What are the best YouTube downloaders?

Don't worry, we know how annoying it is to not be able to watch YouTube videos when you're offline. Here's a little list for you! It contains a wide variety of YouTube downloaders that you can use during your own free time!

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  1. 65

    #1Easy Youtube Video Downloader

    Easy Youtube Video Downloader

    Easy Youtube Downloader is an extension available for Google Chrome and Firefox browsers and allows users to download YouTube videos conveniently. It can download files into a variety of formats.

    Software

    Firefox, Chrome

    Free

    Sun Su
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "If you use YouTube a lot you're definitely going to need a method to download videos and Easy Youtube Video Downloader is one of the best web browser extensions available to do it. I've used it with both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to download videos off YouTube and I've never had an issue with it. It is easy to use and allows you to save all of your favorite videos in crystal clear high definition. My favorite aspect of this add-on is the fact that it creates an easy to find "Download" button on every single YouTube video. Downloading videos off YouTube cannot get any simpler than this!"
  2. 61

    #2SaveFrom

    SaveFrom

    SaveFrom is a website which allows users to download YouTube videos quickly and conveniently. The site can download videos in a variety of formats with a simple copied link.

    Websites

    Free

    Ethan Mendoza
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "SaveFrom does a great job downloading YouTube videos. It's as simple as inputting a link and clicking download for the video you wish to download. The process really is that simple!"
  3. 59

    #3aTube Catcher

    aTube Catcher

    aTube Catcher is a tool which can let users download their preferred videos from YouTube into formats that are playable on media players built-in portable devices.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Sun Su
    Written on June 10, 2017
    "I really liked this site as a place that allows you to collaborate all of the videos you download. I often run out of storage on my devices and think this is a great spot to put everything together and not worry so much about storage on my devices."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that YouTube was founded by three former PayPal employees and was first headquartered above two diners in California? Their humble beginnings tell the tale of Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, two of YouTube's three founders, apparently coming up with the idea of the website after encountering difficulties in sharing videos following a dinner party at Chen's apartment. Despite this claim, however, Jawed Karim, YouTube's third founder, denied that the party ever happened and instead claimed that the inspiration came from the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Whichever of these tales are true, YouTube eventually grew in fame and had announced 65,000 videos uploaded per day only 1 year after its creation.

With almost 5 billion YouTube videos being viewed every single day, it comes to no surprise that plenty of netizens are going to want to save, emulate, and even outright steal these videos. In fact, plenty of websites and YouTube downloaders have been popping up all over the internet in an attempt to make saving videos easier. These downloaders can have little to no limits, from popular songs to gameplays from gaming YouTubers. Additionally, the partnerships that YouTube offers its content creators have succeeded in encouraging people to upload more and more videos over the years with little to no signs of slowing down. At this rate, it wouldn't be a shock to anyone when YouTube becomes the most visited website in the entire world.

  1. 58

    #4Airy YouTube Downloader

    Airy YouTube Downloader

    Airy YouTube Downloader is a downloader software that lets its users download videos from YouTube for later viewing. The downloaded videos can be watched even while offline.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $19.95- Varies by plan

    Roy Spencer
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This just meh to me. There aren't many you tube videos that I would want to save on my computer. I can't really imagine to many people would want to do that. That's just my opinion and my experience with this service."
  2. 56

    #5offliberty

    offliberty

    offliberty is a website which lets users download the various videos found on YouTube. The site also allows the viewing of downloaded videos even while disconnected from the internet.

