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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. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      This seems like a great addition to safari. I'm opening Cydia to check this out now.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Last update fixed the alignment issue. Anyone else having issues with opening files in ifile button in safari?
    1. fmesa's Avatar
      fmesa -
      Very Nice
    1. sysrage's Avatar
      sysrage -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      Last update fixed the alignment issue. Anyone else having issues with opening files in ifile button in safari?
      I noticed this problem, but a re-spring fixed it for me.
    1. Fsu1dolfan's Avatar
      Fsu1dolfan -
      It's a nice app but the plugin is just as good....only difference is multiple downloads and being about to continue using safari...other than that not a big leap from what was already available. To be honest until there is a playback function for these downloads (mp3s, videos etc) having to ssh and re-sync is a PITA!!! Why can't we have an app the puts these downloads in an accessible folder with playback capabilities????
    1. DHowett's Avatar
      DHowett -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fsu1dolfan View Post
      It's a nice app but the plugin is just as good....only difference is multiple downloads and being about to continue using safari...other than that not a big leap from what was already available. To be honest until there is a playback function for these downloads (mp3s, videos etc) having to ssh and re-sync is a PITA!!! Why can't we have an app the puts these downloads in an accessible folder with playback capabilities????
      There are a couple reasons for this, so I suppose I'll tackle them in order.
      1) Safari is run under the watchful eye of Seatbelt, the kernel's sandboxing extension. It can pretty much only write to ~/Library and /tmp. ~/Media, which would admittedly make more sense, is out.

      2) How many browsers that you know of use their download managers to play media? They are more apt to invoke other programs, which is what SDM does.

      Desktop-class doesn't mean "Does everything plus the kitchen sink", it means "Like a desktop computer." In some ways, we're still working towards that goal.
    1. leram84's Avatar
      leram84 -
      ^ plus between iFile and dTunes, what r u having trouble playing back?
    1. iphonefreakify's Avatar
      iphonefreakify -
      this is ridiculous, i can not find the downloaded zip file, there is no such folder in Library-Download :S could some one help please ??

      found it didn't checked the User/Library
    1. iChopPryde's Avatar
      iChopPryde -
      I am having an issue with Safari Download Manager it somehow makes Beejive crash very frequently on my iphone and stops tvu player from functioning properly the app loads fine but never loads the station.
    1. DHowett's Avatar
      DHowett -
      Quote Originally Posted by iChopPryde View Post
      I am having an issue with Safari Download Manager it somehow makes Beejive crash very frequently on my iphone and stops tvu player from functioning properly the app loads fine but never loads the station.
      This isn't possible, as MobileSubstrate enforces the loading of this application into ONLY MobileSafari. That said, it might be PhotoShare Web 1.0.0 that is causing this problem. PhotoShare Web 1.0.1 addresses this issue.

      If you don't have PSW, well, I have no idea.
      If you think it's Safari Download Manager, could you please send me a crash log from Beejive? They're in ~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter.

      Thanks!
    1. iChopPryde's Avatar
      iChopPryde -
      I found the issue Photoshare web conflicts with beejive!

      oh wow you respond fast lol

      yes I been weeding the apps out 1 by 1 and it is Photoshare Web moment I reinstalled it beejive started crashing and moment I uninstalled it beejive was working fine.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      DHowett is the best of the best when it comes to customer service
    1. iChopPryde's Avatar
      iChopPryde -
      haha yes and now all is working fine for some reason the update for photoshare wasn't showing up I just refreshed cydia a few times and it was finally there.
    1. DHowett's Avatar
      DHowett -
      Quote Originally Posted by iChopPryde View Post
      I found the issue Photoshare web conflicts with beejive!

      oh wow you respond fast lol

      yes I been weeding the apps out 1 by 1 and it is Photoshare Web moment I reinstalled it beejive started crashing and moment I uninstalled it beejive was working fine.
      Yep, PhotoShare Web 1.0.1, which has been available for the better part of the week (we released it as soon as we found the problem), fixes this.

      @StealthBravo: Thanks!!
    1. iChopPryde's Avatar
      iChopPryde -
      nice loving both photoshare web and safari download manager thanks Howett
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by DHowett View Post

      @StealthBravo: Thanks!!
      No prob. Now get to work on your next app



      and HOP me in IRC
    1. hot sause's Avatar
      hot sause -
      cool plug-in
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      HOP me in IRC
      Thanks
    1. mattoligy's Avatar
      mattoligy -
      Having a few problems, files I dl via this plugin seem not to work, for example I tried dl,ing a few Pdf files and they were corrupt wouldn't open with ifile or with quickoffice!? And also iv tried dl,ing a few ipa files and they seemed to be corrupt also being unable to install them!?

      Any advice would be much apriciated
    1. Mista Brothason's Avatar
      Mista Brothason -
      Hey I got a question, how come my + tab only works in landscape mode?