Best Download app for iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by arcsbite, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. arcsbite Guest

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    looking for advice on the best download app for iPad
    will be away from home and a real computer for a few months so need something good, at the min a lot of them seem to have teething issues
    what do you use/hate? why?
     
  2. danpass macrumors 68020

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    someone recently mentioned Downloader.

    It's a comment in another thread.


    definitely need an iPad app sub forum
     
  3. arcsbite thread starter Guest

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    +1
    I almost posted in iPad accessories because I thought it was an app section for a min.
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Downloader looks promising. If anyone has it please let us know how well it integrates.
     
  5. steamtoy macrumors regular

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    If you have an app that registered to handle certain file types, you can download that type of file in safari then save or open using that app
     
  6. Enori macrumors member

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    I'm using downloader for few weeks and I'm happy with it. You can browse the web or view files and download something at the same time. Few crashes every once and a while, but worth purchasing. Last update added file sharing via itunes and usb cable. You can open downloaded files in other apps. If you copy link from safari, you don't have to paste it, it's already there download.
     
  7. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    How does this work? I've never been able to do it but if there's a way, that'd be really great.
     
  8. flyguy206 macrumors 6502a

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    downloader is the best because it lets you ub zip all kinda files most files that u will download. they just added the itunes sync to it. it does what it claims to do pretty good. but it could be better
     
  9. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    I was looking at downloader too. looks similar to goodreader though.
     
  10. steamtoy macrumors regular

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    The developer must implement this function in their app. Apps known to have this feature currently:

    pages, numbers, keynote

    goodreader, air sharing HD (various file types)

    iunarchive (rar/zip/tar file)
     
  11. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    I know that but how do I download files from Safari like you said? I'm on my school's Blackboard site with a link to a PowerPoint file. When I tap and hold on it, all I get is "Open," "Open in New Page," and "Copy."

    Edit: I have Keynote and Goodreader installed.
     
  12. jaeguyoon macrumors regular

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    Does this mean u can unextract rar files? if so, I can download rar files for movies on rapidshare and unextract them on the ipad and watch it? I'm guessing it would have to be mp4 format.
     
  13. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    Yes! I forget to mention it has a built in media player.



    Downloader

    You can download .rar./.zip
    You can unrar and unzip archives.
    You can delete the archive
    You can file manage
    You can ftp to the iPad to retrieve your files
    You can upload files to the iPad
    You can send files to Good Reader and Air Sharing + MORE
    You can play/view your downloaded files in the app
    The Browser is the Fastest Hands Down. Its Dusting the comp.
     
  14. jaeguyoon macrumors regular

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    holy ****! that's awesome!
     
  15. master-ceo macrumors 65816

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    It's also able to send downloaded pictures to Photogene. Another must have app if you like to edit and re-size pictures.
     
  16. jaeguyoon macrumors regular

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    Man this app is nice, downloading iron man in mp4 while surfing with the built in browser while waiting for the download! It'd be amazing if it downloaded in the background while I do other things on the iPad... But oh well this is good enough!
     
  17. steamtoy macrumors regular

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    Tap "Open", a blank page should be loaded while it is downloading the file

    After downloading completes, you will see a button with "Open with..." option in the middle of that blank page.
     
  18. steamtoy macrumors regular

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    Downloader won't allow me to download rar files in safari and i don't like to copy/past url or switch to built-in browser everytime. That's why I have to buy another app "iunarchive" which has perfect safari support.

    I believe this is a bug and have submitted it to the developer.
     
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  20. rorschach macrumors 68020

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    Thanks! It wasn't doing that on the Blackboard site for some reason.
     

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