MovieSherlock for Mac

MovieSherlock for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 80 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.4.9
File Size:
8.29MB
Date Added:
September 04, 2014
Price:
Free to try (4 free downloads. Trial version works as MovieSherlock Pro.); $9.99 to buy (Buy it now)
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
Total Downloads:
215,514
Downloads Last Week:
768
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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    • 5 star: 48
    • 4 star: 14
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 15
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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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  • 5 stars

    "TERRIFIC PRODUCT"

    July 22, 2013   |   By alpdemet

    Version: MovieSherlock 5.0.1

    Pros

    I am very happy. This product is awesome and we can say that number ONE!!

    Cons

    PERFECT!!!

    Summary

    No words to say, very very good!

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