Sometimes you’re out and about and browse a website on your phone that requires you to download a file. Or has any download link you’d like to download, but that is difficult on iOS. How do you download? Where do you put the file? Will the download consume all your monthly bandwidth? (The answer is yes, btw.)
For this situation, I wrote this script. You simply enter the direct URL to the file you’d like to download and the script makes a few calls to wget on the command line. The file gets downloaded to your webserver. There, a little stash accumulates until you’re ready (back on WiFi for example) to deal with the files, download or delete them. Also, in some circumstances (like Apple releasing a new iOS version, etc.) I have found that direct downloads at home are often significantly slower than the download rates my provider/webserver can achieve. This way, I only need to make sure I have a good connection to the server and can download from there. Also, the script can be used to quickly mirror a file that may disappear in the future.
The script supports saving to Dropbox directly, if you fill in a valid app id, with the saver url setting set to the domain you’re running the script from.
If you have any thoughts, questions or improvements for this, please add them to the issue tracker.