Go for YouTube

Developer: FIPLAB Ltd

Current Version: 1.8

Last Updated: 8 months ago

Download Size: 2.5 MB - Download


Go for YouTube is the best and fastest Mac app for YouTube. It's fully feature packed and lets you easily view music videos, movie trailers, clips and much more without ever needing to open your web browser.

• Instant access to YouTube via your Mac's menu bar
• Ability to automatically pause a running video when the app window is minimized and resume when app is active again
• Ability to remove adverts
• Get notified via notification center for new videos posted by channels you subscribe to
• Window opacity control
• Resizable window
• Ability to run app via both the menu bar and the Dock
• Fullscreen support
• Slick touch gestures support
• Accessibility options with font size modification, hotkeys and Voiceover support

• The best YouTube experience on your Mac
• The ability to use YouTube without a web browser
• Visually pleasing design and interface
• Lightning quick access to YouTube from your menubar
• Can turn off annoying video ads
• Regular free updates

We've worked hard to make Go for YouTube as simple and efficient as possible for you to use. We would love to hear your thoughts via email and make any improvements to future versions of this app. We intend to have an active development cycle powered by your feedback, love and support!


Release Notes:

- Updated app icon


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.6
Review by Ike Moon

It’s Great! - It works just as it should! It’s very convenient, and you should consider getting it! I mean, it’s free. Where can you go wrong? A little suggestion to the developers: I would love it if I could open different tabs, because sometimes I just want to open another video before I forget to watch it without having to stop watching my current video.

Found helpful by 12 out of 14 people
Version 1.0
Review by The_Eck

In 2015 Flash is still a requirement? go away... - I really can’t believe that in this day and age a new app absolutely requires an ancient technology, even though YouTube supports HTML5 on all their videos. I have been extremely happy over the past five years living without Flash on either of my Macs (and certainly not on my iPad). There’s unconditionally no technical reason for a brand-new app to overlook newer technologies that most of the industry has embraced. App was deleted as soon as the “Flash is required” window popped up. Screw this crapola.

Found helpful by 12 out of 15 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.8
Review by pocadoted

I love you YouTube <3 - I’m a FB user, sometimes I can’t see some videos,( I have no Idea why some freeze..) I have no problem with that so I don't deal with it, I just go to YouTube and, Yep! there it is, 😆 ready for me to watch, of what I need to see. Youtube is like a friend, I learn how to cook, how to clean a kitchen or paint or repair many things. I made some true friends…four words for it… I LOVE YOU YOUTUBE👏👏👏😆😆😆😆!!

Found helpful by 8 out of 10 people
Version 1.8
Review by Shmyny

Great app, but Ads not blocked - This app is great for listening to youtube videos in the background while doing other things on your computer (I make playlists of songs, then I shuffle the list and listen to the audio while I do other things). The menubar icon lets you quickly access youtube, so there is no need to clutter up chrome with extra tabs, as I used to. My only concern right now is that advertisements at the beginnings of videos are not currently blocked (as of Aug 30, 2016), however this seems like it could be easily remedied with an update. Running videos in the background uses about 350MB of RAM on my system, which could slow down a computer without much memory. Overall this is a great app and I would recommend it to others.

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 1.8
Review by Mustangguy2005

All you need - This app does what it’s designed for. Has a smooth UI that executes well. I would recommend this app.

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people
Version 1.8
Review by habanioro

Great app! - It does what it should basically. All works as expected, no annoying ads or something! And it’s completely free! Keep it up guys!

Found helpful by 7 out of 10 people
Version 1.8
Review by AnoleX

Good, then great, then just good again - This app has done a lot of overcome Youtube’s flaws. It gained the ability to go wide screen without being on Youtube directly and circumvented during play ads in the process. The only complaint I would have is that lately it seems Youtube has wormed its way back in with ads at the start of videos. I’ll still use this app over the site itself every time and they deserve 5 stars because they continually improve the app.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people