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Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac

By Wondershare Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 15, 2012

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.7.1

  • 1. Newly supported downloading the videos which request for login to watch from Facebook, nicovideo, Vimeo, Lynda, etc.
  • 2. Fixed the record button not appearing issue when recording in full screen.
  • 3. Improved the product stability.

General

Release June 28, 2016
Date Added June 28, 2016
Version 5.7.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.11, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, macOSX (deprecated)
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 543,204
Downloads Last Week 13
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Developer's Description

Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac is a YouTube download tool designed for Mac OS users. It can easily download videos from YouTube site. Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac can automatically detect videos that start to play from YouTube site. With this powerful and fast free video download software, you can download your favorite videos and enjoy them on your computer anytime you want. Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac helps you download and organize YouTube videos on your Mac with ease. And if that wasn't enough, the latest upgrade now supports the downloading of HTML5 video from YouTube effortlessly. It is also an amazing FLV Player. In one word, Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac supplies a fast way to download, manage and share YouTube Videos for Mac users. Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Mac helps you download and organize YouTube videos on your Mac with ease. And if that wasn't enough, the latest upgrade now supports the downloading of HTML5 video from YouTube effortlessly.