The Best 5 Free YouTube Downloader for Windows and Mac

YouTube, the world's largest video sharing sites, has more than 1 billion unique visit each month. 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. Watching YouTube videos is an indispensable part of our daily life. But how can we download and keep favorite videos to our computers? Here we'd like to introduce top 5 Free YouTube Downloader for Windows and Mac.


This is an online free YouTube Download site, all you need is copy-paste the video URL into blank box and click download.

  • Mode: From Online
  • OS Supported: Windows and Mac
  • Supported Sites: Vimeo, 4shared, Mediafire, Hotfile and more.
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ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter software for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites. It not only allows you to download videos by searching a keyword, but also by the URL, and save them in different formats, such as MPEG4, WMV, OGG, etc.

  • Mode: From Program
  • OS Supported: Windows
  • Supported sites: Clipfish, Collegehumor, Dailymotion, MyVideo, MySpass, Sevenload, Tudou and Vimeo.
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3. Tubulator

This program works as a YouTube browser and video download tool. It lets you browse YouTube in a way similar to the YouTube website. The same as ClipGrab, Tubulator can download videos and music by entering the YouTube video URL directly, and Search YouTube videos by keyword, and download your findings.

  • Mode: From Browser-like program
  • OS Supported: Windows and Mac
  • Supported sites: YouTube
free YouTube downloader software

4. MacTubes

It is totally free YouTube download software for Mac OS. It has an iTunes-like user interface and easy operation. Users can create playlists, download and play video files.

  • Mode: From iTunes-like program
  • OS Supported: Mac
  • Supported sites: YouTube
free YouTube downloader for Mac

5. FatestTube

This is a free YouTube downloader add-on, you can add it to Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, and Internet Explorer. When you playing a YouTube video, there is a "Download" button, from which you can choose proper video formats to download.

  • Mode: From Browser add-on
  • OS Supported: Windows and Mac
  • Supported sites: YouTube
free YouTube downloader add-on

Tips for enhancing your YouTube enjoyment: After downloading wonderful videos, you can put them to mobile devices. Tenorshare Free Video Converter is designed to help you convert YouTube videos to MP4, WMV, MOV, MKV, AVI for playback on iPhone, iPod, Samsung, HTC, BlackBerry and other portable players. Just enjoy YouTube everywhere!

Free Download For Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
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