iPhone App of the Week: Tube+ Picks Up the Slack for the Vanished YouTube iOS App

For whatever reason, the native iOS YouTube app was unceremoniously shown the door when Apple users upgraded their devices to iOS 6. Granted, that YouTube app wasn’t exactly the greatest, but it remains that some people are not exactly happy that they’ve had their only iOS access to YouTube taken away.

Fortunately, there have been plenty of new apps popping up to replace the old standby. Google has their own YouTube app on the app store, but if that one isn’t to your liking, you can check out Tube+. Developed by Chocomoko, Tube+ is a smooth app that nails the iOS look and feel, and provides pretty solid functionality.

In addition to the basics of searching, browsing, watching, and sharing, you’ll be able to download videos for offline viewing and manage playlists and subscriptions from the app. You’ll be able to leave comments, too, but considering the current state of YouTube comments, I’m not so sure you want to go there. Up to you.

The app also automatically disables your phone’s auto-lock while the video is playing, and you’ll be able to manually select which format you want to view the video in, from 240 to 1080p.

You can get YouTube back into your iOS life with Tube+ for $0.99 on the iTunes App Store.