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ClipGrab Reviews3.8.14

01 September 2020

Download videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and more.

5
Stevencee
19 September 2019
Version: 3.8.5

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It's a great app, and has been my go-to for downloading YouTube videos, & for downloading only the Mp3 music, from the videos. I've used it for years, love it, and thank the developers for an app that is what all apps should be, simple, intuitive, useful, and it works!
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5
ivryernest
31 August 2020
Version: 3.8.14
There are a lot of apps for downloading videos, but this one is the only one that is capable of downloading from Facebook. Conclusion : I adopt it !
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5
Bill-601
29 July 2020
Version: 3.8.13
I didn't really stress test it, but it converted a video on the web to an MP3 on my computer. Works as advertised! Glad I found it.
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5
Weasel
02 July 2020
Version: 3.8.13
Works great! Needs OS 10.12 or newer. Using an earlier OS? No problem, go to the developer's website & download v3.7.8 which works on earlier OS versions. Just click on "Show all download options".
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5
Sampler
02 July 2020
Version: 3.8.13
Fast and easy downloading videos from Youtube.
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cduerig44
15 June 2020
Version: 3.8.12
The best video downloader for YouTube is ClipGrab.
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kinsellabd
09 June 2020
Version: 3.8.12
Just started using it and found it really great. Easy to use and fast......... For a free app, it is brilliant. Well done.
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Slurp
31 May 2020
Version: 3.8.12
It says here "Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later". Not true!! Must be at least OS X 10.10 and higher.......
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5
jtballz31
08 May 2020
Version: 3.8.11
Great! app just started using it. fast easy and sweet.....
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joankhogn
12 April 2020
Version: 3.8.11
ClipGrab helps me a lot in both my work and play - helping me to save videos. It's so easy to use. Thank you for this!!
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5
emtd48
25 March 2020
Version: 3.8.11
First time used. Worked perfectly so very happy with this app
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5
Virtualruffy
14 February 2020
Version: 3.8.9
Macupdate fix the listing: it says 10.7 or later but 3.8.9 requires 10.12
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5
bramanbrian
23 January 2020
Version: 3.8.9
this is indeed a wonderful app. It is easy, intuitive and has saved me so much grief in putting together power point using video
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5
surucucu
27 November 2019
Version: 3.8.6
I use it all the time for YouTube videos. Works well. Supposed to have malware attached. I've run three anti-virus programs on it and can't find anything. Been using it for over a year. Recommended to my friends and relatives.
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marcel52-1
23 November 2019
Version: 3.8.6
Does not run on Catalina 10.15.x
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Aargl
22 November 2019
Version: 3.8.6
Website says: "The default version requires at least macOS 10.12 (Sierra)" v3.8.5 was still running nicely in 10.11, though, but v3.8.6 clearly doesn't.
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5
Stevencee
19 September 2019
Version: 3.8.5
It's a great app, and has been my go-to for downloading YouTube videos, & for downloading only the Mp3 music, from the videos. I've used it for years, love it, and thank the developers for an app that is what all apps should be, simple, intuitive, useful, and it works!
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5
rmaniacnyc
14 May 2019
Version: 3.8.3
perfect downloads
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5
Krupnix
20 February 2019
Version: 3.8.1
Rarely been this happy with an app. Agree with Annie-Walker. Clip Grab is stellar. Just copy url to clipboard and Clip Grab does the rest when you switch over to it. Auto pastes the url, grabs the title, remembers your resolution prefs - all you gotta do is click Get. You don't even have to load the video, you can do it from the thumbnail page. After fiddling around with various plug-in downloaders over the years and being disappointed when they are obsoleted, I'll never look back wistfully again.
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5
Annie-Walker
31 January 2019
Version: 3.8.0
Don'tcha have a 10 Star rating somewhere? Perfect! Works better than any other of its same type. HIGHLY recommended! I'm guessing you get my point... I love this application. And I love that the developer is generous, talented and I may be starting a new Fan Club in his name ? Download it, use it –– and say thanks to Mr. Medien ? (Yes, I donated, but I don't mention this to "Virtue Signal" –– I say it to encourage folks to put their money where their mouth is)?
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jcraig
31 January 2019
Version: 3.8.0
3.8.0 Fixed Login problems with YouTube resolved Fixed Connection issues with Vimeo resolved Improved Search function is now more responsive Changed Switched to Qt5
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JD-1
18 January 2019
Version: 3.7.2
I usually use MacX YouTube Downloader, (not available here at MU) and it works great, but sometimes it can't get the clip I want. Well this little gem gets those stubborn misses and does it elegantly and quickly.

