GitHub is an incredibly popular app among software developers. Not only does it host open-source software for other users view and download, but it makes the entire experience more social.
For users of the iOS ecosystem, attempting to download and save software from the GitHub app feels a lot like jumping through hoops, and that might explain why iOS developer Saud Alshaman has just released a new and free jailbreak tweak called GitHubDown.
Just as you’d come to expect from something with a conspicuous name like GitHubDown, this tweak effectively makes it easier to download files directly from the GitHub app by adding a dedicated Download button to the native iOS share sheet, as shown above.
Upon tapping the Download button, the user is taken to Safari where they can move forward with downloading the file to the native Files app via Safari’s built-in download manager.
GitHubDown doesn’t have any options to configure post-installation, but it does have the prerequisite that you must have the official GitHub app installed on your device from the App Store for it to work.
As long as you’ve got the GitHub app and a jailbroken iOS 13 or 14 device, you should be able to make use of GitHubDown to streamline your file downloading workflows. The tweak is available for free from the BigBoss repository via your favorite package manager.
Do you think the dedicated Download button lent by GitHubDown will enhance your productivity? Share why or why not in the comments section down below.