The internet is now a huge resource of information ranging from tips, guides to detailed video tutorials. There are millions of PDF (Portable document file), word (. Doc) files. From simply reading to get a degree is very easy now through the internet. But some problems to use such a vast contents are the speed of the internet connection and finding the location of the right material in the internet.  Those who have enough experience searching and finding things from the internet may agree that how much difficult to find the right item from the large chunk of information. Another problem is to download it to your computer. If you are having a slow connection things are becoming more difficult. Through this guide, we are investigating different tools and methods to download contents from the internet fast and easily.

Internet Download Accelerators

As the name says, download accelerators are for speed up or accelerating the download speed. Sometimes you want to postpone the download for sometime. Sometimes you want to categorize downloads, then this tool will really help you. Think of another situation, you are going to download a big file from the internet using your favorite web browser. You got the link and the download started, but after some time the connection dropped and the downloaded paused/stopped for a while. What to do? You have to restart the download. The result, you have to download one more time from the beginning! You may wish that if it has equipped with resume capability. The following tools have all the/some of the above mentioned features, read on.

Free Download Manager

Like you, we are also interested in free software’s. So begin with a free download manager. Free Download Manager is a powerful download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac. It supports Windows and Mac OS. One of its main feature is, it can download videos from popular websites, it has  HTTP/HTTPS/FTP/BitTorrent support Proxy support. You can adjust traffic usage, organize downloads, control file priorities for torrents, etc. You can download large files and resume broken downloads. The software can boost all your downloads up to ten times. IT can process media files of various popular formats. The tool is equipped with simple URL drag and drop feature, you can drag URLs right from your web browser. Like other accelerator you can simultaneously download multiple files. FDM is  compatible with the most popular browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Safari.


Internet Download Manger (IDM)

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is one of the most top rated tools to increase download speeds. This tool can increase speed by up to five times, it can resume and schedule downloads.  The resume capability will enable it to restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or power outages. One of the unique feature of Internet Download Manager is the smart download logic accelerator having intelligent dynamic file segmentation and safe multipart downloading technology to accelerate your downloads. Unlike other download managers and accelerators Internet Download Manager segments downloaded files dynamically during download process and reuses available connections without additional connect and login stages to achieve best acceleration performance. Internet Download Manager supports proxy servers, FTP and http protocols, firewalls, redirects, cookies, authorization, MP3 audio and MPEG video content processing.



Like FDM JDownloader is also a free and open-source download management tool. We can start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwidth limitations, auto-extract archives etc.

Download Accelerator Plus (DAP)

Download accelerator plus uses its dynamic acceleration engine to download the very same file using multi channels from the original source as well as other publicly available sources to make the best possible use of the bandwidth available to you for the fastest possible download time. A feature that we first observe in DAP is preview Videos while Downloading. You don’t wait for the videos to finish. To use the feature, while downloading, click the Video Preview link to play the file and make sure the content you are downloading. Video to MP3 features helps you to download videos from YouTube and convert to MP3 music files.

Orbit Downloader

Orbit Downloader helps to download files such as video/music/files from Myspace, YouTube, Imeem, Pandora. You can download streaming media, social music, social video, movie, flash and file from anywhere include Pandora, YouTube, Yahoo, Myspace, etc.

Xtreme Download Manager (XDM)(

It is also a powerful tool to increase download speed up, they are claiming up to 500%. You can save streaming videos from YouTube, Metacafe, DailyMotion, Google Video or any other website. Other cool features are,  resume broken/dead downloads and schedule downloads. XDM seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari and all popular browsers. The tool uses a sophisticated dynamic segmentation algorithm, data compression and connection reuse to speed up the download process. Xtreme Download Manager supports HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols, firewalls, proxy servers, automatic proxy scripts, file redirects, cookies, authorization etc.


You may notice that most of the service discussed above supports all types of files, video and mp3 downloading facility. Most of them can accelerate download speed up to five times, some of them claims more than that. Download resume is a nice feature, parallel downloading by splitting files into pieces is a nice feature used by IDM. Internet download manager (IDM) and Download accelerator Plus are the Titans in the download acceleration tools category. They are staying afloat in years and are selling large in number. Free Download manager (FDM) is the poor man’s download manager, as it’s available free. Most of them can download videos from popular video sharing sites like YouTube and Social networking sites like Facebook and Myspace. Some can download MP3 files from music site like  Pandora, etc. DAP has a cool video feature, you can view the video while downloading. Now you can download any type of files from internet efficiently and fast.  Which tool you are using, kindly share your thoughts.


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