Why Use an Android Download Manager? The 3 Best Apps to Try

MakeUseOf | 6/13/2019 | Shubham Agarwal
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Tell us if this sounds familiar: you’re waiting for a large download to complete on your phone. But at the final percentage point, it abruptly fails and you’re forced to restart the whole process. If you’re usually on an erratic mobile network, the chances of this happening are even higher. Hence, you need a download manager.

Download managers can help you overcome several common hassles about downloading from the internet. Here we explain why you should try them and discuss the best download managers available for Android.

Download - Manager

Why Do You Need a Download Manager?

Before we look at some apps for this purpose, let’s examine the reasons that a download manager is useful.

Phone - File - Chunk - Data - Connection

When your phone downloads a file as a single large chunk of data, it can’t utilize the connection’s maximum bandwidth. This is primarily due to the limitations of the source’s server.

But what if your phone could break down that file and transfer it in multiple pieces? It will lead to much quicker turnaround times, and you’ll no longer be restricted by the source.

Download - Managers - Browser - Tool - Concept

Download managers, unlike a browser’s in-built tool, let you achieve this concept of multithreading without any fuss or additional settings.

My life is a series of downloads that failed at 99%.

Factors - Download - Internet - Malfunctions - Waste

Many factors can cause a download from the internet to go wrong. These malfunctions are a waste of both your data and time.

Download managers come have measures in place to handle these situations. They enable you to easily resume failed downloads with the tap of a button. Even if you can’t revive them from the exact point when it crashed, you still won’t have to begin from scratch, since these apps download content in parts.

Download - Managers - File - Time - Algorithms

Download managers are also better at downloading more than one file at a time. With smart multithreading algorithms, most of them can cleverly allocate resources depending...
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