YouTube-dl is a command line tool that allows you to download videos from websites, although it is commonly used for YouTube as the name suggests. With a-shell, a terminal emulator that I have covered, it is possible to install the downloader on your iPad and iPhone. Someone also created a shortcut for youtube-dl (Reddit post here, shortcut link below). Note that it currently crashes on iOS / iPadOS 14 betas. It is possible to install youtube-dl in a-shell with the command “pip install youtube-dl”. Since I run the betas, I’ll be tinkering with a shell.
Check it out: ‘SWYT-DL’ shortcut brings YouTube-DL to iOS
Tags: shortcuts, terminal