Ant Download Manager, as the name suggests, is a software that not only downloads but also accelerates your download speeds. The program integrates with all your browsers to provide a seamless download experience.
The interface of this program is a standard download manager interface. If you are expecting anything different, then you will be disappointed. Your downloads will be classified in categories depending upon the status of the download. This program has three modes that can place a limit on your download speeds to speed up other online processes on your computer.
This program works by grabbing your download links from the browser. To improve this program’s grabbing capability, you can install WinPcap. To download a file manually, you can copy the download link and paste in the address bar. This way you can download videos from online websites such as YouTube and Dailymotion as well.
Ant Download Manager offers customizability. You can decide which file extensions to include and exclude. This software will download the extensions you chose and the remaining will be sent to the browser for downloading. You can also schedule downloads. The scheduler works well and there is an option to shut down the computer once download finishes.
In my download tests, I saw some increase in speed of downloads done by the software. The speed boost will also depend on both the site you are downloading from and your own internet speed. Overall, it is a standard download manager. I will recommend it as an alternative to other similar download managers.
- Download multiple files simultaneously.
- Accelerates download speeds.
- Downloads video from websites.
- Seamless browser integration
- You cannot scan the downloaded file for malware