Today YouTube is a multipurpose tool that can be used both in professional life and for your own entertainment. Of course, depending on how you use it, you might get different results. There are tons of tricks and shortcuts on YouTube that many are unaware of. But that’s not all you can do to improve your YouTube experience.
There are many online tools to help you discover the best YouTube. One without annoying ads and with additional useful options. I like sites that allow you to crop and crop YouTube videos. Or a tool that shows you the best videos from a decade ago.
Use the following third party apps, online tools and add-ons to fix YouTube and make it fun again.
YouTube is a huge productivity killer. With so many videos, both educational and entertainment, it can be very difficult to force yourself to choose work or school over YouTube. But what if you could do both at the same time?
If you’re a master of multitasking, try Floating for YouTube. This Chrome extension will place your YouTube video in a popup that you can leave on top of the page while doing other important tasks.
If you are constantly jumping from one page to another, this Chrome extension will help you. Smart Pause will automatically pause your video every time you leave the YouTube tab and then resume when you return to it.
This is a very simple YouTube tool that can come in handy when you’re doing research or need to take notes while watching a video.
Love YouTube videos but hate all the noise they go with? Quietube is a great YouTube tool that will take you back to a minimalist YouTube experience.
The bookmarklet will redirect you to the Quietube page with an embedded YouTube video. On the page, you can choose a white or black background.
It’s the perfect combination of watching your favorite videos and skipping all the annoying moments.
You are watching a YouTube video. Then, thanks to the automatic suggestion, the next video starts. You browse the recommendation sidebar and find a dozen interesting videos that you didn’t plan to watch. When you go to YouTube, sometimes it seems like you are in a rabbit hole.
YouTube Rabbit Hole is a Chrome extension that helps you break out of the vicious circle that YouTube can be. Rabbit Hole does not display recommended content, comments or advertisements.
When you start using YouTube Rabbit Hole, you also won’t recognize your homepage. There won’t be any â€œtrendingâ€ pages or even subscription pages. All that is left of YouTube is the search bar and the video you are currently watching. And some cute rabbits.
One of the biggest disadvantages of watching YouTube content is the need to watch all ads and annoying waiting periods. One of the ways out is YouTube Premium. But even if you are a premium user and have an ad unit installed in Chrome, you still need to watch sponsored ads from time to time.
Well, no more. Use the SponsorBlock extension to skip all ad segments in the videos you watch. This add-on is completely open source.
When you watch a video, you will receive a notification when SponsorBlock will skip ads. You can undo this action and watch the advertisement. Also, if you find a sponsored block that hasn’t been skipped, you can mark it to improve expansion algorithms.
The extension is free and available for Chrome and Firefox.
StopAll Ads is another Chrome extension that will help you stop wasting time advertising in front of YouTube videos. This way you can increase your productivity.
The main purpose of this tool is to remove all banner ads from every website you visit.
Remember those one or two ads you see at the beginning of every YouTube video? StopAll Ads will skip them for you.
YouTube Caption is a must-have web tool if you enjoy watching TED Talks or other lecture videos on the platform. These videos often have subtitles. They can be created by the video creator or created by YouTube. This web-based tool will extract the signatures and present them to you as text in the language of your choice.
Captions are timestamped so you can go back to a specific point in the video. Just click on the line and you will be taken to that exact spot in the video.
The tool only works with videos with subtitles. To display subtitles for a video, enter the video link in the box, click the search button, and select a language.
You can use YouTube Caption to briefly scroll through a long video or to take notes of an important lecture.