Internet Download Accelerator is a good download manager program for Windows which aims to solve the three biggest problem people face when downloading files using a browser; download speeds, the feature to resume broken downloads, and the management of downloaded files. Just like the other download managers on this list, Internet Download Accelerator increases the download speeds by splitting a file being downloaded into several parts and then downloading these parts at the same time. It also resumes broken downloads from HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP servers. The IDA also integrates with all the major browsers including Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Mozilla, Opera, Netscape, Safari, Yandex.Browser, Vivaldi, and others to give a seamless downloading experience. If none of the above download managers meet your needs, you should give this one a try. The toolbar allows creating new shortcuts or getting rid of current ones. Columns can be specified and added in the download window, color modes and font attributes can be set for the same. Lists can be classified by date, extension or priority. An extremely detailed log-file is existed to the bottom that displays the activity of each section/thread. To the left sidebar is the usual download categories, situation of downloads and a download history explorer.
Taking a look at the Free & Pro versions shows that the Free version contains all the features of the Pro version but there will be ads. You can create new download lists which is a unique feature. Download tasks and settings can be imported or exported. Options which preview media and zip files before and during download is available. Downloaded files can be marked unread just like mail contents.
IDA definitely asks a re-design to blend into modern UI styles. Be not able to remove the Top Downloads section from the left side bar, taking up space for nothing useful. Information window stacks up against one another when starting each download which can be disabled only in Pro version. The speed of the downloads and number of simultaneous downloads can be easily accessed from the toolbar. Browser video detection has improved a lot in the past few versions which complements its overall features.