Very impressive app that I'm glad I was able to find and add to my tool box.
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Derekcurrie
27 December 2018
Version: 3.7.2
Similar Software, inexplicably not at MU:
iTubeDownloader from AlphaSoft. $6.99.
https://www.alphasoftware.co/
It's 5-star best-in-class for YouTube video downloading.
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5
anonymous-antelope-2748
11 July 2018
Version: 3.6.8
Great app to grab movies online!
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5
Funjoy
11 February 2015
Version: 3.4.7
Just downloaded a Vimeo documentary that neither Jaksta nor Mediahuman was able to grab. Awesome!
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5
Steve K
09 February 2015
Version: 3.4.7
Love it. Easy, fast and works every time without issue. Thank you, developer! I will definitely donate to help keep this project going. Great job.
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droscar
01 February 2015
Version: 3.4.7
Version 3.4.9 is now available at the developer's site.
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5
bbw7
04 December 2014
Version: 3.4.7
Have to agree -- a great application. Works on YT videos that fail with other downloaders. Very straightforward to use as well. Should note that at the developer's site it is now up to ver. 3.4.8, and that there is a legacy ver. 3.4.8 too, which works with older OS's (worked with SL for me).
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5
Luca-Marziali
04 December 2014
Version: 3.4.7
Super fast... and free!!! I don't understand how I can download a complete video list. I download a single video at time!
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5
Tempel
30 November 2014
Version: 3.4.7
I used it to download a HTML5 video from Youtube that I could not save to disk otherwise. Simply worked. Easy to use, too. Can't find anything to really criticise about it (well, the menu bar is not proper - no About, not Edit menu etc, but that's hardly an issue with this well functioning app). While you can use it for free, you are encouraged to send the author a little donation. I did so, too.
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5
Cowicide
29 November 2014
Version: 3.4.7
ClipGrab is the only one that very easily and consistently works to overcome Google's dickish methods of making 1080p, etc. YouTube downloading a pain. Most of the other apps fail or are too much trouble. On top of actually working, ClipGrab is simple, intuitive with a very Mac-like GUI that most people should be very comfortable with. It just works. I only wish the dev would make a Safari Extension to go along with it to make it download straight from the browser (or just be able to right-click on YouTube videos to get 1080p, etc.), but I also understand Google makes that difficult so I blame Google for this missing feature, not the ClipGrab developer.
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5
Robertcoogan
01 September 2014
Version: 3.4.7
Great little piece of software, performs exactly as expected.
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5
alanB8048
30 August 2014
Version: 3.4.7
easy good job 5 star
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5
Andrew-K
27 July 2014
Version: 3.4.2
Great app. Always works for me. Better than some paid apps which I've tried for downloading videos. I think that I'll be sticking with this one now.
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3.5
RoyPDX
16 May 2014
Version: 3.4.2
v3.42 seems to work fine with OS X 10.6.8. Although I didn't test it exhaustively, for what I use it for it's fine. I'm guessing the developer built it with Lion or above and just assumed it wouldn't work with 10.6.8. Since 3.4.0 no longer works, I'm fine with using this version as long as it works at all.
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4
-M-S-
02 April 2014
Version: 3.4.2
This is an amazingly solid video downloader, especially for a free offering. The user interface may be mediocre (Java-esque) and it's missing an obvious/small feature (automatically naming the video you're downloading), but it's very reliable with Vimeo and YouTube, even for Vevo's videos...
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Jazzyguy
18 March 2014
Version: 3.4.2
Great App!
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AnthoLogical
16 March 2014
Version: 3.4.2
From ClipGrab site: - v3.4.2 is for Lion and Mountain Lion; - Legacy version is currently v3.4.0.
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5
Jazzyguy
15 March 2014
Version: 3.4.2
Very Nice little app
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GeogProf
11 December 2013
Version: 3.3.0.4
From now on, I vow not to buy or use any software whose developer won’t include ‘What’s New’ info for updates on its MacUpdate page. It’s just so lazy and inconsiderate.
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GeogProf
11 July 2013
Version: 3.2.1.1
Not too bad, but it has a very long way to go.
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Brooklyn-Al
24 June 2013
Version: 3.2.1.0
This program was able to download other than YouTube videos but the download speed is very slow. It took 30+ minutes to downland a 40 minute video. Hopefully, the developer cans speed up the downloads......
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2.5
Ean
04 March 2013
Version: 3.2.0.10
The description lists compatibility with several websites, but it only downloads YouTube video. The search function lists a maximum of only eight hits. Didn't try pasting in a YouTube URL to get past the limited search capability.
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3.5
Robk
24 February 2013
Version: 3.2.0.10
INMHO, this is one of the best FREE video downloaders with FREE video conversion. For a comparison of FREE video downloaders, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Free_YouTube_Downloaders In addition, if you want to convert AVCHD video files to a more Apple friendly editable format, see Transcoding .MTS files (AVCHD footage) to an editable format (.MOV) http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=14161793#post14161793
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