Version: 3.0 Build 1661
Released: Sep 18th, 2017
Developer: Charlie Monroe Software
Mac Platform: Intel
OS Version: OS X 10.11 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
System Requirements: LIMITATIONS IN THE UNREGISTERED VERSION14 days trial
Includes: Keygen (CORE)
Web Site: http://software.charliemonroe.net/downie.php
A simple download manager that offers you the possibility to quickly save videos from different websites to your own disk drive.
If you are using a poor internet connection, trying to visualize videos streamlined online might not work properly since the content is loaded too slowly. Downie is a simple Mac app that can help you download those videos to your computer, and then watch them by using your default media player.
User friendly video downloader featuring support for drag and drop actions
Working with Downie is extremely straightforward: simply drop the video URL on top of the app’s main window or on the Dock icon. Downie adds the video to your downloads list, so all you have to do next is start the process by pressing the appropriate button. Of course, you can also remove items from the list.
By default, Downie downloads MP4 files and places them in your default Downloads folder, but you can easily change this via the Preferences window. The same area allows you to setup notifications, or post processing actions (convert to MP4 if necessary, or extract audio only).
Effortlessly download videos from a wide collection of hosting websites
Downie provides support for more than 400 different websites that host video content, among which there are the most popular choices, such as YouTube, Apple, LiveLeak, Vimeo, BBC, and so on. If a certain website is not included, within the app you can send a request email to the Downie developers.
Moreover, Downie also provides matching extensions for various popular web browsers, such as Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome or Chromium. The add-ons are not installed by default: open the Preferences window and install only the ones you plan to use.
Straightforward solution for downloading video content hosted online
Downie is a great tool for saving videos posted on various websites to your Mac for offline playback. The application is extremely useful especially if you have a slow internet connection.
What’s new in Downie 3.0 Build 1661
September 18th, 2017
・UI Redesign – Most of the UI is completely redesigned, including the app icon.
・Menu Bar Control – Ability to control Downie from the menu bar.
・Link Filtering – Select the links you want to download in case Downie finds multiple downloads on a single page.
・Scheduled Downloads – Schedule delayed download start.
・Windowless Mode – Ability to close main window without closing the app.
・Simple Mode – Less distracting way to display your downloads.
・Download Folder Hierarchy – Options to sort downloaded files by website, playlist and include playlist information in file name.
・Automatic Ordering – Option to automatically order the queue by progress or name.
・Automatic Clearing – Option to automatically remove completed downloads from the queue.
・Safari Extension Options – Option not to activate Downie when using Safari extension.
・Browser Extensions + Postprocessing – Browser extensions are updated and support sending links to Downie with a postprocessing intent.
・DASH Stream Support – It's a good thing!
・HLS Subtitles Support – More weird letters, but trust us, it's a good thing.
・AAC Support – Option not to enforce MP3 with audio postprocessing.
・User-Guided Extraction + Pop-Ups – User-Guided Extraction now supports pop up windows (disabled by default), which allows signing into some services using e.g. Facebook, Google or LinkedIn.
・Renaming – Rename downloads during the download or even after they finished.
・HLS Streams – Completely rewritten download of HLS streams – it is up to 4 times faster.
・Postprocessing – Thanks to Downie's new video analysis, the postprocessing for HLS downloads now takes seconds instead of minutes.
・History – History window is now extended and includes icon previews.
・Quality Selection – Rewritten automatic quality selection so that highest resolution gets always picked.
・Support – Ability to send a generic bug report right from the app.
・User-Guided Extraction – The User-Guided Extraction has been much improved, highlights more probable downloads, displays details about proposed downloads and can hide the sidebar.
・Memory Management – After launch, Downie takes about 10-20MB less memory, the User-Guided Extraction memory cleanup is improved, the Login Browser uses a new generation of web browser on macOS 10.13 or later.
・Memory Management 2 – Processing YouTube (and some other) links uses considerably less memory.
・… and many, many other minor fixes and improvements.