Top online
YouTube downloaders
for Mac 2017

Olga Weis
Top YouTube downloaders Mac

YouTube is always there for you making it possible to watch pretty much anything with its impressive database… As long as you are connected to Internet of course. So what happens if you don't have Internet connection at all or the signal is almost non-existent? Just make sure you have your favorite YouTube videos downloaded and saved in advance. In this case you'll be able to watch them in the best possible quality even when offline.

In this article we rounded up the list of the best online YouTube downloaders for Mac. What unites them is the fact that they are free to use and can be used on any operating system. However keep in mind that if you are one of those who download from YouTube often, you may be more interested in apps that will do a consistently good job and will let you download complete playlists or channels from YouTube with one link. Same with downloading several different YouTube videos at once, using an app proves to be better than an online service, because you can add many links to an app at once and download all YouTube videos simultaneously. In an online service you'll need to wait first link to download in order to be able to add a second one, and so on.

Let's take a simple dedicated YouTube downloader app Airy for Mac as an example. It can easily beat all online services with its abilities to download YouTube channels, playlists, batches of videos, age-restricted and private videos! Airy supports 4k and 8k videos and allows you pausing and resuming downloads - super convenient!

Airy

Free Airy is available for download from its official website and offers two downloads. If you feel like you need more than that, you'll need to get a licensed version of Airy, which is totally worth it if you need unlimited downloading from YouTube.

Best Sites To Download YouTube Videos on Mac 2017

1. KeepVid

KeepVid

Offers some advanced features for exceptional YouTube downloading experience. KeepVid has a vast media database of over a million videos on YouTube and other video resources. There are no legal issues connected with it so there is no reason to be pulled back by any doubts. Mainly KeepVid is a free service. For a certain fee it will get your video converted to various formats like WMA, WAV, MP3, AVI, MP4, FLV, AIFF, MOV and MPEG. KeepVid offers online music browsing, download format selection, and high quality support for fast downloads.

2. SaveFrom.Net

SaveFrom.Net

This service requires installation after which you are able to download videos from YouTube and other services like it. Each of supported websites has certain instructions for video downloading that you must follow. The most commonly supported formats by SaveFrom.Net are 3GO, MP4, MP3 and WEBM. SaveFrom.Net offers an Opera browser add-on which makes it efficient enough when it comes to downloading the YouTube videos. The add-ons are most of the times dependent on third-party websites, which sometimes introduces certain difficulties.

3. Savevideo

Savevideo

Savevideo is a great choice for MPG, AVI, FLV or WMV formats. It can quickly detect the links available for downloading. This service, however, uses a third-party server which brings up lots of challenges as the service itself is not directly involved in downloading process. Converting YouTube files to various formats is mostly the same, so expect very little challenges.

4. ClipConverter.CC

ClipConverter

One more service in our top list of YouTube online downloaders ClipConverter.CC is free of charge supporting high quality videos and downloading pretty much any video or audio if you have a link to them. One can download high definition videos (720p, 1080p, even ultra HD 4k videos) from YouTube. This website has its native converter for your downloaded videos.

5. KeepTube

KeepTube

KeepTube is easy to use: just paste the link to YouTube video in the box and click the Download button to get the video on your computer. It will present the video files that can be downloaded in different formats such as MP4, MP3, WebM, FLV, etc.

6. Savemedia

Savemedia

When using Savemedia, paste the YouTube link into the box on the website and click Download to get the video to your hard drive. One can select the file format to save video as. Rather simple and straightforward app that will download videos in 3 steps.

7. Zamzar

Zamzar

Additionally to YouTube, Zamar can download videos from Metacafe, Dailymotion, etc. This online YouTube downloader also features an online converter for videos, audio files, images, documents, and much more.

8. VideoDownloadX

VideoDownloadX

The last but in no way the least on our list of best online YouTube downloaders for macOS Sierra is VideoDownloadX. This service allows converting the downloaded YouTube videos to various popular video formats. To get online videos to your computer paste the link to a YouTube video in service's URL box and it will start to download the video.

Thanks for reading about the best online YouTube downloaders for Mac. Do you know of some other top online YouTube downloaders for Mac that we may have missed in this article? You are welcome to share!