If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s on how utterly terrible the PS Vita browser is. It is slow, doesn’t open many websites without giving errors and is full of vulnerabilities. Another thing the browser does not do is download files. This is likely a design decision since the PS Vita does not have any kind of file transfer outside of the proprietary CMA transfers.
This is where VitaDL comes in. Brought to us by developer Voxel over at the GBATemp forums, it is a simple tool that does what the name says: it allows you to download files on your Vita. It is currently bare-bones but the developer states it is work-in-progress, so it’s expected. Future updates will include things like a progress bar and a GUI.
What is VitaDL?
VitaDL is a small program created by developer Voxel with the sole purpose of allowing you to download files from HTTP links. This is particularly useful when you want to download something straight to your Vita that you couldn’t normally view or download in the regular Web Browser app (e.g. a VPK or a ZIP).
What can it do?
- As stated, downloads any type of file from a given HTTP link into a ‘Downloads’ folder on the root of your memory card.
- Quick and easy-to-use; enter a link, click, and obtain your file!
What can’t it do? (currently)
Download from HTTPS links.
- No progress bars or GUI or anything like that yet either.
Highly-inspired by GBATemp member Kartik‘s Multidownload homebrew for the 3DS
Freakler – on-screen keyboard code; as used in vita-uriCaller.
HENkaku OfflineInstaller contributors – for file-downloading demonstration.
To start using VitaDL just go to the release thread over at GBATemp and get the download link from there. Otherwise just click here to go the the release page on Voxel‘s GitHub or get the file directly from this link. If you have bug reports to make or feature requests, do so in the release thread.