Airy YouTube Downloader for Mac Review
Airy is a download manager software developed by Eltima. The Mac version of the software is compatible with the latest version of the Mac OS – El Capitan. A lot of the time, it can be pretty annoying to want to watch a YouTube video (or show one to your friends) when your internet is slow or simply not working. Airy seeks to solve this issue by downloading videos from YouTube right to your Apple MacBook or Mac computer.
What are the Advantages of Downloading with Airy?
When we checked it out, we found a number of significant perks to downloading YouTube videos with the Airy software. For one, the videos could be viewed even if the uploader had it removed or replaced. Connection speed was also no longer an issue, even when watching a video in 1080p HD resolution. Videos could be shared across devices as well.
Multitasking is Easier with Airy for Mac
The feature list of the Airy Downloader for Mac is pretty extensive. The software is able to start multiple downloads simultaneously, meaning there is no need to queue the downloads. This effectively removes the waiting time for videos to download, especially the bigger files at higher resolutions. Speaking of resolution, Airy offers users the chance to save their videos in different formats like MP4, MKV, WMV and more, as well as in a range of available resolutions all the way up to 4K. The downloader for Mac can also download the content of a YouTube playlist or channel in its entirety.
Ripping Videos is a Possibility
Sometimes, if you are downloading your new favorite song for example, you won’t really need the video that accompanies it. If all you want in the MP3 download, Airy offers the functionality to rip the sound from the video and save it in the .mp3 format. While doing this, the title of the song as well as the album art is downloaded. Users don’t have to save their files as .mp3 either – a variety of different formats are supported. To download a video as an audio file and download YouTube video as MP3, all you need to do is copy-paste the link and select “Audio” instead of the default. It’s incredibly simple!
Browser Integration is Available
Airy also has a YouTube downloader browser extension that supports all the different popular browsers. These include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Safari. There is no need for an additional external download either – setting up the extension can be done from within the Airy main menu. A detailed guide is available for setting up the Airy downloader browser extension.
Age Restricted? No Problem!
All restricted/protected videos can be downloaded using Airy for Mac OS. All it requires is logging into your YouTube account, which is pretty simple.
Overall, the downloaded is fast, easy to use and pretty fun. The interface is well-designed. It offers a very smooth experience from the first download to the initial setup. There is a tutorial as well as a help page for questions that first time users may have. Even better – live chat support is built into the Airy website. There are 2 versions of the downloader – the free version only requires that you have OS X 10.7 or higher and costs nothing. The paid version can be bought for only $20.00 directly from their website. This is definitely an essential bit of software to have!