Here is a list of best free open source download manager software for Windows. These download managers are completely free and you can also download their source code along with their setups. Working of these download managers is same as that of generic download managers, which are used to download Videos, Images, etc. using the download links. These software can not only download media content, but they also boost the overall download speed to reduce the downloading time. In many software, you can download multiple files simultaneously and also schedule downloads to download files one by one. There are some download manager software which can download only videos.
To make downloading convenient, these open source downloaders provide features like Pause/Resume download, Speed limiter, Clipboard monitor, and more. Plus, various advanced features are also present in these freeware like Multi-Protocol support, Multi-Connection support, support for proxy servers, etc.
My Favorite Open Source Download Manager Software For Windows:
Xtreme Download Manager is my favorite software because it detects all videos of a webpage that you can easily download. Plus, it has a lot of useful features like Smart Scheduler, Speed Limiter, Queued Downloads, and more.
You can also check out lists of best free Clipboard Managers, Android Desktop Manager, and Virtual Desktop Manager software for Windows.
Xtreme Download Manager
Xtreme Download Manager is a free and open source download manager software for Windows. This software helps you download streaming videos (from various video streaming websites), images, Documents, etc. Plus, its ability to integrate with popular browsers like Chrome, Opera, Chromium, Edge, and Firefox is also impressive. After the integration, it automatically detects all the videos and shows a Download Video Card on the interface from where you can download any video. However, in case of images and documents, you need to manually add URL’s to its interface to start downloading.
This software comes with various handy features that make it a really good download manager. Some of the handy features of this software are:
- Download Resume: In this software, you can resume any paused or interrupted downloads at any time. This feature really comes in handy when you want to resume the paused downloaded due to a bad internet connection or unexpected computer shutdowns.
- Smart Scheduler: Using it, you can schedule XDM so that it connects to internet at a set time, download the files you want, disconnect, or shut down your computer when it’s done.
- Speed limiter: This feature is provided to limit the downloading speed in order to leave some room for internet browsing.
- Queued Downloads: Using this feature, you can add multiple URLs of files in a queue to download one file at a time.
- Support for proxy servers and authentication features: This software supports proxy servers (including Windows ISA) and various types of Firewalls. Plus, various advanced settings are also supported like proxy configuration, NTLM, Basic, Digest, Kerberos, Negotiate algorithms for authentication, Batch download, etc.
In general, it a simple and easy to use open source download manager for downloading content. Home Page Download Page
uGet is a free, portable, and open source download manager software for Windows. Through this software, you can download multiple videos, images, Gif’s, etc. at a time by providing URLs of files. In case of videos, you don’t even have to manually add the URL. As you copy a video link on a website, it automatically detects video URL and adds the video to its download list. You just have to press OK to start downloading.
The good thing about this software is that it uses very limited resources and still provides a lot of useful features. These features include a Multi-Connection (with adaptive segment management), Queue, Pause/Resume, Mirrors (multi-source), Multi-Protocol (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent, and Metalink), Advanced Categorization, Clipboard Monitor, Batch Downloads, Individualized Category Default Settings, Speed Limiting, Total Active Downloads Control, and more.
Overall, it is one of my favorite open source download manager software. Both source code and setup files are available on their website that you can access by clicking the below Home and Download page buttons. Home Page Download Page
Turbo Download Manager
Turbo Download Manager is yet another portable and open source download manager software for Windows. This software can help you download one or more than one online videos, photos, audio, and documents with ease. In this software, you also get all advanced features namely, Multi-Threading, Pause and Resume downloads, Reliable download even on slow internet connections, Support API for external access, Multiple Mirrors (to download from multiple sources), and Preview media (to preview video, audio, image, etc. even when file is not fully downloaded.
Apart from advanced features, it also has one handy setting named Adjust Trigger through which, you can auto pause new downloads when downloads exceed a certain number, auto start downloads when number of active downloads is less than a specified number, enable sound notifications when a download is finished, and more.
