GrabIt :: Reviews and Awards  
GrabIt has been the main topic in many articles in the last few years. Ranging from small online articles to complete reviews and manuals being published in offline magazines. Some of these publications have been spotted by fans and e-mailed to us. They can be viewed in the list below. If you see any publication that is not in the list below, please let us know by sending an e-mail to ilan@shemes.com.

GrX reviewed GrabIt 1.7.2 beta 5 and rated it 'Amazing'
Amazing by GrXI just received an e-mail from Steve GraphiX who did a review for the latest GrabIt 1.7.2 beta 5 release. He thought GrabIt was amazing.

He also checked GrabIt for virusses, spyware, malware, adware and trojans. And of course he didn't find any!

Click on the badge on the right to go to the review page that also has a tutorial at the bottom.

100% CLEAN award granted by Softpedia - July 2005
100% CLEAN award granted by SoftpediaI just got notified that Softpedia labs has tested GrabIt 1.5.3 Beta build 909 for spyware and did not find any adware or spyware components. Therefore it was granted with the "100% CLEAN" Softpedia award! Great news for everybody who is concerned about Spyware!

"Your product "GrabIt 1.5.3 Beta build 909" has been tested by the Softpedia labs and found to be completely clean of adware/spyware components.

We are impressed with the quality of your product and encourage you to keep this high standards in the future."

The Download of The Week on the Planet Internet website - October 2002
Planet Internet is a large dutch Internet Provider with a weekly newsletter online. In the edition of october 30th they devoted the section 'Download of the week' to GrabIt 1.4.4 Beta! In their small review they compare GrabIt with other newsgrabbers and praise the simple interface of GrabIt.

Computer!Totaal includes GrabIt in their annual Top 20 - January 2002
Computer!Totaal (a dutch computer magazine) released their annual Top 20 containing the best software available for download in the year 2001. GrabIt is listed as number 20. Other software include Paint Sho Pro, ICQ, StarOffice, ACDSee, CloneCD, ZoneAlarm, DivX, PGP, WinAmp, Eudora and GetRight.

Computer!Totaal - December 2001
Computer!Totaal mentioned GrabIt in their Dutch magazine.

"GrabIt is a great addition to Outlook Express"

File Hungry awarded GrabIt with 5 stars! - November 2001
GrabIt has received a rating of 5 stars on FileHungry

The File Transit awarded GrabIt with 5 stars! - September 2001
Awarded 5/5 Stars On The File Transit

Buzzy's Stall Wall - August 2001
Buzzy wrote an article about GrabIt in Buzzy's Stall Wall.

"GrabIt is an absolutely great program for downloading binaries. It's speed, display, and features are enough for even the most serious binary downloader. I suggest you "grab it" and give it a try."

Lockergnome - August 2001
The Lockergnome recommends GrabIt to all their readers.

Recommended by lockergnome

"You could trudge through all the posts, but why bother doing that when you can use this utility to instantly find the files you're looking for? GrabIt was made for all you impatient people. You can download stuff instantly, search through more than one article at once, and even query multiple news servers."

  Latest news  
Jan 6th 2014
We increased the retention to 1800 days (and growing).

Happy grabbing!

May 15th 2013
We still have some hardware problems in one of the GrabIt Search servers. We tried a couple of things in the last few weeks, but can't find the cause so we are replacing the entire server somewhere in the next few hours. This can cause some downtime for the GrabIt Search service for some people. We will try to keep it short. Sorry for the inconvenience.

UPDATE: Server has been replaced and is now handling GrabIt Search requests. Thank you for your patience.

May 2nd 2013
The new servers are working better than expected. The GrabIt Search now enables you to search all Usenet posts made since January 2009. And it is doing it faster than it used to do with only 2 years of retention.To get the best out of this new speed, you should download the latest version of GrabIt available on the home page.

Apr 7th 2013
We added a few new servers into the GrabIt Search server park. This will increase the speed of the searches and will enable us to increase the search retention. We will start increasing the search retention slowly next week to see what it does with performance. If all goes well by the end of next month you will be able to search back to January 2009.

Mar 4th 2013
One of the GrabIt Search servers is having hardware problems and we need to swap out some parts. This will be done within the next two hours and we will have to take this GrabIt Search server offline for a while. This will make the GrabIt Search unavailable for some people.

So if you are unable to use the GrabIt Search at the moment, we know about it and we are working hard to get it going again.

UPDATE: The hardware has been replaced and everything is up and running again. Happy grabbing!

Solution Graphics



Copyright 1999-2014, Ilan Shemes. All rights reserved.
GrabIt, Shemes and each of their logos are trademarks of Ilan Shemes.
All other trademarks appearing on shemes.com are the property of their respective owners.
- Privacy statement -