How to download YouTube videos

Using browser plugins

You can use plugins like “YouTube Video and Audio Downloader”, “Download YouTube Videos as MP4”, “Grab Any Media”, “Video DownloadHelper” for Mozilla FireFox

Using online websites

Websites like savefrom.net can easily help you to download videos from YouTube.

You just need to copy web address or URL of the YouTube video (Something looks like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxxxxxxxxxx) to textbox in savefrom.net

Hit the download or “>” button.

Select your prefered format, e.g. MP4, MP3, resolution, e.g. 480P, 1080P etc.

Then you can dowlnoad the video from YouTube!

Useful Microsoft utilities – Sysinternals Suite

Download the Sysinternals Suite fro official website

Download each of them separately via Sysinternals Utilities Index from official website with description, version detail and release dates.

Detailed use case and command examples are also provided within PDF from official website, it also includes some basic FAQs.

Note: Keep in mind that some of these tools are very old, thus might not be suitable for modern operating systems.

Free and Open source Ramdisk – ImDisk Toolkit

RAM disk is useful when you want to have temporary fast disk access, it uses part of system random access memory (RAM) as storage like normal hard drive.

If you have plenty RAM, you can slice 10GB of RAM dedicate for temporary storage purpose, once the computer is restarted everything is cleared (Be careful with important files, do not store important data or files on the Ramdisk).

ImDisk Toolkit include a free and easy to use Ramdisk utility.

ImDisk RAMdisk settings
ImDisk RAMdisk settings
ImDisk RAMdisk settings
ImDisk RAMdisk settings

Project link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/imdisk-toolkit

Download link: https://sourceforge.net/projects/imdisk-toolkit/files/latest/download

Free screenshot software

Greenshot

Price: Free

License: GNU General Public License (GPL)

Software Type: Open source

RAM usage: 19,804 K

Official screenshots: https://getgreenshot.org/screenshots/

Supports shortcut keys, Windows capture, custom size capture, upload commands, full screen capture, including a simple editor for quick editor which is very handy.

By default, after screen is captured, it will bring up a menu to save as, save to predefined location, open editor, print, copy to clipboard, open in Microsoft software upload to specified image hosting websites, open in Microsoft paint etc.

Can set to start on windows startup.

Has multilanguage support, but only supports four languages.

Greenshot Screenshot selection
Greenshot Screenshot selection
Greenshot Capturing menu
Greenshot Capturing menu
Greenshot Screenshot menu
Greenshot Screenshot menu
Greenshot Image builtin editor
Greenshot Image builtin editor

Snipaste

Price: Free. Pro version $19.99

Software: Proprietary software

RAM Usage: 7,160 K

Supports quick screenshot, has auto window detection and snap to edge function, very handy. You can adjust screenshot position even after you have set the screenshot portion which Greenshot doesn’t do. After screenshot, by press Enter key, you will have the screenshot quickly be saved to your clipboard which can then be pasted to Word etc. It also gives quick editing options right on the screen instead of open another Editor.

Can set to start on windows startup.

Has multilanguage support, way more languages than Greenshot.

Snipaste Screenshot selection
Snipaste Screenshot selection
Snipaste context menu
Snipaste Context menu

FastStone Capture

ShareX

Price: Free

License: GPL-3.0

Software Type: Open Source

RAM Usage: 52,848 K

ShareX user interface from official website
ShareX User interface from official website

Supports shortcut keys, Windows capture, custom size capture, upload commands, full screen capture, including a simple editor for quick editor which is very handy, has auto windows detection and snap to edge function. ShareX also has a builtin simple picture editor for quick edit purpose.

You can easily control action after the screenshot is captured from context menu.

ShareX Screenshot selection
ShareX Screenshot selection
ShareX User interface
ShareX User interface
ShareX After capture tasks
ShareX After capture tasks
 ShareX Image editor
ShareX Image editor

In conclusion, if you just want an clean and quick free screenshot software with quick editing capabilities for fast snap and paste experience, Snipaste is the right choise, it is simple, install and use, no confusion at all.

If you want more function with seamless experience and happy to do some configuration before start to use the software, Greenshot and ShareX is the right choise.

While running in background, Snipaste uses least memory resource (7,160 K), Greenshot uses 19,804 K, ShareX uses 52,848 K.

Windows 10 Built-in screenshot

Price: Free (But you’ll need Windows 10 license, or you can use preview version of Windows 10)

Software: Proprietary software

You can use Win + Shift + S shortcut to take screenshot easily, rectangular, any shape or full screen.

After screenshot is done, it’s copied to clipboard automatically, if you need to edit the screenshot, you can click on notification to bring up a simple image editor to edit the captured screenshot.

The quick editor has less function than Greenshot and ShareX. But enough for simple quick editing, including pen, pencil, highlighter, eraser, ruler, resize tool.