Who still uses Tumblr? Come on now!
According to an infographic from Adweek, it shows that Tumblr came last as one of the many social media that we still used in 2015.
Though, the report illustrates a total of 19.1 million while Instagram and Facebook are doing 3–4 times better. That’s still a lot of people.
Tumblr is a popular microblogging platform and social networking website that allows internet users to share their thoughts via blogging, interesting pictures, gifs, and videos. The only downside of it is that there is not built-in functionality for iOS users to download videos from there.
Dwnldr, a recently released Cydia tweak from the BigBoss repo, makes it really easy to download videos from Tumblr app on your iPhone and save it directly to Camera Roll.
Download Videos from Tumblr to your Camera Roll
With this new jailbreak tweak, iPhone and iPad users can just quickly tap and hold on to the video that want to download and prompted with a popup to choose whether they want to save Tumblr videos to Camera Roll or a video vault that came with the tweak.
Step 1: Open up Cydia and wait for it to reload all the repository and packages
Step 2: Go to the BigBoss repo and look for Dwnldr. You can also use the Search function to find it
Step 3: This is a paid Cydia tweak and so you must buy it for the Install option to be visible
Step 4: Once you purchased the package, tap on Install and Restart Springboard
After you going through the installation process, launch the official Tumblr app right away since there is no options for us to configure or additional app to open beside Tumblr itself.
Look for your favorite video, tap and hold on to it. A popup will appear asking whether you want to save the clip to the Camera Roll of your iPhone or Dwnldr Video Vault.
Choosing Camera Roll, you can quickly grab the video and upload it to other sites and the vault is a place to store your videos inside the Tumblr app.
And that is how you can quickly download Tumblr videos onto your iPhone or iPad without third-party App Store apps. Not to mention, this tweak is compatible with the latest Tumblr version and iOS 9.
Doing it on a PC
If your iOS device is not running on a firmware that can be jailbroken, there is another method but requires you to use a computer.
Using a website called DreDown that allows you to download media files from multiple sources and Tumblr is one of them.
The process is quite easy, and you can follow the steps below.
- Go on Tumblr and find the video you want to download
- Copy its URL and paste it here
- Once you obtain the video file (MP4 format), use iTunes or similar tool to import it into your iPhone
That’s a piece of cake isn’t it? Good luck. Hopefully, these tools will help increase the number of Tumblr users this year.
A fair warning
Keep in mind that downloading videos from Tumblr may be a risk for some of you since the several contents on there has copyright with it and so due to copyright restrictions, the app itself does not provide built-in Download button.
However, if you know the materials that you are downloading has nothing to do with any of these “copyright” and legal stuff. Then using Dwnldr, you can get the job done right away.