MovieSherlock for Mac

MovieSherlock for Mac

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 79 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.7.6
File Size:
8.28MB
Date Added:
November 26, 2012
Price:
Free to try (3 download movie trial.); $9.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
213,226
Downloads Last Week:
831
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

MovieSherlock is a YouTube downloader for the Mac platform. When you see a YouTube video you want to save locally, you invoke MovieSherlock and it handles the download for you. MovieSherlock can convert formats, as well as provide search integration. The Lite version of MovieSherlock sells for $14.99, while two more-powerful editions sell for $24.99 and $39.99. There is no free evaluation version.

The MovieSherlock interface lets you type in the name of a video you would like to watch, and it will search YouTube for the content, download it, and launch it in a player. Converting the format as it downloads is a part of the process MovieSherlock undergoes, and HD clips can be downloaded with the non-Lite versions of the software. When a clip is downloaded from YouTube it can be added to iTunes automatically. If you have multiple YouTube downloads going on at once, MovieSherlock can act as a download manager.

The problem we have with MovieSherlock is not technical; it works fine and we had no problem with it. But there are a lot of free or lower-cost apps that do the same thing. So, while MovieSherlock is a professional-looking and -acting piece of software, there's a lot of competition in the YouTube download niche, and most people won't be willing to spend $14.99 or more for these features.

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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 79 votes

    • 5 star: 47
    • 4 star: 14
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 15
  • Current Version:

    4.2

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 0
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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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