MacTubes is one of those apps you’d know how to use right away. Akin to iTunes, its design feels very familiar and easy to understand. We can discuss the layout of the apps in four segments: the Toolbar, the Sidebar, the Results Pane, and the Bottom Bar.
The Toolbar is a simple quick access of commands. You can opt to view search results by list or thumbnails, bring up the inspector, or arrange search results by relevance, date the video was added, view count, and by rating. This is where you can enter keywords to bring up videos you are looking for. The search box also keeps a record of your search history for convenience.
The Sidebar is where you can save and configure your search queries or RSS based searches. You can even set up a sidebar entry for your favorite YouTube authors. This is a very useful feature you might want to take the time to set up because it really allows you to personalize the app to make it work for you.
The Results Pane may be displayed either by list view or thumbnail view. This is where your search results appear when you enter keywords on the search bar. Thumbnails are marked with a red HD when high definition alternatives are available for the video.
The Bottom bar contains sidebar management buttons, like adding or deleting custom playlist, search, and feeds. It also contains several playback controls and a filter box. The filter box allows you to filter - based on your search - by keyword, author, or video title.
You can look at the image gallery below to familiarize yourself with the interface.