    Websites

    Free

    Diane Ortega
    Written on January 2, 2017
    "I've been trying to find a good youtube downloader. While I'm not sure that offliberty would meet that mark, I have found it useful. I'm able to view online content without a permanent internet connection, which is handy. So, I'm not able to download quite yet but this is working for my needs in the interim. "
  3. 54

    #6JDownloader

    JDownloader
    JDownloader is a free Download Manager written in Java. You can start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwidth limitations, auto-extract archives and much more.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Kathleen Fields
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Considering it's free, JDownloader is a very sufficient download manager. It's a bit more than a bare-bones package, and it offers sufficient options for users to customize any YouTube downloads. I'd recommend this for tech novices and experts alike. If you're looking for something with a ton of features, this may not be for you, but it's definitely an effective manager nonetheless."
  4. 52

    #7Syncios Video Downloader

    Syncios Video Downloader
    SynciOS, an efficient and easy-controlled sync and management software for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Ruth Bates
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "Smallest most powerful downloader I have found to date. It takes almost no room and quickly downloads and even converts your YouTube videos."
  5. 49

    #8Clip Converter

    Clip Converter

    Clip Converter is an easy and free online file converter that allows you to convert a YouTube, Vimeo, and other videos from streaming websites to MP3, MP4, and M4A format. This website also allows you to watch videos online.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Diana James
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is a great youtube downloader; the best part is that you don't need to download it, its all done through your browser! I mean, look at their site, its so spiffy!"
  6. 47

    #9Any Video Converter Ultimate

    Any Video Converter Ultimate
    Convert videos, remove iTunes DRM, convert Apple music to mp3 and more. Any Video Converter Ultimate is the premium version (free version also available) of a multifunction video converter.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $59.95- Varies by plan

    Brittany Estrada
    Written on April 29, 2017
    "I think this is a great solution! So many times you want to be able to view a video, song, etc. and can't because the format isn't correct. Now it can be fixed!"
  7. 46

    #10Advanced Download Manager

    Advanced Download Manager

    Advanced Download Manager (ADM) is a powerful Downloader for Android with advanced settings, a clean interface and extended notifications. It allows you to download files with different formats, including videos, music and images.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Patrick Cox
    Written on April 8, 2017
    "This is a useful Android application that can be used to download YouTube videos. This would be a great solution, assuming the user has an Android device."
  8. 44

    #11Video Grabber

    Video Grabber
    Video Grabber can help you easily grab or download online videos into various formats like MP4, FLV, HTML5, and more. This video downloader is designed to download videos from online streaming sites such as YouTube, Putlockers, and so on.
    Online Tools

    Free

    Chen Xie
    Written on June 23, 2017
    "It's free and it works perfectly. As easy as putting in the url and getting a video downloaded. I can say it's safe and reliable, so give it a shot."
  9. 42

    #12Total Downloader

    Total Downloader
    Total Downloader allows you to manage almost all file types and documents, decompress .zip & .rar files, start multiple downloads, pause and restart them in whenever you want and organize files in the archives, where you can create password protected folders and subfolders. 
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Frank Chavez
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Total Downloader is a solid solution for downloading YouTube videos from the web. It has a pleasant design and user interface, with intuitive controls. The app has a good amount of functions and features without being overly complex. I have used the app for several months, and am satisfied with its performance. There are probably other similar apps out there, but this is one of the better ones I have used."
  10. 40

    #13Free Studio DVDVideoSoft

    Free Studio DVDVideoSoft
    Free Studio is a complete multimedia package developed by DVDVideoSoft. All of its free apps are organized in 5 sections for an easy access: Downloaders, Uploaders, Converters, Recorders and Editors.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Alan Matthews
    Written on June 5, 2017
    "This soft would download videos from Youtube. However, almost all video are protected content. So this does not stop them it enables them. This is not a solution to stop pirates from downloaded protected content from YouTube at all. "
  11. 38

    #14DownTube Free Video Downloader

    DownTube Free Video Downloader

    Downtube Free Video Downloader helps users listen to music and watch high-quality videos offline. Simply click on the video, choose video quality and download it. Downloaded videos are also sharable. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Arjun Tambe
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This may have been a good way to download videos from YouTube at one time, but it's been pulled from the Play Store and is now only accessible from third-party APK archives. Beware of downloading from these, as sometimes the APKs are injected with malware. I would look for another solution. There are a lot of web sites which do the same thing and don't require any kind of app to be installed."
  12. 37

