Best Youtube Video Grabber Apps

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What can you find on YouTube? We'd say pretty much anything you are looking for. Watching YouTube videos is like googling stuff, it is what a lot of people do daily. But there are certain situations where you may be needing to grab a YouTube video on Mac or another computer or device. With the help of an online video grabber you can save videos to your hard drive for instant access even if you are offline or the original video has been removed from YouTube.

Of course first thing you'll need is a reliable video grabber for YouTube. We'll overview the top options in this article. If you are worried about the fact the downloading from YouTube may not be legal, do your research before you start downloading, just for your own piece of mind. Taking copyright into consideration, as long as it is for personal use it is kind of OK. However if you read Google's terms of service for YouTube, it'll say: "You shall not download any Content unless you see a 'download' or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content." As according to Google's terms downloading from YouTube is strictly undesirable, think what do you really need a video for. For example, there is really no need to download for sharing purposes, but we can understand that there are times you might absolutely need a certain video on your computer, and for that we wrote this article.

Whether you need a video grabber for Android, YouTube grabber for Windows, or YouTube video grabber Mac solution, you can surely find a good one in the list below:

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Airy for Windows

Requirements: Windows 10 v.14393.0 or higher. 13.74MB free space. Version 2.1.191. (7th Mar, 2017). 4.7 Rank based on 780+ users

Platforms: Windows, Mac

Airy is a designated video grabber YouTube downloader - just paste a YouTube link into it, select the quality and format (choose MP3 to save only soundtrack) and click "Download". You can download entire YouTube playlists and channels with this YouTube grabber as well as feed many links to it at a time. You can integrate Airy in your most used web browser to fetch videos even faster. Airy is concentrated on YouTube and doesn't support any other video resources, which means it has a narrow speciality and does its job really well. This YouTube clip grabber is available for Windows and Mac systems. You can get Airy twice cheaper if you show proof that you are migrating from another paid app.


Freemake Downloader

Platforms: Windows, Android

According to this app developer's website it supports a lot of other websites additionally to YouTube. Freemake can download videos in various formats from YouTube and can fetch many videos at a time. It is promised to be extremely fast and efficient. It doesn't extract MP3 files itself, there is a separate tool for that - YouTube to MP3 Boom.

Freemake is free, which is really appealing, but at the same time there are a lot of downsides that come with freeware - lots of ads and undesired additional installations. So you must be really careful when installing a free solution like this.


aTube Catcher Video Grabber

Platforms: Windows, Mac

This grabber is a freeware that is free of ads and offers a multilingual interface. It is versatile, however not fast at all, so you end up spending a lot of time trying to fetch a YouTube video.

aTube Catcher

4K Video Grabber

Platforms: Windows, Mac

Download this video grabber if you want a clean app that is frequently updated and does what it is supposed to do. It can save videos of up to 4K quality and supports a lot of formats along with subtitles. It doesn't save YouTube audio files either, but has a companion app - 4K YouTube to MP3 - for that. 4K Video Downloader gives you the option of downloading the entire YouTube channel you are subscribed to.

4K Video Downloader

KeepVid Video Grabber

Platforms: Windows, Android, Mac

To download with this online video grabber you'll just need to paste the link to a video and click Download next to it. Be careful though not to accidentally click the large Download advertisement as that is an ad trap that's easy to fall in. This online solution also supports downloading of MP3 format in Pro version. KeepVid website requires Java to run.


TubeMate Video Grabber

Platforms: Windows, Android, iOS

This is a YouTube video grabber for Android users, however there is a version for Windows as well. This was one of the first Android applications and allows for an easy downloading of YouTube videos. Interface is somewhat old-fashioned, but friendly enough.


YTD Video Grabber

Platforms: Windows, Android, Mac

YYTD Video Downloader can not only download, but can also convert the downloaded content to other formats. It has a paid version that, if you decide to invest in, offers multiple videos downloading at a time, faster speed, and an ad-free experience. Not every user will find this app easy to use, but it is reliable and steady.

YTD Video Downloader

iTube Studio Grabber

Platforms: Windows, Mac

iTube Studio promises free and easy downloading free of any viruses. However it has a lot of ads. Just a couple of clicks and you get to download YouTube HD, 4K UHD, and YouTube VEVO videos.

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Airy for Windows

Requirements: Windows 10 v.14393.0 or higher , 13.74MB size
Version 2.1.191 (7th Mar, 2017) Release notes