Amazing YouTube Video Tools Collection

youtube logoThis is a collection of the best Youtube tools, hacks, mashups, and top ways to download Youtube videos. YouTube is the most popular site to share your favorite videos. Recently YouTube was acquired by Google for a few billion dollars.

YouTube is the most popular video site in the world. With over 6.5 billion views a month and over 1.2 billion subscribers, it’s got a huge audience. That audience generates a lot of data and analytics. Nowadays, with a vast array of analytic tools, it’s possible to analyze YouTube data to gain insights into how viewers consume and engage with content on the site. Learn more about private vs unlisted Youtube videos.

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Here is a collection of several YouTube third-party tools which enhance your YouTube experience.

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Save and Download YouTube Videos

  • KeepVidĀ – Download videos direct from most video sites like YouTube.
  • Save YouTube Videos – paste the youtube video URL and download the video.
  • Delutube – Let’s you view deleted Youtube videos.
  • TubeSock – grabs YouTube videos from the web and copies them to your video iPod, Mac, or PlayStation Portable.
  • VideoDL – is a quick AJAX application that allows you to download online videos into your computer. It supports the top 3 video sites – YouTube, Google Video, and
  • Download YouTube via bookmarklets – A collection of Greasemonkey scripts and bookmarklets to do the job.
  • YouTube Downloader – enter URL and download YouTube videos.
  • GooTube FLV Retriever – enter the video page URL, and download the youtube video.
  • YouRipper – freeware software that enables you to download videos from YouTube and Google Video

Do you know you can download youtube videos legally and do not need third-party tools at all?

Top Youtube Third-party tools

  • YouTube Userscripts – a collection of scripts to perform several tasks with YouTube.
  • Youtube Video Slideshow – insert a username or a video tag below and it starts a slideshow.
  • fTube – a YouTube player that downloads the list of 25 most recent videos featured on the YouTube front page. The user can select a video from the list and hit the play button to play it in Flash.
  • TubeCH – YouTube flash player.
  • TvTube – For Mac users. Allows you to browse YouTube, Google Video, and Yahoo Videos, for movie clips that people upload, choose your favorite clips, and add them to your shared library.
  • YouTube API Extraction Tool – PHP script that taps into the YouTube API to deliver videos by tag, username, or what’s a current favorite.
  • Search The Tube – A quick way to find videos for your website, blog, or profile.
  • YoutubeCrazyVideos – A Youtube video desktop player. Freeware.
  • YouTube Podcaster – makes Podcast feed from your submitted keyword or url. The feed is made up from embedded youtube video IDs and all videos are converted to the MP4 file format.
  • MemoriesOnWeb – freeware photo slideshow software for YouTube.
  • Overstream – lets you add subtitles to online videos.

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Integrate YouTube In Your Site or Blog

  • YouTube badge maker – will show your viewers images of your 6 most recently uploaded videos.
  • YouTube WordPress Plugin – Display YouTube videos on your WordPress blog according to Tags.
  • WordPress Related Videos Plugin – Uses tags to look for related videos on YouTube, displays the three most recent related videos on your WordPress blog post and updates videos automatically.
  • WordPress Favourite YouTube Videos – WordPress plugin/widget to display, in a very configurable manner, your latest favorite videos from Youtube.
  • Vipers Video Quicktags – WP plugin that easily generates codes for copy/pasting to embed videos from sites like YouTube and Google Video or for self-hosted videos into your posts.
  • WP-FLV – WordPress plugin simplifies the process of inserting flash video files (FLV) inside a WordPress post or page.
  • TubePress – a highly configurable WordPress plugin that displays YouTube videos in an embedded gallery in posts and/or pages.

Top / Best YouTube Videos Services

  • PureVideo – collects the top 10 videos from around the web
  • The World Internet TV charts – tracks the most popular video clips from four leading Internet TV sites.
  • Top YouTube Videos – a daily updated selection of the most popular videos from YouTube.
  • Vidspedia – is a collection of the best Google and YouTube videos, submitted and rated by users.
  • Youtube top-rated – a cover pop with the 1,001 top-rated videos from YouTube updated every week.
  • Best of YouTube – a blog selecting the best Youtube videos.
  • Viral Video Chart – tracks the world’s most blogged-about videos including GooTube and MySpace.

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.