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There are numerous websites that let you stream audio and video online. While online streaming definitely has its advantages, it is directly dependent upon internet connectivity. This is why people look for ways to download the media that they stream. For computer users, various tools exist that help them accomplish this task. Smartphone owners, however, do not have a convenient method of capturing they stream. This problem is solved for iOS smart device owners by a useful tool called Rocket Downloader.
Rocket Downloader is a smartphone application that basically a bunch of useful apps rolled into a single package. The app offers a media grabber, a download manager, and even a media player. Sized at nearly 11 MB, this app comes for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad devices that are running version 5.0 or later of iOS. After installing the application, you can have it stream media from online services. Rocket will intercept and grab almost all media that is playable by iOS. The media you download can be played from right within the application. It can even be organized into playlists thereby providing you with the functions of a proper media player.
In case you want to open your computer browser’s tabs on this app, you can make use of the built-in support for Mozilla Firefox synchronization. Through Firefox Sync, you can easily transfer open computer tabs on your phone to continue your internet activities right where you left them. DropBox integration is also supported which lets you upload downloaded media to your DropBox account. Even RAR and ZIP files can be handled via uncompression from right within the application.
Rocket Downloader comes in a Lite version that is free and a premium version that comes with a price tag of $0.99. It also comes in dedicated versions for the iPhone and the iPad.
The developers of this app have generously provided 15 promocodes of the iPhone app to the first 15 MakeUseOf readers who share this post on Facebook and then leave comment below.
- A user-friendly phone app
- Compatible with iOS devices
- Lets you grab and download iOS playable media
- Supports synchronization with Firefox and DropBox
- Can play downloaded media files and add them to playlist
- Can uncompress downloaded ZIP and RAR archives
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