YouTube has become such an important part of our life, that we end up visiting the video hosting giant at least once every day. The popularity on mobile based devices, especially iOS devices, has led to the development of a lot of third party apps related to YouTube. We have covered such apps earlier, like Video Time Machine, Clik and now, Tubeacco for YouTube is the latest addition to this list. On the surface Tubeacco might not have any distinguishing features, but it sports a combination of features which are simply cooler than those found in its competitors. Another thing which compelled us to review the app, is its neat interface. There aren’t too many bells and whistles attached to Tubeacco, and that’s what makes this app so different from others.
A vast majority of YouTube clients for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch show you the Featured page when you launch them, but when you come to think of it, most users head straight for the search bar rather than one of the featured videos. This is why Tubeacco smartly comes up with the Search page every time it is launched. Not only can you search for videos, there are also options to let you search for playlists and channels associated with particular keywords. The main search page of the app keeps track of search history, and you can see a log of you previous searches there. However, the importance given to search in the app, does not mean that you will miss out on the day’s featured or popular videos, as there is the Featured tab for that. In the Featured section there are some predefined filters, and a tapping any of them will show you videos according the chosen criterion.
Tubeacco also lets you sign in and manage your YouTube account as well and once you have done so, you can like or dislike videos (the large buttons beneath each video), and you can also leave comments and add it to any playlist in your account. In case you are using Tubeacco without logging in to a YouTube account, the app has an alternative for adding videos to favorites, and it is labeled Pinned. Pinned videos appear in a separate tab within the app, and you can view them at any later time. From the Misc menu in Tubeacco, users can remove such videos from search results which are not available in their region to avoid disappointment at the last moment. Similar toggles exist for sounds and safe search.
Tubeacco is available as a free download for a limited time, so do give it a shot and let us know how it fared for you.