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Ant Download Manager lets you capture online contents and store them on your hard disk so that you can still enjoy them when an Internet connection is not available. The tool lets you not only manage but also accelerate your downloads. Besides, it is quite helpful in grabbing online videos, which may be difficult to get otherwise.
The tool has a straightforward interface, which is in many respects similar to those of other downloaders. Thus, it should not be too difficult even for a newbie to learn to use it. The program is integrated into your browser, which means that it can detect downloadable contents. There is also a small window, called “Link Parking”, onto which you can drag and drop the desired URLs.
There are other ways by which you can create new download tasks. In this respect, you can add not only generic downloads (pages, pictures, music, etc.) but also video downloads. Various video-sharing websites are supported, including YouTube and DailyMotion. Fortunately, you do not need to know the exact link to the clip; instead, it is enough to provide the URL of the page that contains it. It is also great that you can choose any of the available formats and qualities.
The program is highly configurable. For example, you can adjust the transfer speed so that it does not interfere with other Internet browsing activities. Likewise, you can choose between two download methods, set a proxy server and schedule jobs. Moreover, you can have the download contents automatically analyzed by a given antivirus software.
To summarize, Ant Download Manager is just like many other download managers available out there, except for the availability of two download methods. The product is free to evaluate for a month without feature limitations. After this trial period is over, it becomes free. However, this means that it will limit the number of simultaneous download threads to three. Similarly, you will not be able to pick the desired video format or convert media files.
- Strips real video URLs
- Lets you choose the desired video format and quality
- Batch downloads
- Various simultaneous threads
- Pause and resume support
- Browser integration
- Free version has many limitations