Taking video beyond just YouTube
by on January 21, 2011
If you’re a video internet nerd dude – which EVERY SINGLE office worker is these days in a desperate bid to avoid the mundanity of filling in spreadsheets or something – then you’ll know online video doesn’t stop with YouTube.
That’s where RealTube comes in – it extends the search to MSN video, DailyMotion and Vimeo (and more) to get the best kittens-doing-weird-things movies out there.
You don’t need the YouTube plug in to make it work – although that’s free and you should have it anyway – and you can search very easily.
Connection is possible over mobile and Wi-Fi, although the former is turned off by default, so need to enable it in the settings – at least there’s a label in the top right to tell which connection you’re rocking.
Categories help you find things like top 10s (best goals, for instance) or for some reason, weather, and the search is pretty darn quick when browsing the whole web.
And a very cool touch – the video history you watch is saved in your media section, much like the proper version of YouTube, and it gets its own separate section in there too.
There’s not much more to it than that – we’re looking at a very ‘says on the tin’ application – and the only major downfall is the price. £2 for a video portal? It’s usually free on other platforms, so it will be interesting to see if another app comes out offering it for free.
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