Downie 4

Ever wished you could save a video from the Internet? Search no more, Downie is what you're looking for. Easily download videos from thousands of different sites.

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v4.5.8, requires macOS 10.12.6+

Release notes | Need older version? See FAQ.

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FAQ

The short answer is no - sorry. Apple doesn't allow apps that download videos from YouTube on the AppStore. Please use the purchase button on this webpage or directly within the app instead.
For Downie 3.5 or later, select Downie > Forgot License Code... in the menu bar. If you are running Downie 1.x or 2.x, 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.
There's a fairly extensive help book available via Help > Downie Help in the menu bar. That's the best place to start. If you still have some questions, contact us using the Support button located in the bottom-right corner of the main window.
You can still happily use the version you already have, there just won't be any more updates. As Downie integrates with 3rd party services, this can mean that the integrations start breaking. If you wish to upgrade, please go to our Downie discount coupon generator. The upgrade offer does not expire.
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 3 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.
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.
Send us the link using the Support button directly in Downie, we'll look into it and possibly fix it.
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. All Downie 3 versions are compatible with macOS 10.11. You can download the last v3.x build here.
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. All Downie 2 versions are compatible with macOS 10.10. You can download the last v2.x build here.
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 10.9-compatible Downie build here.
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.

Key Features

Supports many sites - currently supports over 1,000 different sites (including YouTube, Youku, Bilibili, 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!

History Synchronization - sychronize Downie history over iCloud between your devices.

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 into various languages. If your language is missing, contact us - we can offer you a free license in exchange for a translation.

New in Downie 4

UI Redesign – the UI has been redesigned with more options at hand, while not cluttering the UI.

Menu Bar Control – control the app from the menu bar – without the need for the Dock icon.

Customizations – custom postprocessing using your own shell script, custom file name formatting, and much more.

Improved Speed – YouTube videos load up to 6 times faster with Downie 4 when compared to Downie 3!

Metadata Improvements – the metadata that Downie gathers can be written into an external JSON file for further custom processing.

Improved User-Guided Extraction – the UGE window now has history, allows saving favorites and much more.

... and much more! - many minor improvements, like custom naming schemes, option to force MP4 downloads, better cancellation, priority flags, etc...

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!

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