Now that you know how to hide the annoying Firefox downloads status window, it’s time to make your downloads really scream.
Enter Internet Download Manager (IDM) — the great little utility with the ugly logo. Once you start using IDM, you’ll never want to go back. Downloads are so fast — I get nearly 2 MB per second download speeds — that I actually had a hard time capturing this screenshot of an 18-megabyte download in progress:
Sure, part of all that speed is due to my rockin’ Road Runner Turbo cable Internet connection, where I’ve clocked up to 15 megabits per second download times, but believe me when I say that you’ll notice a huge difference with IDM.
It also gives you all these cool features:
- Automatic file type download connection
- Auto-segmenting of downloads into directories based on type
- Download scheduling
- YouTube video grabbing
- Download resume
- And lots more features
Get IDM and super-fast downloads will be yours![ Subscribe to gabeanderson.com via email or RSS feed. ]