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.
Developer: Jonas Gessner
Sources: Jonas Gessner