DeArrow - Better Titles and Thumbnails
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DeArrow - Better Titles and Thumbnails

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Overview

Crowdsourcing titles and thumbnails to be descriptive and not sensational

DeArrow is a browser extension for crowdsourcing better titles and thumbnails on YouTube. The goal of DeArrow is to make titles accurate and reduce sensationalism. DeArrow is a paid (if you want) browser extension. You can purchase an unlimited-use license key for 1$. However, if you cannot, or do not want to pay, you can use the extension by clicking the "I can't/don't want to pay" button. Titles can be any arbitrary text. Thumbnails are screenshots from specific timestamps in the video. These are user submitted and voted on. By default, if there are no submissions, it will format the original title to the user-specified format, and set a screenshot from a random timestamp as the thumbnail. This can be configured in the options to disable formatting, or show the original thumbnail by default. If the original thumbnail is actually good, you can still vote for it in the submission menu, and then it will act like a submission. No more dealing with clickbait, arrows, or annoying faces. Users can submit better titles and thumbnails for each video and vote on them. --- How does DeArrow differ from Clickbait Remover for YouTube - Unlike Clickbait Remover, DeArrow's main purpose is for crowdsourcing better titles and thumbnails - When a crowdsourced title is not available, DeArrow will auto-format it according to your setting, but does it in a more sophisticated way than Clickbait Remover. Instead of only setting all words to lower case, or capitalizing every word, DeArrow supports casing systems such as "Title Case" and "Sentence case". These will still allow acronyms and proper names to remain capitalized. - When a crowdsourced thumbnail is not available, DeArrow by default shows a screenshot at a random timestamp in the video. Clickbait Remover's thumbnails use YouTube auto-generated thumbnails, and while they are seemingly random, they are chosen by a machine learning algorithm to favor faces with expressions, and other overstimulating features. DeArrow uses truly random timestamps generated by its own server. DeArrow will also check the SponsorBlock database to ensure the randomized thumbnail is not inside of a sponsor segment. --- Source code: https://github.com/ajayyy/DeArrow Permissions: Access your data for youtube.com, www.youtube-nocookie.com: - Used to modify the YouTube webpage

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AlJun 8, 2024

My SmartTube beta app works well with DeArrow on my AMZN Fire Stick 4K Max. I successfully downloaded & installed the app on my Lenovo laptop. I use Brave (ver. 125.1.66.118). There are no differences. It could be the McAfee software (ver. 1.18.255.1) I installed for security. The app working on my laptop was a nice thought.

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Ajay RamachandranDeveloperJun 12, 2024

Make sure you have activated the extension

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Iaroslav SmirnovJun 4, 2024

Please add an icon that says this video was DeArrowed. EDIT: nvm, it's a «Always Display The "Show Original" Button» setting, thanks.

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Glyn BurtonMay 30, 2024

uses a third party service called Megacloud.tv to save all of the new youtube video titles and thumbnails, this service also caused a bloat of 600GB on my C drive in under a year from install. Don't use if you like having storage space on your system

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Ajay RamachandranDeveloperMay 30, 2024

No it does not. That sounds like you have a virus and is completely unrelated.

Details

  • Version
    1.6.1
  • Updated
    June 13, 2024
  • Features
    Offers in-app purchases
  • Size
    1.13MiB
  • Languages
    44 languages
  • Developer
    Website
    Email
    dev@ajay.app
  • Non-trader
    This developer has not identified itself as a trader. For consumers in the European Union, please note that consumer rights do not apply to contracts between you and this developer.

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The developer has disclosed that it will not collect or use your data. To learn more, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

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