Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac

Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.4.2
  • Total Downloads:
    396,165
  • Date Added:
    May 23, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    38.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,694
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac is a lengthy name for a utility that does pretty much exactly what the name suggests. You can use this app to download videos from YouTube onto your Mac, convert YouTube videos for your portable iDevice, and format them for playback on your Mac using the built-in FLV player.

Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac installs quickly. The free version is a stripped-down version of a premium package that sells for $29.00, but many will find the free app is all they need. The features in the full version include better support for many different video sharing sites (not just YouTube), the ability to convert tracks to different formats, and the ability to extract audio from video files. The free version basically supports only YouTube downloading and playback in the included FLV player. The interface is clean, and you can either use the floating Download button in your browser, or drag and drop a YouTube URL on the app.

Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac worked fine for us, with no issues downloading from YouTube. As such we can recommend it, although hardcore video downloaders will want to upgrade to the full version. With that option, there are a few other YouTube downloaders available at lower cost (or free) that might be better solutions.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Solid Downloader"

May 21, 2015  |  By contentmaster

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 5.4.1

Pros

It works - does what it's suppose to

Cons

Nothing special when it comes to UI, download speeds, etc. Just is.

Summary

Works. Nothing more nothing less.

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2 stars

"Does not work anymore"

January 26, 2015  |  By Harroverty1974

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 5.3.3

Pros

Looks sleek
Used to work perfectly

Cons

I don't know why but ever since the new year of 2015, this software has stopped working. For some reason the download always hangs at 0%.
Also does not download HD1080p

Summary

Recently, I have switched to new YouTube downloaders, but the only one that worked was XetoWare's Free YouTube Downloader and Keepvid. However after a few days, even keepvid stopped working... I think it is something YouTube is doing, but XetoWare's Free YouTube Downloader is working at the moment.

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5 stars

"It did a good job!"

January 08, 2015  |  By youulium

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 5.3.3

Pros

Easy to use and totally simple interface,Love it

Cons

No cons have been found.

Summary

Simple interface, ability to download playlists, choice of resolutions.

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5 stars

"Ability to download full playlists"

December 28, 2014  |  By JimsonYoung

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 5.3.3

Pros

Simple interface, ability to download playlists, choice of resolutions.

Cons

First time use, haven't noticed any yet. I like the looks and everything else.

Summary

Thank you Wondershare. I can watch my favorite you tube videos off line.

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5 stars

"Good job, really!"

December 21, 2014  |  By Dudecn

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 5.3.3

Pros

I like the widget very much. It's really free and effective to get my favorite YouTube videos.

Cons

Have to pay for the full version.

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5 stars

"I love it!"

December 15, 2014  |  By balletEVE

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 5.3.3

Pros

I must devote 25% of my day to surfing YouTube for original and goofy content. Lately, though when I find a real gem and just have to share it around, I\'d rather upload my own copy than subject friends and colleagues to slow loading times. This product lets me do this!

Cons

Still looking

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5 stars

"amazing............."

December 02, 2014  |  By JewelKang

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 5.3.3

Pros

Simple interface, ability to download playlists, choice of resolutions.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

Free youtube downloader is an excellent app. I could watch you tube videos off line.

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5 stars

"Ability to download full playlists!"

July 30, 2014  |  By Priyanwari

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 5.3.3

Pros

Simple interface, ability to download playlists, choice of resolutions. Everything I'm looking for and not weighed down by a bunch of irrelevant features. Wondershare is portable as well and can be found here:

http://www.*******.com/

Cons

handy for downloading from youtude

Summary

It successfully downloads a video for which I have tried other softwares but in vain

Updated on Jul 30, 2014

Polished and streamlined user interface that works for those who just want to get and watch their videos fast. Works like a charm (Version 4.0). Keep up the good work!

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2 stars

"Not free, sometimes works"

December 08, 2013  |  By AzirovKrovosis

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 4.8.0

Pros

I like the help on first run, however whats the point if it does not work?

Cons

Not free at all, you cant download vimeo and 1 out of 4 youtube videos for some reason. It must be completely free or work 100% !

Summary

better to avoid it - other wondershare downloads (not free) works

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1 stars

"Never get it to work"

December 05, 2013  |  By Yablunkovich

 |  Version: Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader 4.8.0

Pros

seems to be downloading some of youtube vids at low resolution

Cons

I downloaded this dispite negative review hoping cnet's review is right. I needed 2 vevo videos from youtube to my iMovie project - I wasted about an hour to make it work! You simply cant download vevo from youtube with this app. Mislead

Summary

May be it works, but not for me and not for vevo and youtube

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.4.2
  • 1. Fully compatible with the latest Firefox 38.
  • 2. Improve the product stability.
General
Publisher Wondershare Software
Publisher web site http://www.wondershare.com
Release Date May 23, 2015
Date Added May 23, 2015
Version 5.4.2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 38.85MB
File Name free-youtube-downloader-mac_full1204.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 396,165
Downloads Last Week 2,694
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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