aTube Catcher

aTube Catcher

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 158 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.8.7971
File Size:
16.47MB
Date Added:
June 19, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
3,455,794
Downloads Last Week:
6,256
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
DirectX 9.0, Windows Media Player 10, Adobe Flash Player 10

Editors' review

aTube Catcher lets you download videos, record screencasts, convert files to different formats, and even burn DVDs, all from one interface. With quick tab navigation, this app makes all features readily available to users of any ability level.

Pros

Feature packed: While the main advertised function of this app is the video downloading, it does much more than that. The Video Converter provides tons of options for output file formats, and you can burn anything you download to a DVD, Blu-ray, or CD with another handy utility.

No ads: This app is both free to use and ad-free. That means you don't have to worry about accidentally clicking ads that will take you away from your work, or trying to work around ads that take up some of the user interface.

Cons

Not speedy: Compared to other file download managers, this app wasn't the speediest. It didn't take an inconvenient amount of time, but there are definitely faster apps out there if that's something you're concerned with.

Inconsistent help: While the Help menu is quite long, there's not a lot of actual help to be found there. If you do go to the manual, you'll find yourself on a page describing the app's features and will then see some links to user-made tutorial videos. Some of these are helpful, and some of them aren't great, but if you don't mind sorting through them, you can find some useful information.

Bottom Line

If you want a free program to take care of all of your downloading and screen capture needs, this app is worth a try. There are definitely some places where the app could be improved, but for free software that has so many tools, it works well.

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  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 158 votes

    • 5 star: 76
    • 4 star: 25
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 12
    • 1 star: 39
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  • 1 stars

    "aTubeCatcher has MalSign VIRUS as of June 5-6 2014!"

    June 06, 2014   |   By JamesRRRR

    Version: aTube Catcher 3.8.7955

    Pros

    Pros don't matter as long as the product is infected with a virus that's apparently difficult or impossible to get rid of.

    Cons

    Infected with the MalSign Generic C28 VIRUS, apparently regardless of which download site you use. CNET download is infected, ATubeCatcher official site's download is infected. Have read that you can use Malwarebytes to remove the virus, then the product is ok again, but that was NOT my experience. Malwarebytes said virus ("pup") was gone but it came back every time I tried to use the product. Every subsequent clean install, including from Tube Catcher official site had the exact same virus, which I now can't seem to get rid of.

    Summary

    Tube Catcher has been notified of this.

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  • 1 stars

    "It's sad that good products get messed up by virus..."

    June 01, 2014   |   By drizztdorden

    Version: aTube Catcher 3.8.7955

    Pros

    good features

    Cons

    Virus Infected

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  • 5 stars

    "Its not laggy and its "GOOD""

    May 03, 2014   |   By atubecatcherisgood

    Version: aTube Catcher 3.8.7955

    Pros

    When I play minecraft it not laggy and its very clear

    Cons

    When your done you half to go back to the atube catcher program page and click stop, so youtube can see the page. Also, it slow to upload on youtube.(But I can wait)

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  • 5 stars

    "One of the greatest software programs"

    March 13, 2014   |   By BlazeNFury

    Version: aTube Catcher 3.8.5188

    Pros

    Everything I need to record all activity on my desktop!

    Cons

    You tell me. ha!

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  • 5 stars

    "I tried all the others, this one works"

    March 03, 2014   |   By RasmusSkovgard

    Version: aTube Catcher 3.8.5188

    Pros

    Fast speed all the time, quick conversion

    Cons

    they could make it fulli integrated, so it was just a right ckick and then select download,

    Summary

    the must secure and fast version, of movie you tube downloaders, there is out there, and n f### ads..

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  • 2 stars

    "Many bugs in this new version. Disrupts XP system."

    February 02, 2014   |   By MoTurn100

    Version: aTube Catcher 3.8.5188

    Pros

    I used to like aTube but the new version runs poorly on my XP platform.

    Cons

    aTube 3.8.5188 has a lot of bugs. It caused other programs to stop running properly, closed browser windows when I was trying to screen record a news video, failed to download the video also. Was very buggy and kept half-vanishing from view. A couple of times, it hid all the icons and applications everywhere so I was left with a clean desktop (just the wallpaper in view). Had to reboot the system and clean the registry. It tries to debug its operation, but to no avail.

    Summary

    There are too many bugs for it work properly on my PC. I am left to remove it. Hopefully aTube will work out the problems soon.

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  • 3 stars

    "I love aTube Catcher BUT ...."

    January 06, 2014   |   By Doug6388

    Version: aTube Catcher 3.8.5188

    Pros

    It does a great job of downloading music files

    Cons

    It does a great job of downloading music files, but it puts a "TIP" bubble right in front of download button and then puts another bubble in front of the wording ( this is a coding error ) The software also has trouble keeping the dash between the Artists Name and the Song title. It also leaves an tempicon folder that must be deleted.

    Summary

    I use it but it is not finished.

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  • 5 stars

    "So far so good..."

    November 12, 2013   |   By BennyTejadaMaglaya

    Version: aTube Catcher 3.8.4272

    Pros

    Downloads Streaming videos in High Definition
    Converts to various formats
    Screen Recording capability

    Cons

    Slow Download and Conversion as usual (but I can wait)
    Constant nagging of updates on startup

    Summary

    Being an aTube Catcher user for 4 years, I initially hesitated to download this version because my last two years with aTube Catcher have made downloading streaming videos a living nightmare. So traumatizing that I developed a habit of not moving a single muscle whenever I'm using aTube Catcher (or any other download manager) for fear of interrupting my downloads leaving me no choice but to start all over again. Just a few months ago, I eventually grew tired of frequent incomplete downloads and constant lagging so I uninstalled aTube and tried using Replay Media Catcher instead. Sadly, RMC is not working as they say it would, leaving me no choice but to try aTube Catcher once again in hopes that it is now fixed. Using this version, I downloaded 18 videos from YouTube and 2 from DailyMotion just to test whether aTube Catcher is working fine now. Out of the said 20 streaming video downloads, only one of them has stopped at 88% and never finished downloading. One failure out of 20 is not bad considering what I've been through before. So I guess I'll stick with aTube Catcher for another year or so.

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  • 4 stars

    "a Tube Catcher certainly does exactly as advertised."

    October 27, 2013   |   By carmar89

    Version: aTube Catcher 3.8.4272

    Pros

    It is easy to understand, and it seems to effortlessly downloads videos direct fro utube. Giving quality downloads.

    Cons

    I have found nothing that I view as a con.

    Summary

    Exceptional Software.

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  • 5 stars

    "only one I've found that works like it says it will"

    October 25, 2013   |   By gunshypete

    Version: aTube Catcher 3.8.4272

    Pros

    I've used this to get songs from youtube videos and it hasn't failed me yet. I see a lot of bad comments but my own experience has been that out of maybe ten that said it will do this for me only this one has actually done it and done it easily and fast. I don't see any of the adware or other stuff people are claiming. maybe I got a clean copy. Just saying from my experience I won't try any other. This has been a great downloader and converter.

    Cons

    I haven't seen any bad stuff from it.

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