What is XDM (Xtreme Downloader Manager)?
Xtreme Download Manager is a powerful tool to increase download speed up to 500%, save streaming videos from YouTube, Daily Motion, Facebook, Vimeo, Google Video, and 1000+ other 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 than on your mobile or TV (100+ devices are supported). Source
Before we proceed further in how to add XDM extension in Google Chrome. Let’s discuss some basic differences between XDM and IDM.
Difference between XDM and IDM
XDM (Xtreme Downloader Manager) is basically used for Linux distributors. However, Windows users can also use it. XDM is a very powerful software that allows you to download videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, many other platforms.
IDM (Internet Download Manager is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume, and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages. Source
IDM (Internet Download Manager) is a very popular software of windows which used for downloading videos and audios from multiple platforms. Windows users mostly use IDM while Linux users use XDM. Both are good to use so you can use them according to your choice.
In this part, I will show you how to add IDM extension into your Google Chrome browser because it’s easy to download and install the software but the integration of any software varies from one to another.
Why XDM instead of IDM?
In my opinion, the big reason of using XDM over IDM is because XDM is totally free while IDM is not available to free for long. If you use IDM you will need to buy IDM license after one month of use. If you don’t buy you cannot use IDM. However, some people use crack versions of IDM overall is looking cool but crack versions are easily able to hack. So, if you want to use IDM than first buy it and then use it. If you want to buy IDM then click on the link. Link
On the other hand, XDM is totally free of cost you are not to need to buy it. You can download it and use it as long as you want. They will never ask you to pay. XDM considered faster than IDM. So, if you want a free and fast download manager then go with XDM as I.
How to add XDM extension in Google Chrome?
First, click on the link and download XDM. Link
After downloading XDM just install it like other software.
Now right click on XDM and open it.
You will see XDM main dashboard.
Now click on settings.
Click on view settings.
You will see different browser options for integration. So, we want to integrate into Google Chrome.
Click on Google Chrome.
Another window will appear. Now you will need to click on copy URL and paste on Google browser.
Paste the link and hit enter.
Now click on add to chrome.
Further click on add extension and you are done.
You can see your extension has integrated successfully.
Now you can use it easily everywhere.
Honestly speaking generally both are good with their features. IDM is available in both free and paid and XDM is totally free. I will not specifically recommend anyone that you should XDM or IDM.
It’s totally up to you. I told you about the features of both of them. Now if you want to use IDM then use. Otherwise, go with XDM.