Airy is an extremely simple and lightweight app that provides you with a very specific function: downloading videos from YouTube. The only way of doing so is by manually copying the video's URL and pasting it into the program's main window. You are allowed to select the download quality and format, among which you can choose the "mp3" option to get the audio stream only from your video.
Airy's user interface couldn't be simpler or more intuitive - you just have the textbox to paste the video's URL after which the program analyzes the video and lists its available download formats/qualities, plus the always-present "mp3" option. Then you can simply select your desired one and press the "Download" button. Your video is added to the download queue where it is displayed with a thumbnail, and you can pause or cancel it at any moment.
Airy also offers browser integration for the main web browsers, though enabling it is a bit tricky. First, you need to enable the browser's bookmarks toolbar and then you need to execute the "Integrate into browser" command from Airy's menu. This action opens a local web page in your browser from where you need to drag a given link into the bookmarks toolbar. From now on, whenever you are browsing a YouTube video you can simply click on that bookmark to get the video's URL automatically pasted into Airy's window. By the way, the program also allows you to set a default destination folder, for all your downloaded videos to be stored.
As you can see, Airy is undoubtedly one of the simplest and most intuitive online video downloaders available nowadays. Unfortunately, it cannot download videos from websites other than YouTube, nor it supports video conversion, both common features in many other tools of the same kind. What's worst, you are allowed to download two videos only for free, what I consider is not enough to appreciate the program's benefits. As a conclusion, if you just need to download videos from YouTube for offline playing purposes, and you're willing to pay the price, you might consider trying Airy; otherwise, you should continue looking for other alternatives that might offer you more functionality, probably for a better price or even for free.
- Download videos from YouTube in the simplest way
- Select the download format and quality
- Extract the audio stream from YouTube videos
- Pause or cancel your downloads at any time
- Integrate it with your main web browsers
- Downloads videos from YouTube only
- Doesn't support video conversion
- Offers a tricky browser integration process
- Test it with two videos only
- A bit pricey