Caption 2.0

Instantly find the right subtitles for your next movie 🍿

#4 Product of the DayDecember 13, 2017

Find the right subtitles for all of your movies on macOS, Windows and Linux. A simple design, drag & drop search, and automatic downloading & renaming let you just start watching. Caption is multi-platform, open-source, and built entirely on web technology.

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Giel CobbenMaker@gielcobben · Design at
Hi, 😇 I'm proud to announce that we (@vernon_dg and I) are shipping the new Caption today. Back in February, we released the first version of Caption ( the easiest way to find and download subtitles on your Mac. Through simple design, drag & drop search, and automatic downloading & renaming the app allowed you to just start watching. On release, Caption garnered quite some attention thanks to Product Hunt, and a lot has happened since then. In numbers: Caption has been downloaded over 65.000 times and every weekend about 6.000 people all over the world use it to download subtitles. Over the past year, we’ve also been able to gather a lot of feedback from our users. As it turns out, most requests we received were about adding support for Windows and Linux. Well… we’ve been listening. Several months ago, we started from scratch and rebuilt the app from the ground up. We built a more sophisticated search algorithm, we made a separate Node.js package for the core logic, and… we made Caption available for every platform. Now, after insane amounts of coffee, many sleepless nights, and hundreds of Git commits, we're finally ready to ship the new Caption, and let you just start watching… on MacOS, Windows, and Linux! New features: - Get notified when your subtitles are downloaded. - Added support for multiple sources. - Completely new UI. - Added support for Windows + Linux. - Search subtitles directly from macOS Finder / Explorer. Improvements: - Improved search algorithm for file search (we’re now comparing file hashes to find the right subtitle). - Text search will now check multiple sources asynchronously. - Support subtitle search for a large amount of video files. - App launches 5 times faster. PS: Follow the design-roadmap on Dribbble: Hope you like it 🎉
Mohammad Rajabifard@morajabi · Full-stack Javascript Developer
@vernon_dg @gielcobben isn't it illegal? I really want to know about this that helps me a lot for my startup which is related. looking forward to hearing from you Giel! thanks
Vinh Pham@vinh_pham
@vernon_dg @gielcobben Does caption 2.0 has 'watch folder' feature similar to sublight? Essentially the program will monitor a set folder for new tv shows or movies and then download subtitles automatically. I've been using Sublight for years and the subtitles downloaded are often out of sync, plus they cost $$$. I hope this app works :)
Vernon de GoedeMaker@vernon_dg · Mollie
@vinh_pham Hi! We don't support a watch mode (yet). You can, however, drop a folder with movies into Caption. We'll extract all movies and find the right subtitles bases on the hashes of your movie files. Caption will automatically download all subtitles and rename them accordingly.
Wouter van de Kamp@kampwouter · Designer with a passion for code.
Nice! Loved Caption from the beginning and it has always been my favourite app to grab subtitles for my shows. Thanks Giel and Vernon for this update. 🙌
Huub Gelissen@huub · Writer at
Well done, boys! Looks brilliant!
Juan Buis@juanbuis · internet words
this is awesome. silently hoping you'll be acquired by vlc
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Great job !! Does this work for windows 10?
Giel CobbenMaker@gielcobben · Design at