Freemake Video Downloader is a utility software that enables a user to download a video from video streaming websites like YouTube to their personal computers. The windows based application has been reviewed here. The app is very simple to use. We have reviewed the free version and downloaded a small video from YouTube. Check out the step by step guidelines. You will find that using the app is super simple. At the end of the article, we have jotted down some pros and cons of the application. We often try to download videos from YouTube and other video streaming media in order to save internet data. Watching a video on YouTube repeatedly costs you much more data than that if you download the video once. Hence, we always long for a good video downloader software. We have tried and reviewed many video downloader software, but there no app better and more efficient than Freemake Video Downloader. The app size is small yet it is a feature rich and versatile app that allows downloading videos from a number of websites including YouTube to a number of platforms like Android, OS X, iTunes, iPads etc.
- First of all you have to download Free Video Downloader. Once the .exe file is downloaded, you need to install the application. Select the language in which you want to use the application and follow the instructions.
2. Once installation is complete, the application opens. In the meantime, open YouTube and open the video you want to download. Copy the URL.
3. Now go back to the application, click on the Paste URL option. The URL is pasted.
4. A new window will open with a plethora of customization features. You can choose video qualities and the type of video format you want to create. The app enables you to download the video, download the audio of the video or convert to formats for various platforms like Android, iOS, iPad, WVM etc. Click Download.
5. The download is accomplished in few seconds. Even though the time depends on the length and size of the video, still a 2:50 mins video was downloaded in 2-3 seconds.
6. Next, you will be asked if you want to include the Flash clip of the Freemake website.
7. The video downloaded will appear. You can choose the Play option by clicking on it and then enjoy the video. The video saving location is given at the bottom of the app page.
8. If you do not want to go through all the hazards of customization, you can enable the One-Click Download feature. This feature won’t take you through the long list of customization features and you can download videos at one shot with the optimal settings.
Now let’s make an analysis on the application.
- The application is the simplest downloader application I have ever come across. The design is extremely clean and the user interface is user-friendly. The UI is not cluttered with numerous options that often baffles users. There is one main option, Paste URL option.
- The app has an extensive settings options where users can customize their preferences.
- Let me give you an outline about the Options or Settings menu. There are four Tabs viz. General, Connection, Accounts and Languages. The General Settings contains copious customization settings. Users can enable child lock or parental control feature to prevent children from accessing explicit or adult videos. The Lock Adult Sites feature will serve your purpose. If you have downloaded any video which is for adult users, you have the provision to automatically mark it as hidden. This means even if you do not remember to move the video to your own personal folder, the videos will be hidden from minor users.
- You can change the download speed of videos as per your convenience. You can also enable or disable simultaneous downloads. There is an Accounts section that allows users to link their social networking sites with the Freemake video downloader application, so that they can download videos based on their personal choice.
- The app supports multiple languages and will be adding more languages in near future.
- The instructions are self explanatory and it will surely help new users a lot while using the application.
- The application enables you to download YouTube videos to iTunes with alacrity and promptness. The steps are amazingly simple.
Actually I can’t say it a negative aspect, but if there is a single thing that users can be upset is the limitation on the video length for free version. The free version allows downloading of videos with maximum 3 minutes duration. If you want to download longer videos, you need to purchase the premium.
Other than this, there is no negative aspect of the software. It’s just perfect and I will recommend all users to use this software.