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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  
Feb 16th 2022
For the last 12 years we have been using Giganews servers to feed the GrabIt Search engine. But we noticed a lot of missing articles lately. So over the past three days we migrated over to our own news servers (
We where a bit behind while sorting through 789 million articles, but we are currently processing articles posted 5 minutes ago so the search engine is fully up to date. We noticed much better completion on all binaries posted since February 13th, so the problem was worse than we thought. Sorry for not picking up on this earlier, I just didn't realize how much Giganews service had declined.

As always, if you are missing any groups in the GrabIt Search or GrabIt Usenet Browser, just contact me from the chat / message bubble below and I'll see if I can add it for you. Happy grabbing!

Sep 12th 2021
I had a good deal on some new servers, so I replaced 4 of the older servers with new servers. Result is faster response times to the GrabIt Search. Also the GrabIt Search will index faster, so new articles appear faster in the GrabIt Search. Happy grabbing everybody!

Jun 15th 2021
Credit card payments are back online! I'm going to start closing accounts that are expired in the next few hours. If you have any problems signing up please let me know.

Thank you for your patience and Happy Grabbing!

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