BriefTube is a software that summarizes the video and all of its contents and takes the users to the main idea or their interest section. The software has a chrome extension feature, which allows them to review the video outline and to search the particular terms in the video.
Users can place the extension next to the address bar, and if the web page contains a video, its color changes. Users can view all the included chapters and topics right away, which can be automatically added to the video page. Moreover, users can search the most used terms in the video, and its common words panel also contains a cloud representation of the words which are frequently used.
BriefTube is of great help in saving time and helping the users to browse and review videos in a time-efficient manner. The only hindrance to it is that the videos must support it; otherwise, it will not work.
GIFit! is a tool that enables users to make GIF from YouTube videos, and the updated version of the tool works with the new YouTube interface. Users just have to install it in their system and attach the extension to the browser, which they can use when they are playing a video.
Users can easily create a Gif through a YouTube video, and they just have to set a start and an end time along with the other configurations such as width and height of the Gif and its frame rate. Users can also select the quality of the Gif through its settings, and by clicking GIFit!, it is done.
GIFit! allows users to save the Gif, which they have created into their gallery. The tool only works with those YouTube videos, which HTML5 mode in them. It is a free platform, and anyone can use it as it is easy-to-use.
#2 YouTube Plus
YouTube Plus is a tool that enables users to comment in real-time on the video which they are watching on YouTube. The tool allows users to chat with other people in real-time who are commenting on the video. Moreover, the tool enables users to view the timestamp of the comment and can match it with the on-going time on the YouTube video.
The tool also allows users to chat directly with the other visitors who are commenting on the video anytime, whenever they play the video. Moreover, users can also chat in private with other YouTube users. The tool is termed YouTube with more freedom, and it is free to use. Users can install it or can add its extension to their browser, which they can turn on and off anytime they want.
#3 Ratings Preview
Ratings Preview is a tool that helps users to know about the likes and dislikes of a video right from the thumbnail of the video before playing it. The platform enables users to save their time instead of watching a video which they will regret afterward. The tool shows a bar of likes and dislikes under every video with a thumbs up and down signs.
The tool allows users to use the batch data API of YouTube to load ratings faster. It offers an Adblocker to users, which helps them to block all the ads which appear in the start anywhere in the video.
Ratings Preview also sets up a collection of videos that has the interest of users and presents them with a red border around them to get the user’s attention. Lastly, users need to install or add the extension to their browser and can use it on all YouTube videos.
#4 Video Blocker
Video Blocker is a tool that enables users to block any video of YouTube or from its channel. Users can add their extension and can, by clicking the video web page, be blocked, or users can mention the name of the channel which they want to block as a whole.
The tool enables users to hide any video from any channel page which they do not like, and users can also specify these channels by adding their link in the tool’s blocklist. It enables users to block videos through the keywords, and the tool will not let those videos appear.
Video Blocker allows users to block comments just like they blocked channels. Moreover, users can view the blocklist and can add or delete any link in it. Lastly, users can also block YouTube videos through their titles, and they can also set passwords to their blocklist to keep it secure.
SmartVideo is a tool that offers users better experience on YouTube as it enables users to have better control over YouTube buffering, and playing options. The tool works with all embedded YouTube videos, and users can access all YouTube videos. It allows users to choose when the video starts, such as when the buffering is complete or when the page loads.
The tool also allows users that let it decide when it should play the video depending on the buffering percentage and download speed. Moreover, users can calculate the time before the video starts while it is buffering.
SmartVideo sends a notification to users once the buffering is complete, and users can switch the tab to watch it. Moreover, users can adjust the video quality of their videos and can separate the preferences of videos and playlists. Lastly, users can watch 3D videos on it and can also have the full-screen option.
#6 Turn Off the Lights
Turn Off the Lights is a tool that comes as an extension to the browser, and users can also use it on their phones. The tool enables users to make their screen sides look dark to get the experience of cinema. Users can integrate their tool into their system, and with the single click on the grey lamp on the toolbar, it darkens the web page, and users can watch the video as they are in a cinema.
The tool works on all popular websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Youku, Netflix, etc. Moreover, it comes with a night mode feature that allows users to convert their white CSS background into black to have a different experience. It also comes with a lighting feature that generates light effects around the video content to allows visitors to focus on it. Lastly, it enables users to adjust the volume through their mouse wheel.
#7 Magic Actions
Magic Actions is a tool that comes as an extension for users to turn their computer as a home theatre for YouTube. It comes with a number of features and is easy to configure and use. The tool enables users to view their videos and movies in HD and Ultra HD quality, and they can control the volume of the video directly from the mouse wheel.
It offers a Cinema mode which, by a single click, gives shade to the whole page to enable users to have the experience of the movie theatre while sitting at home. Users can click again to get back to the normal view, and it offers twenty pre-defined color themes. Magic Actions allows users to take snapshots of any video and can save it in different image formats. It enables users to view and delete watch history, and users can preview ratings of videos before playing them.
#8 Project Ekalavya
Project Ekalavya is an online platform that offers users summaries of books that they will never forget. The platform focuses on the main concept, which is presented in the book to allow users to learn, remember, and retain that concept. Users who love reading but sometimes find it challenging to remember the core concept presented in the book can use this platform.
The platform comes with an infographics technique and reads the book on behalf of users, and sends three summaries every month to the user’s email. It enables users to learn with the help of a picture to grasp the concept faster.
Project Ekalavya chooses books on the basis of their popularity and usefulness, such as books that enhance productivity, self-help, etc. The summary of the book can consist of a number of pages but with pictures and stunning graphics to keep the user focused and to help them learn faster.
#9 Book Video Club
Book Video Club is a platform that enables users to get the whole executive summary of the book instead of spending hours or days reading it. The platforms contain all kinds of business books and allow users to get a holistic roadmap and offers solutions to the challenges which those businessman faced in the books.
The website offers newsletter access to users through which they can get a summary of one business book every two weeks for free. However, to get access to all features, users have to pay monthly, and they can then get one book summary each week with a challenge to complete.
Book Video Club allows business owners to join entrepreneurs to share their growth ideas, and they can test those ideas on their businesses. Lastly, users can join the kind of group they want, such as marketing, leadership, startup, sales, etc. to get access to books.
#10 Video Preview
Video Preview is a tool that comes as an extension, and users can use it to view other images and scenes of the video before playing. It allows users to hover their mouse over the video thumbnail, and the tool will enable users to view the other images of the video.
Video Preview is a free tool and allows users to view video rating along with the images before playing it. The tool works on all the videos of YouTube and does not require any other thing to run. Users can enable or disable the rating feature of the videos.
Video Preview has a multiple language feature that allows users from all over the world to use. Users can sync their extension settings over other systems so that they do not have to set the setting every time. Lastly, users can only preview the YouTube video in its thumbnail format.
#11 Smart Pause
Smart Pause is a tool that allows users to pause any video when they leave that video page and plays it when they come back. The tool enables users to pause any video which is playing in the playback automatically. Moreover, as soon as users enter the page back again, it plays it right from where the users have left it.
The platform allows users to enable or disable it anytime they want by clicking on the extension present next to the URL bar. Users can also choose keyboard shortcuts to pause or play the video, such as they can choose Ctrl+Shift+V or other keys. Lastly, it is free, and users can use this extension with any of their browsers.