Airy downloads multiple YouTube videos to Mac in various formats, including FLV, MP4, 3GP and MP3
With ever-increasing popularity of YouTube the number of tools that enable downloading videos from this service is growing too. YouTube downloaders can be software applications, web services or plugins and extensions, some of them are pretty basic, while others in addition to saving YouTube videos on Mac offer other functionality. Some are tiny; others occupy quite a bit of space and might affect your Mac’s performance in a noticeable way. We checked out a few of YouTube downloaders before zeroing in on Airy. The app features clean UI and intuitive navigation, and it helps you save YouTube videos on Mac in the fastest and most efficient way.
Download & Convert YouTube videos
Airy knows how to save YouTube video on Mac, and it does it effortlessly – with minimal time and effort. The app also gives you an option to convert videos into a format of your choice, formats supported include FLV, MP4, 3GP, MP3.
The way it works is pretty straightforward – copy-paste a YouTube video link into the app, specify in what format and quality you would like to save it and click ‘Download’ button. For example, while saving a video in MP4 format you can choose between 144p, 240p, 360 p, 480p, 720p and 1080p. If HD quality is available, go for it – resource-intensive tasks such as HD videos download is no problem for Airy. When choosing a format and quality of download, see on what device you would play it back normally, e.g. low quality FLV file will do for mobile phones, and MP3 format would suit better your iTunes library.
Integrate in Web Browser
What makes Airy even easier-to-use is that you can integrate it in your web-browser. To do it, drag the link from Airy’s web browser integration page into Bookmarks bar in your browser. Next time you watch a video you would like to download, click Airy bookmark and the link will be copied into the app for download.
Airy is compatible with all popular browsers, including Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.
Download in Batches
Airy allows downloading multiple videos by adding this into a download queue. You thus can easily save entire YouTube playlist on Mac – no need to go through all playlist videos one-by-one. A list of items queued for downloading can be viewed in Finder whenever you need to.
The destination folder where your downloads are saved by default can be specified in Preferences; else you can setup Airy in such a way that it will ask you each and every time where you would like your videos to be saved.
Pause & Resume Downloading
Airy can pause downloading; and you can go back to it and resume downloading right from t the exact same point at which it was stopped. All download parameters are saved, you can thus resume interrupted and broken downloads.
With all the advantages it offers Airy has certain drawbacks too. The app does not provide more audio encoding profiles and it does not add MP3 files to iTunes automatically – you will have to do it manually.