MovieSherlock for Mac

MovieSherlock for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 81 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.4.9
  • Total Downloads:
    219,763
  • Date Added:
    September 04, 2014
  • File Size:
    8.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,087
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.10/10.4/10.4 Intel/10.5/10.5 Intel/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

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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  • 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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  • 5 stars

    "Excelente aplicación, fácil de usar"

    August 03, 2014   |   By ejsantosz

    Version: MovieSherlock 5.4.4

    Pros

    El soporte tecnico es eficiente, rápido y amable. Estoy satisfecho con la atención y el funcionamiento de la aplicación

    Cons

    no encontre ningún error

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  • 5 stars

    "Good product, great support"

    July 19, 2014   |   By Gaijin90069

    Version: MovieSherlock 5.4.1

    Pros

    Downloads almost any video from any site. When it wasn't able to download a video, I emailed support. They updated the product within a day or two and emailed me back to tell me about it. I am impressed by MovieSherlock and VERY impressed by the developers' commitment to serving their customers. I have tried other video downloaders, both free and paid, and they were hit or miss. I paid for MovieSherlock and it was money well spent.

    Cons

    A little expensive, but worth every penny.

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  • 5 stars

    "Finally a Youtube downloader that actually works!"

    June 29, 2014   |   By et cetera

    Version: MovieSherlock 5.3.9

    Pros

    1. It works. I've tried several others with very mixed results.

    Cons

    1. I wish it kept a history (like a web browsers history by day, week, etc.)

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent easy-to-use product!"

    March 10, 2014   |   By BrewersFan1955

    Version: MovieSherlock 5.3.2

    Pros

    Searches are easy to set up and perform quickly. Simple setup, intuitive operation. Great for non-Youtube sites.

    Cons

    Have not found any thus far.

    Summary

    I had researched a number of video download and capturing tools, specifically for downloading "how-to" videos for a number of interests, particularly photography lessons and techniques. A number of tools can download from YouTube, but the vast majority of the material I'm interested in aren't available there. While this isn't the least expensive tool available, Movie Sherlock is a best-of-breed application that is worth the price.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fast and efficient"

    September 08, 2013   |   By aggtime

    Version: MovieSherlock 5.1.7

    Pros

    With accurate choices, very good

    Cons

    With inaccurate choices not so good

    Summary

    Excellent

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  • 5 stars

    "Great App, Highly Recommended"

    August 28, 2013   |   By Ian0nlinee

    Version: MovieSherlock 5.1.5

    Pros

    Works Great, No Issues so Far
    Responsive Developers
    Nice Simple Interface

    Cons

    No Issues So Far

    Summary

    This downloader works very well. It has downloaded video from all the sites I have tried so far.
    I also had a small issue with the software and the developers contacted me back and fixed the issue in a new version within a day. Excellent support from them. Thanks Again

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 5.4.9
    • Fixed VideoCapture - now we detect even more videos for you automatically!
    • Added support for CSpan
    • Added support for LiveStream
    • Added support for ClipFish
    • Correct naming for YouTube videos
    • Added support for YouTube age limited videos;
    • Added support for Vube videos;
    • Added support for Yahoo!Screen videos;
    • Added support for Yahoo!Movies videos;
    • Added support for VeeHD videos;
    • Added support for VK.com videos;
    • Added support for more Vevo age limited videos;
    • Fixed suggested videos (similar);
    • Fixed search in YouTube;
    • Increased heuristic video detection algorithms: now captures more videos;
    • Support metadata for MP4 and MP3 - now it will have original URL included;
    • Video Capture now tries to get correct video file naming;
    • Fixed Safari Extension to work more often with YouTube videos even for embedded videos;
    • Added Greek localization;
    • Improved download speed and stability.
    • YouTube advertising blocker safari extensions
    • Added support for downloading subtitles on DailyMotion
    • Support for 4K video
    • MovieSherlock now can download huge files and Full Movies up to 256 GB per file
    • Extremely fast download
    • Added Safari YouTube integration button
    • Improved support for subtitles
    • Fixed Vevo video search and to MP3 conversion
    General
    Publisher MovieSherlock
    Publisher web site http://www.MovieSherlock.com
    Release Date September 05, 2014
    Date Added September 04, 2014
    Version 5.4.9
    Category
    Category Internet Software
    Subcategory Download Managers
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.5, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 8.29MB
    File Name MovieSherlock_cnet.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 219,763
    Downloads Last Week 1,087
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 4 free downloads. Trial version works as MovieSherlock Pro.
    Price $9.99

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