    #15YTD Video Downloader & Converter

    YTD Video Downloader & Converter
    YTD Video Downloader & Converter is a fast and easy to use tool that lets you download videos from 50+ sites and convert most video formats.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Lawrence Reid
    Written on January 8, 2017
    "This program partially solved my problem with finding a YouTube downloader that meets all my needs. I was trying it to see if it could replace my existing extension. In some ways, I prefer the newer solution, and in some ways, I prefer the older one - this program is easier to use and has a better interface than what I was using before, but some of its features cannot be used in the free version, whereas I have found other free programs that can do some of these things."
  13. 35

    #16YouTube Downloader

    YouTube Downloader
    With YouTube Downloader you can download YouTube videos into FLV, MP3, MP4, WMV, AVI, Flash or any other format, 100% for free and without restriction.
    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*
    Software

    Nicole Hall
    Written on January 17, 2017
    "One of the many options out there for downloading youtube videos in your desired format. Does the job quite well, depending on your needs and the formats/compression rates you're looking for."
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    #174K Video Downloader

    4K Video Downloader

    The 4K Video Downloader is a free multi-platform software for downloading video and audio from websites, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion or Facebook. It supports MP4, MKV, OGG Theora, MPR, and M4A formats.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Bobby Sullivan
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "A great app that works on all major OS installs. Used this software several times and it works great and is simple to use. It allows you to download 4k video from youtube and best of all its free. Give it a try!"
  15. 31

    #18Freemake Video Downloader

    Freemake Video Downloader

    For more than 9 years, Freemake Video Downloader has been letting users download videos from different websites like YouTube, Facebook, and more. Users are free to save videos, playlists, and channels in their preferred format like MP4, AVI, MKV, etc. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Terry Coleman
    Written on June 18, 2017
    "I was looking for a good Youtube downloader but a lot of them had limited options or had a lot of extra steps or bloat to use. With Freemake Video Downloader, I can download the video in several different formats and use it across multiple devices with ease! It was a breeze downloading those toddler videos for my son so he can watch it on my old phone!"
  16. 29

    #19KeepVid

    KeepVid

    KeepVid Android is an app for Android that allows users to search and download multiple videos and MP3 files from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and other popular video sharing sites.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Austin Peterson
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "I do not think this would stop Youtube downloaders at all. Just encourage them. This site also encourages downloading protected content\videos from other protected sites. This is not a good solution at all, just the opposite. "
  17. 28

    #20iTube Studio

    iTube Studio

    iTube Studio helps you to make all online videos become yours. It is the fastest video downloader, allowing you to download videos from 10, 000+ sites, including YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, etc.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $19- Free trial available

    Edward Cole
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Ever watched a YouTube video and wanted to save it? If so, then you need a downloader. I have tried various ones with various results - some good, others not so much. The lastest I've tried is iTube Studio downloader. I'm very pleased with its ease of use and overall downloading capabilities. The bonus that this downloader has that some others don't is that it actually works with other sites, so you don't have to mess with different programs for each one! It really is a great downloader you should check out if you're looking for a good one among many out there."
  18. 28

    #21Tube Video Downloader

    Tube Video Downloader
    Tube Video Downloader is a free application and an online downloader tool for Android devices and Chrome browser that lets users search any video by name, movie, album and download it with a simple click. 
    Apps

    Chrome, Android

    Free

    Peter Barrett
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This is a killer app. Love the fact that all I have to do is bring up the app, and then search for the video I want to download. It makes it really simple to do so. Make sure you have plenty of memory though, that's the only draw back is that this only for mobile, which has severe memory limitations. "
  19. 24

    #22TubeMate

    TubeMate

    TubeMate is an APK Android app and Windows software that allows you to download videos from YouTube. It also has a variety of filters, advanced search, support for multiple formats, and more.

