About Magpie

If you want to learn more about Magpie, you're in the right place.

The No-BS, Straight-Up Explanation of What Magpie Is

Magpie is the easiest way to watch web-based video later on. It's made to capture videos from Youtube and Vimeo, letting you keep them for when you have time to watch.

It also works with videos hosted outside Youtube and Vimeo: Magpie saves the complete web page, allowing you to get back to it quickly later.

Magpie works with an Action Extension, available from a menu in many apps. If you are looking at a web page with a video you want to save, the Magpie extension is usually available to let you capture it.

Magpie collects your saved videos in a "shoebox", with big preview images so you can find your video fast. If you want to keep your videos, you can organize them into collections.

With Magpie on both iOS and Mac, you can capture and watch your videos anywhere you are. Play position is kept in sync, so you can stop watching on one device, and continue from the same spot on another.

Press Information

If you are a member of the press, you can learn more about Magpie by getting the Press Kit. This is a link to a Dropbox folder, which will let you view and download the individual assets available there.

If you have any questions or wish to receive a licence for review purposes, I'd be delighted to answer them. Send an email to aaron@innoveghtive.com with your request.


Magpie was designed and coded by Aaron Vegh, in Whitby, Ontario.

It was built using Apple's Xcode, and written in Objective-C. Magpie owes much of its panache to the sync technology offered by Apple's CloudKit framework. iCloud done right, at long last!

Magpie benefits from the generous contributions of others; we all of us stand on the shoulders of giants. In no particular order:

The Magpie logo and icon was designed by Mark Jenkinson of Toggle Media. Yes, I love it too.

The Magpie promo video was created by Cassandra King and Brigitta Navodarszky of Table 24.

And a special thanks to my beta testers! Jeremiah Jessel, Farley Caesar, Gene Goykhman, Mike Greiner, Felix Huang, Mark Jenkinson, Adam Kool, Mat Payne, Erin Thomas and Sarah Vegh.