Review: iTubeDownloader for Mac pulls videos directly from YouTube to your computer

Browse, select, and download any video from YouTube quickly.

iTubeDownloader for Mac allows you to quickly find and download any video from YouTube all from a single interface. Because it contains a proprietary browser and you can copy and paste within the same window, it is a very fast and very accurate way to download videos from the Web to your computer.

After installation, the iTubeDownloader will create a folder on your desktop where it will automatically save all videos that it downloads. It goes to the YouTube homepage immediately, as well, and you can start downloading videos from there. Just find a video you want, copy the URL and paste it into the box provided, and press "Download." It is all very straightforward and takes only a few seconds, with relatively fast download times. The one drawback of this app over another YouTube downloader is that it doesn't provide a lot of options for formatting or file size and type when you download. Everything is saved to the same format in that folder, so a second app will be needed for conversions later.

If you need a very basic downloading tool for YouTube that will work directly from your desktop and require minimal input, iTubeDownloader is a good one. The app is free to try with seven launches, and costs $0.99 after the trial period expires -- a good price for what you are getting.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of iTubeDownloader for Mac 3.6.1.

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