    Apps

    Windows, Android

    Free

    Helen Ray
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "I'm not sure if this is the best YouTube downloader. I need to download videos occasionally as I have an older lower cost computer and it is hard to get it running at normal speeds all the time. Reading the site for this though makes me think it might be a scam and a malware program. I don't know if I would feel safe in downloading it to my computer. I may stick to my old web based favorites."
  20. 24

    #239xBuddy

    9xBuddy

    9xBuddy is a free to use online video converter and downloader. It supports videos from Facebook, YouTube, Dailymotion, and more. To download, a user should paste the video URL in the input field and hit enter, then the links will appear.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Doris Nichols
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "This is a website that will save videos for you for free. You don't have to download any software. It will save videos from youtube, facebook, vimeo, soundcloud and twitter. All you have to do is to locate the video you want to save, then open up 9xbuddy.com and paste the URL into the box at the top of the webpage. You can also locate the URL, then add "9x" after "www." and before the name of the website. Bookmark this place, because you will want to use it somewhere in the future!"
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    #24ClipGrab

    ClipGrab

    ClipGrab is a free video downloader for YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Facebook, and other online video sites. You can also use it to convert videos to MPEG4, MP3, or other formats in standard or high definition.

    Software

    Windows

    Marie Rose
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "This you-tube down-loader is one of the best you can use. The quality of the format is the highest you can have, i use it a lot and i recommend it to everyone. "
  22. 20

    #25Leawo Video Downloader

    Leawo Video Downloader

    Leawo Video Downloader is a tool for Windows and Mac devices for downloading videos and music from 1000+ Sites. The video downloader software supports 720p, 1080P, etc. and HD Videos with 6X Faster Speed.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $29.95- year. Varies by plan

    Austin Silva
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "have video that you want to download but unable to? Leawo video downloader can help you download the video from 1000+ sites with varied speed, time to save your favorite videos to view at your leisure"
  23. 17

    #26Mp3Converter.net

    Mp3Converter.net

    Mp3Converter.net is an online tool that allows you to paste a link from YouTube and download its content in audio or video files. Simply choose the audio format of your choice, and grab what you want. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Jose Soto
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "this isn't bad and I think it's pretty nice and I feel like things are good for people who are wanting convert things to MP3"
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    #27EasyLoad

    EasyLoad

    EasyLoad is an easy-to-use tool for downloading videos or audio files from any site. Simply copy a link from gomovies.to (or other) and paste it above.

    Websites

    Free

    Stephanie Griffin
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "EasyLoad works for most major video sites and is really straightforward to use. Just paste the link for the content you want. After you put in the link, you can specify file format, quality and other aspects to customize the download you want. There's no limit on the number of downloads!"
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    #28Videoder

    Videoder

    Videoder is an Android app that lets you download videos and music from Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Dailymotion and many more. It also has a website if a user decides to download and/or convert from a PC.

    Apps

    Windows, Android

    Free

    Mildred Hawkins
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "This app can also be put on windows and iPhone. I like that it allows you to download videos from youtube pretty effortlessly. I agree that Videoder is a must for your youtube needs."
  26. 12

    #29TubeOffline

    TubeOffline

    With TubeOffline, a user can download videos from Youtube, SoundCloud, Facebook, Coke & Popcorn, Project Free, Movie4k, Putlocker, Xvideos & many more. This online converter and downloader is free to use.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Randy Flores
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "A decent downloader for YouTube and other videos that's fairly easy to use. It doesn't always work and can be a little glitchy, but all in all, it will usually do the job. "
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    #30SoundTaxi Media Suite

    SoundTaxi Media Suite

    SoundTaxi Media Suite is a multi-function program that allows you to convert any audio and video files, download videos and music from the web, listen and record radio stations, burn DVDs and more.

    Software

    Windows

    $59.99- (Free trial available)

    Kathryn Garrett
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "With the way videos get removed from YouTube these days sometimes it is smarter to just download a video if it really means a lot to you. SoundTaxi Media Suite is a program that makes it very easy for you to accomplish. There are only a few steps needed to take for you to get the video that you want."
  28. 9

    #31MacX YouTube Downloader

    MacX YouTube Downloader

    The MacX YouTube Downloader is a free tool specially designed for Mac users who are interested in downloading videos from the most popular platforms and social media: YouTube, Facebook, Video, etc. 

