Chrome is the most popular Internet browser developed by Google today. Google Chrome is a fast and lightweight browser. You can download Google’s Chrome Internet Browser for free and install it on Windows, Linux, and Mac.
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Google Chrome is alternative Internet browsers, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Safari. In our previous article, we installed Google Chrome Web Browser on Linux/Ubuntu. In this article, we will install Google Chrome on Mac.
If you have an Internet connection, you can download the Chrome browser Online. If you don’t have an Internet connection in your environment, you’ll need to get the Google Chrome Offline package.
Download Chrome for Mac. For Mac OS X 10.10 or later. This computer will no longer receive Google Chrome updates because Mac OS X 10.6 - 10.9 are no longer supported. A Mac user’s guide to the Google Chrome browser Though Safari is the default browser for most mac OS users, some have to use Chrome. Chrome is not only the best Internet browser for Mac, it is one of the best browsers in general that works great on a PC as well. It is fast, and if you are looking for the customizable browser, Chrome won’t disappoint you. There are many features and add-ons to explore. It is a user-friendly browser, and it is also pretty attractive one.
We recommend that you use the Online method to install the current version of Google Chrome on macOS.
NOTE: You can also install Google Chrome on macOS Catalina 10.15 by following the steps in this article …
How to Install Google Chrome on Mac
Follow the steps below to install Chrome step by step on Apple’s mac OS Mojave operating system.
To download the Google Chrome for Mojave, visit https://www.google.com/chrome/ and click the Download Chrome button.
On the Download Chrome for Mac download page, click Accept and Install to accept the license agreement.
After downloading Google Chrome for macOS, double click on googlechrome.dmg file.
Please wait while Google Chrome is opening.
Drag and drop Google Chrome into Applications.
Wait while Chrome copies to Applications.
Wait while copying to Chrome Apps. Double click on it to run Google Chrome.
In macOS systems, a control is provided for applications downloaded over the Internet. Click the Open button to skip this warning.
If you want to make Google Chrome the default browser on your computer, and to send Google’s usage statistics to Google, select the options in the window below and click the Start Google Chrome button.
Click the Use “Chrome” button.
Once you’ve successfully installed Google Chrome, you can check its version in Help / About.
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So, you want to download videos for free.
It’s possible. It’s also safe and legal using the right chrome extension.
But which is the best video downloader for Chrome?
Of the dozens (and dozens) of chrome video downloaders available, there are only three we’d recommend:
- FBDown Video downloader
- vGet Extension
One of these should be part of everyone’s collection of chrome extensions. And yes, there’s a way to download videos from YouTube (see option three).
1. FBDown Video downloader
- Pricing: Free
- Users: 1 million
- Rating: 3.9/5
- Supports: Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, DailyMotion
Despite the name, this extension does more than just download video from Facebook. You can download video from across the web. It’s free, and the only major platform it doesn’t seem to work on is YouTube.
Install it from the Chrome Web Store here.
Once it’s installed, just click the download arrow in your extension bar on Chrome and you’ll see a list of available videos on the page you’re viewing. Unusually, FBDown displays both the video filename and a thumbnail image that lets you identify the video you want more readily.
You can also enter a video URL to download at the FBDown website.
You don’t get a lot of choices with format, and when you choose to download a video you’re taken (in a new tab) to a download page—the extension is a portal to the web functionality. FBDown has said the company’s servers don’t keep download histories of their users or track their behavior.
That said, FBDown is easy to use, practical, well-reviewed, doesn’t ask for any weird permissions or behave oddly, and doesn’t seem to interfere with or slow down browsing.
2. vGet Extension
- Pricing: Free
- Users: 390,000
- Rating: 3.8/5
- Supports: Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, DailyMotion
vGet also works on everything except YouTube, and has the added advantage that it can be used to cast video to DLNA-enabled TVs.
You also get more control over the file type and format when you download. Although you don’t get the handy thumbnails that FBDown uses to help you find your video on the page, you do get something arguably better: scroll down the list of available videos that comes up when you click the extension icon, and as you mouse over each one, the video on the page is highlighted and marked with the download icon.
Install the extension from the Chrome Web Store here.
How to download videos from YouTube
Let’s take a quick detour. By now you’ve probably guessed that it’s tough to download videos from YouTube. The streaming giant’s parent company also owns Chrome and has a vested interest in keeping users on YouTube, so extensions aren’t allowed to offer YouTube download functionality. That means you’re not going to find a good video downloader in the Chrome Web Store.
So what are your options?
YouTube Premium, formerly YouTube Red, offers offline playback as part of the $12/month subscription package. This functionality is also available in some countries with a standard YouTube membership. Here’s the list, characterized by inaccessibility or typically poor connectivity.
