At times, while browsing Facebook or let’s say Vimeo, you might have an urge to download the videos to watch it offline anytime, anywhere. But when it comes to downloading videos from websites, things are not as straightforward on Android as they are on our PCs. There are different websites and apps using which you can get the download link, but almost all of them are bombarded with ads.
However, a few days back, while browsing the Play Store in my leisure time, I stumbled upon an app using which you can download videos, music and even bit torrent files without being bombarded with ads. So let’s have a look at this apps and see how it works to download stuff from the internet.
Swift Downloader for Android
Swift Downloader is a useful Android app for the download buffs out there using which you can download music and video and even torrent files from almost any website. However, before we begin, I just want to let you know that the app does not support downloads from YouTube as it violates their terms of services. But this constraint makes sure that the app will not be pulled down from the Play Store anytime soon.
After you have installed and launched the app, you will get a simple browser. Now to download music or videos, just search for it and Swift Downloader will give you the links to audio, video and torrent files that you can directly download using the app. While MP3 files will start downloading right after you click the download button, you will have to play the video file and choose the quality of the video that you wish to download.
Note: We at Guiding Tech neither condemn nor condone piracy. It is your responsibility to follow the law of your land and not download anything illegally.
If there is any particular website like Facebook, Vimeo or Instagram from where you wish to download the video, open up the website by typing in the URL and play the video on the page. Once that’s done, tap on the download button at the bottom of the page and you will get the option to choose the quality of the download. Finally, the file will be added to the download queue and after successful completion, it will be included in the files library.
Swift Downloader also provides a file manager which stores all the videos and songs you have downloaded. You also get a Safe Box where you can set a 4-digit passcode to encrypt and save files privately. Additionally, you get the option for a video-to-MP3 converter which saves the video files as audio. You can also resume your downloads if interrupted before they reach the 100% mark.
Cool Tip: Swift Downloader can also catch magnetic torrents links and starts downloads automatically when you click on one.
Under the settings, you can change the default folder where Swift Downloader saves the downloaded media files. Plus you get the option to lock the downloads when the phone is connected to the Wi-Fi network, to save cellular data.
Swift Downloader indeed makes it easy to download music and videos in just one tap from the websites, unless it violates their terms of services. Also, the direct search and ad-free interface ensure that you are not bombarded with obstructive ads while searching for the content and the option to encrypt personal files is like a cherry on top. So try it out and let us know your thoughts about it.