Add a Download Manager
Add a download manager to follow the download progress.
Allow parallel downloads, pause/resume, reordering, ...
The next version will allow to reorder downloads and to pause/resume them.
A first beta will be soon available
Concurrent downloads will be added in a future release
Since v3.27 the download manager as been improved and now displays an ‘error’ tab that will allow you to see a list of the past download failures, allowing you to retry the downloads without having to remember the episodes that failed to download in the first place
Randy McClellan commented
Xavier, thanks for all you do. Has concurrent downloads / download speed limiting been put off indefinitely? Thanks
Bill W commented
I would like to see an automatic retry for files stuck in the Errors tab of the Download Manager. I have certain podcasts that get stuck every now and again, and resuming them manually always works. But I don't always remember to look in the Errors tab. The automatic retry could be performed whenever an automatic download is scheduled.
Brian B commented
Please add simultaneous downloads as a feature.
Brian B commented
I love your app and have used it since it went by another name. thank you for a great product. I would like to see a feature added where I can download multiple podcast at same time. I have to wait until I get to WiFi to do updates. sometimes I might have 100+to download. when server speeds are slow it takes along time. is concurrent downloads a possible feature you could add¿ thank you for all your hard work
Stephan Vierkant commented
This feature is implemented, isn't it?
Please send me an email in case you have a question so I can help (Settings/Feedback)
Only downloaded files can be deleted. The episode articles cannot be deleted. You can mark them as played and then hide played content by pressing on the toolbar 'eye' button
despite requesting to delete episodes after listening, and deleting specific podcasts, they remain in the lineup and available to listen.
What am I missing?
Glen Barney commented
Reordering downloads sounds like it would help with the auto-delete issue I emailed about. Side request for this project: Can the "target area" for the "Download" button be widened out a bit? In list mode the little icon has a small target area - and in grid mode it's non-existent - whereas the bulk of the area just goes to the "Description" activity. Having a bit more room to start downloads quickly would make the UI easier to use when starting a bunch of downloads in a specific order by hand. In list mode maybe it could be the right 1/3 or 1/4th of the column, and perhaps it could be added to one quarter of the grid mode area, making tap-to-download faster and easier? Just a thought, since you're in there now...
Viktor Papara commented
First, thanks for the download manager. It looks good and I really like the feature that you can pause a download and resume it later instead of starting it all over again!
And like some other guys here, I would really appreciate a parallel download. I download episodes manually, when I'm on a good wifi. And it is very frustrating to see a slow server delaying the whole download queue.
But it is not high priority for me. If it's hard to implement, you should not waste too much time on it.
I will add a way to reorder downloads in the next version (v3.24)
Russell Wheeler commented
I'd also like the delayed/queued download that Guy M suggests
This Suspend/Resume/Reorder feature will be really helpful when I want to download many items over mobile network.
Could you please add an internal, to the program, down load accelerator to take advantage of extra bandwidth, you know, multiple down load connections per a single file or multipke files? Akso, could you make it so that it could be disabled, too? That would be cool, thanks.
Parallel downloads would be amazing, some servers are quite slow, and I only rarely have fast internet, so I want download as much as humanly possible when I do have proper internet.
Stéphane Poulin commented
I would like to enable 3G download on a spécific podcast épisode without énabling for all and regardeless of the current download queue...
Seth Siles commented
I'd like to be able to view the current MB/s throughput!!
I demand ittttt!
Guy M commented
I would like to be able to mark episodes for delayed download, and then trigger batch download when I'm on fast WiFi.
Steven Bunker commented
With feature to download files from a URL to a virtual podcast folder. I often have to download audio files for lectures (that aren't podcasts) and my download folder is set up as a virtual podcast. If your download manager would do that for me it'd be awesome!
Pause/resume would be helpful for me. Twice now I've queued up a long list of podcasts and soon after had to leave a wifi connection so had to cancel them and later select them all again. I don't see any way to save a list of podcasts to be downloaded?
show d/l speed and add priority to each d/l that will allocate bandwidth accordingly