Video downloader for macOS with support for 1200+ sites

Downie for Mac

Downie for Mac

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  • Latest Version

    Downie 4.6.8 LATEST

  • Review by

    Daniel Leblanc

  • Operating System

    macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later

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Downie for Mac is a video downloader that simplifies the process of getting videos from the internet, making it easy for those who may not be tech-savvy. You only need to drag the URL of the video you want to download, and Downie will handle the rest. With support for hundreds of websites, it is a versatile downloader that offers high-quality outputs, including 4K videos. Moreover, it comes with additional features like multimedia conversion and audio extraction.

Main Features
  • Wide site support: it currently supports more than 1,200 different sites (such as YouTube, Youku, Bilibili, Vimeo, and many more) with new sites added frequently.
  • 4K YouTube video support: it supports high-quality video downloads from YouTube, including up to 4K resolution.
  • Postprocessing options: Easily convert videos to different formats or extract audio tracks with Downie's postprocessing features.
  • History synchronization: Synchronize your Downie history across your devices using iCloud.
  • Fast support: The developer of the app typically responds to support emails within 24 hours and often adds support for requested sites in the next update.
  • Regular updates: it receives updates about once a week with new features, supported sites, and bug fixes.
  • International support: the program is localized in various languages and supports country-specific sites. If your language is missing, contact the developer for a free license in exchange for a translation.
How to Use
  • Simply drag a link from any web browser onto Downie's window or Dock icon.
  • If you have multiple links or links within a block of text, you can drag the entire text onto Downie and it will scan for links.
  • You can also use copy and paste to add links. Press Command-O in Downie for macOS and paste all the links you want.
What's New in Downie 4

Downie 4 comes with several new and improved features that make downloading videos from the Internet easier and faster. The user interface has been redesigned with a focus on providing more options without cluttering the UI. The app can now be controlled from the menu bar, eliminating the need for the Dock icon. Customizations have been added, including the ability to use your own shell script for post-processing and custom file name formatting.

With Downie 4, YouTube videos load up to six times faster compared to the previous version. The metadata that Downie gathers can now be written into an external JSON file for further customization. User-guided extraction has been improved, with a new history feature, ability to save favorites, and more.

Other minor improvements include custom naming schemes, an option to force MP4 downloads, better cancellation, priority flags, and much more.


What is Downie, and what does it do?
Downie app is a video downloader for Mac that lets you easily download videos from various websites.

How do I download a video using Downie?
Simply drag the URL of the video onto the Downie app window, and the video will start downloading.

What websites does Downie support?
It currently supports over 1,200 different sites, including YouTube, Vimeo, and many others.

Can Downie download 4K videos?
Yes, it supports 4K video downloads from YouTube and other supported sites.

Does Downie have any post-processing options?
Yes, it can automatically convert video files to different formats, such as MP4 for iTunes, and extract audio tracks.

Can I customize the download settings in Downie for Mac?
Yes, it has several customization options, including custom file naming, postprocessing using shell scripts, and more.

Is it possible to control Downie from the menu bar instead of the Dock icon?
Yes, you can control Downie from the menu bar, and even hide the Dock icon if you prefer.

Does Downie have a user-guided extraction feature?
Yes, Downie has a user-guided extraction feature that lets you select specific parts of a webpage to download.

Is it possible to write metadata to an external JSON file with Downie?
Yes, you can write metadata that Downie gathers to an external JSON file for further processing.

Does Downie receive frequent updates?
Yes, the app is updated about once a week with new features, bug fixes, and support for additional websites.


If you have ever wanted to save a video from the internet but didn't know how, look no further than Downie. With the app, you can easily download videos from thousands of different websites.

Although Downie has no built-in file manager, it has a simple interface that makes it user-friendly. However, it doesn't allow users to preview videos within the app. Overall, for anyone in search of a powerful and straightforward video downloader, Downie is an excellent choice.

  • Downie 4.6.8 Screenshots

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    Downie 4.6.8 Screenshot 1

What's new in this version:

- New: Audio format preference option which allows selection between M4A, MP3 and Original Format.
- New: Bookmarks in the User-Guided Extraction now allow editing the link and support JavaScript bookmarklets to be stored in them.
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