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do u guys use IDM? is it worth using a download manager nowdays

I'd rather not use it. Slow free download service only allow single transfer per IP, while fast ones... why even need one if it's fast?

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it kinda depends, if you asked me a year ago i would've said that it was unnecessary bloat software, however i now find that i'm frequently downloading data from sources that limit bandwidth per connection but do not limit the number of connections. subsequently for me it is nice to use IDM in that situation to get my full download bandwidth. however its as @Jurrunio said some slow ones only allow one connection and fast ones are fast anyways.

 

i would recommend using the trial and seeing if there are any services you regularly use that benefit from the parallel nature of IDM, otherwise just stick to chrome/firefox/whatever browse you use integrated download function.

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If you need to pay for it, no. There are free versions and only use I can think up is ability to pause downloads and continue. Which would be really good if you have slow or unstable connection. Last time I have used one of those was with 3G on mobile and trying to download Floatplane videos.

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