EA Download Manager is an application for downloading patches or buy games from the EA Store.
If you prefer to buy digital copies of games instead of going out to the shops, this is the application for you. As well as managing your premium downloads, EA Download Manager also initiates decryption of the games, runs the installer and launches it.
If a game requires a DRM (digital Rights Management) license, this will be acquired by EA Download Manager too. You just have to create an EA Store account and you're ready to go! Hundreds of titles one click away!
As well as downloading games, this application also keeps you updated with patches and updates for your games, so you'll always be up-to-date.
Besides download / patch / update, you can register the copies of your EA Games so if you loose your CD, you can always download a new copy from the EA Download Manager. The downside of this application is that it have to be running in order to play the games you download.
EA Download Manager is a perfectly capable download manager, although it is obviously limited to EA games. A more flexible system would be preferable.