InsTube App for Android - Your companion for Video Downloads


There are several apps that help you download videos and music either on your PC or phone. In fact, streaming has been fast catching up these days as against downloading. Even then, streaming may not be a good idea for those on limited bandwidth. Here is an app that sorts out the issue with ease for Android users. Let us understand the basics of InsTube, an app meant for downloading content from YouTube or other social media sites.

Videos have always been the most in demand content. Be it for entertainment or education or even for information, almost every one of us relies on videos. Streaming is one of the widely used options for watching videos. However, if you are on a limited bandwidth with respect to your internet connectivity, it could incur a huge cost. That is precisely where the need arises for downloading the content and watch it offline later. InsTube is one of the popular Android apps that aims to do just that.

What is InsTube?



As you might have already guessed it right, InsTube is an Android app that lets you download videos and Music. For the definition purpose, you can term it as a free video and music download client for your Android smartphones.



The app is quite simple and easy to use. You have access to a good deal of features and security options which make it a reliable alternative to any other video download apps or services you have been using. The light weight app is best suited for even those phones that have limited resources.
What makes it a good option is the sheer number of features that it comes with. In fact, it can be safely assumed that InsTube is a perfectly able free Video Downloader you can bank upon.

How does it work?



Well, from the basic function point of view, it works on the same lines as most other video downloaders. What it excels with is its suite of extra features that make it stand apart from the competition.

InsTube offers you a simple UI. You get a material design appearance that looks quite appealing. The app does support downloading videos from almost all popular videos sharing sites. Some of the worthy mentions could be Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Instagram, AOL, Tumblr, Vuclip, Liveleak, Vevo and Dailymotion among others.

The navigation and finding your favorite videos is quite easy and intuitive. The bookmarks are visible in larger fonts and clearly traceable even while you are on the move. However, you may be annoyed with the ads. But, it should be understood that the app is free and a free app is bound to sustain itself only through ads.

The Performance



The performance of the app indeed deserves praise. Download links are generated quite intuitively and automatically. You can also use any of the links that you have copied from elsewhere, provided the site is supported by InsTube. The links will be downloaded to the downloadable form bt=y the app.

The app offers you downloads via WIFi by default. You can, however, change it to a cellular connection. The service supports the download in MP3, MP4, 3GP, and M4A. The video quality of the downloaded files is quite commendable. You can choose the quality while downloading. The supported formats and videos quality are
  • M4A

  • MP3

  • 144P (3GP)

  • 144P(MP4)

  • 240P (MP4)

  • 360P (MP4)

  • 480P (MP4)

  • 640P (MP4)

  • 720P (MP4) HD

  • 1080P (MP4) HD and

  • 1280P (MP4) HD


The app also has a PRIVATE section that lets you download videos for your private viewing. The videos and music downloaded as part of the private album are not accessible by any of your installed apps. In fact, these videos are secured through a PIN. InsTube calls this private folder Videos Locker. It can be your safe place for storing confidential videos and music files.

Which sites are supported?



Well, the InsTube is quite popular with YouTubers, but it should be mentioned that the app is not meant for YouTube alone. It does support a huge list of video sharing sites. We are sure it does come with at least a couple of your favorite sites.



Here is the list of the supported video sharing sites -
  • Youtube
  • Facebook
  • SoundCloud
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • Instagram
  • AOL
  • Tumblr
  • Dailymotion
  • Dailytube
  • MThai
  • Vuclip
  • Mrpopat
  • Metacafe
  • Liveleak
  • Vidme
  • Funnyordie
  • Vevo
  • Tune
  • 3GPMania
  • SAPO
  • Pinguda
  • Skymovies
  • Whatsapp
  • Vine
  • Pagalworld


Flowers and Brickbats


Well, as with any other software, this tool has its own set of positives and negatives. Let us check out the pros and cons of the app.

Pros
  • The app size is quite small.
  • You have easier downlaod options.
  • It supports a huge lot of video sharing sites.
  • Faster downlaods.
  • Private download options


Cons
  • An excessive number of ads can get annoying.
  • It takes a while to generate downlaod links. The issue can get aggravated if you have slow internet.


How to Get It?



InsTube is not available on Google Play Store. Since Google does not encourage downloading YouTube videos, you may need to download it from third party sources. Good part is that you can download the application from the official download link from InsTube.

The Parting Thoughts



If you are looking to download videos instead of streaming them, InsTube is the best option you can go for. Streaming may be the best option, but it remains a fact that it is not viable when you are traveling as you may not be assured of constant connectivity. The App is completely free to use. It does not come with any in-app purchase. We would definitely advise you to give it a try.


Article by Timmappa Kamat
Timmappa Kamat is a technology enthusiast. He has an active interest in newer technological developments. He is fond of new gizmos & gadgets. He loves to share his knowledge through tech-savvy websites as a freelancer. A Mechanical Engineer by profession, he is equally interested in blogging, with his own blog. He wants to carve a name for himself in blogging arena one day! If you need any clarifications about his articles,please respond here below or get in touch with him through his profile.

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