Xtreme Download Manager
Xtreme Download Manager (XDM) is a free, advanced, multiplatform, open source and powerful utility that can be used to increase the download speed of your web browser with up to 500%. It is implemented in Java and supports all mainstream operating systems.
Features at a glance
Key features include resume of broken or dead downloads, support for scheduling downloads, support for capturing FLV videos from any website, as well as support for all modern web browsers, including Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Chromium, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer.
The application allows you to download files at custom download speeds, 5-6 times faster than the standard download manager of your web browser, supports saving of YouTube, Metacafe or Dailymotion video streams, supports Windows ISA, and supports automatic proxy, Kerberos and NTLM (NT LAN Manager) authentication protocols.
In addition, the software supports the HTTP, HTTPS and FTP protocols for downloading files, supports proxy servers, redirection, authentication and cookies, supports resume of downloads on session expiration or power failure, automatic antivirus checking, system shutdown on download completion, clipboard monitoring, as well as batch downloading.
Intuitive user interface that works across all OSes
Its graphical user interface (GUI) is easy-to-use and intuitive, designed to work the same across all supported operating systems (see the next section for details). It includes a huge toolbar that anyone can use to add a new download, resume, restart or deleted existing downloads, grab video streams, or change various settings.
Under the hood and supported OSes
Taking a look under the hood of the Xtreme Download Manager program, we can notice that it has been written entirely in the Java programming language, using the Java Swing technology for its graphical user interface.
Being written in Java, Xtreme Download Manager is cross-platform application that works on any operating system where the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) technology is available, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.