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Sponsored App Review: Video Downloader for Instagram

October 9, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

Description: Video Downloader for Instagram is, as you’ve probably guessed an Android app that simply helps you download images and videos from Instagram. It’s a simple, three-step process and one that anyone and everyone should be able to do quite easily on their smartphones or tablets. The app is designed to be as easy to use as possible and you can open the videos or images using whatever app you want. Video Downloader for Instagram is an app that doesn’t encoureage its users to repost content as their own, but rather enables users to enjoy their favorite shares whenever and wherever they want without having to worry about high data costs or something similar.

How it Works: All you need to do is to download Video Downloader for Instagram from the Play Store and then you’re ready to start saving pictures and videos to your device.

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The included tutorial, shown above, does a pretty simple job of making sure you know how to use the app. Either way, Video Downloader for Instagram is super-easy to use and I had no issues with it. All you need to do is find a video you like the look of then and copy the URL into the bar inside of the app.

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If that’s the post you want to download, you’ll be asked whether you want to download the video or the image.

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Once you’ve download the video, you can go ahead and watch it in your phone’s media player whenever you like, even when you’re offline.

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That’s all there is to it really, it’s as simple as that. You can view all of your downloaded images or videos from the furthest-right menu in the app, giving you a quick reference of all your favorite Instagram videos or pictures.

Opinion: These sort of apps aren’t exactly new, and there are a lot of them available for Android. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for one more, choice is always a good thing after all and Video Downloader for Instagram is one of the most simple I’ve used so far. There’s no trying to replace the default Instagram app and everything is nice and straight forward, it’s barely three processes you need to do in order to download your favorite videos and images. Videos look just as good as they do online and being able to get quick access to all of your other downloads is nice as well.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – Everything runs nice and quickly, with speedy downloads as well.
  • Features (4/5) – While it doesn’t offer anything you won’t find elsewhere, Video Downloader for Instagram just works and it’s super-simple to use which is the main thing.
  • Theme (4/5) – Simple and easy to use, the UI here is fairly non-descript, but it does act like other modern apps do, which is a welcome change from other similar apps.
  • Overall (4/5) – It’s nothing new, but Video Downloader for Instagram is an app that does exactly what you want it to without any hassle or anything like that and it just works.

Pros

  • Great way of downloading your favorite shares to show friends while you’re offline and to reduce costs while on the move.
  • Works super-easily without trying too had to replace the default Instagram app or anything like that.
  • Video Downloader for Instagram is something that average Instagram users will be able to use without any issues.
  • No quality loss and you can use whatever player you want to watch your videos with.

Cons

  • Doesn’t really offer anything you can’t find in other apps.
  • While it’s nice that it doesn’t replace the default Instagram app, some extra features would be good to see.

Conclusion: While this is an app that doesn’t particularly offer much more than is already available with other apps, it doesn’t ask too much of its users, it’s easy to use and it just works. A lot of Instagram users aren’t the most tech-savvy out there, so it’s nice that this is an app that offers them a genuine benefit – of not having to use any data on the move to rewatch their favorite videos – without having to jump through any hoops or anything of the sort. As one of the most popular Instagram downloader apps out there, there’s clearly something to Video Downloader for Instagram.

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