Review: iDownload for the iPod Touch

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iDownload is a great application you can download from the App Store for only $0.99. It allows you to download and share files, and is compatible with the iPod Touch.

Usability (4 out of 5)

When you first open up the app, it gives you a little mini-browser that you can surf websites with. You can go to any website with the browser, but the website I thought was most compatible with this app was

Once I arrived at, I got a long list of song files that I could download for free. Once I confirmed the download, iDownload started downloading the files directly to my iPod. By the way, I only downloaded songs that I already owned; I had a suspicion that not doing so would result in breaking a copyright law or something.

The files downloaded quickly and easily, and I found that I could play them and access them from my iPod at any time. They were actually in the iPod, not in the application, as I thought they would be.

Next, I tried to share a file. The instructions told me to turn on file sharing on iDownload, then go to the web address they gave me from my computer. I tried to get to the web address a few times; it didn’t work the first three or four times, but finally, finally, I was successful.

Instantly, I could see all my computer files on the screen of my iPod. I downloaded a file, and could access it from my iPod at any time (I was so excited!).

Convenience (4 out of 5)

At first, I really didn’t see the point of this app. But later on, when I really needed my USB flash drive, but had conveniently forgotten it at home, I used iDownload to transport my files back and forth. Be warned: downloading too many files could eat up your memory pretty quickly.

The Bottom Line

iDownload is a wonderful little application for your iPod Touch that can help you download or share files from the net. You can save tons of time by using the ‘file share’ feature to carry files from home to work. I give this app a thumbs up.