Microsoft Download Manager; Simple and Light Weight Download Manager
Microsoft launched the new Microsoft Download Manager for the windows users. This added a new member to the list of free download manager. I just downloaded my copy and i think its really great. The Microsoft download manager is pretty simple, light weight and having a very basic interface. There are no weird or confusing settings on the dashboard. For me it seems to be a small version of torrent client. The download manager performs well in all Internet Explorer versions and with Firefox 3.6 but, there is no word about the support in Firefox 4 & 5 and Google Chrome. More about the Microsoft Download Manager and some screenshots. Please read ahead;
Microsoft Download Manager : My Experience
As i already told, the new Download Manager from Microsoft is really Simple and Light Weight. This is the interface;
The working is simple; When you need to download anything, in normal case, if you don’t have any download managers the download will continue with the help of inbuilt download managers in the browser. The download using browser support is really a headache when it comes to the browsers like Google Chrome as it wont allow you to download if you close the browser. There comes the Download managers to rescue you. It will organize and allow multiple downloads even after you close the browser as the download mangers are using completely different browser independent platforms.
When it comes to the Windows Download Manager i am really shocked that the things are not so smooth like the one i already have (Speebit Download Accelerator Plus). It didn’t responded to my download requests in Firefox 5 and Google Chrome. Working fine with Internet explorer. There are 3 main options in the interface one to Resume, other to suspend, one to clear the list of downloads. There are also options pop up when you right click the currently downloading file. You can also switch to the full screen option, i dont prefer that ‘cos it covers the whole screen with plane white colour, otherwise you need to have a tons of downloads.
If your browsers like Google Chrome or Firefox not supporting the download through Microsoft download manager, you can always right click the download link and click the ‘Copy the Download link’ and add it in the Microsoft Download Manager using the ‘New Download’ option on the right side of the screen.
Microsoft Download Manager : Final Words
I am currently using DAP(Download Accelerator Plus) as my default Download Manager. It’s really fast and free. You can integrate it with almost all browsers. There are lot of customization options, you can set it according to your connection type to get maximum download speed.
The Microsoft Download Manager enables you to download files simply and easily. It also makes downloading large files such as application and multimedia files quick and reliable.
Microsoft Download Manager is of course, light weight and uses only low memory but, i didn’t really find it much usable or user friendly. So, i suggest you to choose Download Accelerometer Plus or Free Download Manager to get the maximum speed for your downloads. Anyway, it’s really good to give the Microsoft Download Manager a try. The file installation size is only around 1.5MB. Hope Microsoft will release an update. Do share your experience with me. Thank you for reading.