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  • Browse and Search newsgroups without downloading headers!
  • Automatically repair and extract downloaded binaries!
  • SSL support to protect your download traffic!
  • NZB file support!
  • Easy to use and familiar looking user interface!

NEW! Latest release is GrabIt 1.7.4 ßeta
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Welcome to Shemes.com

On this website you can find GrabIt, one of the easiest Usenet content downloaders in the world. With GrabIt you can search and download any content on USENET news servers, without downloading gigabytes of headers.

Browse Usenet without downloading headers!
  New revolutionary way of working with Usenet. Instead of downloading a large amount of headers, GrabIt allows you to just go to a group and browse the contents without downloading headers!
Search Usenet without downloading headers!
  Tired of downloading megabytes of headers just to see if there is anything available you want? Try the new GrabIt search and you will never use Usenet like you did before! Instantly find and download all posts on Usenet matching your search keywords!
Automatic repair and extract of downloaded binaries
  You no longer have to check, repair and extract your downloads by hand. All of these tasks will be handled by GrabIt automatically! Fill up your batch and leave your PC running. When you come back all of your downloads will be ready to be used.

You can also choose to save the downloaded files with a custom prefix and resume broken downloads. It can even shut down your computer for you when all downloads are completed. All features are controlled from an easy and intuitive interface.

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Enhance your GrabIt experience!
  • Unlimited use of the GrabIt Usenet Search
    Also increases your search results to 10,000 results per search.
  • Unlimited use of the GrabIt Usenet Browser
    Also increases your binary browses to the complete available GrabIt Search retention.
  Latest news  
Mar 1st 2017
Usenet has been growing so quickly in the last month that I was having problems keeping the GrabIt Search engine up to date and running correctly. I installed some extra hardware last week to compensate, but now we have reached a technical limit inside GrabIt 1.7.3 so it can't download articles newer than January 2017 (The 'No articles for this Grab' error message).

I just finished moving into a different house and I didn't have time to work on GrabIt 2.0 at this time. But since the GrabIt Search is not usable at the moment, I will release a patch to fix GrabIt 1.7.3 today. Please stay tuned. Sorry for the inconvenience and the wait.

Jan 31st 2017
We have a problem with one of our main servers. So some of the services are unavailable at the moment. We are working on it.

UPDATE: murphy's law in action. Server had hardware problems. Hardware replaced. Then while trying to change some configuration on the server to boot with the new hardware, my internet connection went down. So started using Internet from my smartphone which died 10 minutes later. Everything is back online though (except the phone). The search will just be a bit slow for the next few hours and the results will not be up to date for the next hour or so. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Jul 1st 2016
I just finished installing some new GrabIt Search servers with more memory and more speed. The GrabIt Search retention is almost 2700 days now (yes, that is 7.5 years) and I need the extra hardware to keep the search fast. Everything seems to be working great on the new servers, but I will keep monitoring this weekend. If you see something that is not working, please drop me a line using the Support button on the left. Happy grabbing!

Mar 3rd 2016
There is a problem with the pay by phone system. So for now the phone payments are not available. We are working on it.

Feb 4th 2016
2015 was a hectic year. I became father of twin baby girls and spent a lot of time being at home enjoying my family. But I started to work some more on this project every week since January. Next week I'll ramp up GrabIt 2.0 development again. So beta testers stay tuned!

In the mean time I did some upgrades to the GrabIt search and added a lot more groups to the index. They should become available within the next day or two. If you are missing a group that you would like added to the GrabIt Search, just let me know by using the support button on the left.

Happy grabbing!

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