ViewPure is absolutely an excellent tool for teachers and students. It allows you to watch YouTube videos in a clean and distraction-free interface. All the distractive features such as ads, related videos, and comments are removed providing students with an ideal environment for watching educational videos. Inappropriate content accompanying YouTube videos lead many teachers to shun away from incorporating YouTube videos in their instruction but with ViewPure this is no longer a problem and teachers are able to provide students with an enhanced YouTube experience with the minimum distraction possible. We said minimum because some ads are integrated with YouTube videos and ViewPure can not remove them.
Besides removing unwanted distraction from YouTube videos, ViewPure also enables users to customize URLs of videos they like and create easily memorable URLs to share with others. ‘Most custom URLs are kept indefinitely, though some are pruned if the view count drops below 10 over a 6 month period.’ To make things handy, ViewPure provides a bookmarklet that allows you to watch enhanced YouTube videos with a single click. You ‘simply drag the bookmarklet link to your bookmarks toolbar. After you have done that, simply click the “Purify” link in your bookmarks toolbar whenever you are on any YouTube page and it will automatically remove ads, comments, and other clutter.’
You can also use use ViewPure to search videos with a cleaner UI and filtered results. However, some videos are not allowed to be embedded elsewhere and therefore will not show up in your search results. The process to purify a YouTube video in ViewPure is very simple: Copy the original URL of the video and paste it into the field on the homepage that says “Enter YouTube URL or search term”. Next click ‘Purify’ and there you go.