Download Manager for Android – MP3 downloads, browser, file manager & music player all in one!
Apr 22, 2013 8:48 AM –
Download Manager for Android does exactly what it says on the tin and a whole lot more. Not only do you get an intuitive download manager but also a host of supporting features which include: a web browser, a file manager and a neat in-app media player. If you use your device for downloading apps, content, MP3’s and other files, this is definitely something you’ll want to check out.
Tested on: Nexus 4
Pros & Cons:
- Neat user interface!
- Powerful web browser!
- Feature rich file manager!
- Fast and dynamic download manager!
- Functional media player!
- Could use a little more tutorial and in-app guidance.
If you check out the Google Play Store description, you can find a lengthy and more comprehensive list of all the features for each function. The truth it, this app is like a Swiss Army knife of functionality; full and rich with features and useful inclusions. In simpler terms, however, the app consists of four products in one: a download manager, a web browser, a file manager and a media player- so let’s look at these individually.
- Download Manager. The download manager is remarkably fast, certainly quicker and smoother than other download services I have experienced. You can stop and resume downloads and it offers a neat progress bar to see how far along the download it. Some download manager stutter if it cannot identify the download size etc, not so with Download Manager.
- File Manager. Now, this only applies to the files you have downloaded, but the feature is pretty useful in organising things. You can also share files effectively.
- Media Player. The player supports multiple sound and video files and even incorporates playlists, album artwork plus repeat, shuffle, etc. It might not replace your standard player but it’s works very well.
In a nutshell, the download manager is supported by a variety of extra features which create an integrated service for all the needs you might have for downloads. I think because it has these extra features, it is going to put it above many others. I think one thing lacking was suitable tutorials or guidance. It would be nice for there to be more instructions when you open the app up initially, just to show you around. That aside, it’s a fine app that might well oust the existing app you use.
Download Manager for Android – Browser
Download Manager for Android – Links to alternative download stores
Download Manager for Android – Useful file manager which organises your downloads
Download Manager for Android – Download management options
Download Manager for Android – Download list
Download Manager for Android – Media player
If you download content on your Android device (other than from Google Play), this is great app to try. I find myself downloading various apps from places like XDA-Developers, so it’s very useful for that. The browser also shows links to a number of alternative online stores that you can download content from.
Ease of Use:
I found the app to be mostly intuitive although it kinda lacked some instructions and tutorials that would have been useful.
This will depend very much on the user and his/her download habits. I found it to be very stable though.
The interfact is pretty neat. It’s not amazing and certainly not the very slickest you will have used before but it works very well. You do have to experiment a little as you find your way around initially, but you soon pick it up.