Choose macOS High Sierra YouTube downloader from our review

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By this time we all probably have macOS High Sierra installed on our computers with all its new features and probably with some compatibility changes for some apps. If you are using torrent clients for downloading, uploading and managing of torrent content, you'll want to know which apps work the best with the latest macOS and which apps are the most reliable and clean.

To make a decision on which torrent client to use and whether it is exactly what you need at this point you need to take various factors into consideration. Such features as support for magnet links, speed downloading, smooth OS compatibility matter the most.

So let's get on with our YouTube downloaders for macOS High Sierra that will hopefully assist you in getting your ultimate video downloader for macOS Sierra.

The Best YouTube Downloaders for macOS High Sierra

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Requirements: OS X 10.9+. 20.09MB free space. Version 3.10.242. (26th Sep, 2019). 4.9 Rank based on 812+ users, Reviews(889)
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Airy is a YouTube video downloader that is perfect for saving your favorite YouTube videos to your computer. With the help of this app you can now watch them even when disconnected from the Internet or if the original uploader decided to take them off the web.


Airy is suited for Full HD and 4K Ultra HD videos and offers the possibility to pause and resume downloads. When you are downloading YouTube videos you have an option to select one of several formats and resolutions. Choose MP3 format from the list if you want to save only an audio instead of a whole video. Airy can download complete YouTube playlists and fetch album art and titles with the files. In case you don't want to be limited to YouTube downloading, you can try another app by the same developer - Elmedia Player PRO.

Apowersoft Video Downloader for macOS


This app is able to download various videos including HD ones and convert videos to different formats so you can open them on your iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, PSP, Kindle Fire, HTC One, and others. It supports other resources additionally to YouTube: Vimeo, Dailymotion, and Facebook. This app also supports saving complete YouTube playlists. Apowersoft Video Downloader for macOS High Sierra is generally user-friendly, even if the interface is somewhat generic.

Total Video Downloader for macOS

Total Video Downloader

Total Video Downloader is very user-friendly. It however doesn't have an option to convert the downloaded videos to other file types, so if you need an MP3 file instead of an online video, we would suggest getting another app from our list that has such possibility. This app's interface will remind you of a web browser with its shortcuts to the most popular video services, like Vimeo, YouTube, and Dailymotion.



ClipGrab works with multiple video websites additionally to YouTube, including Dailymotion, Vimeo, CollegeHumor, Clipfish, MyVideo, etc. Conversion is available in this app and will lend you the MPEG4, WMV, MP3, OGG Theora, and OGG Vorbis formats. The conversion may be limited for some videos though, because during testing, we couldn't get to convert one video to anything but FLV. ClipGrab's Quality menu offers you to save HD videos. This app is fast and offers some conveniently automatic options, however cannot be integrated with your web browsers unlike, for example, Airy downloader.

YTD Video Downloader for macOS


YTD Video Downloader for macOS supports multiple video websites and can download HQ and HD videos from them. It will also convert videos to other formats if needed. It is a freeware and is easy-to-use. The app is a good choice for macOS High Sierra users who want to download YouTube videos for watching offline.

Aimersoft YouTube Downloader


Aimersoft Youtube Downloader is the next app on our list you can use for downloading from YouTube. This Free YouTube Downloader has an uncomplicated user interface and makes YouTube downloading very easy thanks to its One-Click download option. With Aimersoft you can save entire YouTube playlists in one go.

Wondershare YouTube Downloader for macOS


This app allows you to convert YouTube videos to other formats to be able to watch them on your devices or to play them on your computer with a built-in FLV player. Free version of this app is somewhat limited, while its paid premium package offers more vast support for video sharing websites, converts tracks to various formats, and can extract audio from videos. Use the floating Download button in your browser to download videos or opt for a more regular option of copying and pasting a YouTube link into the app.



YouTubeHunter can fetch videos from YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, VEVO and more. It offers an option to sort the videos by most popular, most viewed, popular in HD, or recent. When you only want to download an audio instead of an original video from YouTube, you can select an MP3 format. They only inconvenience when using this app is that you can't access the download status on the main screen and there is no ETA for each download.

iTubeDownloader for macOS


iTubeDownloader for macOS High Sierra is a very basic tool that requires a minimal input. It has its built-in web browser for easy search of new videos to download. Upon installation this software creates a folder for saving all of its downloads. iTubeDownloader is free for seven launches.

MacX YouTube Downloader


MacX YouTube Downloader can download HD, 1080p, 720p, 4K, 8K videos from not just YouTube, but other video hosting sites too. It will let you play downloaded videos as well as extract images from YouTube videos. As much as it is versatile, it can have some issues when Internet connection is slow.

Thanks for reading through our list of macOS High Sierra YouTube downloaders. If you feel like you need to try more than one YouTube downloader for macOS High Sierra, go ahead and choose the best fit!

Requirements: OS X 10.9+ , 20.09MB size
Version 3.10.242 (26th Sep, 2019) Release notes
Category: UtilitiesApplication