Ever since Chrome for iOS launched in the App Store, jailbreakers have been trying hard to improve the already impressive application. For example, a tweak called Chromizer adds a handful of new features to Chrome, and with BrowserChooser, jailbreakers have the option of selecting Chrome as their iDevice’s default Web browser. Now, a new jailbreak tweak is available that allows users to download files from within the Chrome app on a jailbroken iDevice.
The tweak, Chrome Download Enabler, is available to purchase for two dollars in the Cydia Store. As iDownloadBlog notes, the jailbreak tweak indeed works well, allowing users to download files they encounter on the Web from within the Chrome application. However, if users are expecting a Chrome version of Safari Download Manager, prepare for disappointment, as the website adds:
Chrome Download Manager is an absolute bare bones tweak that allows you to do one thing and one thing only — download files. There’s no file management, and there’s not even a way, from an interface standpoint, to access the download landing place, or to manage files that have already been downloaded.
Once you download a file via Chrome using this tweak, you’re brought to the landing page where you’re given a status of the download. It updates this status by means of refreshing a fairly crude and basic page with a link to your download that opens via iFile.
Indeed, Chrome Download Enabler is basic in appearance and functionality, but the tweak does provide what it promises to offer. If you’ve been looking for a package that allows jailbreakers to download files from within Chrome for iOS, take a look at Chrome Download Enabler in the Cydia Store now. As mentioned, it’s available for two dollars (via the ModMyi repository).
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