MovieSherlock for Mac

MovieSherlock for Mac

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Date Added:
November 26, 2012
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
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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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    out of 80 votes

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

    "Does what it promises."

    September 02, 2014   |   By OldTools

    Version: MovieSherlock 5.4.8


    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.


    None thus far.


    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


    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 etc. work, even though they were not advertised. Well designed, and obviously improving with updates.


    None that I can see.


    Exceeded my expectations. Recommended.

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