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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 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  
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.

Happy grabbing!

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