Downie is the only video download for macOS you will ever need. It isn’t simply another YouTube-downloader: Downie supports at this moment over 700 different sites! The full list may be viewed in Downie’s preferences, under the Sites tab.
Supports many sites – currently supports over 750 different sites (including YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) and the number is rapidly growing.
4K video YouTube support – unlike many other YouTube downloaders, Downie supports HD video on YouTube, up to 4K.
Postprocessing – need your video in MP4 for iTunes? Or want just the audio track? No problem, Downie can handle this for you automatically!
International – not only that Downie supports country-specific sites, it is localized into various languages. If your language is missing, contact us – we can offer you a free license in exchange for a translation.
UI Redesign – Most of the UI is completely redesigned, including the app icon.
Menu Bar Control – Ability to control Downie from the menu bar.
Link Filtering – Select the links you want to download in case Downie finds multiple downloads on a single page.
Scheduled Downloads – Schedule delayed download start.
Windowless Mode – Ability to close main window without closing the app.
Simple Mode – Less distracting way to display your downloads.
Download Folder Hierarchy – Options to sort downloaded files by website, playlist and include playlist information in file name.
Automatic Ordering – Option to automatically order the queue by progress or name.
Automatic Clearing – Option to automatically remove completed downloads from the queue.
Safari Extension Options – Option not to activate Downie when using Safari extension.
Browser Extensions + Postprocessing – Browser extensions are updated and support sending links to Downie with a postprocessing intent.
DASH Stream Support – It’s a good thing!
HLS Subtitles Support – More weird letters, but trust us, it’s a good thing.
AAC Support – Option not to enforce MP3 with audio postprocessing.
User-Guided Extraction + Pop-Ups – User-Guided Extraction now supports pop up windows (disabled by default), which allows signing into some services using e.g. Facebook, Google or LinkedIn.
New: atresplayer.com, gamer.com.tw.
Improved: bilibili.com, blick.ch, brightcove.com, kaltura.com. kelbyone.com, lasexta.com, metacafe.com, npr.org, nicovideo.jp, openload.com, pbs.org, pulsembed.eu, qq.com, youku.com.
Improved: Permute integration.