A download manager is a tool that manages the downloading of files from the Internet. This tools may be built into a Web browser, or as a stand-alone manager.
Benefits Of A Download Manager
- Prioritize your downloads
- Faster download speeds
- Automatic antivirus checking
- Support for pausing and resuming downloads
- Offers built in scheduler
Although download managers may seem like an ancient form of managing downloads. However, there are some benefits from an organizational standpoint and from a speed standpoint as well. People who download frequently absolutely have a use case for download managers. There aren’t a lot of them around, but a few obviously rise to the top. Here are the best ones for Android! Some browsers also come with one natively and you can always check out file browsers to manage your download folder after downloads are done as well.
Best Android Download Managers
- Advanced Download Manager
- Loader Droid
1DM (formerly IDM) is another popular choice in the download manager space. It works like most other download managers, except it has direct torrent support as well. That makes it a good option for people who use torrents. It also supports five simultaneous downloads, the ability to speed up download speeds, and more. It also blocks third party trackers and includes a built-in browser. The pro version runs for a very reasonable $1.99.
- Supports upto 16 parts to speed up downloads (video, music & all other files)
- You can Pause and Resume downloads
- Download Torrent files using magnet link, torrent url or a torrent file on your device
- Download streaming Music, Video, Files from your favorite websites using 1DM [formerly IDM] Browser
- Auto download Music, Video, Image from social media
ADVANCED DOWNLOAD MANAGER
Advanced Download Manager is one of the most popular download managers for Android. It has a clean UI, plenty of functionality, and support for all kinds of neat things. Some of the features include simultaneous downloads, support for SD cards, speed management, and support for very large files. You also get a widget along some additional, more power-user friendly functionality. It’s also free (though with ads)
- Add URL links in ADM
- Built-in ADM Browser
- Media sniffer
- Resuming of interrupted downloads
- Smart algorithm for increased speed of downloading
Loader Droid is one of the better, albeit older, Android download managers. The UI is a bit old fashioned, but it delivers the information you need. The app also features plenty of little things like automatically resuming downloads when you connect to data. Some other features include link replacement in case your link times out and you can define the connections allowed on a per-download basis. Thus, you can download via Wi-Fi for one file or 4G for another. It hasn’t seen an update since 2016, so try it at your own risk. However, people seem to still use this in 2019 and still seem to like it.
- Resumable Downloads (Continue your downloads from the same place it was interrupted)
- Auto pause when your connection is lost
- Auto resume when your connection reappears
- Intercepts links from your Android Browser and other applications
- Faster downloading by splitting the download into parts