Fresh Download 8.73

Download any file more quickly and efficiently

  • Vote:
    6.5 (46)
  • Category:

    Download Managers

  • Version:

    8.73

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98 / Windows 95

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

Fresh Download is a free download manager program from Fresh Devices that gives you everything you would want in a download manager, and then some.

Fresh Download is a specialized utility to manage downloads and includes tools to accelerate, resume, schedule, and organize downloads. Fresh Download is super easy and intuitive to use, featuring a simple interface that does make organizing downloads a virtual cinch.

Fresh Download includes a pause and resume feature which seamlessly picks up where a download left off or as is more likely the case was cut off. You can also pause the download yourself for whatever reason, to return and pick right up later. Fresh Download monitors your web activity and pops up whenever you click on a link that initiates a download. It also features a smooth drag and drop function and clipboard monitoring,

One of the cooler features Fresh Download offers is the scheduling feature, which lets you set a specific time for a download to begin or resume. Especially useful if you have a whole slew of downloads you want to complete and need to spread them out during low traffic periods. Downloading should be faster with Fresh Download as it uses four simultaneous connections to download a single file. This can increase download speed by up to 400% by some reports. It also includes antivirus support and scans incoming files with your antivirus software.

Fresh Download will also decompress zip files automatically if you want it to. However, Fresh Download is not fast at extracting, so you may choose to use another program for this specific purpose. If you are not worried about the time you might appreciate the ease of automatic decompression.

Fresh Download works in most web browsers and works with both FTP and HTTP protocols. Supported web browsers include Explorer, Firebird, Firefox, Communicator, Opera, Avant Browser, Crazy Browser, Maxthon, Slim, and more. Another cool feature is Fresh Download’s settings menu, which is geared towards customization. These settings give you unparalleled flexibility, power, and customization for a download manager. You can exclude specific sites, manage password protected sites, and customize completion options.

Fresh Download has some cool features that would make it useful for anybody who does any sort of downloading. The easy to use, intuitive interface makes how-to help unnecessary while the various unique features make it functional. But best of all, its free! So you have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain. The only downside we see at all is the slow zip decompressor, but this is a new feature added in a recent update, so we expect it may improve with future releases.

Pros

  • Pause and restore interrupted downloads
  • Schedule downloads to begin at a later date
  • Works in most browsers
  • Automatically extracts Zip files
  • Free

Cons

  • Zip extractor is slow

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