Description

Vinegar is a Safari extension that replaces the YouTube player with a minimal HTML video tag.

It removes ads, prevents tracking, restores picture-in-picture, and keeps videos playing in the background.

Note: The "can read information from webpages" text in the permission section is just unfortunate wording. Vinegar needs access to the web page to find the YouTube player and replace it. It's not doing anything creepy!

What’s New

Version 1.2.1

Added a settings screen to:

- Toggle video autoplay on youtube.com (Vinegar will never autoplay embedded videos on other websites).
- Show/hide the quality switcher toolbar on youtube.com (the toolbar will always be hidden on other websites).
- Change the preferred video quality (in case you hide the toolbar).
- Change the language of auto-translated subtitles.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

James Bond 7 ,

Verblüffend

Gut!
Leider kann die App den Verlauf und andere Daten mitlesen.
Unfortunatly the app can read my browser history and user input.

Developer Response ,

The "can read browsing history" text is just unfortunate wording. Vinegar needs access to the web page to find the YouTube player and replace it. It's not doing anything creepy.

If you install other content blockers like AdGuard, you'll see that their permission text is exactly the same.

Ilmadic ,

Works as expected but….

There is no viewing history in YouTube anymore.

56ksurfer ,

Great

... but I would prefer if I also could configure the MacOS version in a way, that the extension is only active on e.g. youtube.com and not on ALL pages. And why does the extension wants to read the browser-history?

Developer Response ,

Vinegar on Mac is implemented as a Safari App Extension, which does not offer the per-website configuration like the extensions on iOS. If I set it to run on youtube.com only, users will not be able to run it on any other websites.

The browsing history text is just unfortunate wording. Vinegar needs access to the web page to find the YouTube player and replace it. It's not doing anything creepy. If you install other content blockers like AdGuard, you'll see that their permission text is exactly the same.

App Privacy

The developer, And a Dinosaur, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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