Download by Free Download Manager

Download by Free Download Manager

Optionally use Free Download Manager instead of the built-in download manager to get large files

What is Download by Free Download Manager?
Download by Free Download Manager is a reliable Firefox add-on that allows you to seamlessly integrate Free Download Manager to efficiently handle large files. With this lightweight extension, you can conveniently download files using the context menu or override the built-in download manager. Get the most out of your Firefox browsing experience with Download by Free Download Manager Add-on!
Users: 168 ▼ -5
Rating: 3.50 (6)
Version: 0.1.2 (Last updated: 2018-10-07)
Creation date: 2018-04-08
Weekly download count: 23
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • notifications
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • nativeMessaging
  • contextMenus
  • downloads
  • *://*/*
Size: 74.22K
URLs: Website
Stats date:

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This extension provides a reliable integration to "Free Download Manager" from your browser. The extension offers two modes of operation:

  1. Context menu items over a link, audio, video and image element
  2. Interrupt the built-in download manager and grab the downloadable job to send to the external download manager.

This extension is very lightweight on resource usage. Basically, it does not use anything when the network observer is disabled.

A user can define the following conditions to call the external download manager automatically when the extension is enabled from the toolbar area:

  1. Only call when file-size is larger than a defined value
  2. Only call when the file-type is not in the defined list of mime-types
  3. Only call when the download server supports multi-threading

Note: for this extension to operate you will need to install a native-client. For this project, I am using an open-source NodeJS based native-client. You will be notified on the first usage about the installation guide. This native-client is only available on Windows, Linux and Mac OS.

--- Legal "Free Download Manager" is a trademark of which is registered in the U.S. and other countries. This extension is an independent project and has no relationship to this project. It is only built in a hope to be a lightweight and useful integrator.

User reviews
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Risk impact

Download by Free Download Manager is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Download by Free Download Manager if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Download by Free Download Manager has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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