The ultimate video downloader for OS X.
Downie may seem like a simple drag-and-drop app - and it is and isn't at the same time! It is designed to be simple to use - just drag and drop a link onto Downie and it will download the video on that site. It isn't simply another YouTube-downloader: Downie supports at this moment over 330 different sites! The full list may be viewed in Downie's preferences, under the Sites tab.
With each update, we add several new sites as per your requests - just send us a link to a web page that doesn't work and we'll most likely add it in the next update!
- Supports many sites - currently supports over 330 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!
- Quick support - I respond to emails usually within 24 hours and often add support for requested sites in the next update.
- Frequent updates - Don't wait weeks for new sites to be supported, or bugs to be fixed! Downie is updated about once a week with new features, sites supported, etc.
- International - not only that Downie supports country-specific sites, it is localized. If your language is missing, contact us - we can offer you a free license in exchange for a translation.
Here's a few tips for using Downie:
- To start, you can drag a link from any browser either on Downie's window, or the icon in the Dock.
- If you have more links, or links within some text, just drop the whole thing onto Downie - it will scan the text for links.
- You can use copy and paste as well - just press Command-O in Downie and you can insert all the links in the world!
Can I purchase Downie on the AppStore?
The short answer is no - sorry. Apple doesn't allow apps that download videos from YouTube on the AppStore.
So where to purchase?
We sell Downie via Paddle. They provide a secure alternative to the AppStore for us, AppStore rejects. You can also purchase Downie right from within the app!
I've lost my license. What should I do?
Login to your Paddle account where you can find all your purchases made through Paddle. If you are having any trouble, contact their or our support.
Can I use Downie on multiple computers with one license?
As long as you use Downie for personal use only, you can install Downie on all of your devices. Note, however, that we limit your license's activation count to 5 activations - before reinstalling your computer or throwing it away, please, deactivate your license from Downie's menu. If you run into any issues that Downie complains about the license being used too many times, just contact us.
I've never heard about Paddle before - how can I know that it's secure?
I need to download a video from a site that is not supported!
Contact us using the Support button directly in Downie, or using the Support button at the top of the page - chances are we will add the site in the next update.
You support the site, but this particular video won't download.
Send us the link, we'll look into it and possibly fix it.
I have entered some credentials for a site and need to change them. What should I do?
Open Keychain Access (an app in the Utilities folder) and search for "XU" - all saved passwords are prefixed with "XU", followed by the site name, e.g. "XUNicoVideoDownloader" - double click the row with the item and you can change both the account (i.e. email/login/username) and password fields. In order to edit the password, you need to check the "Show password" checkbox first.
I am using 10.7 and have purchased Downie - what should I do?
Sorry, but we need to keep moving "forward" and maintaining backward compatibility takes a lot of time which could otherwise be used for improving Downie. Of course, you can still download the last 10.7-compatible Downie build here.