Tooble: Great New Free Tool

I recently learned of a new tool called Tooble that was introduced at Macworld Expo 2008. What is amazing is that this tool has been created by 2 high school teenagers! It is a free download and once it is installed, it works with YouTube and first downloads then converts your selected videos to .MP4 format. It will even automatically add them to your iTunes library if you wish and compatible for your iPod. For me, this is great because I never like to rely solely on a network connection when I want to show videos to my students in class or in a presentation elsewhere. I have been using Zamzar to convert such flash videos, but this tool makes it even easier. Here’s how it works (the functions correspond to the image below).

1. You can enter a URL of a specific video

2. You can search for a video at YouTube

3. You can search by YouTube’s common filters as well as your own favorites

4. Select the video(s) you want converted and saved locally as .mp4 files

5. Click “Download” and the magic begins.

It could not have been easier! For now it is only Mac compatible, but one of the high school students, Alex Catullo, is working on the Windows version. Thanks to their computer science teacher for encouraging powerful uses of technology beyond shallow mind maps, dull PowerPoints, and pretty page layouts.

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3 Comments on “Tooble: Great New Free Tool”


  1. […] Stephen Ransom wrote an interesting post today on Tooble: Great New Free ToolHere’s a quick excerptYou can enter a URL of a specific video 2. You can search for a video at YouTube 3. You can search by YouTube’s common filters as well as your own favorites 4. Select the video(s) you want converted and saved locally as .mp4 files … […]

  2. James Says:

    I found this amazing website it is a WEB 2.0 that supports all media files conversion it is called http://youconvertit.com, they can do the following:
    1- Convert document, images, audio, video and Archived files.
    2- Convert any Youtube and other Online Video to popular formats or download the video
    3- Send file(s) up to 300 MB to friends or post it on any forum for 7 days
    4- Convert any type of units (Acceleration, Area, Torque and others)

    what makes them amazing is you can add up to 5 different file formats, i used them to convert a document and couple of audio files.

    Try them and give me your feedback http://www.youconvertit.com

  3. Tracy Rosen Says:

    This sounds amazing! Especially for someone like me (and many others, sadly) who work in schools that ban youtube.

    Anxiously awaiting a linux release 🙂


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