|GrabIt Usenet Software|
|GrabIt :: Features|
|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.|
|SSL secure connection support|
|GrabIt supports the ability to fully encrypt all your traffic to the Usenet server with industry standard SSL technology!|
|NZB file support|
|GrabIt has full integrated support for the well known NZB format. Just double click on a NZB file on your desktop and all the files that are described in the NZB file will automatically be downloaded by GrabIt!|
|Easy to use and familiar looking user interface|
|Care has been taken to make the downloading of binaries as fast and easy as possible. This is why most people love GrabIt.|
|Fast selecting, downloading and decoding of binary attachments|
|See a binary you want, select it and GrabIt does the rest! It will download and combine all parts and decode your binary to the location you specified.|
|Download and decode multiple articles at once|
|Download up to eight articles at the same time! Don't waste valuable online time while waiting for a binary to decode! GrabIt will decode in the background so the downloading will only stop when you want it to!|
|Pause function to free bandwidth|
|GrabIt is fast! Almost too fast for some people! That is why it can sometimes be difficult to download from the Internet with other software while using GrabIt. No problem! Just hit the pause button, download your stuff and hit the pause button again! GrabIt will resume the download like nothing happened!|
|Don't waste time and bandwidth downloading data again and again! GrabIt remembers where you stopped or paused your download and will resume from the exact same article.|
|Advanced error checking|
|GrabIt continuously monitors incoming data while downloading. This insures that binaries are correctly downloaded and avoids having to download all parts again to fix a communication error in the middle of your binary. GrabIt can even repair and recover from some common errors without downloading extra data.|
|Multiple server support|
|With GrabIt you can use all your favorite newsservers within the same session! Whether you want to work with 1, 10, or thousands of newsservers, with GrabIt it's a breeze.|
|Watch all important processes from within the same view! GrabIt shows you:
|Find option and Filters|
|You hate going through thousands of posts that you already downloaded to find the one binary you haven't got? With the advanced filters and find options in GrabIt you won't have to! Hide or show the articles you already downloaded. Match thousands of binaries and newsgroups with multiple keywords, with GrabIt it's done in seconds!|
|Incremental group update|
|Don't download the same headers time after time! The Incremental Update feature of GrabIt is the fastest way to download new headers.|
|Want to request a repost or thank somebody for their great post? With GrabIt running you don't have to start another newsreader to post a message. Just hit the post button, type your message and GrabIt takes care of the rest!|
|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.