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Awesome Open Source

«Improve YouTube!»

/ImprovedTube/ is a lightweight extension to improve your view & content discovery. Powerful features & a pretty UI.

✔️Features  ·  Wish a🌟feature  ·  Donate🎁  ·  Report a🐞bug  ·  Latest🧪version

YouTube extension
     Edgeopera Chrome Extension Firefox add-onsrecommended by firefoxEdge Youtube ExtensionOpera Extension SafariBraveVivaldi Chromium

Critiques   &   Credits         

Recommended by Firefox🦊
(only 108 extensions)
- 'Might be the best YouTube
Extension Ever' (2021)
- 'enhances YouTube in
meaningful ways' 2021
- 'Strong add-on, that gives
full control over Youtube.
Yet clear and easy'

Big thanks ❤️ to our
contributors, developers,
(none yet!)

👪 Join us? ImprovedTube is the only project of it's kind. Over the years we saw other open & free YouTube Extensions start well but resign later. Please spread the word 📣

🧩 ToDo

  • [ ] 1. Documentation wiki, screenshots, videos (We need to help the people learn easier about our 80+ features. Drafts welcome. No documentation exists. (/🛈tooltips. let alone marketing. ImprovedTube can fly higher through your word of mouth🌱 and enable us to work on all wishes.

    • [ ] Updating Translations translations miss some additions.
    • [ ] Proofreading English
  • [ ] Plans🧩 specification added. Often unique/special(/complex) ,

  • [ ] Plans|| ;; [ ] Organization future & structure

🌎 Translators 💕

🟡Bahasa Indonesia:Bagus23,A.Muttaqin
🟡English Proofreaders:______ (you?)
🟡Norsk Bokmål:comradekingu
🟢Português (Brasil):dthiago,Mike-Correa
🔴Thai:______ (you?)
🔴Vietnamese:______ (you?)
🟢中文 (简体):niceRAM,ausers
🟢中文 (繁體):Still34,water903,suitangi
(= Russian, Greek, Arabian, Hindi, Bengali
Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, Korean)
More languages: Malay, Punjabi, ...
(🟡 = just missing some additions/updates)


❔ ImprovedTube controls in, under or around the video player or cursor 842.
❔ Meaningful/Most similar extensions? Social-Fixer(, Youtube Enhancer, Simplify, ...) 1016.
📟 You might enjoy our global Dark Mode, to tweak CSS everywhere + Theme engine in the making.
📟 We are focused on bugs & UX. Wishes for new features might have to wait but please keep them up!
📟 Firefox, Edge, Opera, Whale added (please try&rate)

Our Projects 🎁


Development: Satus (=Our UI library), T E, P, Code Editor, Viscum Player,
Open-Source & Git: Pull Requests bots Regex Collector,

🌾 Our Work web store

💡 Ideas

Got great ideas? [email protected]

👩‍💻 Expertise / Advice web store analytics

youtube recommmendation

Do you need to run an extension, site, app or repo with many users and a great feedback score?
We like to help good meaningful causes. [email protected]

Old/verbose Introduction:


      is an extension we built to refine and sweeten your YouTube experience. A one-stop-shop with many powerful features to enhance YouTube, yet liteweight. A larger player & tidy YouTube UI / hiding distractions were the first loved feature. And there was so much left to build and are many clever features to come still.        ImprovedTube is designed with our own UI library: Satus (to manage your settings efficiently & create familiar apps/'cousins easily.)       Please spread the word: ImprovedTube is the only project of it's kind, because other open Youtube Extensions resigned. No other project provides so much CSS to adjust a website🦄.


Some ImprovedTube features:

  • Video quality
  • Themes and customisation
  • Repeat-, screenshot-, rotate-buttons
  • Pop-up player
  • Ads management
  • Hide Cards and Annotations
  • Customise video page appearance (always expand description, hide related videos etc.)
  • Channel page customisations
  • Customisation of hotkeys/shortcuts
  • Statistics
  • Volume mixer Full list

🔧 Install from source

  1. Download & extract the latest🧪version (or release)
  • Safari

  • Chromium / Brave / Edge / Vivaldi / ...

  1. Go to your Browser's Extensions page (chrome://extensions/)

  2. Activate "Developer mode"

  3. Click the "Load unpacked" button

    & Select the extracted folder

  • Firefox / LibreWolf / Waterfox / GNUzilla / IceCat
  1. Go to Add-ons (about:addons)

  2. Click on "Extensions" tab

  3. Click on "Debug Add-ons" (about:debugging#/runtime/this-firefox)

  4. Click on "Load Temporary Add-on…"

  5. Select the "manifest.json" file from unzipped folder

Web browser support

BraveBrave ChromiumChromium ChromeChrome EdgeEdge FirefoxFirefox OperaOpera SafariSafari VivaldiVivaldi
0.52+ 49.0+ 49.0+ 79.0+ 44.0+ 36.0+ x.x+ 1.0+

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