Down2Home Version 1.0 Released

Hurray, it’s launch day! I’ve been working on this android app for a few months, and today it is my pleasure to introduce you to Down2Home.


Down2Home is a simple system composed of a server program running on your home (or other) computer, and an Android app client that allows you to send download links to the server. It’s a convenient way to download things if you have a low bandwidth cap on your phone, you want a file ready when you get home, or whatever other reasons you might have. Login info is AES encrypted on both the server and client, and download requests are also sent through an encrypted channel. The desktop program is currently available for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows and Linux. I expect to have a Mac OS X version available soon. You can download whichever version of the server you need from the download page which you can see in the menu above. If you don’t already have the Android app, it is also linked in the menu.


In future, aside from releasing a Mac OS X version of the server, I plan to allow the Android app to handle “share” intents to make setting up a download even easier. Certain Android browsers such as Dolphin Browser have a “Share Link” button when you long press a link. I plan to make it so that you can set up downloads with this button.