Go for YouTube

Developer: FIPLAB Ltd

Current Version: 1.8

Last Updated: 1 year 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 1.8
Review by marvelfanatic

Great App, does what it’s supposed to do - Really liking how clean and neat everything is. It pretty much resembles how it would look like in your web browser. So far I haven’t really had any issues with it, but we’ll see. The only recommendation I would make is to be able to open a video in a different tab (I like to go through all my subscriptions and open up videos I want to see in separate tabs in just one go. That way I wouldn’t have to watch one video, hit the back button, scroll through more of my subscriptions and repeat). Oh yeah and scrolling up and down seems to make the top of the app a bit glitchy (same goes for Go For Facebook). I’m sure this is something that can be easily addressed in an update. Thanks again for making such awesome apps.

Found helpful by 19 out of 20 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 Pauliewalnuts49

disappointing - it was really pretty nice to start and then it started stalling and restarting etc. I cannot recommend this, mainly because when I went back to loading them from chrome, the same loop at the same time ran perfectly.

Found helpful by 8 out of 11 people
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 11 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 9 people
Version 1.8
Review by OS Crazygeek

Very Good Stable APP - I have been using this App to whatch and listen to youtbue every day. I love having it running bit being able to use my main browser in another screen. The only function that I wanted was support for 360 video, but Safari does not support it either, so I guess it is on par with it.

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people