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Chrome Download Manager: The Best Download Utility for Chrome for iOS [Cydia Tweak]

By the end of June this year, the iOS has finally been graced with the release of one of the most popular web browsers in existence, Google Chrome. And as expected, there have been no shortage of tweaks that aim to improve Chrome for iOS such as Chromizer. But at this point, what Chrome for iOS really needs is a download manager, a good one like Safari Download Manager. Well, here's a new jailbreak app that might just be the definitive download manager for Chrome iOS.

Chrome Download Manager for Chrome iOS
In case you don't know, the jailbreak community already has Chrome Download Enabler which gives users the functionality to download files from mobile Chrome but it lacks a download manager. Enter Chrome Download Manager by iOS developer Skram, an app that provides a visual download manager. By using this tweak you will be able to easily track your downloads using essential details like current download speed, size of the file you're downloading and download percentage. Chrome Download Manager supports the following file types:

  • .zip
  • .rar
  • .iso
  • .dmg
  • .ipsw
  • .deb
  • .torrent
  • .mp3
  • .pdf
  • .jpg
  • .avi
  • .doc

This is simply the information that you can see from the tweak's Cydia page. We're quite sure it suppports more. In addition to that, files can be opened using Dropbox or iFile. Downloaded files can be accessed in the following directory: var/mobile/Media/Downloads
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Chrome Download Manager is integrated rather well with Chrome which means that you won't notice any slowdowns or performance drops when using the browser. It is still quite rough around the edges with a couple bugs to be found but we’re sure that the developer will iron out these kinks in future updates. This is definitely the best download utility solution for Chrome iOS as of now, so grab it now while it is still on its special introductory price.

In order to download Chrome Download Manager for your Chrome iOS browser, you will need a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Here are some tutorials that you could use. For users who are currently in iOS 5.1.1 and want the latest untethered jailbreak, feel free to use the following guides: Absinthe | Redsn0w | Sn0wbreeze | Cinject.

Chrome Download Manager is available in Cydia under ModMyi repo for $3.00.

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