Integrate the free download manager with Google chrome or other browsers to accelerate the speed

free_download_manager If you are a Google Chrome user and don’t want to use Google Download manager provided inside the Chrome then go ahead and integrate the Free Download Manager with Chrome and other browsers to download and manage the file efficiently.

Here is why you should use download manager other than Google’s.

  • Once the connection drops, very difficult to resume the download
  • Lost the download in between
  • Like to have only one download manager for clean system

Free Download Manager is an absolutely free tool,  that’s why I am going to explain the integration of that only. Follow the below mentioned steps for integration,

Step 1: Download and Install the Free Download Manager

Step 2: In Free download manager, go to the Options / Setting tab.

Step 3: Click on monitoring under “Downloads” section


Step 4: Restart the Google Chrome browser.

You are done. Now if you start downloading any file, Download manager will ask you to do so using that application which will boost the download speed as well. Below is the screenshot of the Free Download Manager panel,


You can see that the download manager can be configured for Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, Sea Monkey etc too.

You can have a look on the comparison chart for download managers available on Wikipedia. Please let us know which download managers you use for your application.

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.
  • Nice one buddy:)

  • Marcus

    When I try to do this I get asked for the Chrome plugins directory. I don’t know where this is…

  • Dev

    1. Navigate to C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\.
    2. Look for Plugins folder. If do not exist, create one.
    3. Open FDM > Options > Settings > Monitoring > Checked Google Chrome.
    4. It will prompt you “Can’t locate plugins folder and asks to locate it manually.”. Click OK.
    5. Point to C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\Plugins\. Click OK.
    6. Restart Google Chrome and FDM.

  • hcl

    thanks man very useful information. i was planing to uninstall the fdm because i could not integrate it with crome. thanks again

  • hcl

    i have done all that but when i click download inside chrome it is doing the normal download Download manager is not asking me to do so with that application.Please help and also how can you download from rapidshare and other similar sites using this app.

  • nnn

    How does creating a folder generate the plugin functionality?

  • dub

    same for me as for hcl.
    fdm won’t kick in when download is to begin, google downloader still tries to do it.

  • brightsteps

    hi every one
    am having a problem with fdm that recently it doesnt start downloading any file through internet explorer
    i tried uninstall reinstall no benefit
    the download is commecing through ordiniary windows way
    help please …

  • Baburam

    When i try to integrate with safari it gives the massage “Can’t install Apple safari monitoring”.
    how can i solve this problem.

  • shreehari

    how to installing firefox monitoring

  • iseekthee

    For me it is here: [Windows 7 HB]
    C:Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplication22.0.1229.96ExtensionsPlugins