LoaderDroid : An Excellent Download Manager for Android

As an ardent user of Windows, I use Internet Download Manager as the default download manager for almost (if not) every file type on my PC. So, when I started using Android on mobile, I naturally started looking for an Android download manager that can replicate the versatility and resilience that IDM offers me on my PC.

Looking for a capable Download Manager was somewhat dry as there were not many alternatives when I set out to looking for one. Recently though I came across LoaderDroid.

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This nifty download Manager for Android features a somewhat shrunken version of Internet Download Manager for Windows into a nice package. LoaderDroid features include :

  • Resumable downloads (continue loading from the same place it was interrupted)
  • Auto pause when connection lost
  • Auto resume when connection reappear
  • Intercepts links from Browser and other applications
  • You can define what connection is allowed for each link (WI-FI, 3G, etc)
  • Faster loading by splitting loading into parts
  • Scheduling

LoaderDroid is very smart as highlighted by its features above. Another thing I’d like to point out is that if you are downloading a file and somehow it fails halfway, you can actually get another link for that same file and input it into LoaderDroid and it will resume the file download IDM style, pretty sweet if you ask me.

Due to the fact that I reside in a country like Nigeria where networks are generally unstable, having a download manager saves me heartaches when downloading medium to large size files in case of disconnection or slow network.

If you own an Android device, then LoaderDroid is an excellent recommendation that I will give any day, anytime.

Also read:  Mobility 101: What is OTT?

Download LoaderDroid from the Google Play Store.

Emmanuel Olalere

Emmanuel is a video blogger who shares his love of technology with the world. Check out his videos at Geekception.

10 thoughts on “LoaderDroid : An Excellent Download Manager for Android

  • January 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm
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    Nice App

    Its nice it can resume downloads.

    I prefer internet download accelerator on PC

  • January 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm
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    just downloaded it on my galaxynote 10.1 looks clean and d GUI is top notch.
    @emmanuel it bothers me that after a few comments u moderators dont bother checking back on older articles. cant we have articles whose comments are timeless?
    still waiting for your review on the galaxy note 10.1. would have loved to do 1 but my work schedule is killing me. but im ready to chip in with help if needed. cheers

    ur geek-inlaw [we are related by the note :)]

  • January 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm
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    I think this app has got plenty of features and will be very useful when connection its very troublesome, however, I use Crystal Downloader which excellent when speed of downloading is the focus, and I think it usually is.

    Whereas this app can only split downloads up to 3 parts, Crystal Downloader can split up to 32 parts and that’s where its impressive download speed is derived. Using Crystal Downloaded, I just finished the download of a file worth 92.9MB in 7 minutes and 53 seconds on Airtel 3G network.

  • January 21, 2013 at 5:28 pm
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    @Chinedu – Nna biko ewinewe oh. I will get to checking on those old articles as soon as i can and commenting as necessary. The Note 10.1 interview will be done before the end of this week. Dalu oh, my in-law. Okwima 🙂

    @Harry – I will download and test Crystal Downloader, thanks!

  • January 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm
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    Sounds impressive!

    Looking for a capable Download Manager was somewhat dry as there were not many alternatives

    yes, downloaders are legion on Android, but getting a capable one is a challenge.

    here are a few.. http://is.gd/tptXTQ

    I have tried out a couple in the past.

    But, in the end, I always end up uninstalling them, because I find that I do not need them.

    ucBrowser is good enough to handle the light files I deal with.

  • January 21, 2013 at 9:04 pm
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    Sorry to go off topic but this is kind of an emergency. Someone tampered with my brotha’s galaxy pocket and now thrs a message saying ‘type in your email and password’ problem is he’s been typing the informations in without any positive results. The phone is still locked, what do we do ?

    • January 21, 2013 at 11:03 pm
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      talktimi,

      How do you mean it is still locked? A way out would be to just reset the device.

  • January 22, 2013 at 8:43 am
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    @talktimi, do you mean it’s requesting the google ID of the owner? Connect to a network (Wi-Fi/ mobile data) then input the details, it should go. But that shouldn’t stop your brother from using the phone. Probably you need to explain what you mean about locked.

  • January 22, 2013 at 10:00 am
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    The phone says too many unlock attempts, type in your google I.d & password after he does that, it says the i.d is invalid

  • January 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm
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    Thanks geek for this review. I use an Android download manager known as TDM or Turbo download Manager. It is not that good so I will try yours.
    I manage a mobile and technology blog http://www.mymobnet.com you can visit sometime 😉

    Regards to Mobility Team for the great work!

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