Tubemate 2.2.5 is one of the earliest versions you can find online for this app. But why would you be curious about an older version when the latest is all that matters?
Well, it pays to know the history of the app you’re using as it gives you a greater insight of its development. The tubemate youtube downloader 2.2.5, looking back now, did not start out as a perfect app. In fact, Tubemate 2.2.5 had its particular flaws in the past.
But you’d have to admit that when the tubemate youtube downloader 2.2.5 first came out, it was leaps and bounds above the competition in terms of basic features and capabilities. Let’s a have a look at those again:
From the start, Tubemate was designed to be a very simple to use app that anyone could use. Since people who enjoy videos on Youtube and other video streaming sites come from all ages, the most important aspect of this mobile app was its simplicity and ease of use. The programmers managed to do that by presenting this app in a very simple manner and a very basic GUI that allowed you to do what it promised to do which is help you download videos.
This app used to have a lot of ads attached to it (which was pretty common for most apps back in the day) to keep it free. Nowadays, if you download this version, most of the ads have been removed.
Tubemate allowed access for a wide variety of video streaming sites. These sites included:
There were a lot more but the accessibility of these sites was a bit questionable. You were able to access these sites through the Search bar included in the Tubemate app. You simply typed in the URL location of the video and the video streaming site and you’d be able to start the process of downloading it.
The early version already gave you the capability to save videos using different file formats. You could basically download the videos in MP4, Avi or FLV although other formats were also acceptable. If you wanted, you could even download it in Ultra HD and at up to 60FPS if you really wanted high-quality videos.
As an added bonus, you could download the video and simply turn it into an audio file and these were saved in MP3 or AAC file formats.
The basic app acted like a torrent downloader. You could have multiple downloads going on in the background and it also allowed for the resumption of a download if there was any interruption in the internet connectivity.
The only hindrance to the Tubemate was how fast your Internet connection was at the time you started your download. So, bigger files, take longer download times. That’s just simple logic.
You also had a choice as to where you wanted to save the video to. You had an option whether to save it on your device or (for more convenience) to your SD card which freed up a lot of your device’ storage space.
All of these were great features, but Tubemate had another feature that wasn’t really well known at that time. You see, you could use the app simply to just view videos on these streaming sites and make playlists instead of downloading everything into your device.
In conclusion, the 2.2.5 version was close to perfect and was better than any video downloader in the market during that period of time!
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