file download in advance.
- The launch of several simultaneous downloads.
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:
- Speed up downloads.
- Limit the bandwidth used.
- Organize downloads by priority level.
- Download and convert videos from sites like Youtube.
- Schedule when to start/stop your work.
Free Download Manager also works well on Windows than Mac.
Internet Download Manager
JDownloader is download manager available for Windows, Mac et Linux. He is free et open source.
Among its features, we find:
- The automatic resumption of downloads in the event of a break in your internet connection.
- 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.
Internet Download Accelerator
IDA is a download manager efficient and convenient to use which can increase download speeds by up to 500%.
In addition to a download accelerator, this software includes the following features:
- Resuming interrupted downloads due to lost connections.
- Downloading videos directly to MP4 format through the YouTube platform.
- File conversion.
- Watching videos.
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.