Depending on what you want to download videos for, YouTube Premium might be just the answer you’re looking for. It gives you complete access to YouTube Originals, YouTube Music, YouTube Kids, and ad-free YouTube access.
But YouTube’s offline playback doesn’t solve all the problems that might have caused you to need a downloader in the first place. For instance, you can (obviously) only use it on YouTube. And it’s only usable on mobile devices since you need to have the app. If you want to compile video playlists from multiple sources, or cut and remake your own videos, you’ll need another solution.
One way to get more options and control is by using a browser-based downloader like Freemake.
Honorable mention: Freemake
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- Pricing: Free
- Users: 83 million
- Supports: Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, DailyMotion
Freemake is free and web-based. To use it, just open it in a browser tab. Here’s the link.
We tested it by downloading a video of my co-founder, Hiten Shah, speaking at Startup Grind. We figured they wouldn’t mind.
All you have to do is drop the video URL into the bar on the website and click Download. From there, it takes a few seconds to convert the video and a few more to download it as an MP4. You can change the format, with the most common options available on the homescreen:
Dig into the site a little more and you’ll find you can download YouTube and other videos in other formats like WebM or FLV, as well as rip web links as AVIs to multiple devices including phones, Kindle Fire, and more.
And Freemake makes a big deal of assuring users that original quality is preserved. In the video we downloaded and then played in Quicktime, quality certainly looked equal to the YouTube version.
However, that’s not as convenient as being able to download YouTube videos with a single click, which for many use cases is ideal. For that, you’re going to need our third and final pick of Chrome video downloaders, SaveFrom.
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- Pricing: Free
- Rating: 4.4/5
- Supports: Vimeo (via web), YouTube (direct), Facebook (via web), Twitter (see special instructions below), DailyMotion (via web)
SaveFrom is built for YouTube. The extension is a little complex to install, but once it is installed, it works quickly and easily. You can download YouTube videos with a single click from the video itself, from history, or from browsing.
You won’t find SaveFrom itself on the Chrome Web Store. It works by downloading a separate Chrome extension that enables this one. It’s also web-based. The extension doesn’t work with video sources other than YouTube, but the website does, so bookmark that and you can download video from everywhere.
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Start at the website. Here, you can drop the URL of any video you want to download into the download box. Twitter videos require special instructions.
Or to install the extension:
- Go to the Web Store and install the Chameleon extension. That lets you plug Opera add-ons into Chrome.
- Add this SaveFrom.net helper.
Once you’re set up, you can just click on YouTube videos to download them.
Since other videos need to be downloaded from the SaveFrom website, this tool is less versatile than the other solutions we’ve talked about—with the major exception that it works on YouTube. It probably makes sense to have both SaveFrom and vGet or FBDown at the same time. They don’t seem to interfere with each other and the combination would give you broader access.
This extension has had malware and other security issues in the past, but these now appear to have been resolved; when we tested it, we didn’t see any strange adverts or security alerts from Chrome.
Why use a video downloader anyway?
There are several legal reasons to use a video downloader for work, education, or leisure:
1. View videos offline
You might just want to view videos offline. Instructional videos or communication from co-workers in video form can be easier to use and more intuitive than text. But it’s inconvenient to rely on an internet connection for content you might need to access while flying, on your commute, or in other circumstances where connectivity is spotty. Downloading videos can make them more accessible.
2. Let others view videos offline
Sometimes you might need to share video with contractors or partners. But not everyone is comfortable passing links around, and some organizations might have objections to allowing links in emails or other communications. In some cases, contractors will be in places or situations where internet connectivity is spotty. It’s helpful to be able to download your own videos to share directly without having a centralized video repository.
3. For education or training
In schools, colleges, and training sessions, it’s common to want only part of a video. Whether that’s the specific ten seconds that really clarify what you’re talking about, or whether you want to stitch together parts of several videos, it’s much easier to download them and then use a video editing tool to shape, splice, and trim the video the way you want.
4. Managing your videos
Say you want to save a video like this, from DisrupTV on Vimeo, and our Startup Grind favorite from earlier on YouTube. You have three options.
Create a playlist in each service, add to the playlist, then sign in to both services in separate tabs when you want to watch both videos. Or you can copy the URLs, dump them in a Doc, and open the videos from there—clumsy and old-school as that is, it’s not the worst. Or, of course, you can download the videos themselves and put them in a folder on your device.
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5. Make sure you can find them
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Videos get moved or taken down. If you have a video that’s your go-to resource, you want to make sure you don’t lose it when someone restructures their website or closes their YouTube account. Download the video and it’s yours forever.