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  • Safari Download Manager [NEW IN CYDIA]


    Say there's a file you want to download while you're on the go. And all you've got is your iPhone. Maybe it's a movie your friend uploaded, or you want to access an ftp:// url, or you need to grab an mp3 off some band's site. What are you gonna do?

    Safari Download Manager, in Cydia now as a paid (just $2) package, is a nifty little tool to let you grab these files and more straight to ~/Library/Downloads on your iPhone. Users can configure which types of files you want downloaded using SDM (Safari Download Manager), although it comes pre-configured with most of the common sense file types. The extension allows you to download multiple files at once, and keep browsing while downloads are completing - you get a new tab at the bottom of Safari.app with a badge showing you how many downloads are currently going.



    The Downloads tab allows you to fully manage your downloads - you can clear the list of completed downloads one at a time or all at once, and the same is true for canceling current downloads. A progress indicator shows you speed, percentage, and size of each active download.

    Built by Dustin Howett and Youssef Francis, SDM is a steal at $2 for anyone who wants to do mobile downloading. I've been using it a few days now, and the latest version works smooth and the way you'd want it to.

    This is a huge step up from the Safari Download Plugin of the past - which took over your entire Safari.app the duration of the download, and was extremely unconfigurable.



    Here's their description:
    This extension brings a full download manager to Safari, complete with running and controlling multiple downloads, accessible via a new toolbar item. This is an improvement on other existing extensions that take over the currently displayed document to display status information, hindering your navigation. Safari Download Manager (SDM) allows you to continue browsing while downloads are taking place (and can even download in the background, as Safari will not exit if there are any pages loaded).
    Users can configure filetypes to download and add their own extensions and mimetypes to the download list.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Safari Download Manager [NEW IN CYDIA] started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 73 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Its pretty cool. Needs some more work tho. Has some bugs
    1. DylanYo's Avatar
      DylanYo -
      Very nice, I've been waiting for something like this for a while now, and the easy interface is amazing.
    1. iphone49er's Avatar
      iphone49er -
      ..
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      This is actually worth buying...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      This app does have alot of potential and makes the iPhone more and more like an extension of my MacBook. Also the dev seems very on top of taking suggestions and has been updating daily with minor bug fixes. I would highly recommend throwing down the cash on this one
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      looks really cool
    1. choihyun's Avatar
      choihyun -
      i dont get it. so it allows me to say download a mp3 from some website. am i able to transfer it to my pc? what about videos and programs can i transfer those to my pc also?
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      looks useful n worth the $2
      might end up checking this out
    1. Xonix09's Avatar
      Xonix09 -
      ,hrczli vzeynvuyz uybrezui rz ureu i iuW ue u e uye uyewriborvbiuvbrO rwiYER WIELRYE GBi....... awsome
    1. mmg's Avatar
      mmg -
      Very cool app, ive just refreshed Cydia and it doesnt show up, is there a specific repo it is on? Cheers
    1. eaglesteve's Avatar
      eaglesteve -
      What's the difference between this and the Safari Diwnload plugin 2.0 by Jonathan Masurda? The later is a free Cydia application that I've been using for a while with good result.
    1. nickh's Avatar
      nickh -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Its pretty cool. Needs some more work tho. Has some bugs
      +1 Nice app though.

      Who's the dude in this thread who keeps thanking everyone?
      Even gave a thanks for this .. ?
    1. coolie's Avatar
      coolie -
      This download manager is great, but the download speed is very slow.
    1. willryan42's Avatar
      willryan42 -
      Does anyone have any idea how I could go about downloading .torrent files? Just the .torrent file, not the actual torrent itself. It would be helpful for me because I could just add the downloaded .torrents to my desktop client after downloading on the go.

      I tried adding a new filetype, but it didn't seem to work, unless I'm doing something wrong.
    1. nudge2232's Avatar
      nudge2232 -
      Um... it was new 4 days ago...

      The news on this site is getting more and more outdated!
    1. seanG's Avatar
      seanG -
      Quote Originally Posted by choihyun View Post
      i dont get it. so it allows me to say download a mp3 from some website. am i able to transfer it to my pc? what about videos and programs can i transfer those to my pc also?
      Yeah, it saves all downloads to var/mobile/Library/Downloads. So from there just transfer it through SSH or usb.

      Quote Originally Posted by eaglesteve View Post
      What's the difference between this and the Safari Diwnload plugin 2.0 by Jonathan Masurda? The later is a free Cydia application that I've been using for a while with good result.
      The Safari Download Plug-In ties up MobileSafari.app so you can't use it while downloading. Also, you can't pause downloads, resume, or have a nice list of previous downloads with Safari Download Plug-In.
    1. loop4444's Avatar
      loop4444 -
      hmm seems nice but will it mess up safari download plugin that we already use and some apps depending on it.. couse we dont want that to happen
    1. DHowett's Avatar
      DHowett -
      Quote Originally Posted by loop4444 View Post
      hmm seems nice but will it mess up safari download plugin that we already use and some apps depending on it.. couse we dont want that to happen
      Nope, they can coexist!
    1. nudge2232's Avatar
      nudge2232 -
      That said, I've bought it and DHowett has made a VERY useful addition to Safari!
    1. Atomi's Avatar
      Atomi -
      this is old.. it have been updated once or twice after release.