Youtubian: Improve YouTube with a simple bookmarkletJanuary 4, 2012 11 Email article | Print article
Have you ever looked at the YouTube interface and thought, “this could use a face lift”? Or perhaps you thought, “a download link and some fancy drop shadows would be nice”. Well, then, let me introduce you to Youtubian.
The Youtubian interface removes a lot of clutter, including the entire top bar, and adds a new search box that loads inside the current page. It also adds links to download the video and a nice drop shadow beneath the video. It includes the original video description and a counter of how much of the video is cached.
If you ever want to access the top bar again, just click “Expand” in the upper right corner and the old bar will appear. Do be warned, however, the top bar’s links open in the current tab.
You can grab Youtubian from its homepage. (To install drag the red “Youtubian” box to your bookmarks toolbar. To use it, click on it.)