Most of the non-movie, non-television videos on my Mac are family video clips, or vacation video clips. I’m not much on collecting YouTube videos (I’ll collect bookmarks instead). I’m also not much of a believer in multi-tasking on a Mac. How do these two go together? Remarkably well.
Watch YouTube Videos While Multi-tasking
iTube is a little Mac app that lets you watch YouTube videos on your Mac (so you can multitask). It’s an attractive, colorful Smart Player which looks like a small television in the corner of your screen.
There’a also a built-in search function so you can quickly look at clips in your YouTube video collection. And, there’s a larger player which can be stretched to full screen mode for when you prefer to single-task.
iTube is one of those gazillion, uber-cheap apps from the Mac App Store. While it’s simple to set up and use, and the little television is as cute as you’ll get on a Mac, iTube suffers a bit. I couldn’t get it to turn off my Mac’s screen saver (moved to Caffeine instead) on longer, full screen videos.
The other issue has to do with multi-tasking. How can you multi-task while watching a little television in a corner of your Mac’s screen? Is that true multi-tasking? Or, is it simply white noise entertainment while you work?