YouTube? Why not? There are enough YouTube video clips out there to keep a smile on your face, and to make even the most depressed soul feel a bit better knowing there’s another klutz somewhere else in the world who has it worse. Here’s the easiest way to view YouTube on your Mac.
What we want and need– while being driven as a slave over the Mac’s keyboard– is simple. A few chuckles. Laughs. Giggles. YouTube supplies.
For the Mac YouTube videos come a number of ways, probably in a browser for most of us. But there is an easier way.
It’s a simple Menubar app called YouTube MenuTab. Click the icon in the Menubar and you get a drop down YouTube browser-like window with controls.
Use it to view videos, search for videos, and even upload your own videos to your YouTube account. There’s no need to switch over to Safari or Chrome because all the basic controls you need are a click away.
The basic onscreen controls are obvious if not a bit garish, but they work.
There’s not much special going on with YouTube MenuTab. First, it’s not from Google, hence the nominal 99-cent price tag. Second, the viewing windows are resizable; drag as needed. Third, fullscreen support is built it. Just click. And, finally, you can set it up to startup when your Mac boots up.
It’s simple, convenient, and cheap.