The downloading process is pretty standard in this download manager. To download one or more files, you just need to paste URL’s one by one by pressing the Add button. If you want to add multiple files at a time without adding links one by one, you can download Bulk downloader by accessing the Three-dot menu. Home Page Download Page
Free Download manager
Free Download manager is a completely free and open source download manager software for Windows. This software is capable of downloading videos, pictures, flash videos, torrent content, and more. Plus, it boosts the download speed as well reduces as much downloading time as possible.
On its interface, you can view separate sections to download different type of contents namely, Download (to download videos, pictures, etc.), Flash Video Downloader (to download only flash videos), and Torrents (to download videos and other media content using torrent). According to the content, you can select the appropriate section and add the download link by pressing the Add button. You can also add multiple links to download content in a concurrent manner. If you want to download one file at a time, you need to set the maximum number of running downloads to 1 from the Settings. After downloading the video or picture, you can view it in the internal media player.
Apart from just downloading, it also comes with various handy features like Resume broken downloads, Smart scheduler, Traffic Usage Modes (to efficiently perform downloading and browsing at the same time), and more. Home Page Download Page
FreeRapid Downloader is another free, portable, and open source download manager software for Windows. Through this software, you can download videos, audios, pictures, etc. from various supported websites like RapidShare, Picasa, Facebook, DepositFiles, 4shared, etc. The only problem with it is that you cannot download videos or pictures from a website other than the specified ones. Still, as it supports almost 730 websites, you will not have much problem in finding and downloading the desired content.
This downloader automatically launches its interface when a URL of a media file is copied by the user from the list of specified websites. This makes the downloading more convenient. Apart from this, it can also download multiple files at a time, download files using the proxy, and also has pause/resume functionality.
Some of the additional features of this software are Quite mode, Download history saver, and Auto Shutdown. Home Page Download Page
Aria2 is the next free and open source download manager software for Windows in this list. It is a console based software and does not come with any interface. Lack of interface makes it slightly challenging to use, especially for novice users but still, it gets its job done.
The main advantage of this software is that it supports Multiple Sources and Protocols (HTTP(S), FTP, BitTorrent, and Metalink). Plus, it also tries to utilize the maximum available download bandwidth to speed up downloading process.
To download any video, photos, etc. through it, first, open the Command Prompt and enter the “aria2c.exe” path, and then place a space and paste the URL of a media file that you want to download. Lastly, press Enter to start the downloading process. During download, you can view the download progress, Estimated Time to Download, and the downloading speed. Home Page Download Page
Persepolis Download Manager
Persepolis Download Manager is another free and open source download manager software for Windows. It is an Aria2 based download manager that merely works as its GUI. In it, you can download multiple videos, images, and other media files. In addition, you can add multiple download links of various files as well, but files get downloaded in one by one manner means no concurrent downloading.
This downloader manager also supports scheduling and instant downloading. To schedule downloads, you need to select Schedule download category from Enter your link (or + sign) section. Similarly, you can select Single downloads category to quickly download a single file. There are many other settings that you can find in the Enter your link section like Proxy settings, Username, Password, Download Folder, Limit download Speed, Schedule Start and End time, etc. Apart from that, much-needed feature namely pause and resume downloads along with add category (queue) feature to make multiple queues consisting of different files are also available in this software. Home Page Download Page
Download-Manager is one of the simplest open source download manager software for Windows. Using it, you can download videos from various video streaming websites. Besides audios and videos, it cannot be used to download other media types such as Photos, GIF’s, etc. Video downloading process is simple, add a video URL link to Source bar and specify the destination folder path in target bar. After that, press the Start button to start the download. Information about downloading video size, download speed, and amount of download done can also be viewed from its interface.
In this software, you don’t get any modifiable settings related to proxy servers, hosts, or other important configurable settings. Overall, it is an easy to use software with a sole purpose of downloading audios and videos in a very simple manner. Home Page Download Page