It’s generally accepted that it’s much easier to download YouTube videos onto a Windows computer over a Mac. This may have been the case at one point, but times have definitely changed. It’s now just as easy to grab YouTube videos for free on Mac as it is to do it on Windows. There are a number of tools that make this possible, and today we’ll be looking at some of the best YouTube video grabber Mac programs. If you’re a Mac owner, then keep reading to learn more about your options.
Airy is one of the best YouTube video grabbers on Mac because it has such a simple operating process. All you need to do is:
Airy is our personal choice for Mac apps to grab YouTube videos. Given that you may have different needs to us though, we have put together this short list of other options.
Elmedia Player isn’t exactly a YouTube grabber app. It’s a media player for Mac. The application can be used for free, but there are advanced features available if you purchase the PRO version of Elmedia Player for $19.95. The media player has a lot of great features, one of which is working as a Mac app to grab YouTube videos.
Like Airy, Elmedia Player is easy to use. Just:
1. Open up the YouTube video that you want to download and;
2. Set the filter to “video” in the download tab;
3. Choose the format you want from among the list and then click the download button – YouTube videos are generally in FLV format.
4. Videos are stored in the default destination folder when they are downloaded. This default download directory can be changed in the preferences of Elmedia Player.
Outside of apps that can be used to grab YouTube videos on Mac, there are a number of web services that allow you to download YouTube videos online. There’s no need to install any software with them, which saves space on your hard drive.
YouTubNow is one of the most recommended online YouTube downloaders. Just follow this simple three-step process to download anything you want:
YouTubNow allows you to download YouTube videos on Mac with no ads, registration, or payment involved. The service is completely free, reliable, and safe.
If we were to choose what worked best for us, then we would pick Airy. We recommend you try them out for yourself and choose the right one though. Stay tuned for further updates on the best software solutions!