This app has been classified in the ‘Tools’ category on Google Play Store. The app content is fit for use by age 3+. The OS requirements and the latest version available depend upon the device in use. However, the app was last updated on 4th January 2017. This is a ‘free to install’ app without any in-app purchases either. Though the app does contain ads.
Internet browsing has become the most used mode of both information as well as entertainment these days. Reading articles, watching videos and laughing on memes has us occupied all day. While doing, other things is not a problem, watching videos online again and again might be an issue if you don’t have an unlimited data pack. That is because buffering videos, again and again, consumes a lot of data.
So, a feasible option becomes downloading the videos that you intend to watch. Free Video Downloader is an app which helps you to do this. The benefits of downloading videos with this app are:
⦁ You can watch videos with high-quality.
⦁ The video streaming happens un-interrupted and you don’t have to wait while the video buffers.
⦁ You will save some data which re-watching the videos since you don’t have to buffer them again and again.
Free Video Downloader is developed by SharkLab Mobile. The size of its Android application is 2.77 MB. The app has received an average rating of 4.1/5 stars based on 303,703 total votes. It has been downloaded by around 10,000,000 – 50,000,000 users.
Pros of the Application
⦁ It is very simple to use and is also quite compact in size. Thus, you don’t need to give up a lot of storage space to it.
⦁ The app features are available for free.
⦁ Videos streaming on any single website (except YouTube) can be downloaded with this app.
⦁ It has beta integration web browser which allows the users to download videos quicker.
⦁ Multiple files can be downloaded at the same time via this app.
⦁ The app content is translated into 14 different languages for the convenience of users not familiar with English.
⦁ The app even comes with Facebook integration. Thus, you can download videos streaming on Facebook as well and store them on your device.
Cons of the Application
⦁ The ads appearing on the app are too frequent and too repetitive. This can be quite irritating.
⦁ Up-gradation to a premium ad-free version isn’t available as of now.
⦁ YouTube videos cannot be downloaded with this app.
⦁ A lot of users have complained about the app’s inability to function properly.
⦁ There are a lot of bugs and glitches in the app and thus it doesn’t function the way it ideally should.
Function of the Application
This app allows users to download videos from almost any website except for YouTube. The best part of this app is that it is completely free and extremely simple to use. All you need to do to download a video is:
⦁ Install the application from Google Play Store.
⦁ Open any web browser, either the one which you use or the app’s integrated web browser.
⦁ Open the website which has the video you want to download.
⦁ FVD’s icon will appear. Click on it and select a destination folder.
⦁ The video will start downloading. You can check its progress in the notification bar.
⦁ If the website has its own video player and you aren’t able to download the file, then go to the menu option on the page. Click share and choose FVD from the pop-up that appears. The video will start downloading.