Airy
Airy 1.2.1
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YouTube video downloader and audio extractor.   Demo ($19.95)
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Airy is a tiny-but-powerful YouTube downloader that can download YouTube videos and save them as various file types in various resolutions. You can easily save HD resolution video to your hard disk. Airy can download MP4, WebM, FLV, and 3GP file types. It can also extract MP3 sounds from YouTube videos.

Being simple while bringing advanced technologies to the video-download process, Airy spares you losing your favorite videos on YouTube because their owners decided to delete them. And the loss of your Internet connection needn't worry you, because you'll have all your
What's New
Version 1.2.1:

Fixed:
  • Rare cases of download failure for videos with resolution of 360p and 720p
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later



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Airy User Discussion (Write a Review)
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pietz reviewed on 29 Jan 2014
Airy does a good job of what it advertises, but there are many many many solutions that do the same job for free. Further more those alternatives are often scripts for browsers or websites, so you dont have to install a seperate application for the job.

I know that people today aren't willing to pay a lot for apps anymore, but $20 for a single purpose application, for which free alternatives are available and that pretty much just grabs a file link out of the website's source code is WAY too much.

if the developer wants to give this app any reason of existence, he should add other websites like Vimeo to it and make it a menubar application, where you just have to enter the link. maybe even let it automatically open when a video link is in your clipboard. also he should charge a price of $2-$5, which would be fair if all of those features are added.

For stability i give 4.5 stars as it hasnt chrashed on me, since i started using it a short time ago.
1 star for value, as this is close to a rip off.
4 for ease of use as this is a super simple application, but the fact that i even have to open it makes it lose 1 star
2 for features because only YouTube is supported, but at least in different resolutions.
and also 2 overall as i dont think it deserves anything higher than that right now.
[Version 1.2.0]

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Eltima Software (developer) replied on 30 Jan 2014
The app works as advertised without any issues. We inform our visitors about its price. You are welcome to use free alternatives. But it does not mean that Airy deserves 2 stars rating.
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pietz replied on 02 Feb 2014
well im sorry sir or madam, but i just have to disagree with your opinion.

judging and rating an app also means looking at the competition out there. and fact is that many alternatives do the same job for free. not only that: i have a script that makes a download button appear on the youtube website, which means that it does the job faster and i dont have to install a seperate app for it.

concerning pricing, usability and workflow this script is superior of what you re offering. the only way you can use your standalone app as an advantage is embedding other websites as well, just as i said in my original review.

but even other standalone apps that are available through the mac app store cost less and do more, so just how do you justify the price?

i continue to believe this app deserves two stars as it works as advertised and runs stable, but in comparison to pretty much everything else on the market its just no competition. and im not saying this to offend, but in hopes that you take my advise and add other streaming services.

i like your simple interface but, that doesnt mean it cant be powerful.
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Andrew_ZA reviewed on 04 Dec 2013
I have used a number of apps and plugins for downloading YoutTube videos on both Windows and Mac. Airy is user friendly, intuitive and most importantly very stable. I was also really impressed with the service specialist from the support team that responded to my query instantly and provided all the assistance I needed. I would recommend Airy to any friend or colleague.
[Version 1.1.0]


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MEB reviewed on 18 Nov 2013
Apparently it doesn't let you download clips at 1080p or at their original resolution when those are available on Youtube.
Airy only goes up to 720p.
Already e-mailed the developer's support about this but haven't received any reply. Without Full HD support it doesn't worth much.
[Version 1.1.0]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 20 Nov 2013
MEB, the developer has contacted us, asking that we post the following as a reply to you (until they can apply for a developer app association)….

"I can't check whether we have replied you as I don't have your e-mail. But concerning your issue I can say that that Airy downloads only the entire media containers whilst YouTube sometimes splits them into separate audio or/and video tracks (shown as 1080p)."
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MEB replied on 20 Nov 2013
@ Jess (MacUpdate) Thank you for keeping me updated on this.
Meanwhile i have received a reply from Eltima Software support that says basically the same and that they have forwarded this request (full hd downloads) to the development team.

Just want to make clear that i like the software, it's as simple as it can be. I found it very reliable and straightforward. My only problem is that i've bought it to download hd movies (mostly tutorials and some reference material where the resolution is important to clearly see the interface of the software being explained etc) and there's nothing on Eltima site stating that Airy is unable to download all available resolutions. I assumed it was able to do that.

That's the only reason i've gave it a three star rating. I can't justify the money spent on it, if i'm unable to do what i intended.

I hope they can improve Airy and support all resolutions available on Youtube. Only then i can say that it's well spent money.
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Bdkennedy1 replied on 26 Nov 2013
I have tried 4 YouTube downloaders and can't download anything higher than 720p. YouTube changed something.
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taoc5710 reviewed on 07 Oct 2013
I have tried airy for a shot period, it is impressive.

Simple but powerful, you can choose video resolution as well as format to fit your smart phone. Simultaneous downloads are supported.

Convenient, airy is integrated with safari, so you can use it by just one click. After downloading the videos, airy can be used to play them.

One last thing, the great app is now on sale.
[Version 1.0.6]


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Paulo-Neto reviewed on 21 Aug 2013
Practical. Simple. Intuitive. Great.

Able to choose the resolution of the videos available, makes the Airy a competitor to the height of most traditional applications of the genre!

A great app!
[Version 1.0.5]


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James-D reviewed on 15 Aug 2013
Simple. Elegant. Has what you need, and nothing more. Plus, a 30% discount!

My full review: http://www.thegraphicmac.com/airy-a-simply-elegant-youtube-downloader-for-mac-30-discount
[Version 1.0.5]


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andrewCambridge reviewed on 09 Aug 2013
Simple and convenient. In the browser a bookmarklet is used to initiate the YouTube download and it's passed to Airy, then it's just a question of selecting either video or audio-only formats from a drop down menu and hit the 'download' button. Simultaneous downloads are possible and appear in the app window.

Best of all, the file is named according to the title on YT and not as some obscure url as is the case with other downloaders ...making multiple downloads easier to identify later on.

Thoroughly recommended.

(note when downloading — copyright infringement is illegal)
[Version 1.0.5]


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Petty Evil rated on 06 Nov 2013

[Version 1.0.6]



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Noo rated on 14 Oct 2013

[Version 1.0.6]



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Sonee rated on 31 Aug 2013

[Version 1.0.5]



katlinquinn rated on 28 Aug 2013

[Version 1.0.5]



Geoff Black rated on 06 Aug 2013

[Version 1.0.5]



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Monkeyjunkey rated on 18 Jul 2013

[Version 1.0.4]



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Angry-Ferret rated on 05 Jul 2013

[Version 1.0.1]


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Version Downloads:1,245
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Demo
Date:12 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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Airy is a tiny-but-powerful YouTube downloader that can download YouTube videos and save them as various file types in various resolutions. You can easily save HD resolution video to your hard disk. Airy can download MP4, WebM, FLV, and 3GP file types. It can also extract MP3 sounds from YouTube videos.

Being simple while bringing advanced technologies to the video-download process, Airy spares you losing your favorite videos on YouTube because their owners decided to delete them. And the loss of your Internet connection needn't worry you, because you'll have all your videos at hand.

To extract MP3 audio from the YouTube video, simply enter the YouTube address in Airy, choose MP3 from file types list, and click Download button.

The trial version of Airy allows 5 free downloads from YouTube to allow you to experience all of its advantages in full.


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