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  • 'Safari Downloader+' Adds File Downloading and YouTube Video Downloading to Safari


    Many of you might remember the popular Chrome Downloader Plus tweak by iOS developer Jalal Ouraigua that brought file downloading capabilities to the popular Google Chrome Web browser. If you liked it, but prefer Mobile Safari over Google Chrome for iOS, then you'll be happy to learn about a new jailbreak tweak called Safari Downloader+ by the same developer.

    Ouraigua notes that this is a port of the Google Chrome downloader to Mobile Safari, and it's compatible with both iOS 6 and iOS 7 devices, iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads, whether they're 32-bit or 64-bit.

    When you open Mobile Safari after downloading this tweak, you will find a new blue downloads tab at the bottom of the Web browser, right beside the new tab button. When you visit a Web site, and tap on a download button, as shown above, a download manager will open up, showing you details about the file that you're about to download. You can check change the destination of the downloaded file, and then download or view the file. The download manager shows you the progress of the download in real time with an iOS 7-style download ring and download speed information.



    Once downloaded, you can tap on the file in your download manager, shown above, and you'll get the iOS 7-style share sheet. AirDrop is included here, as well as a preview feature (for supported file types), a clear only feature (for removing the file from the download manager, but not deleting it), a delete from disk feature (for deleting the file), and an open in feature for opening the file in various kinds of applications (such as Dropbox).

    In addition to miscellaneous files on the Web, Safari Downloader+ also supports downloading YouTube videos. You can visit the mobile YouTube site via Mobile Safari, and then load a video, and you'll get the prompt below:



    This button can be moved around for your convenience by tapping and dragging, and if you want to download a YouTube video, then double-tap on the button to get the quality selector shown below:



    Tap on a quality that you want to download the video in, and then you will be brought to the confirmation screen, where you will see the video that you're about to download. Here, you can choose the destination of the download, and then choose to download or to view the file. While downloading, you will once again see your progress in real time with an iOS 7-style progress ring, and download speed.



    Once downloaded, you can tap on the "i" button to bring up the iOS 7-style sharing sheet, which allows you to use AirDrop, open the video in other applications, save the video, import the audio from the video to your music application, import the entire video to your videos application, or delete the video from your disk.

    Safari Downloader+ also adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure a few options:



    You can enable or disable downloading YouTube videos, enable or disable downloading miscellaneous files from the Web, enable or disable the desktop user agent, enable or disable automatically detecting MIME types, choose to remember or forget the position of the black button on YouTube, enable or disable downloading certain file types, and choose the maximum number of simultaneous downloads.

    Safari Downloader+ is packed with features, and it's very easy to use. If you want to start downloading files on your iOS 6 or iOS 7 device, then we can certainly recommend it. It's available for $3.50 in Cydia's BigBoss repository right now.

    Name: Safari Downloader+
    Price: $3.50
    Version: 1.1-2
    Requirements: iOS 6.0-7.0.6
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Jalal Ouraigua
    Editor's Rating:  5/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Safari Downloader+' Adds File Downloading and YouTube Video Downloading to Safari started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 12 Comments
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Haven't tried this one but his ChromeDownloader+ makes it impossible to login to websites.
    1. boudarbalat's Avatar
      boudarbalat -
      Quote Originally Posted by slim.jim View Post
      Haven't tried this one but his ChromeDownloader+ makes it impossible to login to websites.
      that issue is solved in Safari Downloader+, please give it try.
    1. Lkkwus's Avatar
      Lkkwus -
      This is a great tweak ! Really digging it and works great 👍
    1. xWalmartCandyx's Avatar
      xWalmartCandyx -
      Better off using "Safari Download Enabler". It's free and does the same thing
    1. Nuff Said's Avatar
      Nuff Said -
      Quote Originally Posted by xWalmartCandyx View Post
      Better off using "Safari Download Enabler". It's free and does the same thing
      Is it updated for ios7?
    1. xWalmartCandyx's Avatar
      xWalmartCandyx -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nuff Said View Post
      Is it updated for ios7?
      Yes, it is
    1. Nuff Said's Avatar
      Nuff Said -
      Cool but this seems really cool.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xWalmartCandyx View Post
      Better off using "Safari Download Enabler". It's free and does the same thing
      Is it just as good? Does it allow YouTube downloads?
    1. Lkkwus's Avatar
      Lkkwus -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Is it just as good? Does it allow YouTube downloads?
      No it doesn't but safari downloader+ does and you can also just save audio to your music library I believe
    1. slim.jim's Avatar
      slim.jim -
      Quote Originally Posted by boudarbalat View Post
      that issue is solved in Safari Downloader+, please give it try.
      That's great and all but I already paid for the Chrome version twice and can't use it. I prefer to use Chrome on my iPhone/iPad. This was an issue when Chrome Downloader was made for iOS 6 and it got fixed but it's back with this new version that I paid for again.
    1. xWalmartCandyx's Avatar
      xWalmartCandyx -
      Quote Originally Posted by mlee19841 View Post
      Is it just as good? Does it allow YouTube downloads?
      Kind of. You can download the video but it stays in iFile
    1. vandiaz89's Avatar
      vandiaz89 -
      Work in my iphone4 IOS 7.0.4