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App: Download Manager for Android

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Requires os version:Android2.1 and up
Use Download Manager for Android to efficiently download and manage any type or size file. Overcomes most of the limitations of the default downloads, such as authentication, integrity checking, support for all file types and download life-cycle management.

Version 3.0 includes a completely renewed modern user interface, allowing simple and efficient downloads.


+ Download files in parallel parts reusing connections to increase speed+ Start downloads from your browser or email using the link share intent, or by entering the URL manually+ Resume broken downloads, for example after connection drops+ Maintain download state even after app is destroyed+ Support for MD5 checksums to ensure file integrity+ Support for large file downloads (over 2 GB)+ Support for HTTP BASIC and DIGEST authentication+ Simple and clean user interface


+ Start downloads by entering the URL into the app directly+ Copy URLs from your browser and paste them into the app to start downloads+ Long-press on a URL in your browser, and select share via Download Manager to start downloads directly

Planned Updates:

+ Display graph for download speed over time+ Support for scheduled downloads+ Support for Wi-Fi mode (transfer bytes only via Wi-Fi)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do I resume a broken download?A: If a download is interrupted, the state is changed to error, but any downloaded bytes so far will remain. Click on the URL, and select Resume Download to continue where you left off.

Q: I still can't seem to resume broken downloads, seems that they start all over?A: There could be a few reasons; the bytes weren't actually stored (in some cases where range requests are not supported) or the remote file size changed in between (in which case the app doesn't really know what to do, but start over).

Q: All of my downloads stop when the app closes, isn't background downloading supported?A: Downloads will continue in the background (for example if the Home button is pressed or another app is placed on top). However, if the app is exited (for example if the Back button is pressed), all downloads will automatically be paused, but the state will be retained, and downloads can be resumed after starting the app again.

Q: Is there any help available?A: For now, it is this page or email, but in the next release we will include a link to a HTML based help site.

Q: I can't download Youtube videos, what's up with that?A: Although technically this would be easy (detect the download URLs and save the streams), it is prohibited by the end user policy.

Q: A previous version had localisation to spanish, french, etc., but they're gone now?A: Version 3.0 included a totally new user interface, which unfortunately impacted text resources quite heavily also. We will however add support for most popular languages in future minor releases.

Q: The app displays ads. Is there for example a paid version to remove these?A: This is correct. However, we won't push ads, but only display an unobtrusive small banner. To be honest, users haven't reported concerns about this, but we could consider some kind of model for a version without ads.

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