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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  
Oct 26th 2017
We are moving over to 64 bit IDs for the GrabIt Search results in November because we are growing to over 4,294,967,295 entries in the GrabIt Search engine. Unfortunately the old code in GrabIt is unable to handle these large numbers.

So I did some work on GrabIt this week to enable GrabIt to handle the ever increasing size of the GrabIt Search engine. Please update as soon as possible, or at least if you get the 'No articles for this Grab' error message somewhere in November.

Apr 15th 2017
Made some changes to the backend system to improve the speed of the Members Only page. It should now come up immediately, even for long time members with multiple years worth of statistics.

Apr 9th 2017
Fixed some small bugs and did some performance enhancements on GrabIt since the 1.7.4 release was a quick release to fix the GrabIt Search problems. The updated version is now available in the form of GrabIt 1.7.4 Beta 2. Happy grabbing!

Apr 8th 2017
Did a lot of work on the GrabIt Search in the last few weeks. It is now better at searching for partial words. The search also returns better results for complex searches and exact matches with special characters. If something doesn't behave as expected please let us now using the support. I'm behind answering questions but I'm going to spend a lot of time to get back to everybody in the next few days.

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.

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