Review: Wise up and download easy on YouTube with Wise Video Downloader

Saving stuff off YouTube is a piece of cake with this freeware.

WiseCleaner's Wise Video Downloader is a free tool that greatly eases the process of downloading and saving videos posted on YouTube. Wise Video Downloader not only makes it possible to save videos posted on YouTube, but it can also save multiple videos at once, so you can save all the parts of a series, for example, or all the songs in an album, to watch or convert later. Wise Video Downloader can handle anything posted on YouTube, including HD videos. It's free and runs in Windows XP to 8.

If you select the optional desktop icon, Wise Video Downloader finishes the installation process by briefly displaying a prominent arrow pointing to its newly-placed icon. It's a small touch but saves time finding it when your desktop is starting to look like nursery room wallpaper! Wise Video Downloader's user interface takes its visual and functional cues from media players, with a row of large buttons controlling all necessary functions beneath a split window: Enter YouTube URL on the left, with an entry field and Download button; Search YouTube Video on the right, with a search field. Wise Video Downloader is so easy to use that, in addition to copying and pasting your video URL, all you have to do is be on a YouTube page in your browser and press "Add URL" in Wise Video Downloader, and the program automatically copies the URL. You then press "Download" to add it to your queue and you're done. Video Downloader's Settings include proxies, an optional Fast mode, and the ability to generate a portable version. The Web-based Help manual, forums, and other resources make an easy-to-use tool that much easier.

Wise Video Downloader worked fast and did a good job. It belongs at the top of any queue of YouTube utilities.

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