*Image Thumbnail credit from 4kdownload’s website.

If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation where you need to download a YouTube video or extract the audio, this app is the tool for you. There’s already a significant amount of apps and services that will let you do this, but they are almost ALWAYS cluttered with ads, or they won’t let you set the quality of your download and other settings. It’s important to note that if you are downloading a file from YouTube, just make sure you give credit and do not claim the rights to producing the content – that should be obvious, but plagiarizing is illegal…and it just sucks for creators.

Anyhow, I have been using this app for years now as the primary means to download a video, song, or sound effect straight to my Mac. The beauty of 4k Video Downloader is that you simply copy the link, click “paste link” and it begins parsing the link so all you have to do is choose your options.

You can also choose to just extract the audio at any setting of audio, like so:

4k Video Downloader

Check out the app here on 4kdownload’s website.