As the name suggests, 4k Video Downloader lets you download video content to your Windows or Mac device. However, its extra customisation and conversion options make it an even more useful tool.
Safe and straightforward
This free programme converts downloaded videos into audio, picture, or video files. It's quite easy to use, too; all you need to do is copy a link of a YouTube video or any other content you want and paste it to the interface, and a download will launch automatically.
Moreover, this programme is safe to use. Unlike JDownloader, it doesn't install bundleware, and it provides users with an ad-free experience.
Comprehensive list of sources
This software lets you download videos from a long list of apps and websites, including Tumblr, Dailymotion, and Instagram. It can also break down longer Twitch or YouTube gaming sessions into downloadable chunks.
Once you get the files, you can transfer them to any device, from an iPhone to HD TV, or directly to iTunes. You can even watch them offline.
You choose into which format you convert the videos after the download. It can provide you with high-resolution files, but you can go for lower quality to preserve memory.
You can download multiple files (up to 24) at once. You'll choose the format (MP3 and MP4 supported), quality, and subtitle options in various languages, and start the conversion.
Free vs. paid
There's a paid version of this programme, which adds several handy features. With it, you're no longer limited to 24 videos in a batch download.
Premium also allows YouTube channel subscriptions. However, unlike with Video DownloadHelper, all the essential features exist in the free version.
Amongst the best
Although this tool has its drawbacks, e.g. limitation on the batch download - it's amongst the best free tools of its kind, less flexible only than youtube-dl. The programme is receiving continual updates to keep its user-friendly interface and stay relevant.