Best Download Managers for Linux / Ubuntu

Download Managers for Linux - Linuxstro

Download managers are always handy when downloading big files. Downloading big files in the browser might get canceled some time due to network issues and resuming those canceled download links doesn’t work all the time. Which will end up in downloading the file again. These problems could waste a lot of time and data. To overcome these issues we use a download manager. Using a download manager can speed up the download process, which saves time and data. In case if the download process fails for any reason there is an option to resume the download. Some of the download managers allow you to download torrent files as well. All these features help us a lot while downloading files.

There are many popular download managers for windows, for example, IDM – Internet Download Manager and FDM – Free Download Manager. But these download managers are available for Linux OS. Don’t worry! we have many other alternatives for these download managers. So let’s dive in.

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1.XDM – Xtreme Download Manager.

“Xtreme Download Manager is a powerful tool to increase download speed up to 500%, save streaming videos from websites, resume broken/dead downloads, schedule and convert downloads. XDM seamlessly integrates with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox Quantum, Opera, Vivaldi, and other Chromium and Firefox based browsers, to take over downloads and saving streaming videos from the web. XDM has a built-in video converter that lets you convert your downloaded videos to different formats so that you can watch them on your mobile or TV (100+ devices are supported)” This is what the developers tell about XDM.

It is one of the most popular Download managers we have for Linux. This software comes with a great GUI and it does the job pretty well.XDM has an integration extension available for most web browsers like Firefox, Chrome / Chromium, Safari. You can also download any streaming video and it also supports pausing and resuming the file. XDM is available for windows also. This Download Manager supports 32 segments for every downloaded file which makes the downloading process faster.

Download XDM Linux Installer and run the script to install it.

$ wget
$ tar -xvf xdm-setup-7.2.11.tar.xz
$ sudo sh


uGet is an open-source cross-platform download manager. It has all the features that a download manager needs. Also, the software comes with an attractive GUI. The software is available in 30 different languages.uGet supports up to 16 simultaneous connections per download. The main feature of the software is


You can install the latest version by adding the official PPA. Use the script below.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:plushuang-tw/uget-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install uget


Persepolis is a Download Manager & a GUI For aria2. It’s written in Python. Persepolis is a Sample of Free and open-source software. It’s developed For GNU/Linux Distributions, BSDs, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. The main features are:

  • Graphical UI for aria2
  • Multi segment downloading
  • Scheduling downloads
  • Download queuing
  • Finding and downloading video from Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, …
  • Browser Integration for popular Browsers

Official PPA for installing Persepolis:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:persepolis/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install persepolis

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FlareGet is also a cross-platform download manager. It comes in two versions, free and paid versions. The main feature of this download manager is support for auto grabbing URLs from clipboards and auto grabbing videos from youtube. It supports only up to 4 segments in the free and version and the paid version supports 32 segments. The software is available in 17 languages and it supports most of the Linux distros. And it also supports multi-threading.

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5.PyLoad Download Manager

Free and Open Source download manager written in Python and designed to be extremely lightweight, easily extensible, and fully manageable via the web.

pyLoad was developed to run on NAS, next-gen routers and headless home servers, whatever device able to connect to the internet and supporting the Python programming language, so it’s available for all kinds of operating systems and a wide range of hardware platforms; you can even install on your PC or Mac if you want and control it entirely by web in the same way.

Its friendly Web User Interface allows full managing and easy remote access from anywhere!

All common video sites, one-click-hosters, container formats, and well-known web standards are supported to allow you to download your files. Additionally, pyLoad has a great variety of plugins to automate common tasks and make unattended running possible.”

To install PyLoad, you must have pip package manager installed on the system.

$ pip install pyload-ng


DownThemAll is a download manager but it is not software. It is a chrome/firefox plugin. Since it is a Plugin, you can use it in different operating systems. All you need is a chrome or firefox browser installed on the system. The developer claims that it can boost the download speed tp 400%

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These are the best download managers for Linux. This softwares work on most of the Linux distros. Try them how you feel.

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