Last modified
Friday, January 15, 2021

Description of App

Ever wished you could save a video from the Internet? Search no more, Downie is what you're looking for. Easily download videos from thousands of different sites.

Key Features

  • Supports many sites - currently supports over 1,000 different sites (including YouTube, Youku, Bilibili, Vimeo, etc.) and the number is rapidly growing.
  • 4K video YouTube support - unlike many other YouTube downloaders, Downie supports HD video on YouTube, up to 4K.
  • Postprocessing - need your video in MP4 for iTunes? Or want just the audio track? No problem, Downie can handle this for you automatically!
  • History Synchronization - sychronize Downie history over iCloud between your devices.



Free or Paid


Version Of macOS App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

This app is still largely accessible, however interacting inside the list of currently downloading videos doesn't work as it should using VoiceOver. It is not a deal breaker and does not hamper the usability.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments

This developer is possibly one of the most supportive Mac developers I have come across. Sites are added within hours of them being requested and I'm sure the few accessibility issues there are he can fix.

Developer's Twitter Username


2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Orinks 4 years ago



Submitted by Matthew Whitaker on Thursday, January 14, 2021

Hi. How accessible is this app now? Are the issues mentioned fixed?

Submitted by Orinks on Friday, January 15, 2021

Hi all,

Having some issues logging into my Mac with no speech, among other things. Can someone report on Downie's accessibility? It has been a while since I've used it but as far as I'm aware, it's the best downloader period, on any platform with the supported site list growing daily.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Friday, January 15, 2021

It's very good. I love it. The developer admits when he has made a boo boo, (tech term there) and fixes it, or we talk of suggestions to try and how it could work.

Submitted by Matthew Whitaker on Friday, January 15, 2021

Hi when I click on the link, it says the page does not exist. Can someone please help out?

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