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  • [Review] Get Yourself A YouTube Application That Is Flawless

    ProTube - the way iOS YouTubing should be done.

    YouTubing might not be a word, but it's a verbal concept. iOS users love YouTube; it's a fact! The problem is, iOS doesn't come with a very intuitive YouTube application. To be fair, it's mediocre at best. There have been several attempts to make YouTube an enjoyable experience on iOS but I think that this one absolutely bypasses all of them. It's called ProTube and it has been made to outdo basically every YouTube application that you're ever heard of. ProTube literally has everything that you could possibly find to be a useful function on YouTube crammed into it. It was made by one of our own Modmyi readers, Jonas Gessner.

    When you open the application for the first time, you'll notice a button in the bottom right. That's the first button I tapped on when I opened the application - to my surprise, there appears to be a video downloading function in this application, which is something that we've been waiting for on iOS 5 for a long time! There's a button that lets you download a video and there's even a button that takes you straight to where you download all of them. Here is the application from a glance with the download menu opened up:



    Jonas Gessner was graceful enough to provide us with a demonstration video of his ProTube application which shows us what it's capable of and it even explains it with annotated descriptions. Here is the video:



    So what does ProTube do that your stock iOS YouTube application cannot do? Well to put it in layman's terms - a lot. But, more specifically: you can download videos, it has an ad-blocker for faster loading, you can like/dislike videos, you can leave comments, you can view recommended videos the way that YouTube wants you to see them, have control over your YouTube account, faster loading than the iOS application, HQ (high quality) and SQ (standard quality) options, share videos or add them to playlists, landscape orientation support, and so much more!

    The best part about this application has to be the video downloading part. That is something that we have raved for on iOS 5 for a while now. We turned our attention to applications like YourTube that could do this, but they were never updated for iOS 5. We've missed that functionality for a while now. ProTube brings it back to us with more options than before. It downloads the files in high quality and stores them into a file manager where you can rename them, move them, or put them on your computer later on. Moreover, ProTube supports simultaneous downloads so that you don't need to wait for one download to finish to begin another. It even supports AirPlay so you can stream these downloaded videos to your television set. The whole interface for these kinds of things is so intuitive that saying no to an application like this is like refusing to buy a Lamborghini for a buck and a half.

    My take on this application? Get it. This is absolutely the most fully featured YouTube application I've ever seen and I commend Jonas on his hard work. This application does everything that it's intended to do, and I think that it does a great job doing it because I have not come across any bugs yet. This is a high quality tweak that will continue to have support and updates in the future so I recommend this application for any avid iOS YouTube users who are sick of the same old bland stock iOS YouTube application that simply doesn't have enough functionality for this day and age. ProTube works with both iOS 4 and iOS 5 and puts an icon on your home screen that you use to open the application.

    Name: ProTube
    Price: $1.49
    Repo: BigBoss
    Version: 1.0
    Developer: Jonas Gessner
    Editor's Rating:  5/5

    Sources: Jonas Gessner
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] Get Yourself A YouTube Application That Is Flawless started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 48 Comments
    1. trialnterror's Avatar
      trialnterror -
      Quote Originally Posted by Maxner View Post
      lol, I just looked it up, there's two MyTube apps in Cydia, which one do you mean?
      And ProTube is not a copy of anything.
      Oh man you guys had me excited I thought this was available on the app store! Sucky, I was thinking how the hell did he get that on the app store? This explains it! Darn it! Hey Maxner do you think you could try n see if the app store would accept it? I know apps like the icabmobile let's u download videos? So why wouldn't they let an app as good as this on the AppStore ? Even if u made the download part wifi only?
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      Quote Originally Posted by freeze4real View Post
      Nice app is there a way to transfer the downloaded songs & video to the music app itself.
      Pretty Dope App, Im feeling the guys music selection. Skrillex, and flux Pavilion they are two of my favorite producers/dj's
      Dubstep lover.
    1. ccoltmanm's Avatar
      ccoltmanm -
      This article sounds like a 8th grade essay.

      No way to upload? Hate the camera roll way.
    1. s0ulp1xel's Avatar
      s0ulp1xel -
      Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
      That my tube sucks... But I really like mxtube. Got a decision to make.

