5 download accelerator and manager apps for Android


If you often see yourself downloading files on your smartphone or tablet, the simple Tap > Save functionality provided by most devices isn't very convenient. Many times you are left wondering about the exact location of the files, partially complete downloads due to an unstable connection, or unable to download files beyond certain size limits. Fortunately, third-party download manager apps offer excellent workarounds for problems such as these and present a more streamlined, more in-control download experience. Moreover, they feature algorithms to speed up downloads by splitting files in threads. If you like the sound of that, come check out these five apps and see which one will work for you.

Download Manager Pro


DMP is a powerful downloader for Android that improves download speeds and integrates with your web browser – simply share the download link to start the downloading and get as many files as you wish with no limit. The app has no limit on download sizes, which means you can download files larger than 2GB. It also supports downloading files in parallel parts to increase and accelerate transfer speeds, as well as resuming of interrupted downloads. The built-in Media Downloader can grab videos and music from streaming websites as well.

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Download Manager Accelerator


This Free Download Manager for Android can efficiently download and manage any type or size file on your mobile device. It offers reliable Pause and Resume functions, download schedules, and the option to download files only when connected to a WiFi network to save mobile bandwidth. The app boasts a simple and clean user interface, as well as resuming of interrupted downloads without data loss.

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Insave - Download for Instagram


If you are looking to grab photos off of Instagram, check this app out. Save for Instagram can save any photo or video from the photo sharing network. Login and you will be able to download from your news feed, popular pages, or any Instagram user that you follow or keeps their photos public. You can browse and download pictures one at a time, or go ahead and use the bulk downloader. The pictures are saved straight to your gallery app.

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Advanced Download Manager


This powerful downloader for Android lets you download up to three files simultaneously and accelerates downloading with the use of 9-part multithreading. It's able to intercept links from Android browsers and the device's clipboard. The app comes with an integrated loader for images, documents, archives and programs. It supports downloading to the SD-card on Lollipop and Marshmallow devices, and features a video and music downloader. There's resuming of interrupted downloads, downloading of files larger than 2 gigabytes, and parallel downloads.

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Download Accelerator Plus


Download Accelerator Plus is a powerful speed booster and advanced download manager. It offers features such as direct download to SD card (except on Android 4.4), integration with multiple web browsers, auto-catch download links, Pause and Resume downloads, and smart error handling feature to help prevent download thread interruptions. The app can boost download speeds by splitting files into multi-parts and taking advantage of multi-thread downloads with buffering size optimization. It lets you download many files simultaneously or in a queue. It can also download files from QR code scans.

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9 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Any of those apps support torrent?

2. CristoLagos

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

You can just install utorrent.

9. shimanto1123

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Flud is also good as a torrent client.

3. villagerguyz

Posts: 96; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

ADM is love, ADM is life

5. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I use ADM and it pretty much gets the job done for me. Schedule a list and plug the phone in overnight. By morning everything is downloaded and ready. And the resume capability and built in browser is just a sweet addition.

7. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Are the ads the only thing different between ADM pro and ADM free version

4. Tizo101

Posts: 566; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

utorrents or native download manager... and I never wonder where my downloads are because they are always in the download folder which I can find using my native file manager. Seriously, does the person writing this use android?

6. drifter77

Posts: 402; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

You're missing the point. A download manager can resume downloads as well as split the file into multiple parts for faster downloading. What you wrote is correct but the download managers offer some options that are left behind with the stock OS, like scheduled downloads.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Trying out Advance Download Manager, thanks for the recommendation.

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