Even if it looks that the world nowadays will implode if the internet is off for a day or two, being far from an active connection is not an uncommon situation. For example, if you are traveling and have your laptop nearby, you might get bored without having a slice of your favorite YouTube channels. GoTube aims to help its users have something to enjoy when offline by downloading podcasts, shows, music videos, or any other YT clip.
GoTube feels like a clone of the genuine site. The dashboard will even sport a trending page, matching the user's region. The video information is rudimentary at best. Besides the title and view counts, there is no other displayed data. Access a video to play it or check out the download options. To an extent, GoTube feels like a skeletonized YT, limited to its basic functions.
With most similar software, downloading is done by providing a clip's URL. GoTube is completely different. To download a video, one must manually search it and open it up. Several downloading options will then be listed under the clip. That permits the user to choose a file's quality and format before output. The only supported formats are MP4 and MP3, and choosing the latter will download the audio source only.
A vertical taskbar will give the user access to the download pane. The Finished tab lays out all completed tasks, while Downloading displays the active downloads. You can add as many clips to download as you wish, there is no limit there.
Unlike URL-based downloaders, GoTube is built to emulate the real deal. While the interface is far from being ugly, the ads are going to ruin it for most users. The pop-ups are so intrusive that each time a video is opened, a full-screen ad is pushed. This is a complete run-off for many users, and can even prevent one from adequately test the tool.