      Ok I'm sold!! It's on 1.50! That's a steal for a DM/Audio converter alone. My payment should be sent right about ................ Now!
      MyTube by Harrison apps. You can lock your screen and still here the video's audio. You can also exit the app and still have the audio play!

      Also a great downloader.
    1. trialnterror's Avatar
      trialnterror -
      Quote Originally Posted by ipodtouchman77 View Post
      Come on, it just has the mobile YouTube website embedded into it. The features he portrays in the video as features of his app are not by him, but by YouTube itself. I want a developer to make a real iOS YouTube alternative to the stock one. Until then, I'm sticking with the stock app. And downloading? That is the only feature that is Added from the YouTube mobile site.
      Go to the app store and download and download managing app. They have built in browsers, and you can download YouTube videos, and it's all free. So there, save yourself a $1.49.



      You can with the download managing apps in the app store, which are FREE.


      The only things the iOS stock doesn't have out of that list is recommended videos (instead,related), and downloading.
      Whats the download managing app called in the app store I can't find it
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by trialnterror View Post
      Whats the download managing app called in the app store I can't find it
      It's called Video Downloader & Manager by Connect Technology Co, Ltd
    1. ManiSingh's Avatar
      ManiSingh -
      Quote Originally Posted by s0ulp1xel View Post
      MyTube by Harrison apps. You can lock your screen and still here the video's audio. You can also exit the app and still have the audio play!

      Also a great downloader.
      You can lock your screen and hear the videos audio anyway without the need of a jailbreak/3rd party app.
    1. sirbebe's Avatar
      sirbebe -
      Quote Originally Posted by HereToTrollolol View Post
      I'm pretty sure you could've already just used mxtube. It was already updated for iOS 5.
      I don't like how mxtube won't let you listen to video audio while surfing the phone. No backgrounder
    1. R.Mortera's Avatar
      R.Mortera -
      Quote Originally Posted by sirbebe View Post
      I don't like how mxtube won't let you listen to video audio while surfing the phone. No backgrounder
      +1
    1. fatalcrixer's Avatar
      fatalcrixer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Maxner View Post
      I will update the app today, and I will include the feature of adding videos to camera roll! Thanks for telling me this, I didn't think about it during develoment
      Even better if it's possible to add the videos and music from YouTube the iPod application??????? Pleaseeee
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      N/M....working now......


      What's up with this?

    1. wukillabee's Avatar
      wukillabee -
      Quote Originally Posted by seandiego View Post
      When someone creates a YouTube app that can download and save to my camera roll, I'll be impressed.
      Well then you haven't tried this app becuase it does do this! Once you download a video/audio, you now have the option to transfer to camera roll and do what you want with it from there. Did it myself, very simple and amazing app!
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      Does anyone remember Yourtube. You could download and add video to the video app. The best part is that it was a tweak so it added features to the YouTube app itself.
    1. kryptoshr's Avatar
      kryptoshr -
      I really wonder if user can add the clips in queue and play the clips continuously. Is it possible to have this function built in with this app. I think it will really help user from going back and playing clips one after another.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      ProTube 1.1 was released today which allows you to download videos to the Camera roll. It also reduces RAM usage and comes with a bunch of bug fixes.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      The stock app is completely unusable because of how slowly it loads videos.
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Still no way to reply to a specific comment? Also, DL'd files should also save the description and/or a link to the original.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      Still no way to reply to a specific comment? Also, DL'd files should also save the description and/or a link to the original.
      I think if you tap on a comment you can reply.
    1. soopermarii0's Avatar
      soopermarii0 -
      Technically if you use this combined with iFile & PWNTunes found in Cydia you can put the saved mp3 files or video files straight to your native ipod app... as soon as i can jailbreak my 4S i'm buying this for sure!!!
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by s0ulp1xel View Post
      MyTube by Harrison apps. You can lock your screen and still here the video's audio. You can also exit the app and still have the audio play!

      Also a great downloader.
      With all do respect I disagree.
      I had nothing but trouble with the app, probably cause I was on iOS 5 but I'm not sure if there was support their.
      It would start a download and then crash to the SB. Maybe I had a tweak that conflicted with it but I'm not sure.
      It'd be great if it worked though