The Downloader app now has a new “Favorites” section where you can view, open, and manage favorites. You can add a new favorite by entering the URL and an optional name for the favorite. A new favorite can also be added by navigating to a page using the built-in browser and selecting the “Add current page to favorites” option form the new browser menu. When adding a favorite using the browser, the name of the favorite is automatically pre-filled, using the web page’s title, as is the URL.
If you want to quickly add several favorites at once, without having to manually enter each one using the onscreen keyboard, you can import a list of favorites from a file or a URL. To import favorites from a file, create a
If your import file is hosted somewhere online, you also have the option to import favorites from a URL. I’ve included support for pastebin.com pages, like this sample page, so you can load up the site on a PC or phone, write down the URLs you want to add as favorites, and enter the Pastebin URL into Downloader’s import from URL option. This is probably the quickest and easiest way to add a list of favorites because Pastebin does not require logging in and its URLs are always short, making them easy to enter using the onscreen keyboard.
The format of the import file is very straight forward. Each favorite you’re adding needs to be on its own line. List the URL first, and if you want to include a name, add a space after the URL and then the name. You can also export your list of favorites to a file. The exported favorites file will be in the exact format as above, so it can quickly be imported back into the app.
Once you have a list of favorites, you can highlight one and press the menu button on the remote to view management options. You can edit, delete, and reorder favorites. There’s also an option to delete all favorites, so you can start fresh without having to clear the entire app’s settings.
There are several other changes, like full German language support, in this update. You can see the full change log on the new version history page. Thank you to everyone who has donated towards the development of this app. I love that I can add new features while continuing to keep the app 100% free without any ads. I’m eager to start working on the next update, which should include Kodi and SPMC auto-updating, so please consider donating using the in-app purchase buttons on the app’s home screen.