Internet Download Manager

Internet Download Manager

Web site: internetdownloadmanager.com
Category: Network
Subcategory: Microblog Clients
Platform: Windows
License: Shareware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: C++
First release: May 1999 ?
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Internet Download Manager – a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages.

Unlike other similar applications, 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, audio and video content processing. IDM integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape, MSN Explorer, AOL, Opera, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Mozilla Firebird, Avant Browser, MyIE2, and all other popular browsers to automatically handle your downloads. You can also drag and drop files, or use Internet Download Manager from command line.

Other features include multilingual support, zip preview, download categories, scheduler pro, sounds on different events, HTTPS support, queue processor, html help and tutorial, enhanced virus protection on download completion, progressive downloading with quotas (useful for connections that use some kind of fair access policy or FAP like Direcway, Direct PC, Hughes, etc.), built-in download accelerator, and many others.

The freeware version is a 30 days trail.
The application is developed by a company Tonec Inc.

Internet Download Accelerator

Internet Download Accelerator

Web site: westbyte.com/ida/
Category: Network
Subcategory: Download Managers
Platform: Windows
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: Delphi
First release: December 2, 2002
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Internet Download Accelerator – a download manager created for Microsoft Windows operating system by a Ukrainian company, WestByte Software. It can be integrated with Yandex.Browser, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Vivaldi and other web browsers that are built based on these.

Internet Download Accelerator lets you to noticeably increase the speed of file download from the Internet using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols. The acceleration is achieved by splitting a file being downloaded into several parts and downloading these parts at the same time. Internet Download Accelerator resumes broken downloads from where they left off from both HTTP, HTTPS and FTP servers.

Some notable features:
– FTP Explorer
– site manager for password and download folders management
– scheduler
– download speed control, automatic mode for the most comfortable browsing on the Web
– dial for dial-up connection
– search for files, programs, games, and music
– IDA Bar – a toolbar for Internet Explorer and Firefox
– ability to download video and mp3 from popular video services
– ability to download 8K, 4K and FullHD video from popular video services
– download video with subtitles
– sending links to download from messengers (Telegram)
– watch video while downloading
– power and useful tool for management of download categories
– work with ZIP and RAR archives
– support for FTP over SSL/TSL
– ability to check MD5 sum of downloaded files
– integration with anti-virus programs

Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer

Web site: microsoft.com/ie
Category: Network
Subcategory: Web Browsers
Platform: OS X, Windows, Xbox
License: Freeware
Interface: GUI
Programing language: ?
First release: August 16, 1995
Rating:  star  star  star  star

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Internet Explorer (formerly: Microsoft Internet Explorer, MSIE) – a web browser, a product of the American company Microsoft. Internet Explorer in a Windows version is developed on base of the Mosaic code purchased from Spyglass. The program was officially presented on August 23, 1995.

Up to version 6, Internet Explorer was a set of three modules – a web browser, e-mail program and news reader. The last two modules were in the form of one program called Outlook Express. An important feature of Internet Explorer is the open nature of the program, thanks to which third companies can create so-called plugins that extend the functionality of the browser.

Internet Explorer is developed only in a version for MS Windows operating system, there were also versions for other platforms – including Mac OS and Mac OS X (based on Tasman engine, in 2003 the development of IE for these systems was discontinued) and Solaris and HP-UX (discontinued in 2001).