MovieSherlock for Mac

MovieSherlock for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 87 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5.8
  • Total Downloads:
    244,732
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 28, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (5 free downloads. Trial version works as MovieSherlock Pro.); $9.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    8.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    510
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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With MovieSherlock for Mac, you can search for videos and audio content online and download it without the need to open a Web browser. It's a helpful albeit not free application.

Pros

Easy and intuitive: MovieSherlock for Mac lets you download HD and HQ YouTube videos with just a few clicks through its clean, accessible main window. Results are displayed with their respective thumbnails and duration information. You can also download YouTube videos via Safari by just clicking on the integrated button on the browser.

Instant conversion: You can quickly convert FLV or MP4 Web videos into the native Mac OS format. This application does a good job of making sure that the videos you download can be played on your Mac, so that you don't have to worry about format compatibility issues.

Automatic adding to iTunes: Your downloaded videos or MP3s can be automatically exported to your iTunes library.

Cons

No sorting capabilities or "download all" option: You can't select multiple downloads and start them at once. Also, you cannot sort results; the results are displayed just according to your search keyword, regardless of their sources or formats.

Limited options in the Lite version: This app is not free. It does come with a free trial, but you are only allowed to download three files. When there are so many free video downloading extensions for Web browsers, paying $9.99 for MovieSherlock's Lite version might seem too much as you are limited to downloading only from YouTube and not in full HD quality. If you want to download from other popular video sharing Web sites such as Vimeo, Dailymotion and VEVO, then you'll have to go for the Pro version, which costs $39.99. In addition, only the Pro version gives you the option for video capturing.

Bottom Line

MovieSherlock for Mac does what it promises almost flawlessly and comes with a useful format conversion capability. That said, if you're not satisfied with the free downloading applications you've tried so far, you may want to give this one a go.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of MovieSherlock for Mac 5.3.5.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Really works, it is good"

June 30, 2015  |  By DyckneyKollan67

 |  Version: MovieSherlock 5.5.7

Pros

This app is really good, it works and helps me download videos from many video sharing sites.
I used many video download software for mac, Total Video Downloader is also very nice
http://www.etinysoft.com/total-video-downloader-mac.html

Cons

I hope it cna support more video sites

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3 stars

"Great application"

June 03, 2015  |  By starno3y

 |  Version: MovieSherlock 5.5.6

Pros

Easy to use, NO issues

Cons

No cons thus far

Summary

I would recomend to anyone

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5 stars

"A great, effective and easy to use programme."

April 11, 2015  |  By Ghostwmusic

 |  Version: MovieSherlock 5.5.6

Pros

Simple to use. Works great.

Cons

No cons in my opinion.

Summary

I really like this programme. Ive tried many different youtube etc programmes and they all have limitations r only work for a limited time. this programme has really impressed me.

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5 stars

"Excellent and very user-friendly."

March 07, 2015  |  By cdjayzee

 |  Version: MovieSherlock 5.5.4

Pros

Very fast downloads compared to other download software. Easy downloads of many different video formats from the most popular websites.

Cons

None that I have found.

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5 stars

"Great Product"

February 15, 2015  |  By danielhaumann

 |  Version: MovieSherlock 5.5.4

Pros

Gives you the option of downloading video in it's entirety or isolating and downloading the audio track which has been great.

Software is fast and works as advertised.

Cons

None that I have encountered yet.

Summary

Overall this has been a great product and it does exactly what it is supposed to do!

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5 stars

"Best youtube downloader for mac!"

January 10, 2015  |  By youth2015

 |  Version: MovieSherlock 5.5.4

Pros

Intuitive user interface. Easy video search. Faster downloading.

Cons

Have not found any yet.

Summary

It exceeds my expections. The best youtube downloader for mac.

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5 stars

"Best among the rest!"

October 07, 2014  |  By xtincox

 |  Version: MovieSherlock 5.4.9

Pros

Works great! As a teacher, I use a lot of educational videos from YouTube, and this product is a good investment...its fast, easy, simple...well worth the money. Technical support is very helpful, too.

Cons

I haven't found any problems so far.

Summary

Highly recommended product. Faster downloads than other apps/products.

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5 stars

"Does what it promises."

September 02, 2014  |  By OldTools

 |  Version: MovieSherlock 5.4.8

Pros

I have tried a lot of others both free and paid and this one works the best for my needs. I really like the fact that you only end up with the converted file.

Cons

None thus far.

Summary

Fast and simple.

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5 stars

"Excellent program. More functionality than I expected."

August 20, 2014  |  By lda2

 |  Version: MovieSherlock 5.4.8

Pros

Rapid and trouble-free access to clips and downloads.
I expected to have to work via YouTube's listings, but this program neatly displays your search results with pics onscreen, so that all selections are within the program window. Impressive. Also, other sites such as MetaCafe.com etc. work, even though they were not advertised. Well designed, and obviously improving with updates.

Cons

None that I can see.

Summary

Exceeded my expectations. Recommended.

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5 stars

"software you need because it works"

August 05, 2014  |  By hudsonw

 |  Version: MovieSherlock 5.4.6

Pros

Because I had some anomalous behaviour with an older version, I did a complete uninstall and a clean install just in case any support files were corrupted and be carried over in an upgrade. I tested the software with 50 concurrent downloads of YouTube videos each 50-minutes long without any problems. Version 5.4.6 is very stable.

Cons

None whatsoever because the clean install resolved any problems I had with earlier versions.

Summary

You'd be wise to install this upgrade.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.5.8
Added support for Facebook video downloading
General
Publisher MovieSherlock
Publisher web site http://www.MovieSherlock.com
Release Date July 27, 2015
Date Added July 28, 2015
Version 5.5.8
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 8.45MB
File Name MovieSherlock_cnet.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 244,732
Downloads Last Week 510
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 5 free downloads. Trial version works as MovieSherlock Pro.
Price $9.99

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