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Free download manager for Mac

Folx is a free download manager for macOS with a true Mac-style interface. It offers convenient downloads managing, flexible settings, etc. Folx has a unique system of sorting and keeping the downloaded content.
Did we mention that Folx is fully compatible with Big Sur? Yes, it is.

Free Internet Download Manager for Mac

Folx Mac download manager has a modern interface with Retina displays support. It offers unique system of sorting and storing the downloaded content with a preview of the downloaded files.

Unique features offered only in Folx

As a replacement of IDM for Mac, Folx can split the downloads in 2 threads for faster downloading; can automatically resume interrupted downloads; offers multiple ways of adding download tasks.

Smart tagging system

Any download can be assigned with a tag or multiple tags in Folx Mac downloader. This way Folx will sort the downloads in Tags panel. By clicking any tag you will be shown other files marked with the same tag. Thanks to tagging you'll be able to find any of downloaded files on your Mac easily.

Torrent search in Folx PRO

PRO version of Folx is an excellent torrent finder - you don't need to open multiple torrent trackers in a web browser to find what you need.

Enter a keyword in Folx

It is easily the best torrent search app because without you leaving its interface, Folx will search through the extensive list of torrent trackers at once.

Find torrent and download

When you see the torrent that is perfect for you – click Download next to it. That’s how easy it is!

“I absolutely love Folx as a free download manager Mac. It's now officially my go to download search engine. I search and download very quickly right from the app window. Solid stuff, thats a great product right there. And I'm looking forward to using the PRO version. I can't wait to experience that. Thank you!”

Graham Miller

Powerful Torrent Client for Mac

The app downloads torrent files as well as creates new ones for various trackers. Tagging feature makes search through downloaded content quicker and easier. Folx torrent client for Mac allows you to prioritize your download tasks and control download and upload speeds according to your needs.

Magnet links

Apart from downloading files from torrent trackers Folx enables you to download using magnet links. The latter means you do not have to save a separate file before starting the actual download, which is convenient. It also allows you not to advertise the fact that you are using P2P technology.

Folx Downloader Features

Folx is friendly with your browsers

If you come across something you want to download on the web, Folx can automatically catch the downloads or it can catch only the specific types of files for downloading. Folx also features a browser extension, which has the options to download all, download selected, and download with Folx. The supported browsers are: Safari, Firefox, Opera, Chrome.

Download via Proxy

Proxy servers can be used for various purposes. Browsing through proxy offers anonymity, allows you to download content that might not be available through your IP address, and also allows managing the Internet traffic in corporate networks by dividing the traffic flow between direct and proxy channels. Note that only regular downloads (not torrent files) can be performed through Proxy with Folx.

Fast downloading PRO

Folx allows downloading files faster with download acceleration, as every download can be split in multiple (up to 20) threads. Thanks to multiple simultaneous connections fetching the same file in chunks the speed downloading Mac can be maximized. In this way the downloading process can take way less time than it would otherwise.

Speed control PRO

Folx is the best download manager for Mac that allows you to obtain the most optimal traffic allocation. You can either adjust the download speed manually or simply allow Folx control the bandwidth automatically. This way other apps that need to be online won't suffer.

Scheduling of downloads PRO

Folx is a great scheduler: When it comes to how to schedule downloads for Mac, Folx gives you more control over time and allows downloading files even at nighttime. Just choose the most suitable time for starting the download and set up how Folx will behave upon finishing the download: shut down the system, switch to sleeping mode, or simply quit download manager Mac app.

Music integration PRO

You can instruct Folx downloader for Mac to send all downloaded music and videos to Music (former iTunes) automatically. The content will be allocated in accordingly named playlists depending on what tags you assigned to each download.

Remember login and password PRO

When starting new downloads from websites requiring authentication, you can ask Folx to remember login and password. Next time Folx is downloading from this website, you won’t need to enter login and password. You can also keep passwords for FTP and HTTP websites in Folx. Free version of Folx lets you save two entries. Websites requiring web authentication are also supported.

Download videos from YouTube PRO

Folx has a video downloader that lets you download YouTube videos - you can even download the soundtrack in MP3 format, as well as choosing the video quality and downloading age-restricted videos.

Compare FREE and PRO versions

# Features Free PRO
1 Splitting of downloads in up to 20 threads
2 Scheduling the downloads
3 Integration with Music (former iTunes)
4 Speed control
5 Search for torrent files directly from the application
6 Video Download
7 Save any number of passwords for FTP and HTTP websites
8 High-speed downloading
9 Split the downloads in two threads
10 Auto-resuming of downloads
What customers say
    After absolutely satisfying previous versions of Folx PRO I upgraded to version 5. I use it as a default downloader for Mac and it always does its job as promised. Cannot think of a more convenient download manager Mac user could ever wish.
    Erica Marceau

Frequently Asked Questions:

Currently, Internet Download Manager (IDM) isn't compatible with macOS and Linux, it works only on Windows. However, there is plenty of IDM for Mac alternatives like Maxel, iGetter, Folx. More than just downloader, Folx is a BitTorrent client for Mac and supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP protocols.

It features multithreading, resuming and organizing options, download acceleration and can be used as a scheduler. You can get the most optimal traffic distribution by manually adjusting the download speed, or let the app manage bandwidth automatically. There are also advanced features such as browser integration, downloading YouTube videos and soundtracks in MP3 format, and more in PRO version.

If you are looking for IDM alternative for Linux, you can opt for Xtreme Download Manager, FDM or Jdownloader.

Mac downloader is a standalone app designed to download files from the Internet and manage your downloads as well. With the download manager, you can easily schedule a download to start at a specified time and even resume the download after a connection failure. There are tons of download managers Mac users can find on the market these days. Among them are Folx, FDM, Maxel, Jdownloader, and others. All these downloaders use the most reliable file transfer protocols.
Let's suppose you downloaded the file with FDM or iGetter, where to find it on MacBook? By default, Downloaded files are stored in the Downloads folder that can be accessed either from the dock (here the most recent downloads are displayed) or Finder. To find the Downloads folder in Finder, you should click Go in menu bar and select Downloads. You can also find your downloads in a web browser.
If you use Safari and need to change download settings, you should open the Safari app and go to Preferences>General. Here you can choose which page will be displayed when you open a new window or tab, define file download options, and more.
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