24 top YouTube Downloaders for PC, Mac and mobile (2022 updated)
Once I was looking for a YouTube video downloader to get an educational video for my kids. And I had to do a little research to find the best YouTube downloading app. Now I’m almost an expert as I know how to download youtube to mp4 and more. Take a look at the best video downloaders below (my own rating).
1. Online YouTube downloader
- No need to install
- Very fast mp4 downloader
- High qualities including 4K/ 8K, etc
- Absolutely free
- Doesn’t work in a batch mode
The ideal variant for those who need to download a video free right now without delays and unnecessary installations. You can just open the site, paste the link and get MP4 downloaded. That’s it!
2. Free YouTube Download
- All In One Solution software unifies all the options you need
- Performs bulk video download
- Has been running stably since 2009
- Also totally free
- Not found
Best suited for those who download mp4 regularly. But will be comfortable for all who are interested in reliability and security - the application works on your computer and never stops working, and you can customize it to your liking.
- Downloads from YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion, Instagram, and a lot more!
- No data loss
- Constant and free updates
- Software is paid
iTubego works on thousands of sites and downloads tons of content from them in high quality audio/video.
4. WinX Video Converter
- Offers more than 400 conversion presets
- Doesn’t take too much space
- Used by thousands of users
- Limited demo version
Converter software does its job well. It lets you convert many files and has some secret features such as slideshows and audio trimming. At this price point, it’s among the top solutions.
- Downloads YouTube playlist in one go
- High quality video/ audio output
- Offers 3 free trials every day
- Requires stable Internet connection
Great online mp4 downloader that supports lots of languages and still works on more language support to meet the video/audio download needs of global users.
- Free online downloader
- Downloads YouTube videos in HD quality
- Saves content in MP4 or converts videos to MP3
- Doesn’t download in ultra high definition 4K or 8K
Y2mate does not require registration. The app is absolutely free and has no limits for downloads per day. Y2mate will make it fast and easy to download YouTube content in any browser.
7. 4K Video Downloader
- Downloads videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitch, etc.
- Supported resolution up to 8K
- Enables 3D video downloading
- Lots of ads in the free plan
It is really worth trying to enjoy a great range of output resolutions if your devices support them. It’s compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux.
8. By Click Downloader
- Downloads videos directly from different browsers: Chrome, Firefox, IE and Edge
- Converts to lots of output formats
- One of the most expensive on the net
- Lacks advanced features
It supports almost any website, format and quality, thanks to a well-designed interface and its auto-detect mechanisms.
9. YTD Video Downloader & Converter
- Editing tools included
- Ready-made profiles for popular smartphones
- Simple player tool
- Ads in free version
- No support for VEVO
Powerful downloader for grabbing YouTube videos, clipping them to size and converting to the right format.
- Downloads and converts at once
- 100% online tool
- Unlimited free conversions and downloads
- No batch conversion mode
- Lots of ads
The app operates online, no need to download and install anything on your PC.
- Downloads video from many platforms, including YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Coub, Vimeo and more
- Converts files for Smart TV, iPhone, iPad, Android, etc
- Has an in-built video cutter to trim movies
- No free trial
- Cannot convert copyrighted music
Could be the best in its category if it had a free or trial version.
- Works fast, free and secure
- Supports all the main browsers
- Videos longer than 90 minutes aren’t supported
It’s a free online service to get music from short videos.
- All-in-One online video toolkit program
- Includes simple features like conversion and editing
- Requires Java installation
- Provides tons of unwanted ads
KeepVid shut down its video download service in March 2018, but its online platform works well.
- Downloads all the files in seconds
- Can convert to audio or video
- Compatible with any devices
- Displays ads all the time
- Not listed on Google Play
It’s a great Android app that grabs music from everywhere you want: Whatsapp, YouTube, Instagram, browser. Download all the files in seconds.
- Free unlimited download
- Built-in Browser tool
- Was removed from the Play Store because of third–party components
Just a simple tool with a plain interface and a limited number of features.
16. Airy YouTube Downloader
- Downloads YouTube playlists
- Supports videos in high quality and conversion to MP3
- Can be integrated into popular browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.
- Has a Pause/Resume option
- Free trial is available for 24 hours
- Downloads from YouTube only
Airy YouTube Downloader is an easy-to-use desktop application which is available for both Windows and Mac. The application is translated into multiple languages and has a user-friendly interface.
17. Ummy Video Downloader
- Supports HD video downloads
- Saves the download history
- Detects YouTube URLs and links from other popular websites, such as: Tik-Tok, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter, etc.
- Doesn’t download YouTube channels
- Doesn’t support bulk download
Ummy Video Downloader supports 10 languages. It allows you to download entire playlists and convert video files to mp3 format. The app has a built-in media player.
18. Gihosoft TubeGet
- Downloads from many sites, including YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter
- Saves YouTube playlist, channel, subtitle, thumbnail, 3D video, 360°/VR
- Supports video resolution up to 4K & 8K
- Quality loss for converted MP3 files
Gihosoft TubeGet converts videos between various formats. This stylish and fast downloader saves multiple clips/playlists in one click.
19. Yt Offline
- Doesn’t require installation
- Supports various output formats
- Unlimited number of downloads
- Doesn't have a clear and simple interface
- No output folder selection
The free Yt Offline downloader allows you to download an unlimited number of video and audio files per day. It is suitable for those who want to download content quickly and for free, without installing the program on their PC.
- Сonverts downloaded videos to different formats: MPEG4, MP3, OGG Vorbis, OGG Theora, WMV
- Works in a batch mode
- Allows users to select an output folder
- Doesn’t download YouTube playlists or channels
- Requires 3d party apps installation
- Slow download speeds with heavy video files
With ClipGrab you can download and convert content from many websites for free. The application is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.
21. Softorino YouTube Converter 2
- Supports WiFi transfer to Apple devices directly
- Converts clips to ringtones
- Downloads long playlists in bulk
- Requires email to activate trial period
Softorino YouTube Converter 2 converts any clips into a ringtone in just a few seconds. The app supports downloading from a big number of popular services, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, SoundCloud, Facebook, etc.
22. Freemake Video Downloader
- Simple and free downloader
- Downloads, edits and burns files
- Imports subtitles
- Constantly asks to pay
- Low speed conversion
Free video converter with a simple interface. It supports a great number of formats and may trim videos, add subtitles and burn files to DVD.
- Downloads videos from YouTube and Facebook
- Supports lots of video formats
- Requires 3d party apps installation
- Slow download speed
X2Download has a friendly interface with lots of languages supported. A wide range of video formats are available to choose from.
24. YouTube Video Downloader
- Supports batch download
- Can convert files to MP3, MP4 (iPod/iPad), PSP video, etc.
- Doesn’t support VEVO videos
- Installs 3d party software
It’s one of the most famous apps on the net. Simple and free, but make sure that it won't install additional apps.