By default, Safari only supports downloading very few file formats, and if you want to grab any other file, you will need the assistance of some third-party app. However, if you are familiar with iFile, you are sure to have noticed that it can handle almost all popular file formats. Now combine iFile with Safari, and the possibilities are endless. That’s what Safari Download Enabler does, to some extent, at least. If you have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, this newly-released Cydia tweak will let you download any file, opening it in iFile or any cloud service of your choice (like SkyDrive or Dropbox). Does Safari Download Enabler sound like a tweak you can use? Read on to learn more about it.
Instead of adding a new button and ruining the organization of a whole menu, Safari Download Enabler simply replaces the Add To Reading List button with the download button. For everything to work perfectly, grab iFile, SkyDrive or Dropbox before you install this tweak. After that, you can install Safari Download Enabler from the BigBoss repo in the Cydia store. The tweak won’t add any Springboard or Settings icon to your iDevice, as everything works automatically. To see the tweak in action, launch Safari and go to any page listing a file other than a photo. Just long-press the link, and you will see the Download Linked File button added by Safari Download Enabler.
In case you have more than one compatible file-handlers installed on your device, you will get the option to choose between them before opening the file. Safari Download Enabler is certainly a useful tweak, and is really unobtrusive. Admittedly, there are many other download management options available for iOS too, but the integration this tweak enjoys with iFile makes it a cut above the rest. With Safari Download Enabler you won’t have to launch a third-party app every time you want to view or use the downloaded content. One of the best things about the tweak is the fact that you can easily use other clients for file management via different cloud services, as for most of them, there is no easy way of importing content from the phone’s own file system to the cloud. Add to the mix Safari Download Enabler’s price tag of $0, and you just have to give the tweak a try if you own a jailbroken iDevice, and know how to use iFile.