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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

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  
Dec 26th 2014
I know GrabIt 2.0 is taking longer than expected and GrabIt 1.7.2 is showing its age. But GrabIt 2.0 (for Windows and Mac) is still a work in progress and not ready to be publicly tested yet.

I got some requests from fans to create a new release that has the latest UNRAR and PAR versions, so that is exactly what I did last week. No major updates in the code, just a newer UNRAR version a much faster PAR version. I also fixed the SSL connection problem. Feedback is welcome via the SUPPORT link on the left.
Download GrabIt 1.7.3 here

Jun 12th 2014
We moved the GrabIt Search to new servers last night. The GrabIt Search should be a lot more responsive now. We wil keep watching and tweaking the configuration in the next couple of days to make maximum use of the new hardware. So performance should be improving even more.

As always, if something is not working, just hit the support button on the left and let us know. Happy grabbing!

Apr 25th 2014
We are switching to a new support environment. Your requests should come in quicker and get a response sooner. We are also working on the Help Center adding new FAQs depending on what kind of questions are coming in.

Besides that work on GrabIt 2.0 is moving along. People who signed up to get an early development preview should be getting one next month.

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

Happy grabbing!

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.

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