Download with Free Download Manager (FDM)

Download with Free Download Manager (FDM)

Sends your downloading jobs to the Free Download Manager by pausing the built-in download manager

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What is Download with Free Download Manager (FDM)?

Download with Free Download Manager (FDM) is a Chrome extension that integrates well with the Free Download Manager. It allows you to leverage FDM's BitTorrent support, audio/video file enhancement, download acceleration, resumable downloads, smart file management, remote control, HTML Spider, and traffic adjustments. It provides two options for integration - through context menu items and an observer for downloading requests. Important: it requires FDM and a native client installation.

By: InBasic
Rating: 4.39 (138)
Version: 0.3.2 (Last updated: 2023-05-09)
Creation date: 2020-06-28
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • nativeMessaging
  • notifications
  • downloads
  • contextMenus
  • activeTab
  • scripting
Size: 183.30K
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Download with Free Download Manager (FDM)
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Send your downloading job requests to the well-known Free Download Manager (FDM) to take advantage of the following features:

  1. BitTorrent support
  2. Enhanced audio/video files support
  3. Download acceleration
  4. Resuming broken downloads
  5. Smart file management and powerful scheduler
  6. Adjusting traffic usage
  7. Remote Control
  8. HTML Spider

This extension offers two levels of integration. The simple one is the right-click context menu items for video, audio, and image file types. The second level is an observer for downloading requests that are sent to the built-in download manager. The extension pauses each download when a new request is submitted. Then sends the actual downloadable URL to your Free Download Manager. This mode is more aggressive and can simply toggle on and off from the browser action.


  1. For the extension to work you need to have Free Download Manager (FDM) installed;
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  • Significantly improves download speed
  • User-friendly
  • Has the feature to download all links present in a current tab
  • Does not support FDM with customized installation path
  • Often opens the program window along with the download window
  • Issues with proper functioning of original extension
Most mentioned
  • Fast download speed
  • Better than original extension
  • Issues with original FDM plugin
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Risk impact

Download with Free Download Manager (FDM) is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

Download with Free Download Manager (FDM) is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

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