This little applet is already pretty well-known in internet communities, and itвЂ™s not hard to see why either. The premise is simple: provide a basic applet which integrates with YouTubeвЂ™s streaming system
and subsequently allows you to download videos with a single button. With the popularity of YouTube being what it is, thereвЂ™s no shortage of competition for the 1-Click YouTube Downloader, with lots of other standalone and widget apps available which do the same thing: pull videos from the streaming site and save them to your hard drive
So is the 1-Click YouTube Downloader worth the effort? First of all, thereвЂ™s not really much effort involved at all. The 1-Click YouTube Downloader is very user-friendly, with a powerful search
feature for trawling YouTube videos and a very basic - what some might call crude - interface. Downloading the video in question is done by dragging your search result onto a big shiny button, and the process runs very quickly and consistently, saving your video file in FLV format for reasonably good audiovisual quality. One particularly helpful feature is a prompt which asks you exactly where you want to save your video, rather than the usual system whereby every video defaults to a single - and rapidly disorganised - folder.
Nevertheless, there are certain flaws with the program which prevent it from being a master of its universe. Unlike many other utilities, the program doesnвЂ™t allow you to save videos in batches, with a lack of features being one of the pet peeves we found about this program. You also canвЂ™t preview the videos before you download them, and certain tests revealed suspect travels to what seemed like advertising sites. 1-Click YouTube Downloader is good for personal use, but we wouldnвЂ™t recommend it to anyone looking for peak performance