    Software

    Mac

    Free

    Mona Lee
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "Freeware is the King. And the free YouTube with downloader with no ad, no virus, no video resolution and no limits on the number of downloads is the king of the king. MacX YouTube Downloader is such a software. What's better, it can also save videos from Vimeo, Facebook, Dailymotion and 300+ sites."
  29. 6

    #32Gihosoft TubeGet

    Gihosoft TubeGet

    Gihosoft counts with this free YouTube downloader that allows you to save on your computer any video or audio you want for YouTube. It also allows you to download videos from Vimeo, Instagram, Facebook, etc. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Kevin Cooper
    Written on August 8, 2018
    "I have used this software for a few months, pleased with the user-friendly interface and the feature of downloading 1080p videos, and able to download multiple videos simultaneously."
  30. 6

    #33Snaptube

    Snaptube

    Snaptube is an app for Android devices that lets you download YouTube videos in MP3 and MP4 formats. It can also download videos from Facebook, Instagram and more in multiple resolutions so that you can save space on your mobile device.

    Apps

    Web, Android

    Free

    Laura Medina
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "My My My because of Snaptube I can now download youtube videos! Not only through my phone but as well as on my desktop without even installing it but by just using the it through a web browser. Yay this!!! "
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    #34KeepVid Music

    KeepVid Music
    With KeepVid Music you can download online videos from Youtube, Vimeo, Twitch. TV, Facebook, Dailymotion, Youku, Tudou, Metacafe and more. Simply copy and paste. *No Longer Available*
    Software

    Sharon Cunningham
    Written on February 28, 2017
    "A decent application for downloading youtube videos and converting them. There are a lot of alternatives available so even if this one isn't the best option for you, finding one shouldn't be difficult."
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    #35Vidconverter

    Vidconverter

    Vidconverter is an online tool that allows users to convert and download audio and videos from various popular platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and more. This can also convert videos to MP3, WMA, FLAC, and other formats.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Sajjad Haider
    Written on April 13, 2019
    "YouTube Downloader Free, Online video downloader, its a free website that allows you to convert your favorite YouTube, Facebook, Tiktok, dailymotion and Instagram videos easily to Mp4, AVI, Mp3, Flv etc .."
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    #36Allavsoft

    Allavsoft

    Allavsoft is a powerful software for downloading and converting free videos in different kind of formats from various websites like Dailymotion, eHow. Yahoo Video, etc.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $29.99- Varies by plan

    Harney David
    Written on August 24, 2018
    "Allavsoft has both Mac and Windows version to download YouTube videos, music and subtitles. ALlavsoft for Mac updated to support mac 64-bit"
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    #37YoutubeMp4.Biz

    YoutubeMp4.Biz

    YoutubeMp4.Biz is an online tool for converting YouTube videos in MP4 format for free. The video can be up to 48p, 720p, and 1080p for a high definition quality. 

    Online Tools

    Free

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    #38VidMate

    VidMate

    VidMate is an APK app that allows you to download videos and music. It allows you to capture content from sites like Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Facebook, FunnyorDie, DailyMotion, Vine, Soundcloud, and more. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

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Summary

Best What are the best YouTube downloaders
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Easy Youtube Video DownloaderSoftware 65 Free
2SaveFromWebsites 61 Free
3aTube CatcherSoftware 59 Free
4Airy YouTube DownloaderSoftware 58 Paid
5offlibertyWebsites 56 Free
6JDownloaderSoftware 54 Free
7Syncios Video DownloaderSoftware 52 Free
8Clip ConverterOnline Tools 49 Free
9Any Video Converter UltimateSoftware 47 Paid
10Advanced Download ManagerApps 46 Free
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